From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with this Groupon.
$232 for One-Hour Glacier Flight Tour ($472.50 Value)
Pilots and up to three passengers climb into a Cessna 180 floatplane and depart on the Grand Glacier Tour. Over the course of roughly an hour, passengers gaze out the window at awesome views of Garibaldi Lake, Whistler ski area, Horseshoe Bay, and downtown Vancouver. This Groupon includes the tour (a $420 value) as well as a fuel surcharge of $52.50.
Fort Langley Air, Ltd.
With the propeller of a Cessna 180 whirring just above its glassy surface, the Fraser River appears to tremble in anticipation of the floatplane’s imminent takeoff. After launching off the aquatic runway, the roaring plane elevates above British Columbia’s wilderness as passengers peer out at the lakes and glacier valleys below.
This is just another day at work for Fort Langley Air, Ltd.’s experienced pilots, who regularly soar above the mountains and glaciers of Garibaldi Provincial Park and Pitt River valley on sightseeing tours, charter flights, and seaplane training courses. While manning the plane’s controls, pilots point out native wildlife, interesting rock formations, and ice sculptures carved by the mountains’ reclusive yetis. Their charter services allow passengers to easily bypass less scenic forms of public transportation, and their seaplane rating courses train pilots to safely land on water with 50 hours of flight time.