19 July 2021
Shangri-La Vancouver is offering a three-night Whistler Ice Cave package for groups of two – complete private helicopters, fine dining, ice-inspired afternoon tea, and a mixology lesson with 12,000-year-old glacier ice.
Guests will be first whisked away from Vancouver to these historically frozen caverns via helicopter and include a personal photographer to capture the Instagrammable experience. After flying over Canada’s southernmost ice fields, guests will arrive at the ice caps, where a personal guide will introduce them to the featured snow machines and, following a short briefing, lead them to a variety of ice caves. Guests will wander down a labyrinth of aqua blue chambers as they learn about the cave’s natural history, volcanic peaks and wildlife.
Once in the heart of the ice cap, guests will dine on a five-course gastronomic menu featuring some of the highlights that the North American West Coast is known for, all while sitting below a cathedral of blue.
Guests will also explore more terrain by snowmobiles and buggies, while any budding golfers can practise their swing with biodegradable golf balls on this unique terrain.
On the flight back to Vancouver, those onboard will be able to take in the surrounding region by soaring between ancient volcanoes and towering forests via helicopter, touching down in a private location for dessert and champagne tasting.
Upon return to the hotel, a private mixology class with 12,000-year-old glacier ice collected from their recent adventure will teach guests the basics – setting the mood for the following two-and-a-half-hour spa treatment, inspired by wellness practices of British Columbia’s First Nations.
The package also includes a three-night stay at Shangri-La Vancouver’s plush one bedroom balcony suite, breakfast for two, an ice-inspired afternoon tea and a $500 dining credit to Miantiao. Guests will also receive additional surprises during and after their stay, including a photo book of their adventure.
The Ice Caves Heli Adventure is available for two persons for CA$60,000 (AU$64,326).
Advanced booking is required at least 15 days in advance.