On Friday, Tourism Vancouver (@MyVancouver on Twitter) arranged a scenic flight for a select group of bloggers which saw us soar high above the region in a WestCoast Air float plane.
Sean has a fine recap up already so I’ll simply post my photos and note that this was a really lovely experience, shared with Duane, Grace, and Erica as well.
Taking off and landing on the water was actually a pretty smooth ride. In the air it’s pretty noisy with the sound of the prop but that just leaves you to gaze down on Howe Sound, the Burrard Inlet, and the Greater Vancouver area in silence.
I’ve been following the progress of Stanley Park very closely since the great windstorm of 2006 knocked out thousands of tress, however I’ve never seen the damaged area from this perspective.
I was also handed a pamphlet by Errol, the Vancouver Base Manager at WestCoast Air, and was immediately upsold on their “Fly and Wine” tour. Aside from the special tours however, WestCoast Air operates schedules flights to Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.
Our flight was a quick one, just 30 minutes, but it was a real treat to say the least.