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Take your Banff trip to new heights during this flexible-length helicopter sightseeing trip. Soar like a bird above iconic Banff landmarks like Bow Valley and the snow-capped peaks of Mount Lougheed and Wind Mountain, listening to insights from your experienced pilot about the history of the region and its First Nations people. You can choose between 20-, 30- and 55-minute flights to maximize the fun. Round-trip hotel transport from Banff is also included.


  • 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

Annmarie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

an excellent trip for my wife and i, loved it

Christoher B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour!! Everyone should try it out!

Ruth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great experience. The pilot was fantastic.

Khristen V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was absolutely amazing! Pilot was very informative and engaging, I can't wait to do something like this again!

Janet T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

what lovely views and people

Christopher H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved it. First time in a helicopter and even with a little bit of turbulence little according to the pilot we loved the tour. We opted for the 30 minute flight. Taking us down the side of the rockies down to lake MInnewanka and back up the Bow Valley. The time flew sorry for the pun by.

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Worth every penny! Darren was a great pilot and tour guide. It was a very clear day with calm winds. The van ride was also very interesting with our Native American driver giving us a history lesson on the way to the heliport.

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.

Stephen C

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.

Jacqueline K

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

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