An adventure of epic proportions in Garibaldi Provincial Park in Whistler, BC.
An adventure of giant proportions in Garibaldi Provincial Park in Whistler, BC.
Witness what happened when fire meets ice in periods of dramatic volcanic activity and geological formation that shaped Whistler as we know it today
Visit iconic Whistler landmarks such as Garibaldi Provincial Park, Black Tusk, Garibaldi Lake, The Barrier, and The Table
Our most popular tour for people visiting Whistler, BC who want to leave no peak, lake, or glacier unexplored
The Black Tusk is the remnant of a stratovolcano that formed between 1.3 and 1.1 million years ago in the northernmost reaches of the Canadian Volcanic Arc. The Indigenous Squamish people know the Black Tusk as t’ak‘t’ak mu’yin tl’a in7in’a’xe7en meaning “Landing Place of the Thunderbird”. The jagged shape of the mountain and its black colouring are said to come from the supernatural Thunderbird’s lightning.
The Barrier was formed over 9,000 years ago when lava from Mt Price and Clinker Peak flowed through the valley. Eventually stopped by a giant wall of ice, the lava flow cooled to create a natural dam known as The Barrier. Each summer meltwater from surrounding glaciers and winter snow pools in the valley behind the dam. This ancient lava dam now prevents Garibaldi Lake from flooding the nearby town of Squamish.
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 a good idea and don’t forget to pack your camera or smartphone.