2023 BCMA Gathering - Getting there

With our valued guests comfort in mind, the BCMA is offering an airport shuttle service to different locations on Haida Gwaii on select dates. You can help us plan these shuttle routes by providing as much of your travel information as possible during sign-up.
Haida Gwaii is serviced by two airports: Masset Airport (ZMT, frequented by Pacific Coastal Airlines) in Masset at the northern end of the island and Sandspit Airport (YZP, frequented by Air Canada) in Sandspit, connected to the southern communities of the island by a car ferry.

We anticipate most guests flying in between September 24 and 26, departing between September 28 and 30. Reminder: The gathering offers workshops and field trips on September 25, starts with an opening ceremony on September 26 and ends with a morning social over coffee on September 29.
If you are arriving or departing on a different day, please feel free to send us an email with your flight dates (and address of your accommodation). If there are enough guests, we might be able to offer an additional shuttle route.
The shuttle bus will pick you up at the airport and drop you off at (or close to) your accommodation. If you're staying at a private vacation rental, please provide full address and a detailed description (if there is a gravel road or steep driveway, the bus might not be able to bring you to your door). We will do our best to offer you a smooth ride and we would like to ask you to support us with your patience and kindness.
Driving time from Masset Airport to Skidegate is about 1.5 hours, from Sandspit Airport about 1 hour including a 25 minute ferry ride. The bus drives onto the ferry but guests are asked to pay BC Ferries fares directly. Fares are only collected travelling from Skidegate to Sandspit, ie on the way back to the airport. The arrival time at your accommodation will depend on a number of factors, including traffic, weather conditions, location of your accommodation etc. We will provide you with more information closer to your travel date.

Airport Shuttle 

Departure: From Masset Airport or Sandspit Airport
Time: Coordinated with Pacific Coastal and Air Canada schedules
Please select your flights from the form in the next booking step.

Cost: $45 (incl. GST) per person/per trip (arrival or departure only)

i.e. Roundtrip: $90 (incl. GST) per person (arrival and departure)

If you have any questions, please contact us via email.


BCMA Gathering 2023 | Airport Shuttle

  • September 26 - October 1, 2023
  • 1 Airport Road
    Sandspit, British Columbia
    V0T 1T0