It’s about a two-hour scenic drive to Whistler Village along the aptly named Sea to Sky Highway, from Vancouver’s multi-award-winning YVR airport. Whistler is home to the world-renowned Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, the focal point of the area’s year-round outdoor adventures.
Just up the road from the Village is the Whistler Heliport, where Blackcomb Helicopters takes guests on heli-tours over the region’s Coast Mountains.
Blackcomb’s most popular tour is the BC Experience, which includes a flight over the ski area and, weather permitting, a landing on a 12,000-year-old glacier on Rainbow Mountain.
Even in the middle of the summer, passengers can have a snowball fight or make snow angels during their 15-minute stop on the glacier.
“We’ve even flown 300 people to the top of a back-country glacier for a spectacular champagne cocktail party,” says Jordy Norris, sales and marketing for Blackcomb Helicopters. “And last year, we flew more than 20 wedding parties to the glacier for an unforgettable ceremony and photos!”