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Launch of Exclusive Ice Caves Heli Adventure in British Columbia

Launch of Exclusive Ice Caves Heli Adventure in British Columbia

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Mixology with 12000 year old ice in Vancouver? Shaken not stirred thanks.

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Ice Caves Heli Adventure Image courtesy Destination British Columbia

A three night glam experience which includes private helicopters, fine dining among the ice caves, a mixology lesson with 12,000-year-old Glacier ice and an ice-inspired afternoon tea is being offered by Shangri La Vancouver. The adventure showcases some of British Columbia at its coolest.

Whistler ice caves via private helicopter

Guests are first whisked away from Vancouver to the Whistler Ice Caves via their own private helicopter, along with a personal photographer to capture the Instagrammable experience. After flying over Canada’s southernmost ice fields, guests will arrive at the Ice Caps. A personal guide will introduce guests to their snow machines and following a short briefing, lead them to a variety of ice caves and down through a labyrinth of aqua blue chambers as they learn about the cave’s natural history, volcanic peaks, wildlife, and more.

Once in the heart of the ice cap, guests will dine on a five-course gastronomic menu featuring some of the gastronomic highlights that the West Coast is known for, all while sitting below a cathedral of blue.

Golf with biodegradable golf balls on the ice

After guests have had their fill, they can explore more terrain by snowmobiles and buggies. Before departure, golf enthusiasts can practice their swing with biodegradable golf balls on the unique terrain.

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Ice Caves Heli Adventure Image courtesy of Destination British Columbia

On the flight back to Vancouver, guests will take in 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, guests will partake in 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 Indigenous peoples of British Columbia.

Three nights at the Shangri-La, Vancouver

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, $500 dining credit to Miantiao. Guests will also receive a series of additional surprises during and after their stay, including a special photo book featuring images of their experience. The Ice Caves Heli Adventure is available for two persons for CAD 60,000 (about USD 49,737). Advanced booking is required 15 days in advance.

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Ice Caves Heli Adventure Image Courtesy Destination British Columbia

Shangri-La Cares

Shangri-La Cares Enhanced Health and Safety Protocols Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver remains committed to providing a safe environment for all through Shangri-La Cares, the Group’s global safety program. Comprising a range of enhanced protocols and measures designed to ensure colleagues work with peace of mind and guests can confidently enjoy the moments that matter most. Shangri-La has followed recommendations laid out by the World Health Organization, or more stringent local directives where appropriate, to ensure its operational protocols are comprehensive. Concrete measures have been adopted at all hotels and resorts to combat the risk of contracting viruses and bacteria so that guests can feel safe when staying at or visiting its properties. These protocols include: increased frequency and full attention to deep cleaning of all high-touch surfaces and areas used by guests throughout the hotels; use of medical-grade sanitizers and disinfectants, which are approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency; increased cleaning frequency of air filters and air-conditioner systems to ensure optimal air quality; and safe dining, meetings, and events with extra precautions to respect physical distancing and enhanced food safety practices. Guests can learn more about Shangri-La Cares program on the website.

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