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Helijet Flights from Victoria to Vancouver

Helijet Helicopters

Helijet is an air travel company that offers helicopter flights between Victoria and both downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport in Richmond.

 

Helijet and the Victoria Heliport

Located at Ogden Point at 79 Dallas Road beside the cruise ship docks, the Victoria Heliport is a small helicopter terminal. It’s about a 5-minute drive from the city’s downtown core and Inner Harbour.

Helijet serves the cities of Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island as well as both Richmond and Vancouver in the Lower Mainland. It also offers flights to the northern communities of Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii on BC’s West Coast.

The helicopter service began in 1986 with just a single chopper that flew between Vancouver and Victoria eight times per day. They now have fifteen helicopters and cover many more areas.

As of May 2021, Helijet has three main scheduled flight paths. They are between Victoria Harbour and Vancouver Harbour, Victoria Harbour and Vancouver International Airport, and Vancouver Harbour and Nanaimo Harbour.

Flights from those locations to other places on the coast of BC are also available, but must be booked as charter flights. Each flight carries 2 to 12 passengers.

 

Helijet Cost

Ticket cost for Helijet flights vary depending on the season and what time of the week you’re flying. Either way, it’s not cheap: expect to spend over $200 a ticket when flying from Victoria to Vancouver (at least as of May 2021).

In 2015, Helijet introduced the Kids Fly Free program, where children ages 12 years and under were free when accompanied by a full-paying adult (infants under 24 months free). Additional children cost $99 each.

Unfortunately, in April 2021 Helijet temporarily suspended this program. Their website does say that children accompanying adults can receive a discounted fare, but not exactly what that amount is. Make sure to call their reservation number to ask about this if you have young children.

 

Other Information

To learn more about the helicopter company see the official Helijet website.

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