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Coal Harbour: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Classic Vancouver Panorama Tour by Seaplane

    1. Classic Vancouver Panorama Tour by Seaplane

    Enjoy the most popular tour of Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains. This ideal introduction to seaplane aviation departs from downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour and provides a complete aerial view of the city, as well as its surrounding parks and beaches. As if the scenery isn't enough, the thrill of flying will really carry you away. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during take-off and landing. With over 50 aircraft currently, your hosts operate the largest all-seaplane fleet and the first carbon neutral airline in North America. DeHavilland DHC-3 Turbine Single Otters and Twin Otters service regularly scheduled flights between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. DHC-2 Beavers service the Gulf Islands. Cessna 185 aircraft are available for charter.

    The weather wasn’t great, but the experience was still fabulous! Loved the quirkiness of the harbour airport, and the ride itself was breathtaking. Amazing views, felt totally safe and comfortable, a very nice birthday treat :)

  • Vancouver: Floatplane and Capilano Suspension Bridge Combo

    2. Vancouver: Floatplane and Capilano Suspension Bridge Combo

    Take a seaplane tour departing from downtown Vancouver's bustling Coal Harbour. Get a spectacular aerial view of the city on a 20-minute flight, which makes for fantastic photos.  Combine your seaplane tour with a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. One of the most popular attractions in Vancouver, benefit from a complimentary shuttle transfer from downtown Vancouver to the park. Located 70 meters above the Capilano River and measuring 140 meter in length, this bridge has been used as a crossing since 1889. Also, discover the new Cliffwalk which follows a precipice along the Capilano River on a maze-like series of bridges, stairs, and platforms through rainforest vegetation.

    Really enjoyed this experience. Visibility wasn't great the day we did it but hey that's Vancouver. Would definitely recommend

  • Vancouver: Shared or Private Panorama Flight by Seaplane

    3. Vancouver: Shared or Private Panorama Flight by Seaplane

    Discover even more of the majestic mountains and expansive coastline that surround the breathtaking city of Vancouver, as you fly high over the scenery on this 35-minute flight. This extended version of the Vancouver Panorama tour offers the same sights before following the coast further north towards Whistler, then looping back down over the Islands and exploring the incredible Sunshine Coast. With currenetly over 50 aircraft, Harbour Air and Westcoast Air operate the largest all-seaplane fleet in the world. DeHavilland DHC-3 Turbine Single Otters and Twin Otters service regularly scheduled flights between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. DHC-2 Beavers service the Gulf Islands, and Cessna 185 aircraft are available for charter. Take your chance to experience Vancouver's beautiful landscapes from a bird's-eye-view!

    水上飛行機での空からのバンクーバーの眺めはそれは素晴らしいものでした。でもそれを上回る出来事が有りました。予約して行ったextendedツアーは悪天候で中止、でclassicツアーへ無理に変更をお願いしたらOKの返事をもらえましたが、ツアー自身はこれも天候待ち。所が運良くGOサインが出て、充分にパノラマツアーを楽しめました。その時のharbourairの受付女性が何とツアー会社に連絡してくれて、extendedとclassicの差額返金交渉までしてくれたのです。これには物凄く感激しました。異国の地での心に残る旅の思い出になりました、ありがとう。

  • Vancouver Bicycle Tour

    4. Vancouver Bicycle Tour

    This tour highlights the very best sights, attractions, and biking that Vancouver has to offer! It's a great way to start your visit to the city. Meet your group at the bike rental shop in downtown Vancouver to begin your 5-hour tour of the city. During a safety briefing, you’ll be fitted with a bike and helmet. You'll ride in small groups and follow flat, protected bikeways. Travelling at a leisurely pace, you can soak up the vibrant culture and beautiful sights of the city. Start with a tour of the world-famous Stanley Park including the stunning seawall and the mesmerizing forested trails within. Wave to the beavers at Beaver Lake and marvel at the towering trees. Next, you'll ride through English Bay, home to some of the hottest beaches in the city. Hop on a ferry over False Creek to discover amazing food and art at Granville Island. You'll have a one-hour break, leaving you time ...

    Great tour, easy to bike, lots of information by experienced guide. Very nice way to discover Vancouver city. Beautiful weather and fun group!

  • Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver & Victoria

    5. Vancouver: Floatplane Transfer between Vancouver & Victoria

    Make your way to Coal Harbour, part of Burrard Inlet near Canada Place, and board a seaplane to take you to your next journey in Victoria, BC. Located right along Vancouver’s iconic seawall, the terminal features a passenger lounge with panoramic views of Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains, a gift shop, and the fully licensed Cockpit Café. From Burrard Inlet, ascend for bird’s-eye views of the green towers of Lion’s Gate Bridge and the Brockton Peninsula of Stanley Park. Flying south over the Salish Sea, look down on a cluster of the Gulf Islands dotted with beaches, forests, and fields of gold and green. After 35 minutes in the air, your pilot will land in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Along the harbor, visit the majestic ivy-covered Fairmont Empress hotel and pass the BC Parliament Buildings which, at night, twinkle with thousands of lightbulbs. Victoria's floating terminal boast...

  • From Vancouver: Tofino Round-Trip Seaplane Experience

    6. From Vancouver: Tofino Round-Trip Seaplane Experience

    Discover the West Coast of Vancouver Island with this round-trip seaplane flight to Tofino. Depart from the harbor in Vancouver and take in the scenery as you cross the Strait of Georgia to reach Tofino – a world-famous surf destination. Admire the beauty of this coastline as you fly over the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Briefly touch down in Tofino’s picturesque harbor before returning to downtown Vancouver.

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What people are saying about Coal Harbour

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 272 reviews

The weather wasn’t great, but the experience was still fabulous! Loved the quirkiness of the harbour airport, and the ride itself was breathtaking. Amazing views, felt totally safe and comfortable, a very nice birthday treat :)

This was super fun and a great way to see the city. Never been in a float plane so that was interesting and the views were spectacular. If you have the opportunity I highly recommend it.

Really enjoyed this experience. Visibility wasn't great the day we did it but hey that's Vancouver. Would definitely recommend

The Tour was amazing and the tour operator was very flexibel when we asked to reschedule due to the weather.

Great experience. About 20 min long. 10 passenger plane. Over all scenic. Exactly what you would expect.