Glacier Kayaking and PackraftingCompass Heli Tours
This is an extraordinary Seasonal Adventure that runs from late May to early October. Vibrant blue meltwater seen in the social media videos only occurs from late May, throughout June and sometimes into early July. By mid-July, the snow and ice have mostly melted, leaving behind an abundance of icebergs floating in the lakes. By August, the lakes are wide open and perfect for exploring.
- 60-70 minute round-trip flight from our base at Abbotsford Airport
- Paddle Canada Instructor
- Four hours on location for introductory course on glacier kayaking and packrafting
- Trip photos
- Picnic lunch from Lepp Farm Market
- Capacity: Private group of 1–4 guests , Up to 4 guests
- Duration: 5 hours
- Info: Add a roundtrip from Vancouver Heliport for an additional $2,000, Only available for private groups on 9AM departures.
- Availability: 21 Days per Calendar Year per Location, beginning July 15th.
The lake’s turquoise color changes day to day with different lighting conditions and varies depending on glacial sediment suspended in the water. Preferred months are August and September; during this time, there is more freedom to explore.
Sandy beaches and rare wildflowers are revealed when the snow is gone. Guests may paddle up to the glacier or hike to waterfall viewpoints. Upon arrival, guests are given a safety briefing that includes kayak instructional and emergency response procedures. Personal Floatation Devices (PFD’s) are supplied. These must be worn at all times while on the water.
Bring sunscreen and sunglasses. You will be paddling on very frigid water so long pants, hiking boots, windbreaker fleece, and a rain jacket are strongly recommended. Guests are encouraged to dress in layers and bring a change of clothes. You will likely get wet. Relax, this will be the “coolest” thing you do all summer. The trip is rounded off with great food, great people and professional photos to tell the whole story.