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Helicopter flights

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Helicopter flights

Hi, We are coming over in July and reckon the best way to see these glaciers and incredible views i've been reading about (seen we are not hiking) is by helicopter. Would be interested in any suggestions on which flight to take we will be in Banff and also heading up to the Columbian Icefields, we were not planning on going as far as Jasper but will be staying at the Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge. Thanks heaps :)

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1. Re: Helicopter flights

G'day Leonie,

There is no overflying permitted, by either fixed or rotary winged aircraft, of the National Parks and the heli flights are based in Canmore from where they fly over/land on the side of the Rockies outside the National parks but which I think is Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park.

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Probably also Kananaskis Country, to judge from something which I saw recently that mentioned seeing Lake Minnewanka from a helicopter flight - the east end of Lake Minnewanka is in K-Country. Kananskis Country is a huge area of Crown land managed as a huge network of recreational and mixed use lands by the Province of Alberta. www.albertaparks.ca/kananaskis-country.aspx

There is also a flightseeing operation out of Nordegg (roughly 3 hours from Banff) that overlooks the Columbia Icefields from east of the park boundaries, called Icefields Heli.

A third operation flies out of the Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino, about 45 minutes east of Banff; sorry, that's all I know about them:

rockiesheli.com/locations/…booking

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If I remember, if you go to Golden you can take flights up the Blaeberry Valley to the west side of the Icefields. they might even do a landing (outside the NP).

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Definitely Kananaskis Country - there were a steady stream of helicopters over us when we were climbing on Kid Goat last week.

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I've done the Alpine helicopters from Canmore. They pick up from Banff and its an incredible flight. I normally do the 25 minute flight but the 30 minute one goes over Mt. Assinoble? They may not be 'glaciers' but its an incredible scenic flight and would recommend it.

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6. Re: Helicopter flights

Thanks heaps for the information. Will take a look at the ones recommended :) Have a great night Cheers

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