Spring Glacier Kayaking

I know I have told you many times that I live in the most beautiful place on earth…but I really do!  In June I went on a helicopter with Compass Helicopter Tours into the mountains to go spring glacier kayaking. Look at the colour of this water!!! Insane, right!?!

Last year I went on a similar helicopter tour in August. I made a mental note that I really wanted to go in June this year when the ice was just starting to melt. There are “rivers” that are formed that are perfect for spring glacier kayaking. However, the timeframe for this is limited as within weeks the rivers will have turned to the lakes I saw last year.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her spring glacier kayaking in british columbia with compass heli tours.

I am glad to know Nick from Compass Helicopter Tours and he knows the best time of year to get to experience the spring glacier kayaking and offers once-in-a-lifetime tours.

You might also like Back Country Winter Helicopter Experience or Glacier Kayaking Adventure.

Here is one of Joel’s videos from Instagram

This year I put together a vlog with Joel to show you the beauty of this experience. I hope you enjoy it! Joel actually edited this one for me so give him a thumbs up and make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Two Days in Whistler
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her spring glacier kayaking in british columbia with compass heli tours.

Check out my glacier kayaking vlog below on or YouTube for better quality.

As you can imagine even thought it is June…it is still chilly that high in the mountains. I would definitely suggest pants so you don’t get cold. I work my sneakers, but boots or even hiking boots would likely have been a better choice if you want to walk in the snow at all. Also bring snacks, sunglasses (DON’T FORGET THESE!!) and a bathing suit if you are a dare devil. πŸ™‚

No, I didn’t jump in. Maybe next year.

Also, if you haven’t seen my other glacier kayaking blog post from last August, check it out HERE.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her spring glacier kayaking in british columbia with compass heli tours.

Here is one last video snippet for you.


Thanks for stopping by.  πŸ™‚  Hope you enjoyed this spring glacier kayaking post!

xoxoBella is a popular travel and lifestyle blog featuring travel inspiration, fashion, recipes, dog mom tips and fitness motivation. Bella Bucchiotti lives with and advocates for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease awareness.


Leave a Comment


  1. Oh my goodness those photos are absolutely breathtaking!! I can’t imagine being there in person, one day hopefully!!

    Posted 8.22.18 Reply
  2. Sarah Jean wrote:

    I can’t believe that water is for real! You get to do some amazing things

    Posted 8.22.18 Reply
  3. Marta wrote:

    Those colors!!! They are to die for! I’m not much of a cold-weather person, but this could change my mind.

    Posted 8.22.18 Reply
  4. THIS IS SO COOL! Looks like the perfect adventure too!

    Posted 8.22.18 Reply
  5. Annaliese wrote:

    WOW Bella! This is incredible. Such pretty water!! What a cool adventure!

    xoxo A

    Posted 8.22.18 Reply
  6. Adriana wrote:

    These pictures are absolutely incredible! Wow! What a fun time, I need to get there!

    Posted 8.22.18 Reply
  7. OH MY GOSH! These photos! This looks like an absolutely amazing trip. Seeing a glacier just seems like it would be a totally unreal experience. You are seeing it all!

    Posted 8.22.18 Reply
  8. Deborah wrote:

    WOW these photos are breathtaking! I love the idea of this, though I don’t do cold weather very well as I have Raynaud’s syndrome. Still, I would love to do this!

    Posted 8.23.18 Reply
  9. How breathtaking!!! Had no idea a place can be some beautiful

    Recent Post: Bedroom Refresh

    Posted 8.23.18 Reply
  10. Briana Trevino wrote:

    Lucky girl, this looks like a dream!


    Posted 8.24.18 Reply
  11. Tara Liston Fuller wrote:

    the scenery is just amazing! seriously want to be your travel buddy!

    Posted 8.23.18 Reply
  12. ShayShayTries wrote:

    these views are incredible!

    Posted 8.23.18 Reply
  13. Alix Maza wrote:

    Omg how awesome is this?! I’ve never thought about this haha.

    Posted 8.23.18 Reply
  14. Okay there is NO way I would jump in but this experience looks insane. I have to go spring kayaking, it looks SO gorgeous!

    Posted 8.24.18 Reply
  15. Whoa this is on my bucket list now. I would totally jump in lol

    Posted 8.25.18 Reply
  16. Katie wrote:

    That water is so, so pretty! This defintiely looks like a winter wonderland. So jealous of all of your travels. They look so fun.

    Posted 8.26.18 Reply

Subscribe to my Newsletter!