Alpine Helicopters offers by far the most memorable and spectacular sightseeing available in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Your adventure awaits you at our full service facility conveniently located at the base of the world famous Three Sisters Mountains in Canmore, just minutes from the gates to Banff National Park. This outstanding year round facility boasts a large parking area, sunny deck with plenty of seating and an inviting waiting lounge with gift shop, photography services, wheelchair accessible washrooms and complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate for those chilly mountain mornings.
Our fleet of thirty six helicopters (yes 36!) has a reputation for maintenance, quality and safety that is second to none. All of our pilots have undergone extensive mountain flying training. Many are members of a select group who are carefully chosen and approved to fly mountain rescue missions. Our aircraft have the combined capacity (using five helicopters) to accommodate up to 30 passengers at one time and are equipped with stereo headsets for each passenger allowing them to speak with each other as well as with the pilot. Each of our pilots has a thorough knowledge of the area and will provide captivating live commentary on the local history, wildlife and regional geography during your tour.
Dazzle your delegates by including one of our breathtaking tours in your programming. The introductory 12 minute Three Sisters Peaks Tour not only encircles our most famous local landmark but travels out further for an up close view of the Goat Range of mountains. Or maybe try the 25 minute Royal Canadian Tour which explores waterfalls along with the spectacular peaks and valleys between Banff and Canmore. For the ultimate experience take our 30 minute Mount Assiniboine Glacier tour which gets you up close and personal to the area’s highest glacier and it’s surrounding pristine blue green lakes.
In addition to our regularly offered sightseeing tours we have cultivated a number of amazing partnerships in the Bow Valley and can provide air transfers for adventures in White Water Rafting, Dogsled Tours and of course Heli-hikes with our Meet in the Real Rockies partner White Mountain Adventures. Custom hikes including gourmet lunches or BBQs are available. We can also provide air transfers to another of our Meet in the Real Rockies partners Boundary Ranch in Kananaskis for an authentic western BBQ along with a host of other western activities on site. Upgrades and additional activities on any of these programs are only limited by your imagination.
All of our tours and additional offerings provide unparalleled views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Join us for your “once in a lifetime experience”. Feel free to drop by our Canmore Base for a facility tour and check out all that we have to offer!
Complimentary ground transportation is available for groups up to 35 from any hotel or attraction in Banff or Canmore. Services include sightseeing tours, private charters, aerial photography, heli-weddings, heli-hiking