With the trip to Canada coming to an end soon, what other float plane flights can we go on?. We have done a flight over Whistler, done a island hopping flight, so that left maybe a flight over Vancouver.
Tofino air do several scenic flights ranging from 20 to 45 minutes. We did the 30 minute one.
Vancouver Harbour Seaplane Base
Date: Tuesday 16 August 2011
Seat: Middle row by left door
Aircraft: DHC-2 Beaver
Again due to the nature of this flight, I will let the pictures tell the story.
Third Beaver I have flown on, and all still had their radial engines.
Took off from Vancouver harbor headed up a valley towards a lake which we landed on and sat with the engine off for about 10 minutes. Was not expecting this, at first when we landed on the lake I was thinking we were dropping something off at an isolated fishing hut or something, but the pilot cut the engine in the middle of the lake, and just sat there in the middle of the lake. If you wanted a couple of people got out and stood on one of the floats for a while.