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Whistler Backcountry Flightseeing Tour provided by Sea to Sky Air

Whistler Backcountry Flightseeing Tour

Whistler Backcountry Flightseeing Tour
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About
Garibaldi Provincial Park, the crown jewel of Sea-to-Sky Country, contains the most awe-inspiring sights and visual delights of any terrain for hundreds of miles around. They are all located between Vancouver and Whistler! Enjoy amazing bird's-eye views and live narration from your pilot on this 50-minute flight over Whistler's backcountry from Squamish.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7113P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
50m
Departure details
  • Squamish, Squamish, British Columbia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants free of charge, and sit in the lap of a responsible guardian
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • All passenger weights must be advised at time of booking and entered in pounds (lbs)
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Live commentary on board
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Squamish, Squamish, British Columbia
Duration
50m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants free of charge, and sit in the lap of a responsible guardian
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • All passenger weights must be advised at time of booking and entered in pounds (lbs)
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 18, 2020
A note from Whistler Backcountry Flightseeing Tour
Prior to boarding your flight you will be required to undergo a health check and a verification that you have a face covering or mask to cover your mouth and nose. All flights will be made private at no additional cost. You will only ever be flying with people from your own group.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Squamish
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Garibaldi Provincial Park
    Stop: 40 minutes
    On the Whistler Backcountry Air Safari you will fly deep into Garibaldi Provincial Park, to the boundary layer between ancient glacial flows and volcanism. It’s here where mountains were forged, among fire and ice, as far back as 230 million years ago.
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    Pass by
    Stawamus Chief Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Carol I
Welland, Canada22 contributions
Bucket list experience. Just do it!
Jul 2021
What a beautiful flight we had! The absolute best way to see the mountains for what they are worth! Beautiful blue skies and lakes! Eric was our guide and he gave us great pertinent info. Loved every second of it. Great little plane to fly in. I would put this on your bucket list!
Written July 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the review! We agree that this should be on everyones bucket list and we're thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Experiencing Squamish and the surrounding area by air is truly special!
Written September 22, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

iulia
1 contribution
Back country flight
May 2021 • Couples
What a memorable experience, seeing Black Tusk that close was magical. The pilot was super fun, informative and safe. I gave this as a present to my fiancé and he said it was one of the best experiences of his life.
Written May 3, 2021
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Mark G
2 contributions
Great experience
Jan 2021
A beautiful January day with clear skies and no wind allowed us to have an incredible experience. We toured the Tantalus Range and Whistler and Mt Garibaldi Park—we quickly ran out of superlatives to describe what we were seeing. The most boring thing on this flight was us going “Oh wow!” Over and over.
Written January 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
"oh wow" will never be a boring response to be heard when we are flying! Winter flying can provide some of the most extraordinary experiences, it sounds like you had that and then some!
Written March 6, 2021
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Brendan K
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
All-around amazing tour!
Oct 2020
David was our pilot for this flight. He was timely, professional and very knowledgeable. Everything was relaxed but ran on time. We had a bit of smoke/haze, but the scenery was still jaw-dropping and David added great commentary/answered any questions we had. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to see Garibaldi Provincial Park from a unique and incredible perspective.
Written October 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Josh L
5 contributions
Breathtaking!
Sep 2020
My wife and I received a gift card for this flight, not something we would normally do though. So thankful we took this trip on our wedding anniversary, it was so memorable. Right from arriving we were greeted by our pilot and given instructions for the flight. Felt very welcome and comfortable during this time of Covid. Aside from the incredible scenery our pilots knowledge was second to none of the area and landscape history. We will be back for a different adventure for sure and would absolutely recommend this flight to anyone. Great job by Sea to Sky Air!!!
Written September 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow, thank you so much! First of all, how great is it being given a gift card that prompts you to do something you wouldn't normally do?! We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time, and thank you also for letting us know that our COVID policies made you comfortable for your flight. We can't wait to take you up again.
Written October 14, 2020
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Art C
2 contributions
The best way to see stunningly beautiful B.C.
Dec 2019 • Family
We were blessed with a sunny December morning flight tour out of Squamish. Vicky, our talented pilot, flew us up Paradise Valley and over Garibaldi Lake. We circled around Black Tusk and Garibaldi Peak. We passed over Whistler and the Quest University Canada campus. The experience with my daughter created an unforgettable memory for both of us.
Written December 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sunshine06212410671
1 contribution
Whistler Backcountry air safari for 2
Jul 2019 • Couples
Amazing views of Whistler and surrounding countryside. Particular highlight of Lake Garibaldi. Guide was very friendly and professional, quick no-frills service. Loved it.
Written August 11, 2019
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Epp A
8 contributions
I would do it again, let’s be honest.
Jul 2019 • Solo
Thank you Jason for making this flight very much a comfortable and easy to deal with while being terrified of heights. The ‘average’ photos I took up there do not make justice how beautiful BC is!
Written July 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the kind review! We are pleased to hear your experience was comfortable and enjoyable while letting us show you BC how we see it! Feel free to tag us we would love to see these photos!
Written July 19, 2019
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AnthonyN_74
Greenville, SC33 contributions
Whistler Glacier by Airplane
Jun 2019 • Couples
The decision to arrange a Vancouver tour via airplane was absolutely the best one could we could have made. We invited our tour guide Frank to accompany us and he too enjoyed it as much as we did. Sea to Sky Air provided us with the company's best pilot [my apologies for not remembering his name] and he went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time. I have always said "there is something on the other side of any mountain", and the Squamish tour proved confirmed it. There are literally lakes, ponds, snow covered summits and so many of Nature's hidden treasures. We flew around The Black Tusk to witness how enormous it really is. Imagine only seeing a few feet of this peak from the ground and discovering its true height of more than 1,800 feet from the air....WOW!!!!!
Pictures and videos via air by comparison dwarfs pictures by any other means. So many thanks to the Staff at Sea to Sky Air. We will be back!!
Written July 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

OR.G
20 contributions
Amazing
Amazing flight (Whistler Air Backcountry Safari). Great pilot, comfortable ride and flexible company. We were able to reschedule to two days before as the weather forecast was rainy. Got a beautiful sunny flight an hour after we called. Was able to get the plane window open to capture good photos. Well done!
Written July 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the Whistler Backcountry Air Safari! That's definitely one of the more popular tours we offer as you get to see all the main sights of the Sea to Sky corridor. We love it when our customers are able to get the perfect shot! Thanks for coming along.
Written July 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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ilanaitel
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Fantastic!!!
We had to reschedule our flight session a few times (initiated by us) and we've been taken care of with genuine ki
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Amazing Scenic Flight over the Sea to Sky!
Myself and 2 friends took a 15 minute scenic flight a couple of days ago with Sea to Sky Air and it was AMAZING! Da
TravelAdict17
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Fantastic! Highly Recommend
This was our first scenic flight with Sea to Sky Air, but we are already planning our next one! Overall service wa
889rosemary
889rosemary
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Flying over scenic Squamish
Fantastic activity. Great alternative for a birthday or Christmas present. I highly recommend Sea to Sky. They a
craigj332
craigj332
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Farewell Flight
We thoroughly enjoyed our flight tour above Squamish and the Sea to Skypilot scenic flight. Eric was an excellent
Poppy K
Poppy K
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Awesome experience!
Had a great time flying with Sea to Sky Air on their scenic tour, great way to view Squamish and the mountains from
514anatoliyg
514anatoliyg
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Great Experience!
It was my 1st time experience in not only flying as the passenger, but also actually co-piloting the Cessna 172. e
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This private tour offered us an amazing experience by flying over breathtaking sceneries. Also enjoyed landing on t
annedV6753ME
annedV6753ME
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Amazing views, great experience!
Amazing flight, with a knowledgeable pilot! The plane was tiny and taking off and landing were very exciting! Amazi
ninamX1876VT
ninamX1876VT
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Great team, great tour!
It was my first flight on a small airplane and it was so much fun! The team was nice and I felt safe. The view was
Michelle H
Michelle H
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Great views, great time, great guide!
I brought my boyfriend for our anniversary to do a sightseeing tour and it was totally worth it. The guide was very
meganbeth2021
meganbeth2021
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Excellent Sightseeing Adventure
We had an incredible trip up to Phantom lake for a special birthday adventure. The team was great to deal with and
sej1993
sej1993
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Worth every penny
We had a great experience on the Squamish Explorer trip. Breathtaking views and our pilot was very knowledgeable ab
Trip557328
Trip557328
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Excellent Lesson
Pilot David provided an excellent flying lesson experience for my 14 year old son. My son learned and enjoyed the
Cory C
Cory C
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Great experience
We took a flight over the beautiful Squamish area and out over Howe Sound. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. T
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