What is heli-hiking?

Heli-hiking is, without question, the pinnacle of hiking experiences. 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 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 a guide. You will most likely finish your hike at a new location where your helicopter will arrive to pick you up and carry you back to civilization.

Where and When to Go
Heli-hiking is based in Canmore and easily accessible from Canmore, Banff, and Kananaskis. Season is from late June to September.
A CTC “Signature Experience”
The Canadian Tourism Commission recognizes the unique character of heli-hiking and designates it as one of Canada’s “Signature Experiences”