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