Mountain View Helicopters Scenic Tours - Calgary
Mountain View Helicopters offers scenic tours to fit everyone's budget.
As members of Tourism Calgary we celebrate the beauty of the Calgary region by providing a unique view of the city and surrounding Rocky Mountain area. We offer tours in several types and sizes of helicopters to accommodate any size group or single passengers. Read on to find the right fit for you.
The R44 Raven II helicopter is a state-of-the-art piston engine helicopter, which is currently the number one selling helicopter in the world. This 4-seat helicopter is designed so that all passengers have a window seat - perfect for sight-seeing. Since one seat is required for the pilot, this aircraft can accommodate a maximum of 3 passengers per flight.
The R22 Beta II is a two seat helicopter that can accommodate passenger weights of up to 220 lbs. If you are looking for an economical flight for sight-seeing or photography the R22 may be ideal. If neither of the Robinson Helicopters are large enough to suit your needs Mountain View Helicopters also operates turbine helicopters. The Bell Jet Ranger, or Long Ranger are examples of turbine aircraft that can accommodate larger passenger and cargo loads. If you require an aircraft that seats 4 + passengers, call to check for availability.
Mountain View Helicopters operates both year-round and seasonal helicopter tours from bases located in Alberta. We provide flights ranging from 5 minutes to up to 2.5 hours. The Springbank Airport near Calgary, AB is our year-round base, while our seasonal base is located at the Horseshoe Canyon, near Drumheller, AB. We also participate in Regional Air Shows offering economical helicopter rides for the whole family. Read on for a description of some or our more popular tours.
Calgary City Tour - 30 minutes
Join us for a tour of one of the fastest growing, and vibrant cities in Canada. This tour will take you over world-renowned sites such as Canada Olympic Park, McMahon Stadium, Downtown Skyline, Stampede Park and Heritage Park. Locals may be able to gain a different perspective of their neighbourhood with an aerial view of their own home.
Elbow River Flight - 30 minutes
Keep your eyes open for the wildlife on this tour! Departing from the Springbank Airport your pilot will travel west along the Elbow River to Bragg Creek, then towards Elbow Falls with the Eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies visible in the distance. As we continue on our journey you might recognize the filming sites for some familiar Hollywood movies including Legend of the Falls, Shanghai Noon, and The Assassination of Jesse James just to name a few.
Ghost Lake Tour - 30 minutes
With the majestic Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, we make our way west towards the Wildcat Hills along the Bow River to the gleaming blue waters of Ghost Lake. Enjoy the serene beauty of the area from above while sail boats and kayaks glide on the lake beneath you. Looking west you will see Morley Flats and Mt. Yamnuska on the Eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies.
Kananaskis Tour - 1 hour
This tour heads southwest from our Calgary base toward Bragg Creek, AB. On your way you may recognize the filming sites for some familiar Hollywood movies including Legend of the Falls, Shanghai Noon, and The Assassination of Jesse James. Proceeding north of Moose Mountain the foothills spring to life as we fly over the Kananaskis Lodge, and the Nakiska Ski Area, (one site of the 1988 Winter Olympics). We then follow the alpine valley to scenic Barrier Lake before returning to the Springbank Airport.
Mount Assiniboine - 2 hours
Our Premier Mountain tour will take you west to Canmore, AB, near the majestic Three Sisters Mountain peaks, and then over the sparkling waters of Spray Lakes. Following the valley with spectacular snow covered peaks on both sides of you, we pass Lake Gloria, and Marvel Lake to the gleaming edge of the glacier on Mount Assiniboine. Weather permitting; the helicopter will climb to 12,000 feet to the top of this breathtaking Rocky Mountain landmark. The return trip will take you to Kananaskis, Moose Mountain, and the Bragg Creek area. Depending on the season, wildlife such as grizzly bears, black bears, deer, moose, elk, wolves, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats may be seen. Don't forget your camera; this is an adventure you won't soon forget!
"A La Carte" Mountain Tours - 1 to 2.5 Hours
Customizing is always an option with Mountain View Helicopters. We can discuss your particular area of interest and create an itinerary that is sure to please. You can expect aquamarine lakes, towering mountains, deep wooded valleys, glaciers, and sheer cliffs at world renowned sites such as Moraine Lake, the Valley of the Ten Peaks, Lake Louise, Castle Mountain, and Lake Minewanka. Call today to set up a truly unforgettable experience.
Prices for R44 Calgary area helicopter tours, maximum 3 passengers per flight
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Elbow River Tour
Ghost Lake Tour
Mt. Assiniboine Tour