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  • Location: Banff, Canada
  • Duration:  Varies
Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the Canadian Rockies as you soar high above in a helicopter. Fly over the plains of Bow Valley and snap up-close shots of Mt Lougheed’s three summit peaks drizzled in snow. An experienced pilot shares the history of the region as you absorb the incredible scenery. This 20-minute flight is a dazzling way to take in sights during your stay in Banff. Hotel transport is included.

Highlights

  • 20-minute helicopter tour of the majestic Canadian Rockies
  • Soar over Bow Valley, Mt Lougheed and Wind Mountain
  • Learn about the history of the First Nations people in the region
  • Fly over glaciers and along mountain passes
  • Pickup and drop-off from select Banff hotels included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Reap the rewards of peak views without huffing your way up a mountain. From the comfort of the helicopter, take amazing pictures of Mt Lougheed sure to get the thumbs-up on social media.

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What You Can Expect

Helicopter Tour over the Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies

Start with easy pickup from your Banff hotel at a time of your choice, and head to the Canmore heliport located near the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino. After checking in, meet your pilot and receive a brief introduction to helicopter safety. Then board your helicopter and take off! During the 20-minute flight, listen to commentary about the sights from your pilot through your two-way headset.

Soon, you’re in the heart of the Canadian Rocky mountains and cruising at a speed of 100 miles (161 km) per hour. Admire the surrounding mountains while you soar over Bow Valley, and learn about the First Nations people in the area.

Cross over the impressive massif of Mt Lougheed, which has three summits, the tallest one at 10,187 feet (3,105 meters). Capture aerial views of its narrow ledges covered in snow, and check out the adjacent Wind Mountain, with an even higher elevation.

Then enjoy a smooth flight back to the helipad. When you land, your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

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Customer Reviews

Kenneth K
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Thank you to our pilot, Darrin, for a really fine 55-minute tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were a little worried that the weather was going to cancel our flight but it cleared up just in time. The trip was a great adventure from start to finish, the pick up from Banff was great and a very friendly guy, even though he is afraid of heights and flying.
The base is really nice, hot and cold drinks and nibbles provided. We didn't wait long to be shown to our helicopter and introduced to the pilot, he was lovely and very informative, I was a little worried when he said he had only been flying for 18 months but I had no need to worry.
The flight was good there was only the 3 of us family and the pilot aboard, had fantastic views.
I thoroughly recommend this trip we did the 30 minute one and it was well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Was the best thing ever, it was hit and miss wether we were going to be able to go due to wind conditions, and the pilot did have to change the route we took, which was a bit unfortunate but still very well worth doing, and we appreciated that it was for our safety this was done. Life time experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Haven't got the words to adequately describe the thrill of climbing to over 11 thousand feet and sailing over the snow covered mountain tops. A brilliant hour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great tour! The pilot made sure both sides of the helicopter saw everything equally. Very helpful and nice staff. Would recommend this tour.

jmonahan
Lao People's ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was a great tour! I was worried about setting up hotel pick up but it was a piece of cake. The helicopter tour was amazing. The weather was a bit cloudy and the pilot did a great job at getting us into some beautiful mountain passes without creating a bumpy ride! A+ all around.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

I took the flight with a friend whom actually lives in Calgary and has been a pilot of helicopters himself....we were both most impressed with safety, local knowledge and the professionalism of the company.
Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

this was great, the weather again was amazing, the set up was very professional, the pilot was great at explaining the surrounding scenery and the flight was exactly what was promised

Shane
Canada

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2015

The pick up was on time and the driver a very nice guy who told us a lot about his First Nations culture which was great. At the helicopter airport, all was well organised. The trip was wonderful. The only downside, is that the airport is a long way out, hence flying time is limited. I would suggest taking the longest flight time trip to take in more.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2014

There were 5 seats available for passengers. When I boarded the helicopter there were only rear facing seats remaining. Therefore, for the 20 minute sightseeing flight I could not see forward. That would be OK if the purpose of the flight was transportation. only. However, I paid for a sightseeing flight, not a transportation flight. Therefore I didn't get what I paid for.

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