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Ice magic

Mix your cocktails with 12,000-year-old ice at this exclusive ice cave helicopter adventure in British Columbia.

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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.

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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.

 

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