Soarin’ Over Canada

Written by Rick Wright. Posted in Features, Weekend Update

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Published on July 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm with 7 Comments

Our MiceChat friend BC_DisneyGeek recently took a flight from Vancouver, BC to Victoria, BC in a 14-passenger seaplane. His strategic seating in the co-pilot’s spot allowed him to capture some breathtaking photos.                      ~Rick

I recently had the opportunity to fly from Vancouver BC to Victoria BC via Harbour Air.

The seaplane terminal is located near the Vancouver Convention Centre and Jack Poole Plaza, home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Cauldron

Myself getting ready to board the plane, a 14-passenger Turbine Single Otter:

I rode in the co-pilot seat. No, I did not help fly the plane:

The view before take-off:

Canada Place in the background:

Taking off:

Approaching the Lions Gate Bridge:

Stanley Park (photo by Rob Chew):

Descending into Victoria Harbour:

Taxing past the tourist boats to the dock:

Rob in front of the plane:

We’ll have more from BC_DisneyGeek next week.

Want to see Vancouver for yourself?  Join the September 2012 Vancouver to Los Angeles Micechat Cruise on the Disney Wonder

We will be cruising from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles, California September 10th through 16th with a side excursion to the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. We’d like to invite you to join us for the second annual MiceChat Cruise: Wonder-ing the Pacific Coast!

Start your journey in the sophisticated metropolitan center of Vancouver. Dive into the local culture and history and be awed by the inspiring mountain and water views within this city. Known for its picturesque Victorian architecture, steep hills and colorful history, the next stop, San Francisco, is home to iconic images, such as Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars . . . but the MiceChatters are probably most interested in the Walt Disney Family Museum. Los Angeles marks the end of the 6 day journey. 



About Rick Wright

Rick has been a long term MiceChat author and co-founder of the Weekend Update. You will often find Rick in the position of "Greeter" at official events due to his warm and welcoming spirit. If you've got photos, news or trip reports to share, Rick would love to hear from you: [email protected]

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  • jcruise86


    Thanks so much for sharing those beautiful photos, BC_DisneyGeek & Rick Wright!

    Disney Cruise Lines now start & end summer cruises there for trips to & from Alaska and California, so cruisers should considering adding a few extra days to explore BC, including taking a ferry to Victoria, which had been a Disney Cruise stop when they used Seattle as a departing place.

  • Algernon

    I love airplanes. This is an unbelievably cool article. Great photos!

  • Dusty Sage

    Oh my goodness. I could never get in a little plane like that. Just looking at these pictures gives me butterfly stomach. Beautiful, but makes me glad my feet are firmly on the ground.

  • Swellpixiegirl

    Beautiful photos!! I miss Vancouver sooo much, always nice to see photos, even if they do make me a little homesick :)

    Good suggestion, jcruise, BC is a great place to visit!

  • Asylim

    Nice photos.

    Always wanted to take that flight.

    Living in Metro Vancouver I tend to think we locals take it for granted that we live in one of the most scenic locales on the planet.

    It’s weird how we tend not to do much in the way of tourism type things in our own backyard.

    When I lived in Toronto between 2003 and 2005 I didn’t go to any of the tourist stuff (except the Hockey Hall of Fame). But as it turns out that is a good thing cause know I can do it with my kids when they are older.

    Anyways, sorry for getting off topic.

    Nice photos. Look forward to more.

  • MickeyMaxx

    What a great adventure! Such wonderful views of a gorgeous part of the world. Tom, you’re a brave man to climb aboard that plane, and I admire you for that to no end! Thanks!

  • Gregg Condon

    That looks awesome. I’d absolutely love to do something like that sometime.