Sightseeing Flight over Garibaldi Provincial Park Squamish and Whistler

3 Iconic Sightseeing Flights Vancouver Locals Must Do This Summer

In Canada 150, Squamish Attractions by deast0 Comments

2017 is Canada’s 150th anniversary and there will be country-wide celebrations happening all summer. During Canada’s milestone birthday take the chance to see your incredible country from a new perspective, the air.

Whether it’s over fjords and coastal mountains to a quick beach break at a hanging lake 2900ft above sea level, getting a birds-eye-view in a private sightseeing plane will be something you’ll never forget.

Here are our tip 3 sightseeing flights just 40 mins north of Vancouver, as recommended by our guests.

Vancouver’s best sights are not in downtown

Book the Whistler Backcountry Air Safari

Vancouver is one of the most unique places in the world. One of only a small handful of cities that has a sprawling urban core tip-toeing on the doorstep of wild, untamed rainforest. When you’re feeling small among the skyscrapers of down town, it can be hard to make out even the closest peaks. To get a true sense of the scale of the landscape that lay on your doorstep you have to get above ground level. This scenic flight will take you to Vancouver’s most-visited protected area, Garibaldi Provincial Park. Black Tusk, Table Mountain and Mt Garibaldi are all under the Lions watchful eye in this photo, but soaring amongst them and experiencing this first hand is a unique experience.

Explore everything from sea to sky

Book the Sea To Skypilot sightseeing flight

Departing the Howe Sound and leaving the waters of the southernmost fjord behind you and climbing up into the mountains is what makes the Sea To Sky so special. The oceans and the mountains combining together is a unique aspect of scenic flights near Vancouver, and nowhere is this illustrated better than the Squamish Valley. Seeing the waterways pour out of the Pemberton Ice cap and into the salt water of the Howe Sound makes you appreciate how intricately and delicately everything is connected.

Breathe in fresh glacier air just moments from Vancouver

Book the Phantom Lake Explorer

In Vancouver we are very aware of our beautiful surroundings. However when was the last time you took a few minutes to sit back and let every sense truly soak it all in. Breathe in the fresh glacier air, take a dip in the natural water and listen to waterfalls all around. These hidden alpine lakes are the most rewarding way to take a journey back in time and appreciate the real beautiful British Columbia. Experience this once, and you’l wonder why you spent so long simply looking at the beautiful surroundings of Vancouver rather than getting into them!

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