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Address: Junction of Hwy1 & Hwy40, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-591-0222
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Description: Rockies Heli Canada's Kananaskis Base, located between Calgary and...
Rockies Heli Canada's Kananaskis Base, located between Calgary and Canmore, offers helicopter tours for those wanting an epic view of the Rocky Mountains and easy access to the iconic sights of Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and deep into the backcountry from a super convenient location. Our experienced pilots will whisk you from the flatland into the amazing rise of the Rocky Mountain peaks to experience unbelievable views, all packed in to a tour as short as only (the most incredible) 20 minutes of your life. If you’re interested in something even more unique, why not stop for a hike, a mountain top picnic, or bring a special someone to enjoy a private romantic tour you’ll never forget. Whether you're coming from Calgary, staying in Banff, Canmore, or Lake Louise, you’re just a few minutes away from the heli-adventure of a lifetime. Crossing off your bucket list has never been so easy!
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$163*
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Helicopter Tour over the Canadian Rockies
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$570*
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Private Tour: Canadian Rockies Romance Helicopter Tour
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$492*
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Ultimate Canadian Rockies Helicopter Tour with Transport

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Rocky Mountaineer train trip

Went to Kananaskis for a helicopter tour over the Canadian Rockies. The pilot gave an excellent overview of the area, the history, geology and pointed out the main features during... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Went to Kananaskis for a helicopter tour over the Canadian Rockies. The pilot gave an excellent overview of the area, the history, geology and pointed out the main features during the flight.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Amazing views, great staff, very informative pilots. Would recommend them to everyone I know! This was such an amazing experience!

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I had never flown on a helicopter until today. I was a bit nervous but the folks at Kananaskis Helicopter Tours were warm and welcoming. Our pilot, Kenton, was friendly and professional. The ride was smooth and once we were in the air I forgot about everything but the magnificent views. We did the 20 minute ride and I wish... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Add this awe inspiring trip to your Canadian Rockies Itinerary. Up into the air and over the foothills and cliffs, this was a vacation highlight. They have an experienced and pleasant crew and the pilot narrates what you are viewing. We were on the Rocky Mountaineer tour so we only had a 12 minute ride, but if you are on... More 

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Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had paid for this helicopter trip, via The Rocky Mountaineer Company (who operate the Train) and we were squashed into this helicopter, we could not actually move our arms and it was incredibly uncomfortable, hot and unacceptable. Everyone commented on this. Never anywhere in the world have we experienced this. Even in the front seat next to the pilot... More 

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Leigh A, Regional Sales andMarketing Manager at Kananaskis Heli Tours, responded to this review

Dear Tarakay, We here at Rockies Heli are so sorry to hear that you did not find our experience enjoyable, that you felt squished and that the flight was too short. We do recognize that helicopters are relatively small and offer a different experience to a fixed wing aircraft. For example, the seats are benches with no armrests in between,... More 

Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Well organized, safety conscious, expertly flown. This was one of the highlights to the Banff -Lake Louise vacation. This was arranged on our Rocky Mountaineer trip but I'm very glad that we took advantage of the opportunity. The trip lasted 15 minutes or less but it was a great experience. Never higher than 5000 feet with an experienced pilot.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had the short 12-15 minute flight that was already scheduled and paid for as part of Rocky Mountaineer 'First Passage to the West' tour. My wife was initially somewhat afraid to fly in the small helicopter but once we were airborne, she loved it. Although the flight was short (and somewhat expensive based on the posted fares), we both... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Was to be a flight "over" Banff and Lake Minnewanka but we never made it as far as the Banff park gates. Reserved flight (party of 4) in advance specifically to have my father, for his 75th birthday, fly in co-pilot seat. I made this clear at time of reservation. As we're boarding, they motion a lady walk-in to the... More 

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Leigh A, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kananaskis Heli Tours, responded to this review

Hi Marty, Thank you for your honest review of your experience of Rockies Heli Canada at our Kananaskis Base. Marty, we are very sorry to hear that your experience did not live up to your expectations. As far as we can see on our end, you booked our 30 minute Grand Rocky Mountain Tour, which normally does go into Banff... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

An amazing experience not only the great view but amazing staff. The helicopter tour was for a birthday celebration for my best friend and I. We were on a tight schedule and due to an emergence  had to reschedule. Rockies Heli were amazing they got us rescheduled with no problems. The day of our flight we were greeted by very... More 

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Laynadine, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kananaskis Heli Tours, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, Thank you so much for your review! We were so happy to be a part of your birthday and feel honoured that you chose to share it with us. You chose to add on the one hour exploration hike and picnic to your tour which we think just makes the heli experience that much more special. Thanks again... More 

Shardlow, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This Heli Trip was an integral part of a 'Rocky Mountaineer' tour, so not sure what the cost is for an independent traveller, however it is one heck of a trip. The whole set up is professionally run and the staff are friendly & informative, especially the Pilots. Our particular trip only lasted 12 minutes, we wish we could have... More 

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Management response:

Hi Ray, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your trip and that our staff were their professional and friendly selves. We fully agree that the only problem with the 12 minute tour is that it is too short! As such, we really only offer the 12 minute for the larger... More 

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Additional Information about Kananaskis Heli Tours

Address: Junction of Hwy1 & Hwy40, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-591-0222
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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