Shangri-La Vancouver launches Canada’s coolest experience that includes private helicopters, a snow machine tour to the Whistler Ice Caves, five-course dining experience with a private Chef-De-Cuisine among the snow, a mixology lesson using 12,000-year-old Glacier ice collected from the day’s journey, glacier golf using biodegradable balls, and a three-night stay in a luxury suite.
Guests and their personal photographer will enjoy a private helicopter flight from Vancouver to the Whistler Ice Caves where they explore the icy beauty of the largest of British Columbia’s southern ice caps.
Following a short briefing, a personal guide will lead a snow machine tour to a variety of ice caves and down through a labyrinth of blue chambers. Once there, guests will learn about the cave’s natural history, volcanic peaks, wildlife and more.
Guests will be treated to a five-course gastronomic menu featuring some of the gastronomic highlights that the West Coast is known for, all while sitting in the heart of the ice cap.
After the dining experience, they can explore more terrain by snowmobiles and buggies. Golf enthusiasts can practice their swing with biodegradable golf balls on the unique terrain.
On the flight back to Vancouver, guests will have a chance to admire the surrounding alpine region while soaring between ancient volcanic peaks and towering forests before touching down in a private location for dessert and champagne tasting. Upon return to the hotel, they will be invited to a private mixology class, featuring 12,000-year-old glacier ice collected from their recent adventure. Guests will relax further with an extended two-and-a-half-hour spa treatment for two that features treatments inspired by the historical wellness practices of British Columbia.
The package also includes a three-night stay at Shangri-La Vancouver’s one-bedroom balcony suite, breakfast for two, an ice-inspired afternoon tea, $500 dining credit to Miantiao. Guests will also be presented with a series of additional surprises during and after their stay, including a special photo book featuring images of their unforgettable experience.
The Ice Caves Heli Adventure is available for two persons for about $49,737 USD.