Take a once-in-a-lifetime floatplane trip to a secluded turquoise glacial lake in the mountains and have a picnic on an alpine beach at the base of a glacier. With pick-up/drop-off from downtown Vancouver.
Escape busy Vancouver for a day and experience floatplane flying in the Squamish Mountains. Land on Phantom Lake, a secluded turquoise lake surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers. Swim in the lake, relax on an alpine beach, soak up the sun and take a short walk for photographs.
After flying through the Coast Mountains, you'll land on the pristine turquoise waters of Phantom Lake. Your pilot will taxi you over to the alpine beach at the base of a glacier where you can enjoy taking photos, swimming, or just relaxing in solitude. To make your adventure even more memorable, bring your own picnic and have an unforgettable alpine lunch!
Price: $358 (adult) - $335 (children)
Prices include: (1) Return transportation from downtown Vancouver in one of our luxury buses (2) Phantom Lake Floatplane Tour & Experience operated by Sea To Sky Air. **Note: A minimum of 2 booked seats are required to operate this adventure. You can make your experience private for an extra $70 - purchase 2 full-price seats and get the option to buy the 3rd seat at a reduced rate to reserve the aircraft exclusively for you. If you are a solo traveller, please Contact Us so we can notify you when your preferred flight becomes available.
Day Trip - Leaving Vancouver at 10:30am and returning around 15:30pm
Please be ready 10 minutes before departure.
Operated from July to September
Available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please Contact Us to check availability. Due to the popularity of this adventure and the short summer season, we encourage our guests to book in advance.
Pick-up / Drop-off: Downtown Vancouver at the Tour Bus Stop on West Cordova Street
From 14 June 2019, our new pick-up and drop-off location will be at the Tour Bus Stop located at 884 West Cordova Street V6C 3N8. Please see the map below. Our pick-up and drop-off location is conveniently located near all major transportation hubs including Waterfront Station. It is a very short walk away from the Welcome Kiosk at Canada Place and across the road from the Lions Pub.
Our fleet of vehicles consists of brand new and air conditioned Mercedes Benz Sprinter Vans and Shuttle Buses.
You will receive a FULL REFUND if you cancel 4 days or more before your scheduled trip. In the event that we have to cancel the trip due to bad weather or any other reason that we don't have control over, we will also give you a FULL REFUND. You have one free chance to change the date of your trip if you notify us at least 7 days before your scheduled trip.
About Phantom Lake
Phantom lake is a dazzling turquoise-colored glacial lake hanging high in the Coast Mountains. At one end, water feeds into the lake from the ancient glaciers of Mt Jimmy Jimmy and Tzoonie Mountain while at the other, it escapes via a towering cascading waterfall. When you fly past it, you'll feel like you are in a movie!
Even though Phantom Lake is only a 20 minute flight from Squamish Airport, its location makes it inaccessible for most people. The seclusion of Phantom Lake is one of the reasons why it is loved by people who want to wander off the beaten path.
10:30am: Pick-up from Canada Place in downtown Vancouver
Your experience will start when your friendly bus driver meet you in front of the Welcome Kiosk just outside of Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. Look out for our luxurious bus with our logo on. Our fleet of buses are fully air conditioned.
10:30 - 11:30am: Scenic drive to Squamish
Leave the hustle and bustle of Vancouver behind and enjoy the spectacular views along the Sea-to-Sky corridor. Arrive in Squamish about an hour later.
11:30am - 13:00pm: Phantom Lake Explorer Floatplane Tour & Experience
The floatplane Tour and Experience is operated by our parters, Sea to Sky Air - an award-winning sightseeing flight provider. The floatplane Tour takes 90 minutes and include a beach break. During the flight, you will reach a top altitude of 4500ft above sea level and cover an area of 150+ square kilometres.
13:00 - 14:00pm: Lunch in Squamish
We have a few recommendations of pubs/restaurants that you can visit based on your preference.
15:30pm: Arrive back in Vancouver
Your return journey will take just over an hour. We will drop you in front of Canada Place.
Phantom Lake is a remote wilderness hideaway that can only be accessed 4 months of the year. This breathtaking turquoise paradise is nestled among old-growth rainforest, and the only way in or out is by floatplane. Phantom Lake is south west of Whistler, north west of Squamish, and north of Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast. Nearby mountains include Mount Jimmy Jimmy, Phantom Mountain, Colquhoun Peak, Ossa Mountain, Pelion Mountain, and Tzoonie Mountain. You will fly right underneath the foot of Rumbling Glacier and over the iconic Tantalus Mountains that you can see from the Sea To Sky Highway on the drive between Vancouver and Whistler.