GROUP SIZE

Up to 6 people

Time of year

June 8 to October 15

Duration

Various

Minimum Age

0

Minimum Fitness Level

HELI-SIGHTSEEING

 

Revel in adrenaline-inducing heights and postcard-worthy views with our heli-hiking and heli-sightseeing package add-ons. Gain a bird's-eye view of Canada's third highest waterfall, plus glaciers, towering peaks, granite cliffs, alpine meadows, fields of colourful wildflowers and more.

The following options are heli-sightseeing tours. This is where you take a helicopter ride to see hard-to-reach, yet beautiful, places. They are are perfect for all ages and require minimal fitness/mobility. If you are interested in being more active and would like for the helicopter to land and to go for a hike with a knowledgeable guide, see our heli-hiking options.

  

Tour Options

All tours leave from the West Coast Helicopter hangar at the Bella Coola Airport (40 minutes from Tweedsmuir Park Lodge)

A Taste of Heli-Sightseeing - Take a short helicopter flight, soaring over glaciers, icefields and spectacular rock cliffs with great views of Mt Saugstad & stunning views of the Bella Coola Valley. Includes a landing at 6700ft! Includes approximately 18 minutes of flying time.

The Mountains & Glaciers of the Great Bear Rainforest - A similar tour to A Taste of Heli-Sightseeing but more than twice as long! Witness tumbling glaciers composed of blue ice! Includes a landing at a glacial lake with incredible views. Includes approximately 42 minutes of flying time.

Highlights of the Great Bear Rainforest - Soar past the spectacularly coloured Rainbow Range before flying over the thundering Hunlen Falls (3rd highest in Canada). From the falls fly past lakes and glaciers. It may be possible to see small icebergs floating in the lakes! Fly past Tweedsmuir Park Lodge to Mt Stupendous and, if conditions are right and the helicopter load permits, a landing can be made at 9,000’. The views are amazing. Includes approximately 72 minutes of flying time.

The Grand Tour: The Best of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region - On this tour experience the Great Bear Rainforest, the cowboy country of the Cariboo topped off with a lunch on the Pacific Ocean! Fly over alpine meadows, huge icefields and the spectacularly coloured Rainbow Range. Then soar over Hunlen Falls, the 3rd highest waterfall in Canada! And to complete the tour, zoom through the largest fjord system in North America and enjoy a picnic lunch on a remote beach*! Includes approximately 120 minutes of flying time.

* Beach landing is dependant on tide levels. If the tides are out, a landing is possible!

If you are not staying at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, but would like to go on a Heli-Sightseeing tour (as opposed to Heli-Hiking), please contact West Coast Helicopters directly to check their availability (they are the company we use). Their contact details are: + 1 250 982 2181 or email. If you are interested in Heli-Hiking with a guide, then contact us, not West Coast Helicopters.

Heli-Sightseeing Rates & Details

Sightseeing by helicopter! No guide or walking involved. 

Important:

  • Rates include transfers between the hangar and Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
  • Rates are group rates (i.e. that's the rate regardless if there is, for example, 1, 3 or 6 people in your group).

Suggestion: make friends with your fellow guests and share the cost!

  • A Taste of Heli-Sightseeing

     

     

     

    Rate for up to 6 people

    $1245

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  • Mountains & Glaciers of the Great Bear Rainforest

     

    Rate for up to 6 people

    $2450

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  • Highlights of the Great Bear Rainforest

     

     

    Rate for up to 6 people

    $4375

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  • Grand Tour: The Best of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region

      

    Rate for up to 4 people

    $7160

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Rates are for up 6 people (depending on dates). Tax is an additional 5%.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

We strongly recommend pre-booking this tour prior to your arrival to ensure there is availability.

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