Ice Cave Tour

Ice Cave Tour2019-05-09T14:56:45-07:00

Top of the Bucket List

The bucket list adventure that tops all other bucket list adventures. Venture into one, or multiple ice caves on the day trip of a lifetime. Each uniquely different in its own way. This tour includes a stop at the Mother Of All Caves, or as we like to call it, M.O.A.C.

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 these secret ice caves for a once in a lifetime adventure.

Wander through perfectly formed ice caves 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.

This epic multi cave tour includes a 2 hour round-trip flight in an Astar B2 helicopter from downtown Vancouver, 2-4 hours on location to visit 1 – 5 caves (depending on your selections and group ability levels), 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 caves varies, but is typically from July 1st to December 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. The caves constantly drip water! During winter months, dress in full winter gear and expect cold weather. Snowshoes and ice cleats are provided during winter.*

$6500.00+tax for the Ice Cave Tour. Add additional caves at $500.00+tax per cave.

Pricing is per group, in Canadian Dollars

If you don’t have a full group, you can now book individual seats directly through the website, starting at $1625.00+tax per person. You will be matched up with other guests to complete a group of 4. Ask us about larger groups of 5 or more.

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This trip departs from the Vancouver Heliport, located at 455W Waterfront Rd, Vancouver

  • Maximum 4 guests
  • Astar B2 Helicopter
  • View Menu

At the time of booking on all trips, the waiver is to be reviewed by each member of your party. If you have questions, please contact us or seek legal counsel. The waiver is not to be signed until you and your party arrive on location. It will be reviewed in person with Compass Heli Staff prior to signing. The medical form must be completed by each member of your party and scanned/emailed to at least 48 hours prior to the trip.