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MV Cascadia

Soar & explore into the deepest reaches of our terrain

Rising from the waters of the Pacific Ocean and blanketed with copious amounts of fresh powder...

A mythical skiers’ paradise is born.

Free yourself from the tethers of a traditional lodge

Climb aboard MV Cascadia and gain access to 3,550,000 acres (14,370 km²) of exclusive, untouched, and pristine terrain

Imagine cruising along the ocean in a 138 ft catamaran equipped with a heli-pad, surrounded by picturesque fjords and towering glacial capped mountains, en-route to some of the most remote and exhilarating skiing in North America.

We’ve partnered with eco-tourism operator Maple Leaf Adventures who will bring you on the trip of a lifetime. This unprecedented catamaran-based heli-skiing experience day brings a new adventure each day and a new and magical anchorage each night.

Whether you’re skiing on an isolated island, plunging into the ocean for a cold water spirit bear swim, relaxing in a hot tub on the top deck of your floating lodge, or soaking in a natural hot spring right on the beach, your stay will be marked by luxurious amenities, the world’s best heliskiing, and the freedom and excitement of that come with having your own private yacht and helicopter for eight blissful days.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Heli Ski Big Mountains & Cruise Deep Fjords

✓ Treat yourself to a most exclusive and luxurious ski adventure; yacht-based heliskiing!
✓ Claim first decent atop the world’s largest and most extensive network of fjords and inland waterways
✓ Fly in a private A-Star helicopter from the ship's onboard top-deck helipad 
✓ Ski unexplored terrain in one of the world’s most expansive ski areas (3.55 million acres)
✓ Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean at a new remote anchorage each night
✓ Designed for groups of up to eight to twelve adventurers; non-skiers welcome

MV Cascadia

Welcome Aboard Your Luxurious Floating Heliski Lodge

MV Cascadia is a purpose-built 138-foot catamaran designed for British Columbia's West Coast. She will serve as your floating mobile lodge for the duration of the trip. Featuring spacious cabins, elegant lounges, top-quality amenities, and a hot tub on the top deck, the yacht boasts the same exceptional service and offerings found in our land-based lodges. Here, you can indulge in a relaxing massage, take the kayaks out for a spin, and tuck into mouth-watering cuisine - a well-deserved treat after a long day in the mountains.

✓ The design of the MV Cascadia lends itself to being very comfortable at sea
✓ Eight roomy cabins featuring ever-evolving views, private bathrooms, and showers
✓ Lodge-quality salon and amenities
✓ Spacious dining and lounge areas
✓ Massage room
✓ Hot tub on the top deck boasting 360° views of epic landscapes
✓ Two aluminum, landing-craft style shore boats
✓ Kayaks for guest use (six doubles and two singles)
✓ Access to the bridge so you can chat with the Captain
✓ The same exceptional service and cuisine found at our land-based lodges

Your Cabin

Each cabin features an ensuite washroom, individual climate control, wardrobes, and an outside deck, with windows inviting plenty of natural light. Guests can choose from three categories of cabins: 

Categories
and
Cabins 

Category 3
Prince of Wales & Princess Royal

Category 2
Admiralty, Calvert, Moresby & Vancouver

Category 1
Campania & Salt Spring
Cabin Features
  • 235 sq. ft.
  • King bed
  • Three piece ensuite washroom
  • Door access to deck and door access to corridor
  • Windows
  • Located on the Bridge Deck
  • 195 sq. ft.
  • Queen or two twins
  • Three piece ensuite washroom
  • Door access to deck and door access to corridor
  • Windows
  • Located on the Main Deck
  • 160 sq. ft.
  • Queen or two twins
  • Three piece ensuite washroom
  • Door access to corridor
  • Windows (large portholes)
  • Located on the main deck and lower deck respectively

Additional Activities

Enjoy the Wonders of a Boutique Ocean Cruise

✓ Soak in natural oceanside hot springs
✓ Explore river estuaries on a kayak or paddleboard
✓ Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Great Bear Rainforest
✓ Capture your once-in-a-lifetime experience with a water taxi photo tour
✓ Brave the cold and take a saltwater spirit bear swim to rejuvenate tired muscles
✓ Warm up beside a fire on a remote beach under an evening sky glittering with stars
✓ Try your luck fishing for crab, prawns, and halibut, and enjoy them freshly prepared for your group

Travel Logistics

Getting here is so easy

After hopping on a short 70-minute flight from Vancouver to Bella Coola, you’ll transfer directly from Bella Coola Airport to MV Cascadia by helicopter.

Each morning, you’ll take off in search of fresh powder and pristine terrain from the onboard helipad.

Each night, you'll return to a new anchorage to unwind and recharge. Along the way, you'll explore an extraordinary area where the world’s most extensive interconnected fjord system, the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, and a very dramatic mountain landscape of glaciers, plunging creeks, pristine rivers, and granite cliffs converge.

On departure day, you’ll ski your way from MV Cascadia back to Bella Coola Airport before flying 70-minutes back to Vancouver.

Package Inclusions

✓ 7 full days of heli-skiing
✓ Powder skis and poles or snowboard rentals
✓ Guide service by CSGA and ACMG certified guides
✓ 20 hours of helicopter flight time in an A-Star helicopter (7-night stay)
✓ All safety equipment; beacon, radio, airbag backpack with shovel and probe
✓ Round-trip flights between Vancouver International Airport and Bella Coola
✓ All-inclusive food and drink; including alcoholic beverages
✓ Private single-occupancy cabins with en-suite bathrooms
✓ Daily massage treatments by a Registered Massage Therapist
✓ Use of the MV Cascadia's ocean recreation equipment

Winter 2022/23 Season
Starting price of $329,000 CAD + 5% GST for a 7-night stay

Winter 2023/24 Season
Starting price of $355,380 CAD + 5% GST for a 7-night stay

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