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You can go on a once in a lifetime glacier kayaking trip in BC's Coast Mountains

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Daily Hive Staff Dec 04, 2017 12:53 pm 13,820

If one thing’s for certain, our beautiful country is home to a number of awe-inspiring natural wonders.

From beautiful Niagara Falls to picturesque Lake Louise, we’re a pretty spoiled bunch.

And with 2017 coming to an end, there’s no better time to start planning your next Canadian adventure. So next year we have our eyes (and hearts) set on beautiful British Columbia.

No, we’re not thinking about an epic surf trip in Tofino or backpacking the West Coast Trail, we’re talking about a once-in-a-lifetime glacier kayaking trip in BC’s backcountry.

Every spring, alpine and glacial lakes begin to thaw along the shoreline, revealing vibrant aquamarine waters so extraordinary you have to see it to believe it.

Vancouver-based Compass Heli Tours offers thrilling 60-minute helicopter flights from Abbottsford through the spectacular Coast Mountains during the summer and fall months so you can see this incredible glacier water up close.


During the helicopter ride, you can take in views of the untouched wilderness, including endless mountains and valleys, cascading waterways, turquoise rivers winding their way through lush temperate rain forests, and even the occasional wild animal sighting.

Don’t worry, this is only the beginning. Thing’s get truly unbelievable once you land.


Following your scenic helicopter tour, you’ll be greeted with unparalleled backcountry views, as you embark on your glacier kayaking journey amidst the vibrant blue water.


From here you’ll enjoy a four-hour glacier kayaking tour, plenty of photo opportunities and a gourmet picnic lunch from Lepp Farm Market.

The best times to experience glacier kayaking is during late July through to September (so it’s a good thing they’re now accepting bookings for summer 2018), as this is when all the ice will be melted off the lake, revealing the lake’s true colour.


The glacier kayaking package is $5,000 for a group of four. But if you split that between three of your closest friends, it’s really not that bad for the trip of a lifetime. Just cut out a few avo toasts and you’ll be fine, right?

So whether you live in BC or you’re planning on visiting the west coast soon, this incredible experience needs to be at the top of your bucket list.

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Daily Hive Staff
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