Whistler Air was started by Mike Quinn in 1986 when Whistler was known primarily as a winter ski resort. It wasn't long however, before word got out about the fantastic summer adventures that awaited the enlightened traveler.
As the resort grew, so did Whistler Air. Starting with a three passenger Cessna 185, a DeHavilland Beaver was added in 1988. Whistler Air made a large part of wilderness British Columbia accessible to the general public by offering glacier tours, alpine lake landing tours and charter service specializing in Coastal mountain flying.
In 1994, a unique floating log office was constructed on Green Lake in front of the Nicklaus North Golf Course club house and by the end of that year a second Beaver was added to the fleet. By this time, Highway 99 became a paved road over the Duffey Lake section and the bus tour wave was on.
In 1999, a 12 passenger turbine Otter was added to cope with the rising demand. By offering an excellent way to view the magnificent alpine scenery of the coastal mountains and by providing a knowledgeable commentary about the history and geology of the area, it wasn't long before taking a flight with Whistler Air became a must do on any tourist itinerary.
Over the years, Whistler Air has prided itself in being a valuable community member by working with the municipality of Whistler and the residents of Green Lake to make floatplane use off the lake work for everyone. The disastrous flood of 2003 proved once again the importance of the Green Lake floatplane base when over 400 people were flown out after Highway 99 was closed in both directions for three days.
With our new twice daily scheduled service to Vancouver, and our new daily rail/fly package in conjunction with the new Whistler Mountaineer Train service, Whistler Air looks forward to working with both the local community and the tourist industry to meet the needs of the future.
Spectacular Glacier Tour:
Flight Time: 30 mins.
Price: $135.00 pp Our most popular tour! Experience British Columbia’s supernatural beauty with an eagle’s eye flight over the majestic glaciers, rugged peaks, unique volcanic formations and lush alpine meadows that surround the turquoise waters of mile-high, 1000 foot deep Garibaldi Lake. Don’t forget your camera!
Ultimate Glacier Tour:
Flight Time: 40 mins.
Price: $165.00 pp
Glaciers ruled supreme 15,000 years ago, piled so deep that only the tops of the highest peaks felt the warmth of the afternoon sun. This amazing flight allows you more time to marvel at how these powerful rivers of ice carved and shaped our magnificent backyard. This flight is not to be missed!
Alpine Lake Picnic Tour:
Departs daily at 11 am
Duration: 2 hours
Price: $249.00 pp
(Minimum 4 passengers) Imagine a remote alpine lake hidden in between jutting peaks heavy with hanging blue glaciers. Now imagine coming in for landing over a gorgeous waterfall and pulling up to a pristine golden sand beach. Enjoy a deli-style lunch and the awesome scenery as you sit back, relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air. A photographer’s dream...
Grand Circle Tour:
Flight Time: 60 mins.
Price: $229.00 pp
Enjoy the best that British Columbia has to offer when we combine our Ultimate Glacier Tour and the vast Pemberton Ice Cap. The Pemberton Ice Cap is the first major ice field in a series that twists and extends north all the way up into Alaska. This truly amazing 60 minute flight allows you to marvel at how these powerful moving rivers of ice have transformed the earth's surface. Don't forget your camera and an extra roll of film.
West Coast Wilderness Experience:
Duration: Full day.
Price: $489.00 pp
(Minimum 4 passengers)
Enjoy an adventurous day with our Westcoast Wilderness experience. Let us fly you over the majestic Coastal mountains, past blue hanging glaciers, turquoise alpine lakes and cascading waterfalls to the incredible West Coast Wilderness Lodge, located on Jervis Inlet. Hike to world famous Skoocumchuk rapids, go sea kayaking with the seals (and occasionally whales) or relax with a glass of wine and watch eagle's soar from your comfy seat on their amazing wraparound deck overlooking this gorgeous piece of the coast. Fly home via Chatterbox falls and the south end of the Pemberton Icecap. Tour Includes a delicious three course lunch and your guided sea-kayaking experience.
FLY n DINE:
Enjoy a 15% discount off the clubhouse menu when you fly
Sit back, relax and savor the tastes of traditional west coast cuisine from the patio of the Nicklaus North Clubhouse. Simply a stone's throw from our floatplane base, what better way to end your scenic adventure than relaxing on a beautiful sunny patio?
Be sure to ask our counter staff for your complimentary discount voucher when you check in for any Whistler Air flight.
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