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The Pinnacle of Hiking Experiences!

Join one of our guides for one of the best days of hiking you can ever imagine! With little effort you’ll be transported by helicopter up through a mountain valley and then dropped off onto a high alpine meadow where you’ll have fantastic high alpine hiking, unsurpassed mountain views in all directions… and you’ll be the only people around for miles! From the starting point, you’ll have 2-3 hours to hike over open meadows and ridges with your guide.  You can choose from a super easy walk spending all the time you want taking photos, relaxing or enjoying a picnic next to a waterfall, a moderate walk along grassy ridges and hills, to a strenuous hike where you'll follow the crest of a high mountain ridge past an ancient native medicine wheel.

Where and When to Go

Heli-hiking is based in Canmore with our partner Alpine Helicopters and is easily accessible from Canmore, Banff, and Kananaskis. Our season is from late June to end of September. Our expert guides select the location and hike that suits your abilities and the weather forecast for the day from a possible 12 locations and routes.

Popular routes:

Medicine Wheel to North Bowl
Distance: 2.15km
Elevation Gain: 83 meters
Elevation Loss: 359 meters

Wedding Site to Picnic Site
Distance: 2.22 km
Elevation Gain: 121 meters
Elevation loss: 267 km

Charles Stewart Ridge
Distance: 2.55 km
Elevation Gain: 60 meters
Elevation loss: 206 km


1/2 Day Heli-hiking:

This excursion offers a 6-8 minute scenic helicopter flight to a secluded area high above the Bow River Valley and 2 to 4 hours of hiking, with the pace and distance covered depending entirely on the ability of the group.


Best  for Individuals and Couples. Reservations are made by calling Alpine Helicopters at 403-678-4802 or email to:

Operating: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Departure Times: at 9 AM and 1 PM

$489 per person - based on 3 or more persons booked
$549 per person - based on 2 persons booked
All prices are + GST


Best for Groups. Reservations made through White Mountain Adventures.

Operating: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Departures Times: flexible

$489 per person - based on 3 or more persons booked
All prices are + GST

Heli-Wedding Photo Shoot (Private Charter only):

Imagine taking your wedding photos along a high mountain ridge or in a beautiful alpine meadow with no one around for miles! A heli-wedding photo shoot gives you access to some of the most beautiful locations on earth!  Accessed only by helicopter, we take you to some of the most stunning scenery in the Canadian Rockies. We fly north from Canmore to an open alpine basin at 7500 feet, at the base of an imposing peak. You are left on your own but for the marmots and the bighorn sheep in the distance. After the marriage ceremony, you may enjoy a picnic or walk about in the alpine flora. There is ample time for photos and relaxing before the helicopter returns. Groups of up to 11 persons are possible. 

Please contact us for pricing. Email:

Add-on "flightseeing" options:

Three Sisters Peaks 12 minute scenic flight: $124pp

This adventure will take you past the Three Sisters Peaks as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley.  You will see the magnificent Goat Range where you will observe the radiant aqua blue/green colors of the Spray Lakes.  Your return flight will provide views of the Bow River as it meanders back towards the Town of Canmore.    

Royal Canadian 25 minute scenic flight: $249/pp

This journey will take you to new heights through the Goat Range Pass and along the Sundance Range of Banff National Park where you will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes.  An extraordinary adventure not to be missed!   

Mt. Assiniboine Glacier 30 minute scenic flight: $289/pp

This sensational flight incorporates all the sights of the previous tours as well as transporting you to the “Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies" which rises majestically to 3,611 meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide.  The surrounding glaciers and icefalls will astound you and capture your imagination where you will get up close and personal with the Gloria Glacier as it tumbles off of Mount Assiniboine.  

For Heli-sightseeing tours, please contact Alpine Helicopters directly.