Victoria Butchart    Victoria Empress

Vancouver Island was voted North America’s BEST ISLAND in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards in 2014, and it’s just a short 45 minute scenic seaplane flight to Victoria from downtown Seattle’s Lake Union. It’s the fastest and most convenient way to getaway for a few days or for a weekend any time of the year!

Canada is a great deal for Americans right now, and not just because Canadians are so nice. The recent changes the value of the U.S. dollar means that your tourist dollars will go further in Canada. Currently the exchange rate is about 25%, which means a $125 CDN hotel night in Victoria only costs Americans about $100 USD.


There’s so much to do and see in Victoria, British Columbia. Whether it’s strolling along the causeway in the Inner Harbour, enjoying a whale watching adventure, golfing, hiking, biking, fishing, indulging in award winning West Coast cuisine or attending one of the many Victoria Festivals & Events, there are no end of delights.

A trip to Victoria, BC should always include some of the city’s renowned sites and experiences. It is with good reason that the Parliament building and the Fairmont Empress Hotel are the two most photographed buildings in British Columbia. If you spend any time on the waterfront, you can’t miss them as their aristocratic presence dominate the harbour front.

The majestic Fairmont Empress Hotel invites you inside for its traditional afternoon tea, cocktails, dinner or even a few nights – stay. One of the quintessential Victoria experiences is enjoying the sumptuous Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel. And then there are the world famous “The Butchart Gardens”. About 14 miles from Victoria, the gardens display more than a million plants throughout the year. On summer evenings, the gardens are illuminated with a variety of softly colored lights. June through September, musical entertainment is provided free Monday through Saturday evenings. You can even watch fireworks displays on Saturdays in July and August.

For more ideas & recommendations be sure to read our article “2 Days in Victoria”.

Kenmore Air provides daily year-round scheduled seaplane flights between Victoria and Seattle/Lake Union or Kenmore/Lake Washington, making it easy to travel from Seattle to Victoria. And if you’re coming into Seattle from Seatle-Tacoma International Airport, we offer convenient ground shuttle service to our Lake Union terminal. Charter service is available year-round.

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Sea & Sky Package – You can now also fly to Victoria one way with Kenmore Air and ride the Victoria Clipper Ferry the other way. It’s two great travel experiences in one great vacation. Call us for information and prices.

Ready to fly to Victoria’s Inner Harbour and be there in about an hour? Book online or call 866.435.9524