Bella Coola Grizzlie Bears at the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
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Flight Seeing Joyrides

Helicopter Sightseeing

Eagles Eye View of the Stunning Bella Coola Valley and Great Rainforest!

Revel in adrenaline-inducing heights and postcard-worthy views with our heli-hiking and heli-sightseeing tours. Gain a bird's-eye view of Canada's third highest waterfall, plus glaciers, towering peaks, granite cliffs, canyons and more. Alternatively, fly among the fjords of the Pacific Ocean and your highly experienced pilot will park on the beach while you take a soothing soak in the seaside natural hot springs!

Sight Seeing by Helicopter 

Helicopters are the most capable sightseeing platforms available and, in addition, can land almost anywhere. Have our pilots fly you to the tops of the highest peaks, to a remote beach, to a lakeside picnic, or to a base camp for an overnight stay in the alpine.

The helicopter can fly with a maximum of 4 guests. A guide is not needed or included.

A shorter introductory tour that is well worth the price is a fly by of Mt. Saugstad (2908 m, 9451ft) the highest peak visible from the Bella Coola Valley. The flight starts with an overview of the valley extending from the fjords in the west to the Chilcotin Plateau in the east, before going onto the knife-edged ridges, hanging glaciers, and steep granite rock faces of Mt. Saugstad itself. The flight is approximately 15 minutes.

A longer sight seeing tour would include views of the colourful Rainbow Range (see our blog about hiking the Rainbow Range), a flight past spectacular Hunlen Falls (at 260 metres the third highest waterfall in Canada), the scenic Turner Lake chain, a visit to the massive Monarch Ice Cap and a landing at Ape Lake. Here the toe of Jacobsen Glacier forms a 100 foot high wall of ice that calves into small lakes. Afterward, the helicopter proceeds back towards the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge to view the summit of Mt. Stupendous. The views are, well.....'stupendous' and if conditions are favourable a landing may be made at 9,000 feet.

Another deluxe option is a flight that incorporates all the above!

Rates

Sightseeing by helicopter! No guide or walking involved. The rate is for a group 1 to 4.

15 Stupendous Minutes - a short helicopter flight through the Tsini Tsini Valley, flying over glaciers, icefields and along spectacular rock cliffs with great views of Mt Stupendous. Includes 15 minutes of flying time - $500

Highlights of Tweedsmuir Park - This tour includes the sights of "15 Stupendous Minutes", plus a flight to a remote alpine lake where the heli will set down so guests can have a quick walk around and enjoy views of calving glaciers. Includes 45 minutes of flying time - $1100

Lakes, Waterfalls & Icefields - See the best of Bella Coola and Tweedsmuir Park by air: fly over alpine meadows, huge icefields and the spectacularly coloured Rainbow Range. Then soar over Hunlen Falls, the 3rd highest waterfall in Canada! Includes 80 minutes of flying time - $1800

The Grand Tour: Highlights of The Great Bear Rainforest - This is an amazing trip! It includes the itinerary of "Lakes, Waterfalls & Icefields", plus guests will get to fly through the largest fjord system in North America, visit an ancient giant Cedar tree and enjoy a packed lunch on a remote beach! Includes 2 hours of flying time - $3000

Sightseeing tours can be customized to your tastes and budget. It can be a short flight for a quick overview or be several hours for an in depth look at all that the valley and its environs has to offer.

We strongly recommend pre-booking this tour prior to your arrival to ensure there is availability. Please contact us by email or toll free 1.877.982.2407 for reservations or to design a custom tour.