From Sea to Sky

flying up to whistler seaplane[trip style = luxury + active & adventure]

{Editor's Note :: At this very moment I'm in Whistler testing a new and splashy luxe package offered by the Pan Pacific Whistler. Flying in and out by seaplane is on the menu, as is two nights in a one-bedroom suite complete with kitchen, walk-out balcony, WiFi, daily breakfast, lunch at Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub, bike rental and dinner at one of many local restaurants like Alta Bistro. The details (package available until Sept 29, 2013). Rates for two start at $1,138. I'm micro-blogging about the experience as I go, so check out Whistler and check in with me on InstagramTwitterFacebook and Vine.}

I was recently researching a story for Fodor's on the most beautiful road trips in Canada, and the Sea-to-Sky stretch between Vancouver and Whistler came up in a ton of publications. Hugging granite cliffs, the road winds through ancient forests and practically kisses the sea. And don't even get me started on the glacial vistas---there's a reason there are so many roadside viewpoints.

Yesterday I took the same journey from an alternate near-angelic angle. Boarding a 14-seat seaplane in Vancouver, I literally traveled from sea to sky above the namesake highway. Cresting at cloud level, the seaplane floated at the top of peaks so sculpted and white, they appeared as though they were decorated by the Cake Boss using a fancy frosting tool.

Flying low above glaciers giving way to deep green valleys divided by frothy slivers (aka. raging rivers), Canada's wild took on a whole new point of view. Pairing this journey with a luxe weekend is the icing-formed peaks on the cake.

Trip Styler Tip :: You can enter to win this Fly-In/Fly-Out Package here (just click on the contest tab). The contest closes Sunday, May 26.

vancouver harbour air terminal Vancouver's Harbour Air Terminal

Video - Taking off from Vancouver

Video - Landing in Whistler

pan pacific whistler village centre lobby Pan Pacific Village Centre Lobby {Note: there are two Pan Pacific properties in Whistler}

Video - My room at the Pan Pacific Village Centre

[Photos by @tripstyler, taken while as a guest of Pan Pacific Whistler. See my 'view' on what I write about here.]