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20 Mins, 30 Mins, 55 Mins
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All Ages
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See the Canadian Rockies on spectacular Icefields heli sightseeing flights with glaciers, icefalls, waterfalls, alpine lakes and 11,200 foot peaks.

Located 25 minutes from the famous Columbia Icefields between Banff and Jasper, these helicopter tours are perfect for those who like to venture off the beaten track and fully immerse themselves into the incredible sights and sounds of nature. Want to stop along the way? A one-hour scenic stopover for a hike or snowshoe (depending on the season), and a picnic can be added on to all flights.

Choose from three sightseeing flights:

20 Minutes  – Six Glaciers Tour

Get ready for the most awe-inspiring 20 minutes of your life! Deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, you’ll lift off to an incredible view of Abraham Lake and soar at a cool 100mph, 9,000 ft (2,900m) over Cline Pass. This helicopter tour is chock full of natural beauty, glaciers and waterfalls, including many amazing sights you have to see from above!

30 Minutes – Epic Summit & Icefield Tour

Join the most popular flight tour for 30 minutes of crevasses, glaciers and waterfalls as you climb up to 10,000 feet over the beautiful Wilson Icefield and see all the way to the Continental Divide and the 12,000′ peak of Mt Columbia, the Llyal Icefield, Freshfield Icefield and Mt Forbes. Flying in the Canadian Rockies does not get much better than this!

55 Minutes – Complete Columbia Icefields Tour

The “Complete Columbia Icefields Tour” is just that – a complete, full, 55 minutes of gorgeous scenery and ancient ice as you fly over the Columbia Icefields, the Llyal Icefield and the Wilson Icefield. By helicopter you’ll be able to see the Columbia Icefields the way it was intended, leaving you with an awe-mazing trip highlight to remember for years to come.

Included
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per tour)
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

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Spectacular sightseeing

Every helicopter tour includes views of glaciers, icefalls, waterfalls, alpine lakes and 11,200′ peaks.
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Choice of routes

Choose from three different helicopter sightseeing tours of 20, 30 and 55 minutes.
Included
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per tour)
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport
Tours range from 20, 30 and 55 minutes in length. Please select your preferred flight time and length during the booking process.
Your choice of a scenic 20 minute, 30 minute or 55 minute helicopter flight with unparalleled views over mountain peaks, alpine meadows, glaciers and pristine lakes.
The heliport is located at the Icefield Adventure Base, deep in the mountains on Highway 11 (David Thompson Highway), 25 minutes from the famous Columbia Icefields, 2.5 hours from Jasper and 2 hours and 15 minutes from Banff. The base is located beside Abraham Lake which has scenic hiking trails and complimentary coffee, tea and cookies are served at the heliport.
You are required to arrive at the Heliport 20 minutes prior to your scheduled flight time.
Yes, a one-hour stopover with or without lunch can be added to any of the flights. Usually the stopover location is at the confluence (meeting point of the Cline River and Waterfalls Creek) where you can walk up to the Twin Falls cascading along Waterfalls Creek. This stopover is available for an additional fee, please enquire for further details.
This depends on the type of helicopter available, it is either up to 4 or 6 people plus the pilot. Whilst not everyone can sit by a window you will still have fantastic views during your flight. All helicopters have forward facing seats to improve the view from all seats.
Please wear warm clothing with no loose articles. Zips, ties and belts on clothing must be secured..
Small children are allowed (0-1 years old are free) when on a parent’s lap. Children aged two or older must have their own seat and pay full price.
Tours depend on weather conditions and must be confirmed the morning of the flight. In this situation we can reschedule or refund your booking.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
Included
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per tour)
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport
  • Children under 2 years are free when sitting on a parent’s lap. Children aged 2 or older must have their own seat and pay full price.
  • This tour requires a minimum of two passengers, single bookings (1 person) need to call to make a reservation.
  • Guests that weigh more than 250lbs or that are not able to physically fit into the seat provided will be charged an additional seat charge.
  • Tours depend on weather conditions and must be confirmed the morning of the flight.
Included
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per tour)
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport
Rockies Heli Sightseeing Tours at the Icefields
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Stop for a sightseeing visit on an Icefields flight with Rockies Hel
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Sightseeing flights at the Icefields with Rockies Heli
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Fly above the icefields and see the Cline Glacier with Rockies Heli
Take a flight over the Icefields from the Rockies Heli office
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