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Squamish Explorer

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Squamish Explorer

Journey deep into the Tantalus range where Rumbling Glacier sleeps and Lake Lovely Water shimmers.

the wild heart of Sea To Sky Country

Journey deep into the Squamish backcountry and the Tantalus range where Rumbling Glacier sleeps and Lake Lovely Water shimmers

$174 CAD

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Length

35

Minutes

Season

365

Days a Year

Area Covered

180+

Square KMS

Fly among the iconic Tantalus Range to the peaks of Alpha, Ossa and Omega mountains

Get shoulder-to-shoulder with the mammoth Rumbling, Serratus and Zenith glaciers

Breathtaking views of Lake Lovely Water, the Howe Sound fjord and Squamish wilderness

Traverse the peaks of the Tantalus Range along the North American tectonic plate. Here nature is pushing the mountains skyward. As glaciers move, erode and melt they fill cirques and basins with emerald green water like jewels in a giant crown.

Fly through wild regions of Squamish that most people don’t even know exist; to areas explored only by grizzly bears, goats, eagles, and the occasional brave mountaineer. On the Squamish Explorer you’ll get a little bit of everything from our other tours all rolled into one. Alpine lakes, jagged peaks, secret waterfalls, rumbling glaciers, and Lake Lovely Water are just a few of the unforgettable sights that will leave you awe-struck. 

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. 

Two people Make It Private only $75

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

Purchase two full-price seats and get the option to buy the third seat at a reduced rate to reserve the aircraft exclusively for you. This is one of our most popular add-ons. Perfect if you’re buying the Squamish Explorer scenic flight as a gift for a birthday or special occasion. 

From the Flight

Lake Lovely Water

The emerald jewel of the Tantalus Range, Lake Lovely Water sits in a large rocky basin called a cirque. Shimmering glacial meltwater started pooling here at the end of the last ice age creating the incredible oasis we see today. The lake’s distinctive colour is created as light refracts through microscopic pieces of rock called glacial flour. The mountains surrounding Lake Lovely Water are made mostly of igneous granite rock, formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava.

Tantalus Range

The landscape you see has been shaped over millennia by moving continents, rising and falling mountains, vast volcanic eruptions, and continental ice sheets have all played a role in shaping the jagged ridgeline of the Tantalus Range. Peaks like Mount Tantalus, Alpha, and Omega have retained their jagged appearance because were tall enough to poke out of the ice sheet as the glaciers retreated.

What To Bring With You

Flying in our planes is just like driving in a car, with ventilation and heating controls. Simply dress for the season. Mountain weather is vibrant and constantly changing and dramatic cloudy skIes can open up to a bright blue sky in seconds. Bring a warm layer if you wish to open the windows during flight. We highly recommend it, it’s lots of fun! Sunglasses are always recommended and don’t forget to pack your camera or smartphone.

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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