Helicopters are so beloved that they've earned countless nicknames, such as "choppers," "harleys" (short for harley-copters), and "motor-cycles," for the many cycling motors they contain. Be an easy glider with this Groupon.
$119 for a 20-Minute Helicopter Tour and a $10 Gift-Store Credit ($199 Value)
The 20-minute Rockies Heritage Tour starts at the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino before flying over the valley at altitudes of up to 9,000 feet. Passengers can take in views of Three Sisters Peaks and the Bow Valley, and the tour also showcases the heritage and history of the First Nations people. The $10 gift-store credit can be used to purchase T-shirts, hats, or photos to commemorate the trip.
Kananaskis Heli Tours
Blades humming, the helicopter from Kananaskis Helicopter Tours rises up from the heliport and soars away over the valley, crossing skies hung between tall mountain peaks. Rising to 6,500 ft., it might follow the rushing waters of the Bow River, or head toward Mount Yamnuska, whose stoic face is a popular destination for climbers. Passengers watch all of these breathtaking panorama glide smoothly by underneath during their 20-minute flight, content to let their expert pilot guide them on a leisurely loop before returning to base. Guests with more adventure in mind can also opt to land for a one-hour wilderness stop, taking wilderness walks or snowshoeing through frost-covered forests before flying away again.