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Whistler: The Sea to Sky Helicopter Tour and Glacier Landing

1. Whistler: The Sea to Sky Helicopter Tour and Glacier Landing

Discover the astonishing beauty of Whistler and the surrounding area on this scenic helicopter flight. After meeting your professional pilot and getting comfy in a helicopter, get ready to take in incredible views. During your 42 minutes in the air, see the famous Whistler Blackcomb Resort, the turquoise green Cheakamus Lake, Garibaldi Lake, and fly over the spectacular mountain top with a view of Black Tusk Peak. Feel the cold icy snow with both feet as you enjoy a 15-minute landing to savor a magnificent glacier viewing, if weather conditions allow. This landing experience offers absolutely amazing views. After your scenic flight, you will return to the Whistler Heliport.

Whistler: Wedge Mountain & Glacier Helicopter Tour

2. Whistler: Wedge Mountain & Glacier Helicopter Tour

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Garibaldi Mountain range on a scenic helicopter flight from Whistler. Take off and ascend to 8,000 feet in altitude to discover breathtaking scenery on a 14-minute flight. Admire the views of Wedgemount Lake - a picturesque turquoise-coloured alpine lake located in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Then, fly around Wedge Mountain, the highest summit in the Garibaldi Range. See the Wedge Glacier which descends from the mountain peaks, before flying back to Whistler.

Whistler Alpine Lake Landing Tour by Seaplane

3. Whistler Alpine Lake Landing Tour by Seaplane

Imagine a remote alpine lake hidden between jutting peaks heavy with hanging blue glaciers. Now imagine coming in for a landing over a gorgeous waterfall and pulling up to a pristine golden sand beach. Enjoy the awesome scenery as you sit back, relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Flight includes all sights of the Ultimate Glacier Tour.  Discover even more of the majestic alpine landscape of Whistler. The tour allows more time in the alpine to marvel at how these massive volcanoes and powerful rivers carved our magnificent surroundings. This flight is not to be missed! What started as a two airplane operation in 1982 to service the BC forestry sector, this has grown into North America’s largest seaplane airline and only fully carbon neutral airline. With a showcase fleet of Canadian-made De Havilland aircraft, you’ll enjoy flying aboard a DHC-3 Turbine Single Otter, DHC-6 Twin Otter, or DHC-2 Beaver. Let’s fly!

Whistler: Sky-Walk Mountain Climbing Tour

4. Whistler: Sky-Walk Mountain Climbing Tour

Take a walk on the snow and ice atop Whistler Mountain and immerse yourself in a unique, natural landscape sculpted by ancient ice. Follow your experienced guide on this 1.5-hour adventure as you travel via cable along a cliffside pathway to reach amazing viewpoints. Start your adventure by receiving your helmet and harness, provided by the local operator. Depending on the option you choose, you will depart from the meeting point up the mountainside by Gondola or a pleasant hike. The hike is designed for beginners and pros alike Set off and follow the instructions of your experienced guide. Your guide will offer commentary, support, and help you clip into a cable to pass along cliff tops and suspension bridges. Along the way, travel back 10,000 years to learn about the formation of the Coast Mountains glaciers.

Whistler: Helicopter and Alpine Landing Proposal

5. Whistler: Helicopter and Alpine Landing Proposal

Propose to your loved one in a truly unforgettable way with this helicopter tour and visit to a secluded alpine location. Start your lifelong commitment to one another with this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Commence your dreamy outing with a helicopter flight up to Rainbow Mountain. Take your partner's breath away as you soar above Whistler before landing for a 30-minute alpine experience. The Coast Mountain’s scenery is incredible, and perfect for that fairy-tale proposal. Bring a photographer or your loved ones to ensure that you can make this moment last a lifetime. You can choose the Heli Proposal option with a 12-minute flight time and 30-minute landing. Alternatively, you can opt for the Heli Proposal plus Scenic Tour for 25-minutes of flight time and a 30-minute landing.

Whistler: Glacier Helicopter Tour and Mountain Landing

6. Whistler: Glacier Helicopter Tour and Mountain Landing

Enjoy live commentary from your pilot as you take in British Colombia's mountain range from above. Pass by ancient glaciers along the way. First, lift off from the north end of the Whistler Valley. Rise into the magnificent Coast Mountains. Explore expansive glaciers, the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, and the majestic backcountry peaks. Next, see turquoise lakes, and the incredible volcanic features of the Garibaldi Provincial Park. Land on a mountaintop, where you’ll get to stretch your legs, snap some photos, and take in the view for 15 minutes (complimentary and weather dependent). Finally, fly back to Whistler Valley and land on solid ground. Choose options for a private group for yourself and 4 others or board with other curious flyers.

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What people are saying about Whistler

Super nice flight over the mountain peaks and glaciers around Whistler with an extra landing on a beautiful and deserted mountain lake. The pilot provided fun and interesting information during the flight and at the stopover on the lake. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Pricey, but absolutely worth the money!

Best amazing experience ever!! It’s a must. Best money I have spent my entire vacation. It’s so worth it. The owners are amazing people. Helpful and friendly.

Super relaxed flight over Whisler and mountains. 15 minutes were booked, we got 30 minutes. I can only recommend.

Marco was excellent and the trip was amazing for our party of three. Add this to your bucket list.

it was an experience and amazing views of the mountains.