Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Flying into a water airport is a unique experience. Instead of landing on a paved runway, you'll fly into a runway directly on the water. Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport (ZNA) is an airport on the gorgeous Nanaimo Harbour, serving the large city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. To book all the best flights to Nanaimo, use Skyscanner to do your flight searching. By entering your starting location, travel dates, and destination ZNA into Skyscanner's flight search tool, you'll instantly be connected to a list of all the best and cheapest flight routes for your trip.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Nanaimo

Nanaimo has a fairly mild overall climate, making it a great spot to visit at any point in the year. Though winters can sometimes get cold, snowfall is fairly rare. Rain is more common during this season. The spring and fall months are variable but do not generally hit any extreme hot or cold temperatures. The summer months range from cool to warm and are generally sunny and dry. Since there are so many great months to travel to Nanaimo, why not let Skyscanner narrow down your choices? Use Skyscanner's cheapest month search tool to scan flights to Nanaimo across the entire year and find the month with the cheapest airfare.

Airlines that Fly to Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport

Multiple airlines currently operate out of Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport:

The most common and popular destinations offered by these airlines are Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Vancouver Coal Harbour Airport (CXH). Select other destinations are also available. If you're flying to Nanaimo from another province, your stopover will likely be at YVR.

Arriving at Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport

Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport is conveniently located less than a kilometre outside of the city's downtown core, making transportation into the city quick and easy. By car, the ride will generally take less than five minutes. Multiple public transit bus routes serve the downtown area, so once you're there, you can connect via bus to any spot within the city. If you're heading to a Nanaimo hotel near the coast, many offer a shuttle service to pick you from directly from the airport.

Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport Facilities

Since Nanaimo Airport is fairly small, it can only handle seaplanes with a capacity of 15 passengers or less. Each airline is in charge of their own terminals and the amenities within. Harbour Air, the most popular airline to fly with, offers free wireless internet, complimentary newspapers, and complimentary hot drinks and snacks in their terminal. Since each passenger flight holds so few passengers, you can expect more personal and dedicated service than on a regular flight, no matter which airline you choose.

What to See and Do in Nanaimo

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Nanaimo is the Nanaimo Bastion, an octagon-shaped building built in the 1850s for military purposes. The building is important not only for its historical significance but for its interesting architectural style. Inside, you'll find exhibits detailing the building's history. The Nanaimo Bastion sits on Front Street and is part of the Harbourfront Walkway, a scenic walkway with shops, cafes, and incredible views of the water.

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 Location Details

Longitude:123° 56' 8'' W
Latitude:49° 10' 8'' N
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