May 17, 2024

Harbour Air continues to connect more BC communities with launch of new Patricia Bay service.

  • Airline will launch regular, scheduled seaplane service from Victoria International Airport / Patricia Bay to Downtown Vancouver.  
  • New service will complement existing Victoria Harbour services.
  • Fast check-in and just 35 minutes travel time to downtown Vancouver
  • Fares starting from $89 one-way

Vancouver, BC – May 16th, 2024 – Harbour Air, North America’s leading seaplane airline, is thrilled to announce the addition of scheduled service to Patricia Bay at Victoria International Airport, bringing a new convenient travel option with easy access to downtown Vancouver. Commencing June 12th, Harbour Air will operate regular seaplane flights connecting the communities of Saanich, Central Saanich, Sidney and North Saanich to downtown Vancouver with an efficient journey of just 25 minutes. 

Bert van der Stege, CEO of Harbour Air, commented: “Harbour Air is thrilled to be adding regular scheduled flights to Pat Bay and supporting the Saanich Peninsula with convenient and easy access to downtown Vancouver”. 

“Sidney has long served as part of the transportation hub on the north end of the Saanich Peninsula.  The addition of seaplane service to Patricia Bay opens a new door in the community, allowing professionals, residents and tourists to hop between Vancouver and our beautiful Town in minutes,” said Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith.

“Harbour Air’s new scheduled flights from Patricia Bay will greatly benefit our neighbouring communities, offering increased convenience and flexibility for travellers,” said Elizabeth Brown, VAA President and CEO. “This new service not only enhances and diversifies regional connectivity but also underscores the seaplane base’s potential to expand transportation options. We are excited to explore and develop these opportunities further.”

The Airport Water Aerodrome at Patricia Bay is connected to the main airport. The Victoria International Airport Authority and Harbour Air are keen on further developing seaplane connectivity with plans to add more service in future, allowing for additional frequencies to Vancouver as well as additional destinations and improved connectivity to arriving and departing flights at the main terminal.

The schedule for Wednesday-Sunday service starting June 12th as follows:

Departure DestinationDeparture TimeArrival DestinationArrival Time
Vancouver12:45 PMPatricia Bay / YYJ1:20 PM
Patricia Bay / YYJ1:00 PMVancouver1:35 PM

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About Harbour Air 

Harbour Air is North America’s largest Seaplane airline. The company’s international seaplane service is a quintessential west coast experience. With a fleet of 45 aircraft, Harbour Air offers up to 300 daily scheduled flights, scenic tours, adventure packages, and private flights. With 12 scheduled destinations connecting downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle (WA), Nanaimo, Tofino, Whistler, Vancouver Airport/Richmond, Sechelt, Salt Spring Island, Powell River and Comox, B.C. Harbour Air transports around 500,000 passengers every year. For more information, visit    

About Victoria International Airport

Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is the 11th busiest airport in Canada and has been rated one of the top ten most-loved airports in the world by CNN Travel.  Winner of the Best Regional Airport in North America award by Airports Council International in 2012, 2014, and 2020, YYJ provides a safe, secure, sustainable, and efficient airport that creates prosperity for our region by connecting Greater Victoria with the world.  Victoria Airport Authority has managed the operations at YYJ on behalf of the surrounding communities since April 1, 1997.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Jessica Dunn
Head of Marketing & Public Affairs
Harbour Air