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Prehistoric Glaciers & Peaks

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Prehistoric Glaciers & Peaks

10,000 years of history. find the giant icefields and glaciers that carved through Squamish & Whistler BC.

ancient forces shape the world around you

Witness 10,000 years of history in action. Follow giant icefields and glaciers as they carve through Squamish & Whistler BC

$225 CAD

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Length

50

Minutes

Season

365

Days a Year

Area Covered

530+

Square KMS

Explore giants of the Whistler and Squamish landscape including Mt Cayley, Hanging Glacier, the Ashlu Divide, and the Pemberton Icefields

Witness the stark, destructive yet elegant and vibrant beauty of Mother Nature as she carves the land creating moraines, boulder fields, cirques, valleys and rounding peaks

Emerge from the very heart of the coast mountains connected to the roots and history of the landscape we know today

Here lies an enchanted coastal landscape at the heart of British Columbia’s endangered Pacific Temperate Rainforest Ecoregion. Just a glance west from the downtown area of Squamish glaciers are carving away at mountainsides.

On this most magical Squamish scenic flight you will see Mother Nature from a whole new perspective. One of destructive, raw beauty that will leave you spellbound. With one of our pilots as your guide you’ll journey back 10,000 years in any season and at any time of day. This experience is one of the most educational and fun things to do in Squamish. It will show you the force that is responsible for carving and sculpting valleys in a way that no other element of nature could.

What do pilots sound like?

Our pilots are passionate about British Columbia, Squamish, Whistler, Vancouver and the Sea To Sky Corridor. They love sharing what they know about the region’s legendary geology and history so we outfitted every seat with a two-way headset and microphone. Think of us like your best friend taking you on a road trip to all their favourite places. Listen to your pilot tell stories as you fly, ask questions about features and landmarks, or simply sit back and enjoy the view.

All flights made private in response to COVID-19

All flights seat up to four people (three guests and one pilot). 

In response to COVID-19 we will be making all of our tours private at no additional cost. You will only ever be experiencing your flight with people from your own group. Simply follow the booking prompt to purchase either 2 or 3 seats and the aircraft will be completely yours.

From the Flight

Cracked towers of glaciated snow on a glacier in Squamish

Pemberton Icefield

Also known as the Pemberton Icecap, this icon of the coast mountains is a huge jigsaw puzzle of interconnected glaciers. The largest temperate latitude icefields in the world at 300 km2 (120 sq mi) the Pemberton Icefield is so vast that it is thought to create its own weather patterns. This vast tundra is also the starting point of the Squamish River.

View looking down onto Hanging Glacier as it recedes up the cliff face

Hanging Glacier

Perched on the edge of a giant granite cliff, Hanging Glacier is an awe-inspiring sight from the sky. A long time ago the glacier filled the valley below. But now, as the glacier melts it has receded up the cliff face to its current precarious position and icefalls send car-sized debris tumbling onto the valley below.

View from the plane’s front seat looking back at a smiling male passenger in the back who is enjoying the view of the Squamish mountains.

Covid-19 Precautions

To ensure the safety of our staff and guests all passengers will be required to bring a face mask to wear during your flight and will be asked to answer a health declaration at check-in. Our aircraft and office areas will be sanitized after each flight and all staff will be respecting physical distancing.

Good To Know Before You Go

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No long check-in lines here. Simply arrive 10-minutes before your flight.  All ages can fly. Children up to two years old are considered infants and must sit on the lap of a responsible guardian. Children older than two must have their own seat. If the combined weight of all passengers per aircraft (maximum of three) is greater than 600 lbs (~270 kg) please contact us by phone or email to make your reservation.

Reservation Policy

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COVID-19: We have made a few temporary changes to our reservation policy to help guests make the most of flights or gift cards they have purchased. Please read our COVD-19 update here to get all details. 

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Changes and cancellations made within 72-hours of a scheduled departure are subject to a 20% fee. 

‘No shows’ and late arrivals will forfeit their flight and be billed the full fare. 

If Sea To Sky Air cancels a flight for any reason, and a suitable alternate flight cannot be scheduled, we will issue a full refund or credit. The original value of the flight will be refunded or a flight credit will be issued. 

Credits (Gift Cards, Flight Credits, Tickets) are transferable and may be used towards any Sea To Sky Air product or service. Name changes to tickets and flight credits can be made by calling the Sea To Sky Air office on 604 898 1975.

Good To Know Before You Go

Open section

No long check-in lines here. Simply arrive 10-minutes before your flight.  All ages can fly. Children up to two years old are considered infants and must sit on the lap of a responsible guardian. Children older than two must have their own seat. If the combined weight of all passengers per aircraft (maximum of three) is greater than 600 lbs (~270 kg) please contact us by phone or email to make your reservation.

Reservation Policy

Open section

COVID-19: We have made a few temporary changes to our reservation policy to help guests make the most of flights or gift cards they have purchased. Please read our COVD-19 update here to get all details. 

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Changes and cancellations made within 72-hours of a scheduled departure are subject to a 20% fee. 

‘No shows’ and late arrivals will forfeit their flight and be billed the full fare. 

If Sea To Sky Air cancels a flight for any reason, and a suitable alternate flight cannot be scheduled, we will issue a full refund or credit. The original value of the flight will be refunded or a flight credit will be issued. 

Credits (Gift Cards, Flight Credits, Tickets) are transferable and may be used towards any Sea To Sky Air product or service. Name changes to tickets and flight credits can be made by calling the Sea To Sky Air office on 604 898 1975.

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