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.
Choose from Three Options
- $169 for a 20-minute helicopter tour with a one-hour wilderness stop (up to a $312.50 value)
- $325 for the above tour and wilderness stop with champagne, a commemorative photo, and complimentary dessert for two (up to a $695 value)
- $635 for the above tour and wilderness stop with champagne, a commemorative photo, and complimentary dessert for four (up to a $1,390 value)
After lifting off from the Cline River Heliport, the helicopter flies over the valley at altitudes of up to 9,000 feet. Passengers can take in views of the Cline Pass and Cline Glacier, and ogle the 900-foot falls spilling out of Michelle Lakes. The pilot will land in the wilderness and lead passengers on a walk along the banks of a glacier-fed stream to a 40-foot waterfall. Snowshoes will be provided in the rare event of snow.
Icefield Helicopter Tours has a second base, too, located near Lake Louise, Banff National Park, and Columbia Icefield. From here, the helicopter sails over Kananaskis Country with views of Barrier Lake, the Three Sisters peaks, the Bow River, and Mt. Yamnuska. This trip also includes a one-hour stop for walking or snowshoeing in the wilderness. This Groupon is valid at either location.
Icefield Helicopter Tours
Blades humming, the helicopter from Rockies Heli Tours rises up from the heliport and soars away over the valley, crossing skies hung between tall mountain peaks. Rising to 9,000 feet and beyond, trips take tour-goers over the surrounding countryside for breathtaking views. Trips from the Icefield base treat passengers to views of glaciers, a waterfall, and mountain lakes, whereas journeys from Kananaskis whip through snowy peaks that include the site of the downhill skiing portion of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Passengers watch all of these breathtaking panoramas glide smoothly by underneath during flights, content to let their expert pilot guide them on a leisurely loop before returning to base. Guests with more adventure or luxury in mind can also opt for extras such as a wilderness walk through an old growth forest or a gourmet picnic amid the natural beauty of the mountains.