Flying With West Coast Air

West Coast Air is a Canadian airline that’s part of the company Harbour Air Seaplanes - The largest all-seaplane airline in the world. The airline offers tours and private charters, as well as scheduled flights from downtown Vancouver and the Richmond Floatplane base at Vancouver International Airport. Its destinations include Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, the Sunshine Coast, and Whistler.

The airline prides itself on offering unique experiences and panoramic views over the beautiful Canadian landscape. The airline is also proud of its impeccable commitment to safety, which is upheld by all employees in the company, including the CEO and senior management.

Why Fly With West Coast Air?

Ways To Check-In

• Online check-in is currently not available for West Coast Airlines flights, however, checking in at the airline’s unique and picturesque waterfront terminals offers all passengers an extremely enjoyable check-in experience.

• Passengers are advised to arrive at least 25 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

• After checking in, you’ll be given a colour-coded boarding card that’s specifically associated with your flight.

• Afterwards, you can enjoy a complimentary newspaper, coffee or pastry while you wait for your flight boarding to be called.

Baggage Allowances & Fees

• Guaranteed check-in baggage for passengers on all routes is approx. 22kg on goGOLD fares, approx. 11kg for goFLEX fares, and approx. 4.5kg for goFAST fares. Note that these baggage allowances include your carry on luggage as well.

• If you need to, you can purchase extra baggage allowance, and the price varies depending on the route you are flying.

• If you have a lot of extra baggage to bring, you can purchase an additional seat on the plane, which will allow you to take up to 90kg of baggage with you.

Booking Fees/Payment Methods

West Coast Air accepts credit card payment for online bookings. The applicable cards are Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

In-Flight Service

• West Coast Air does not provide any inflight services. However, they do offer light refreshments together with tea and coffee at their departure terminals.

• There are also international and national newspapers available at the terminals, to keep guests occupied while waiting for their flight.


• Most West Coast Airlines aircraft have a single row of seats along the left side and a double row along the right.

• For those who want to choose where they sit, then you can choose Select Seat reservation at the time of check-in for CAD $10 (around $10 AUD). Select Seating is complimentary for goGOLD passengers.

• Other than this, Aircraft seating is first-come, first-served, but please keep in mind that the pilot of you,r seaplane may ask you to move seats in order to adequately balance the weight in the aircraft.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.