Getting Here by Air

The nearest major airports are Victoria International Airport (YYJ) located on nearby Vancouver Island, or Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on the Lower Mainland across Georgia Strait.

There is frequent floatplane service into Ganges Harbour on Salt Spring Island from either downtown Vancouver (Near the Convention Centre at Coal Harbour) or from the Seaplane Base on the Fraser River at the South Terminal of Vancouver International Airport.

Floatplanes are a quick and efficient means of travel to Salt Spring Island. The experience is exceptional, if a bit noisy, as one flies across Georgia Straight and over the Gulf Islands at an elevation of 1,000 ft or less.

Our local airline is Salt Spring Air. We recommend their particularly personable service. Harbour Air and SeaAir are regional floatplane airlines that also provide excellent service to and from Salt Spring Island. (Note: Salt Spring Air and Harbour Air have now formed a partnership, so they can now be booked interchangably.)

Kenmore Air offers seasonal scheduled service (June through September) or charter service year-round from Lake Union in Seattle, Wa. to Ganges Harbour.

Let us know your schedule and we will meet you upon your arrival.