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Everything you need to know about the seaplane flights between Vancouver and Seattle

DH Vancouver Staff Apr 05, 2018 6:42 am 6,835

On Wednesday, a new frequent seaplane service running between downtown Vancouver and downtown Seattle was announced.

And now, further details have emerged regarding this new flight service.

The new seaplane route will offer daily flights between Seattle’s Lake Union and Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, and will include additional air service to Kenmore Air’s Seaplane Base on Lake Washington.

Service between the two cities will start on April 26, 2018, with two daily round-trip flights offered, Monday through Friday. Flights are approximately 1 hour.

Harbour Air

And since it is crossing state lines, border control will be available upon landing for processing, allowing travellers to maximize their time across the border.

Flights are now available for purchase online, and while not all prices are currently listed, flights from Seattle – Lake Union to Vancouver Harbour are showing at $370.50 one-way for May.

Harbour Air

“With approximately 20,000 annual passengers currently traveling between Seattle and Victoria, we’re confident this new route will support the growing demand for further cross-border travel,” said Todd Banks, President of Kenmore Air, in a release. “Increasing cross-border collaboration has been top of mind for government, technology and business leaders alike, and we believe this route provides a fast, convenient and much needed solution.”

Kenmore currently operates daily seaplane service between Seattle and Victoria, BC.

The new daily service will connect the Cascadia Corridor and be an important service for business and tourism, which will “be an important service for business and tourism,” said Randy Wright, President of Harbour Air Seaplanes.

Last month, the provincial government also announced it would provide $300,000 towards the cost of a bilateral business case study for a high-speed rail service connecting Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland.

Looks like travelling south is about to get much easier.

With files from Kenneth Chan.

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