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15 Reasons You Should Give Someone A Gift This Week

In Adventure Inspiration, Homepage Feature by Vicky FarrandLeave a Comment

With the commercialization of days like Valentines Day, Christmas, Mother’s and Father’s Days, gift giving can sometimes feel more like a chore than a genuine act of love. However, in a time of so many competing priorities, those designated days also give us a gentle nudge; a reminder to show our appreciation for those special people in our lives. If …

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Glacial Flour: Nature’s Magical Ingredient

In Adventure Inspiration, Homepage Feature by Sea To Sky Air

Ever wondered how those pretty waters flanked by towering mountains get to be such unbelievable shades of turquoise? Well, get cosy, and read on to learn all about glacial flour; the magical ingredient in one of mother nature’s most perfect potions. So, What Is Glacial Flour? Also known as rock flour or glacial silt, glacial flour is the sediment from …

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Things to do in Squamish: 13 summer flightseeing photos that will leave you in love with BC

In Adventure Inspiration by Vicky Farrand

Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada. Now, that’s a big title for a small town. But if you ask anyone who has visited Squamish, BC they’ll tell you that it more than lives up to the name! As with all adventure towns, the most memorable and exciting experiences involve around getting yourself to epic places by epic means. Whether that’s Squamish hikes, …

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The Best Squamish Weather Webcams Perfect For Trip Planning

In Aerial Photos + Video, Flying In Squamish, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Activities by Vicky Farrand

Ever wish you had a crystal ball that could tell you what the Squamish weather was like before you set off? Well now you do. Enter the wonderful world of Squamish weather webcams. The Sea To Sky Corridor is notorious for its fast-changing weather patterns that come off the Pacific and up the Howe Sound. In fact, there is a …

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Send us your photos & video: Summer 2017 wrap up

In Aerial Photos + Video by Vicky Farrand

What a summer we’ve had in Squamish and at Sea To Sky Air this year! It’s been one of the busiest and most fun yet and we can hardly believe it’s September, already. On one hand, we’re starting to prep for the winter flying months but, on the other, we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the golden glow of …

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12 Incredible guest photos from our scenic flights near Vancouver

In Aerial Photos + Video, Canada 150, Our Guests by deast

They say that a picture speaks a thousand words, and if that’s true everyone who visits British Columbia could write a book. Just a 30-40 minute drive from downtown Vancouver, Sea To Sky Highway near Squamish starts to reveal some of the world’s most awe inspiring vistas. Featured in movies and advertising campaigns in countries world-wide, there’s a reason it …

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20 Travel Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Sea To Sky Squamish

In Aerial Photos + Video, Canada 150, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Attractions by deast

The Sea To Sky region in Squamish has to be one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world. We have world-class dive sites, world-famous rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking, international kiteboarding and windsurfing, and legendary fishing. Did you know this region is also the winter home of the bald eagle? There’s a lot here that will surprise …

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5 Most Beautiful Lakes Near Vancouver That You Must See This Summer

In Aerial Photos + Video, Canada 150, Places To Visit In BC, Sea To Sky National Parks by deast

Vancouver is celebrated as being one of the most scenic cities in the world. And, just a short jaunt away (30 mins up the Sea To Sky Highway) from the hustle and bustle of a busy city centre you are transported to the centre of one of the most magnificent landscapes on Earth, the coast mountains! Here is our guide …

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Jean Batten: A Pioneer In The Golden Age Of Aviation

In Aviation History by Vicky Farrand

Known as the Greta Garbo of the skies, Jean Batten was New Zealand’s (and arguably the world’s) greatest aviator in the mid-1930s rising to fame through a number of record-breaking solo flights across the world. In 1929 she and her mother moved to England, to join the London Aeroplane Club. According to nzhistory.nz.net Jane was instantly captivated and “borrowed money from …

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Sea To Sky Air Wins 3 Squamish Chief Reader’s Choice Awards 2018

In Awards by Vicky Farrand

We’re excited to announce that this week Sea to Sky Air was awarded 3 honours at the Squamish Chief Reader’s Choice Awards 2018. Best Scenic Flight Tours Best Adventure Tour Best Local Website These awards are particularly special to us because they’re voted for by our community. People who we live, work and play with. People we have met and people we are excited …

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Garibaldi Lake: Everything tourists (and you) need to know before you go

In Canada 150, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Homepage Feature by Vicky Farrand

Where is Garibaldi Lake? Garibaldi Lake is in southwestern British Columbia, roughly 37 km north of Squamish and 19 km south of Whistler. It sits in a large subalpine basin in Garibaldi Provincial Park. The park is a hub of recreational activity for locals and tourists alike who enjoy hiking, climbing, ski touring, and sightseeing in its picturesque landscape. History & …

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12 Incredible guest photos from our scenic flights near Vancouver

In Aerial Photos + Video, Canada 150, Our Guests by deast

They say that a picture speaks a thousand words, and if that’s true everyone who visits British Columbia could write a book. Just a 30-40 minute drive from downtown Vancouver, Sea To Sky Highway near Squamish starts to reveal some of the world’s most awe inspiring vistas. Featured in movies and advertising campaigns in countries world-wide, there’s a reason it …

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20 Travel Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Sea To Sky Squamish

In Aerial Photos + Video, Canada 150, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Attractions by deast

The Sea To Sky region in Squamish has to be one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world. We have world-class dive sites, world-famous rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking, international kiteboarding and windsurfing, and legendary fishing. Did you know this region is also the winter home of the bald eagle? There’s a lot here that will surprise …

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3 Iconic Sightseeing Flights Vancouver Locals Must Do This Summer

In Canada 150, Homepage Feature, Squamish Attractions by deast

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 …

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16 Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Howe Sound in Squamish

In Canada 150, Places To Visit In BC, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Attractions by Vicky Farrand

Did you know that the Howe Sound is the world’s most southerly fjord? Yep, you won’t find a single fjord on earth below the latitude of the Howe Sound – which makes it a very special place indeed. From beginning to end, the Howe Sound extends for 42km from West Vancouver northwards to Squamish, within the traditional territory of the …

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10 Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Cascade Mountains In BC

In Canada 150, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Attractions by Vicky Farrand

The Cascade Mountains are home to some of the most magnificent landscapes in the world, so if you’re thinking of visiting British Columbia this year for the Canada 150 birthday celebrations make sure you add this place to your bucket list. Related blog post: Where are the Cascade mountains? Plus 4 reasons to visit Photos by Daman Beatty from Surrey604, …

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5 Most Beautiful Lakes Near Vancouver That You Must See This Summer

In Aerial Photos + Video, Canada 150, Places To Visit In BC, Sea To Sky National Parks by deast

Vancouver is celebrated as being one of the most scenic cities in the world. And, just a short jaunt away (30 mins up the Sea To Sky Highway) from the hustle and bustle of a busy city centre you are transported to the centre of one of the most magnificent landscapes on Earth, the coast mountains! Here is our guide …

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5 Facts About Skypilot Mountain to Impress Your Friends Next Time You’re In Squamish

In Canada 150, Places To Visit In BC by deast

Skypilot Mountain in Squamish, BC Relatively out of reach until the past couple of years, Skypilot stands tall over Britannia Beach and Squamish. Here are 5 little tidbits about one of our favourite (and relatively unknown) gems of the Sea to Sky Corridor. 1. It’s Almost As Tall As Whistler Mountain Hidden out of sight quite often from the valley, Skypilot …

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The Best Squamish Weather Webcams Perfect For Trip Planning

In Aerial Photos + Video, Flying In Squamish, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Activities by Vicky Farrand

Ever wish you had a crystal ball that could tell you what the Squamish weather was like before you set off? Well now you do. Enter the wonderful world of Squamish weather webcams. The Sea To Sky Corridor is notorious for its fast-changing weather patterns that come off the Pacific and up the Howe Sound. In fact, there is a …

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The Scoop on Sea To Sky Air: By Squamish Chief Newspaper

In Flying In Squamish by Vicky Farrand

Thank you to the Drew Copeland of the Squamish Chief newspaper for this glowing write-up about our flights, our mission, and our pilots. Drew’s flight: The Squamish Explorer, $128 + tax Drew’s pilot: David Eastwood Below is an expert from Drew’s article, to read the whole piece please visit http://www.squamishchief.com/ Floating through the air above town is an incredible way to soak …

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5 Common Airplane Myths Debunked By Our Pilots

In Flying In Squamish by Vicky Farrand

Hollywood loves a good dramatic airplane scene. But is everything you see scientifically correct? We asked our chief pilot and Sea To Sky Air owner Carlo Galvani to clear up a few common myths (and some FAQs from our guests) about flying in a small aircraft. 1. If the window opens you will get sucked out Carlo says:  Untrue! The only thing …

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Garibaldi Lake: Everything tourists (and you) need to know before you go

In Canada 150, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Homepage Feature by Vicky Farrand

Where is Garibaldi Lake? Garibaldi Lake is in southwestern British Columbia, roughly 37 km north of Squamish and 19 km south of Whistler. It sits in a large subalpine basin in Garibaldi Provincial Park. The park is a hub of recreational activity for locals and tourists alike who enjoy hiking, climbing, ski touring, and sightseeing in its picturesque landscape. History & …

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15 Reasons You Should Give Someone A Gift This Week

In Adventure Inspiration, Homepage Feature by Vicky FarrandLeave a Comment

With the commercialization of days like Valentines Day, Christmas, Mother’s and Father’s Days, gift giving can sometimes feel more like a chore than a genuine act of love. However, in a time of so many competing priorities, those designated days also give us a gentle nudge; a reminder to show our appreciation for those special people in our lives. If …

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Glacial Flour: Nature’s Magical Ingredient

In Adventure Inspiration, Homepage Feature by Sea To Sky Air

Ever wondered how those pretty waters flanked by towering mountains get to be such unbelievable shades of turquoise? Well, get cosy, and read on to learn all about glacial flour; the magical ingredient in one of mother nature’s most perfect potions. So, What Is Glacial Flour? Also known as rock flour or glacial silt, glacial flour is the sediment from …

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This Squamish sightseeing flight is the perfect birthday gift for under $100

In Homepage Feature, Squamish Activities by Vicky Farrand

Birthdays are a time for fun, adventure and a little bit of something extraordinary. After all, you are celebrating another trip around the sun! At an affordable $96, the Sea To Skypilot sightseeing flight is perfect for people who want to give an out-of-this-world gift experience without breaking the bank. Sea To Skypilot Quick Facts 25-minutes long 3500ft above sea …

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Sea To Sky Air Featured In National Geographic Traveller 2017

In Homepage Feature, Sea to Sky Air Crew + Media by Vicky Farrand

Being outdoor explorers, from a young age we grew up reading National Geographic and dreaming of all the places we’d travel and all the amazing things we were going see and do in our lifetimes. We didn’t think that one day we’d actually be featured in National Geographic Traveller UK as part of The Collection for 2017. Representing Squamish, British Columbia, …

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Garibaldi Lake: Everything tourists (and you) need to know before you go

In Canada 150, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Homepage Feature by Vicky Farrand

Where is Garibaldi Lake? Garibaldi Lake is in southwestern British Columbia, roughly 37 km north of Squamish and 19 km south of Whistler. It sits in a large subalpine basin in Garibaldi Provincial Park. The park is a hub of recreational activity for locals and tourists alike who enjoy hiking, climbing, ski touring, and sightseeing in its picturesque landscape. History & …

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19 Ways To Take Better Aerial Photography

In Homepage Feature, Squamish Things To Do by Vicky Farrand

Shooting from a birds-eye-view is a photographer’s dream and it will certainly get your Instagram feed a lot of attention. But besides your annual vacation flight (where you can’t really see much landscape anyway), it’s a perspective not many of us get to experience. If you’ve ever thought about taking a sightseeing tour or aerial photography tour you’re probably familiar with the …

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3 Iconic Sightseeing Flights Vancouver Locals Must Do This Summer

In Canada 150, Homepage Feature, Squamish Attractions by deast

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 …

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6 “silly questions” people always ask our pilots

In Our Guests by Vicky Farrand

A few times a week we get asked “this might be a silly question, but…” Let us begin by saying there is no such thing as a silly question. The only silly question is one not asked. No one was born understanding how planes work or how to fly one. So, we’ve picked the 6 most frequently asked, self-proclaimed “silly …

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12 Incredible guest photos from our scenic flights near Vancouver

In Aerial Photos + Video, Canada 150, Our Guests by deast

They say that a picture speaks a thousand words, and if that’s true everyone who visits British Columbia could write a book. Just a 30-40 minute drive from downtown Vancouver, Sea To Sky Highway near Squamish starts to reveal some of the world’s most awe inspiring vistas. Featured in movies and advertising campaigns in countries world-wide, there’s a reason it …

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Aw look! A Letter from France!

In Our Guests by deast

We received this lovely letter from a family who went on a sightseeing flight with Eric, and just had to share! (This was not Eric’s decision 😉 — Hi, After our fly with you, we didn’t have a good internet access. Now, it’s ok and we take the time to tell to Eric a big thank you. We really appreciate Eric …

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Contagious Smile is Airborne!

In Our Guests by deast

Words can be a fantastic medium to spark imagination and describe experiences. I am no Ernest Hemingway, but the smiles and speechless faces that I see every day as a pilot here at STSA cannot go un-described! The word “learning” does not always conjure up excitement in most people’s imagination, but learning can most definitely be fun. Learning to swim, pretty cool! …

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Top 3 Pilot-recommended Christmas Gifts

In Our Guests, Uncategorised by deast

Winter flying is some of the best flying ever. It brings some additional gear requirements for pilots – and pilot’s LOVE gear. At Sea To Sky Air, we encourage pilots to dress professionally, and to bring their own style. But the requirements of the gear they wear are the same. It must be light, dexterous, efficient, and functional. If you’re …

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16 Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Howe Sound in Squamish

In Canada 150, Places To Visit In BC, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Attractions by Vicky Farrand

Did you know that the Howe Sound is the world’s most southerly fjord? Yep, you won’t find a single fjord on earth below the latitude of the Howe Sound – which makes it a very special place indeed. From beginning to end, the Howe Sound extends for 42km from West Vancouver northwards to Squamish, within the traditional territory of the …

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5 Most Beautiful Lakes Near Vancouver That You Must See This Summer

In Aerial Photos + Video, Canada 150, Places To Visit In BC, Sea To Sky National Parks by deast

Vancouver is celebrated as being one of the most scenic cities in the world. And, just a short jaunt away (30 mins up the Sea To Sky Highway) from the hustle and bustle of a busy city centre you are transported to the centre of one of the most magnificent landscapes on Earth, the coast mountains! Here is our guide …

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5 Facts About Skypilot Mountain to Impress Your Friends Next Time You’re In Squamish

In Canada 150, Places To Visit In BC by deast

Skypilot Mountain in Squamish, BC Relatively out of reach until the past couple of years, Skypilot stands tall over Britannia Beach and Squamish. Here are 5 little tidbits about one of our favourite (and relatively unknown) gems of the Sea to Sky Corridor. 1. It’s Almost As Tall As Whistler Mountain Hidden out of sight quite often from the valley, Skypilot …

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Sea To Sky Air Approaches the Moon

In Places To Visit In BC by deast

Well, maybe not quite. But believe it or not we are well on our way! There are so many different aspects to air travel, but for the most part the reason that we hop on an aircraft is to get from A to B. Well what if you didn’t know where B was until you actually got on the plane? …

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Sea To Sky Air Featured In National Geographic Traveller 2017

In Homepage Feature, Sea to Sky Air Crew + Media by Vicky Farrand

Being outdoor explorers, from a young age we grew up reading National Geographic and dreaming of all the places we’d travel and all the amazing things we were going see and do in our lifetimes. We didn’t think that one day we’d actually be featured in National Geographic Traveller UK as part of The Collection for 2017. Representing Squamish, British Columbia, …

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Sea To Sky Air Wins Small Business BC People’s Choice Award

In Sea to Sky Air Crew + Media by Vicky Farrand

Between October 1 and November 30, 2016, Small Business BC and the Insurance Bureau of Canada asked British Columbians to nominate their favourite small businesses. This year, 699 nominations were received from 72 communities across the province. The winners of the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards were announced on February 23rd and we’re excited to say that Sea To …

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Meet The Sea To Sky Air Pilots

In Sea to Sky Air Crew + Media by deast

Hidden away behind locked cockpit doors and whizzing past you at check-in with their cabin crew, pilots are an elusive bunch that most people never have the chance to meet.  This is not the case at Sea To Sky Air. In our cosy four-seater planes you sit right next to the pilot as though you’ve got your own private plane. …

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Sea To Sky Air In Vancity Buzz!

In Sea to Sky Air Crew + Media by Vicky Farrand

Did you see us in Vancity Buzz? We’re a little bit excited…you might be able to tell. Our Introductory Flight Experience was featured in a post called “Why Piloting This Plane Is The Ultimate Gift For Adventurous People”, and we’re also running a contest for 1 lucky reader of Vancity Buzz to win an Introductory Flight Experience for someone for …

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Pilot Of Tomorrow?

In Sea to Sky Air Crew + Media by deast

Back in the first weekend of September, Jack took his parents up on an Introductory Flight Experience, where he took the controls for the first time. Steve, a longtime instructor, spent 30 minutes with Jack on the ground before the flight, introducing him to the basics of flying. Then up they all went: A pilot of tomorrow? Maybe….

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Alpine Lake Dip

In Sea to Sky Air Crew + Media, Squamish Attractions by deast

While the sun shines and the weather is warm, what better way to enjoy the end of summer than a dip in an alpine lake? Just like these guys: Just an average day at Sea to Sky Air. We’re offering the Alpine Lake Experience until the end of October. Call us if you want to experience this!

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Work Hard, Play Harder

In Sea to Sky Air Crew + Media by deast

Steve Townshend, climbing ‘Greed,’ rated 5.14c – Photo by Nathan Welton www.nathanweltonphoto.com In Squamish, our motto is “Work hard, play harder.” One of our pilots, Steve Townshend, plays harder than most. As a rock climber who’s been climbing for over 18 years, he’s currently working on some of the hardest climbs in the area, ticking off most of the 5.13 …

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Black Tusk: Everything Tourists (and you) Need To Know Before You Go

In Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Activities by Sea To Sky Air

Where is the Black Tusk? One of the most well-known mountains of the Garibaldi Ranges in southwestern British Columbia, The Black Tusk lies within the Garibaldi Provincial Park; roughly 37km north of Squamish and 19km south of Whistler.   Its iconic upper spire is visible from a great distance in all directions and is most noticeable at various points along …

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The Best Squamish Weather Webcams Perfect For Trip Planning

In Aerial Photos + Video, Flying In Squamish, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Activities by Vicky Farrand

Ever wish you had a crystal ball that could tell you what the Squamish weather was like before you set off? Well now you do. Enter the wonderful world of Squamish weather webcams. The Sea To Sky Corridor is notorious for its fast-changing weather patterns that come off the Pacific and up the Howe Sound. In fact, there is a …

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A-Z guide to Squamish, BC Mountains & Glaciers

In Sea To Sky Corridor by Vicky Farrand

Around 10,000 years ago Squamish saw the end of the last ice age, the major peaks we see today were already built but encased in thousands of meters of thick, glacial ice. As the glaciers receded, their movement ground down and rounded the tops of mountains that were not tall enough to poke through the ice; but for ranges like …

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20 Travel Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Sea To Sky Squamish

In Aerial Photos + Video, Canada 150, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Attractions by deast

The Sea To Sky region in Squamish has to be one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world. We have world-class dive sites, world-famous rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking, international kiteboarding and windsurfing, and legendary fishing. Did you know this region is also the winter home of the bald eagle? There’s a lot here that will surprise …

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16 Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Howe Sound in Squamish

In Canada 150, Places To Visit In BC, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Attractions by Vicky Farrand

Did you know that the Howe Sound is the world’s most southerly fjord? Yep, you won’t find a single fjord on earth below the latitude of the Howe Sound – which makes it a very special place indeed. From beginning to end, the Howe Sound extends for 42km from West Vancouver northwards to Squamish, within the traditional territory of the …

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10 Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Cascade Mountains In BC

In Canada 150, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Attractions by Vicky Farrand

The Cascade Mountains are home to some of the most magnificent landscapes in the world, so if you’re thinking of visiting British Columbia this year for the Canada 150 birthday celebrations make sure you add this place to your bucket list. Related blog post: Where are the Cascade mountains? Plus 4 reasons to visit Photos by Daman Beatty from Surrey604, …

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13 Haunting Mountain Names Around The Sea To Sky Region

In Sea To Sky Corridor by Vicky Farrand

With hundreds of different mountain ranges in BC alone, it’s no surprise that explorers had to start getting creative with their mountain names over the years…or just give up trying entirely as would seem to be the case with the apathetically titled “Unnecessary Mountain” near Lions Bay just south of Squamish. For this special Halloween post we’ve searched every valley and …

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Is There A Volcano In Vancouver? The Answer Might Surprise You

In Sea To Sky Corridor by Vicky Farrand

Feature photo: Image from oregonlive.com. Eruption of Mount St Helens, WA in 1980 – read more about it here The terrain surrounding Vancouver draws millions of travellers each year who want to explore southwestern BC’s vast array of outdoor activities. But, few who visit know the explosive history of our region, and even fewer know that the valley they’re walking through or the mountain …

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5 Most Beautiful Lakes Near Vancouver That You Must See This Summer

In Aerial Photos + Video, Canada 150, Places To Visit In BC, Sea To Sky National Parks by deast

Vancouver is celebrated as being one of the most scenic cities in the world. And, just a short jaunt away (30 mins up the Sea To Sky Highway) from the hustle and bustle of a busy city centre you are transported to the centre of one of the most magnificent landscapes on Earth, the coast mountains! Here is our guide …

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Top 6 Reasons Why Our Lakes Are So Turquoise

In Sea To Sky National Parks by deast

Why Our Lakes Are So Turquoise Hey it’s Jerry here with Sea to Sky Air. One of the most common questions we get asked when flying our tours is “how do those lakes get that crazy blue/green colour?!” Well today I’m happy to answer that question for everyone! What you might not realize is that there is more than one …

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Black Tusk: Everything Tourists (and you) Need To Know Before You Go

In Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Activities by Sea To Sky Air

Where is the Black Tusk? One of the most well-known mountains of the Garibaldi Ranges in southwestern British Columbia, The Black Tusk lies within the Garibaldi Provincial Park; roughly 37km north of Squamish and 19km south of Whistler.   Its iconic upper spire is visible from a great distance in all directions and is most noticeable at various points along …

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This Squamish sightseeing flight is the perfect birthday gift for under $100

In Homepage Feature, Squamish Activities by Vicky Farrand

Birthdays are a time for fun, adventure and a little bit of something extraordinary. After all, you are celebrating another trip around the sun! At an affordable $96, the Sea To Skypilot sightseeing flight is perfect for people who want to give an out-of-this-world gift experience without breaking the bank. Sea To Skypilot Quick Facts 25-minutes long 3500ft above sea …

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The Best Squamish Weather Webcams Perfect For Trip Planning

In Aerial Photos + Video, Flying In Squamish, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Activities by Vicky Farrand

Ever wish you had a crystal ball that could tell you what the Squamish weather was like before you set off? Well now you do. Enter the wonderful world of Squamish weather webcams. The Sea To Sky Corridor is notorious for its fast-changing weather patterns that come off the Pacific and up the Howe Sound. In fact, there is a …

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Day Trips from Vancouver: Panorama Ridge

In Squamish Activities by Vicky Farrand

The name Panorama Ridge did not come about by accident. The chance that you have already seen a photo from the area of Garibaldi lake is really quite high. The reason? This is one of the most stunning vistas to be experienced in the Sea To Sky Corridor and one of the top bucket list day trips from Vancouver for …

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Day Trips From Vancouver: Taylor Meadows

In Squamish Activities by Vicky Farrand

Taylor Meadows is part of a very popular circle route in Garibaldi Provincial Park. In late summer and early fall, the ground in the meadows is ablaze with a carpet of bright wildflowers set against the backdrop of volcanic rock and snow-capped peaks. This area in Garibaldi Provincial Park is one of the most popular hiking day trips from Vancouver for people wanted …

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Day Trips From Vancouver: The Barrier at Garibaldi Lake

In Squamish Activities by Vicky Farrand

You may have noticed that we write about Garibaldi Lake a lot. Mostly for two reasons first, it’s iconic. The unforgettable turquoise waters, glacier views, volcanic peaks and surrounding wildflower meadows make it one of the most beautiful lakes in BC. It has been called the “crown jewel” of Garibaldi Provincial Park by travel writers and it is one of the must-do …

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4 Fun Outdoor Things To Do In Squamish In The Winter

In Squamish Activities by Vicky Farrand

It seems like every summer Squamish is included in a list of “the best places to travel” or “North Americ’s best towns for outdoor adventure”. The popularity of our little coastal mountain town is growing with every passing day. But did you know that there are just as many amazing things to do in Squamish in the winter? Yep, everything …

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Squamish, BC: How to visit our bucket-list adventure town in the fall

In Squamish Activities by Vicky Farrand

Sandwiched between Vancouver and the world-class ski resort of Whistler, Squamish is a coastal mountain town carving out a reputation all of its own among these two traditional BC destinations. But, as Squamish grows in popularity with adventure travellers, hikers, climbers, and even foodies, what many people still don’t know is that Squamish sits at the heart of one of …

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Lake Lovely Water Guide: Everything tourists (and you) need to know before you go

In Squamish Attractions by Vicky Farrand

Where is Lake Lovely Water? Lake Lovely Water is a jaw-dropping alpine lake in southwestern British Columbia, roughly 11.5 km northwest of Squamish and 36.5 km southwest of Whistler. Lake Lovely Water sits in a large subalpine cirque at 3822ft in the rugged Tantalus Range in Tantalus Provincial Park. The mountains here are made of mostly granite topped with ancient …

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Day Trips From Vancouver: Black Tusk

In Squamish Attractions by Vicky Farrand

People looking for a day trip from Vancouver almost have too many options for sightseeing and adventures in Squamish. You could spend weeks exploring valleys, peaks, and meadows on foot and still only scratch the surface of what this amazing region has to offer. Regardless of how long you spend here, make sure you take some time to see the Black …

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A-Z Guide of Squamish, BC Lakes

In Squamish Attractions by Vicky Farrand

Few things say summer in Squamish like spending lazy afternoons at the lake. And living in such a mountainous region means there are thousands of small valleys and glacial landforms for lakes to appear in, many of them created by the presently melting glaciers from the last ice age. It should come as no surprise that, as well as a …

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20 Travel Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Sea To Sky Squamish

In Aerial Photos + Video, Canada 150, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Attractions by deast

The Sea To Sky region in Squamish has to be one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world. We have world-class dive sites, world-famous rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking, international kiteboarding and windsurfing, and legendary fishing. Did you know this region is also the winter home of the bald eagle? There’s a lot here that will surprise …

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What Is A Glacier Air Tour & Why Are They So Popular Right Now?

In Squamish Attractions, Squamish Things To Do by Vicky Farrand

Oh glaciers. Is there any arrangement of water molecules more majestic or awe-inspiring? And yet sadly glaciers are disappearing from landscapes all across the globe at a rapid rate. In British Columbia alone, levels of glacier melt have been described as “shocking”, and in a recent CBC news article glacier researcher Matt Beedle said that the Castle Creek glacier is receding at a …

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3 Iconic Sightseeing Flights Vancouver Locals Must Do This Summer

In Canada 150, Homepage Feature, Squamish Attractions by deast

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 …

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16 Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Howe Sound in Squamish

In Canada 150, Places To Visit In BC, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Attractions by Vicky Farrand

Did you know that the Howe Sound is the world’s most southerly fjord? Yep, you won’t find a single fjord on earth below the latitude of the Howe Sound – which makes it a very special place indeed. From beginning to end, the Howe Sound extends for 42km from West Vancouver northwards to Squamish, within the traditional territory of the …

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10 Photos To Inspire You To Visit The Cascade Mountains In BC

In Canada 150, Sea To Sky Corridor, Squamish Attractions by Vicky Farrand

The Cascade Mountains are home to some of the most magnificent landscapes in the world, so if you’re thinking of visiting British Columbia this year for the Canada 150 birthday celebrations make sure you add this place to your bucket list. Related blog post: Where are the Cascade mountains? Plus 4 reasons to visit Photos by Daman Beatty from Surrey604, …

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Red Algae in Squamish: 5 Fascinating & Happy Facts (We Think) You Should Know

In Squamish Canada by Vicky Farrand

Summer 2018 has seen the return of a huge red algae bloom in the waters of the Howe Sound. This natural occurrence is common in Squamish waters and is sometimes misidentified as the more sinister “red tide”. The Squamish Chief newspaper spoke with Elysha Gordon of the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program Coordinator for Department of Fisheries and Oceans who confirmed that the …

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[In Photos] This Couple’s Epic Wedding Proposal In Squamish, BC

In Squamish Canada by Vicky Farrand

Let’s be honest, most wedding proposals are pretty standard. Yet the love we hold for the person we choose to ask is anything but. So why not seize the moment to knock it out of the park? Forget dinner and roses, this is how you do a wedding proposal in British Columbia. On July 25th we flew Matt and his unsuspecting fiancée-to-be, …

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British Columbia FAQs: Squamish Weather In The Spring

In Squamish Canada by Vicky Farrand

Squamish is one of the best places to be in the springtime. In March, April, and May locals and visitors can still enjoy skiing in the alpine, but with the addition of hiking and mountain biking in the valley, and paddle sports in the Howe Sound and surrounding lakes. We practically invented the term “multi-sport” days. It’s Squamish’s diverse landscape …

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Things To Do In Squamish: Lake Lovely Water

In Squamish Things To Do by Vicky Farrand

The breathtaking Lake Lovely Water sits in a basin at 3800 feet above sea level. The mountains surrounding this scenic adventure spot are part of Tantalus Provincial Park just outside of the town of Squamish, BC, north of Vancouver. The 11,351-hectare Tantalus Provincial Park provides access to several recreational adventures including hiking, climbing, fishing, and advanced backcountry skiing. This is a remote …

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Things To Do In Squamish: The Chief

In Squamish Things To Do by Vicky Farrand

The Chief, or by its full name The Stawamus Chief, is a granite monolith that towers over downtown Squamish, BC. The second largest of its kind in the world, The Chief is an outcrop of the much larger geological formation called the Coast Mountains Batholith, that rose out of the ground in successions between 170 and 50 million years ago. At 710 meters …

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Day Trips From Vancouver: Shannon Falls, Squamish

In Squamish Things To Do by Vicky Farrand

In 1982 the land including and surrounding Shannon Falls was donated to BC Parks and turned into Shannon Falls Provincial Park, home to the third tallest waterfall in British Columbia. The park is now operated under provincial jurisdiction for camping, outdoor recreation, and the preservation of wildlife, and is one of the most popular sightseeing locations along the Sea To …

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Squamish BC: What to see, eat and do so you don’t miss a thing

In Squamish Things To Do by Vicky Farrand

Squamish is a town in southwestern British Columbia that is famous for outdoor adventure. Named in the New York Times Top 52 Places To Visit series Squamish is an adventure travelers paradise, and there is no shortage of things to do in the self-proclaimed “outdoor recreation capital of Canada”. Because Squamish is just a 50-minute drive from downtown Vancouver it makes the …

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19 Ways To Take Better Aerial Photography

In Homepage Feature, Squamish Things To Do by Vicky Farrand

Shooting from a birds-eye-view is a photographer’s dream and it will certainly get your Instagram feed a lot of attention. But besides your annual vacation flight (where you can’t really see much landscape anyway), it’s a perspective not many of us get to experience. If you’ve ever thought about taking a sightseeing tour or aerial photography tour you’re probably familiar with the …

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What Is A Glacier Air Tour & Why Are They So Popular Right Now?

In Squamish Attractions, Squamish Things To Do by Vicky Farrand

Oh glaciers. Is there any arrangement of water molecules more majestic or awe-inspiring? And yet sadly glaciers are disappearing from landscapes all across the globe at a rapid rate. In British Columbia alone, levels of glacier melt have been described as “shocking”, and in a recent CBC news article glacier researcher Matt Beedle said that the Castle Creek glacier is receding at a …

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You Can Fly Over Garibaldi Lake + Hike Joffre Lakes In One Day: $264

In Trip Planning by Vicky Farrand

We’re partnered with the awesome team at the Vancouver-based tour company, LIVV Adventures to bring you an exciting day visiting two of southwestern BC’s most iconic destinations. To see and experience both of these incredible sights from Vancouver is usually a multi-day trip. Garibaldi Lake is a 90-minute drive from Vancouver and a 6-hour hike and Joffre Lakes are a 3-hour …

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We Made The Top 5!

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Sea To Sky Air into the Top 5 for the 14th Annual Small Business Awards Small Business BC, the province’s premier resource for entrepreneurs, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada asked British Columbians to nominate their favourite small businesses for the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards between October 1 and November 30, 2016. This year, 699 nominations from 72 …

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Top 5 Must-Know Travel Trends For 2017

In Uncategorised by deast

feature image by: eric_mcintyre_ The New York Times has listed Canada as the number 1 destination in their annual Places To Go list for 2017! With this in mind and a fresh new calendar to fill with adventures, what better time to check out the most popular travel trends for 2017. So we scoured the internet for what’s up-and-coming this year in …

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Sea To Sky Air Ranked BC’s Best Flightseeing Tour – Vancouver Sun

In Uncategorised by Vicky Farrand

This year we achieved something we’re very proud of, we became the number 1 ranked flightseeing tour operator in British Columbia on TripAdvisor. Shortly after we were featured in a round-up of the best things to do in Squamish this summer by the Vancouver Sun. Here’s what they had to say: “For a bird’s-eye view of alpine lakes, jagged peaks, …

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Top 3 Pilot-recommended Christmas Gifts

In Our Guests, Uncategorised by deast

Winter flying is some of the best flying ever. It brings some additional gear requirements for pilots – and pilot’s LOVE gear. At Sea To Sky Air, we encourage pilots to dress professionally, and to bring their own style. But the requirements of the gear they wear are the same. It must be light, dexterous, efficient, and functional. If you’re …

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