This is a must do bucket list adventure. See British Columbia from a different perspective. Embark on a helicopter flight through the spectacular Coast Mountains and enjoy magnificent views as you fly over endless mountains and valleys, waterfalls cascading over granite cliffs, turquoise rivers winding their way through lush temperate rain forests, and even the occasional herd of mountain goats or elk. During winter, these mountain landscapes are covered in a thick blanket of snow. Just when you think it can’t get any better, our glacier destination pops into view only minutes before we land. Step out of the helicopter and venture inside this secret ice cave for a once in a lifetime adventure.
Wander through a perfectly formed ice cave and appreciate one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful works of art. Ice caves are formed by snow melt during summer. The water from the melted snow follows gravity along the surface of the glacier until it finds a low point, a crack, a crevasse or even a boulder sitting on top of the ice. Water acts quickly and tunnels its way through the glacier, eventually reaching the bottom where it follows the path of least resistance and exits the glacier. When the melt water subsides, the tunnels, or caves, become accessible. These beautiful features won’t be around forever so enjoy every little detail. The striking turquoise blue hue is a result of extremely dense ice from years of compression. The weight of the glacier forces out the tiny air pockets between the crystals, which means the ice absorbs a small amount of red light, leaving a stunning blue tint. After exploring the cave and admiring the intricate layers of ancient ice, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch with stunning mountain views. Check out the photo gallery here.
The trip includes 45 minutes of flight time, a round-trip from our base in Abbotsford, up to 2 hours on location*, trip photos, safety gear, glacier ice cave tour, food and drink from our locally sourced Lepp Farm Market menu, and memories that will last a lifetime. We offer unrivaled outdoor experiences to create unforgettable back country adventures around B.C. For custom adventures, don’t hesitate to send an inquiry. The possibilities are endless. Come fly with us today! Got questions? Have a look at our FAQ page or contact us here.
* Access to the glacier is from August 1st to April 1st and is subject to weather conditions. Time on location is subject to temperature and each person’s cold tolerance. Dress warm, even in the summer. During winter months, dress in full winter gear and expect cold weather. Snowshoes and ice cleats are provided.*