Serving The West Coast of British Columbia
Friendly Cove (Yuquot):
Your flight leaves from Gold River, down the Muchalat Inlet to the Nootka Lighthouse and the remains of the Village of Yuquot. Here, Captain Cook landed and was greeted in such a friendly way by the Mowachaht First Nation, that he called it "Friendly Cove". After viewing this important historic site, your flight will return to Gold River.
Total Flight time 30 minutes.
Friendly Cove and Hesquiat:
If the Pacific coastline calls to you, consider the route to Friendly Cove via Boat Basin. You will fly over lush, old-growth forest to Cougar Annie's Garden, Hesquiat Harbour and Escalante Beach. Crossing over to Nootka Island, we view Friendly Cove, and then return to Gold River over the Nootka Sound and Muchalat Inlet. Total Flight time 45 minutes.
Strathcona Park Tour
Enjoy the breathtaking experience of flying over BC's oldest provincial park. View Vancouver Island's highest peak, the Golden Hind. See Landslide Lake's emerald-green waters created when part of Mount Colonel Foster broke away during the earthquake in 1947.
Total Flight time 45 minutes.
The Mail Route:
Join us on our Historic Mail Flight! This flight has been a rich part of coastal history and offers a cost efficient, speedy way to reach many of Vancouver Island's West Coast communities. The flight leaves Gold River at 12:30pm and returns between 2:30 and 3:30pm, Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays*.
THIS FLIGHT REQUIRES ADVANCED BOOKING AS IT ONLY MAKES STOPS AS NEEDED.
*Times vary during the months of July and August so please contact for more information.
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