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- cherylrosespenceAlways from the time I can remember to when I left home in 1997. North Coast Air always flew to Port Simpson/Lax Kw'Alaams 3 times a day, 4 times in summer, on a daily run. Then Trans Provincial Airlines started it's run daily in 1980s. For a 15 minute seaplane ride it used to cost 2 bucks one way in 1960s -1975 then the prices started rising. My last ride it costed me 35 dollars. Today Harbour Air (who took over TPA) runs only twice a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays costing almost 70 dollars one way. During the late 1970s - 1990s the pilots would take passengers on the Pacific scenic route. On the way into Prince Rupert to avoid storms they would take us out by Dundas Island route before heading into the windy rain storms. On our way back to PS the pilots would take us by the mountain views or wherever we'd like. If there weren't enough passengers on their trip from Kincolith they would stop off at our village pickup passengers.Cesnas, Beavers and Otters the usual seaplanes. My parents used to look after fish camps after my dad stopped fishing. From Goose Bay out Dundas Island we'd take the plane into Rupert for the fishermen's weekend. Beautiful scenery along the North Coast. I hated the air pockets.
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