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Banff helicopter ride

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Banff helicopter ride

Hi, i will be travelling to banff with my wife in the 2nd week of June. We would like to do a helicopter ride while there does anybody have any recommendations. Thanx

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1. Re: Banff helicopter ride

There are no helicopter flights from Banff as they are not permitted to overfly the National Parks. They are available near Canmore and some possible options are listed here:


Edmonton, Canada
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2. Re: Banff helicopter ride

Also here:


Banff, Canada
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3. Re: Banff helicopter ride

Both Companies (Kananaskis Rockies Heli, or Alpine Heli) in Canmore have a shuttle service from Banff to their Heli Bases. They offer a number of different trips ranging from short sightseeing flights to longer day trips, heli snowshoeing etc.

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4. Re: Banff helicopter ride

I think it is worth reiterating that you won't be seeing much, if any, of the national parks from a helicopter ride. Not that the provincial parks aren't beautiful, but you need to be aware of what you will and won't be seeing. If you want panoramic views of the national parks, a better bet might be a ride up the gondola in either Banff or Lake Louise.

You should do some research on the companies - with the rising prices of fuel, even short rides are quite expensive, and can be cancelled or delayed at short notice if the weather doesn't cooperate. If you do go, it might be worth making a day of it in Canmore where the tours are based - it's a pretty town, with walking trails along the river and some fun shops. Plus you can drive into Kananaskis Country, which is stunning in it's own right.

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