Campbell River is the best place on Vancouver Island to take a flight seeing tour. You scenic adventure specialists offer charter services and per seat services to view a vast array of aerial opportunities, including the world famous mail runs and a flight over the coast range or Strathcona Park.
A visual tour through the famous Historic Mai Flight Tour departing from Campbell River.
Tours can be taken by fixed wing, sea plane or helicopter; it’s your choice.
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Fly over Strathcona Park for a bird’s eye view of the tens of dozens of snow capped mountains that make up the interior of Vancouver Island, or soar over the coast range which encompasses some of the largest uncharted territories left in the world.
One of my favourite tours is the scheduled mail run, a turn back of the pages of history to a day when the only way the mail could be consistently dispatched was by float plane. Similar to the Pony Express (on wings) this working tour takes you to the most remote corners of our outlying island communities, a mail delivery service is provided in the same manor that today is still being
executed the way it has been for decades. During the winter months many of these micro communities depend on these mail runs as their only physical link to the outside world. On this tour you may stop at 3 or 4 locations enabling you to view first hand the working coast from a unique perspective.
In quite a different direction take pleasure in the breathtaking escape of soaring over British Columbia’s oldest park, Strathcona Provincial Park. Bare first hand witness to Vancouver Island’s highest mountain peak, the Golden Hinde or the emerald green bowl that concedes to the steep slopes of the multiple ragged peaks of Mount Colonel Foster to settle sedately into Landslide Lake. Or feast your mind’s eye on the many peaks, valleys, glaciers, rivers, lakes and fjords that provide the framework for the isolation and beauty that is the harsh terrain that encompass the coast mountain range.
No matter what your pleasure a scenic air tour is one of the best ways to obtain a genuine feeling for the shear robust enormity that is our Vancouver Island home.