Throughout the day
Departure Time
1.5 Hours, 2 Hours
Duration
18+
Age
Active
Activity
Apr-Oct
Season

The ultimate romantic hiking experience! Take a scenic helicopter flight to a secluded area above the Columbia Icefields for a guided high-alpine hike.

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Surprise someone you love with a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour and one-hour hike in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Choose between a 20-minute or 40-minute flight with a one-hour hike.

Soar over Abraham Lake, with views of snow-capped peaks. Share a bottle of sparkling wine while enjoying these spectacular views. You will have an hour to take a stroll to a waterfall, take in the alpine views and spend quality time with your loved one. Make memories with an unforgettable view and collect your souvenir photo at the Icefields Adventure base.

This tour is operating on a private basis, with just you and your loved one on the flight.

Included
  • Professional Guides
  • Light snack & refreshment
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport

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

1

Scenic helicopter flight

You’ll be transported by helicopter up on a 20 minute scenic flight through a mountain valley and then dropped off onto a high alpine meadow.
2

Guided alpine hike

From the starting point, you’ll have 1 hour to stroll over to a waterfall or a lake and take in the spectacular views.
Included
  • Professional Guides
  • Light snack & refreshment
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport
  • Always bring layers as the mountains can be fickle with its weather.
  • For the summer, a good pair of walking shoes/sneakers (closed toes) or hiking boots, no
    sandals. A raincoat / wind breaker, light jacket, and pants. Additional items are a hat/baseball
    cap, suntan lotion and bug spray.
  • For the winter, a good pair of winter boots, a winter jacket, toque, snow pants, and gloves.
  • Always remember to layer. Extra clothing can be held in the cargo compartment of the
    helicopter.
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.
Summer – Hiking boots, Hat, Raincoat, Light Jacket, Pants, Socks (In case they get wet), Bug Spray, Water.

Winter – Winter boots, Winter Jacket, Toque, Gloves, Snow Pants.

Not only is photography allowed, but it’s also encouraged! You’ll see the Rockies like you’ve never seen it before!
Our flights are very smooth; this is not a theme park ride! So many people who presume they may have an issue feel just fine during the tour. However, if you are prone to motion sickness you might want to take a motion sickness pill just as a precaution. We want you to enjoy your flight!
Check in time for your flight is 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Please understand that your check in time is required to ensure you are prepared for your flight and a safety briefing will be given at that time. Late arrivals are subject to a reduction in flight time and/or full cancelation of flight.
We require 24 hours’ notice prior to flight time to change or cancel your reservation. Reservations cancelled outside of 24 hours are fully refundable. Reservations, no-shows and cancellations within 24 hours will be assessed a 100% cancellation fee. If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please provide us 24 hours’ notice prior to your tour time and we will be happy to accommodate you.
We ask that you contact us prior to leaving your location to confirm weather.  If the trip is cancelled due to weather a full refund is issued.
Yes, you can take a tour if you use a wheelchair.  Please contact us so we can go over details.
Included
  • Professional Guides
  • Light snack & refreshment
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport
  • The minimum age for this tour is 8 years old.
  • Prices are based on two passengers, and this tour requires a minimum of two passengers.
  • No loose articles are permitted. Zips, ties and belts on clothing must be secured.
  • Photo ID may be required for identity verification.
  • Tours depend on weather conditions and must be confirmed the morning of the flight.
Included
  • Professional Guides
  • Light snack & refreshment
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport
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