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Canadian Rockies Heli-Lodge Adventure

Explore the Canadian Rockies by helicopter

Explore high above the tree line to discover unspoiled wilderness few people will ever have the chance to see. Walk on glaciers, stroll through wildflower meadows and past turquoise glacier-fed lakes, and stand in awe of the vast Canadian wilderness.

Suggested length

7 days / 6 nights

Price

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When to go

June - August

Highlights of your trip

Explore Banff National Park

Heli-adventures in the Canadian Rockies

Spectacular remote scenery and wildlife

Stay in a luxurious, fly-in lodge

Experienced guides

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Soar to an alpine lodge

Each day, from the lodge, take one or two helicopter flights into the mountains to explore a variety of terrain. Excursions are leisurely, active, or challenging, depending on your tastes and ability.

Trip Itinerary

Speak to one of our Canadian Insiders about personalizing this trip. Some of our trips can be done in the reverse direction.
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Arrive in Banff
Day 01

Arrive in Banff

Arrive in Calgary before travelling to Banff — a UNESCO World Heritage Site with all the charm of a small mountain community. 

  • Transfer from Calgary Airport to Banff
Explore Banff National Park
Day 02

Explore Banff National Park

Fill your lungs with cool, fresh Rockies air and head out for a day of exploration. Today, your activity options offer ways to discover some of the most beautiful places in Banff National Park.

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour

    On a guided sightseeing tour, stroll the Lake Louise shoreline and snap photos of the Valley Of The Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake.

  • Spray River Horseback Ride

    Ride past Bow Falls, Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, Sulphur Mountain, and cross the Spray River.  

  • Signature Hike from Banff
Explore Banff National Park
Day 03

Explore Banff National Park

Continue to adventure through the Canadian Rockies today with your choice of activity. 

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Banff Sunrise Photography Tour

    Wake up early to photograph Banff National Park before the crowds arrive. An expert guide shows you how to capture this special time of day on camera.

  • Sunshine Meadows Hike

    Enjoy a guided 12-kilometre (8-mile) hike through Sunshine Meadows. At an elevation of 2,220 metres (7,300 feet), the meadows straddle the Continental Divide and the boundary between Alberta and British Columbia. Hiking time is 6-7 hours round trip. 

  • Johnston Canyon E-Bike and Hike

    Embark on a guided e-bike along forest trails and the paved Bow Valley Parkway before a scenic hike to the Lower Falls Bridge at Johnston Canyon, one of Banff National Park's scenic gems. 

Travel to Fly-In Lodge
Day 04

Travel to Fly-In Lodge

The excitement begins bright and early with a transfer to the helipad. After your helicopter flight to the lodge, enjoy an afternoon adventure in the mountains.

  • Heli-Lodge Adventure Begins
Heli-Lodge Adventure Continues
Day 05

Heli-Lodge Adventure Continues

Fly to another incredible location and discover alpine terrain that most people will never visit. Go walking, hiking or embark on a Via Ferrata adventure.

  • Explore the Columbia Mountains
Heli-Lodge Adventure Continues
Day 06

Heli-Lodge Adventure Continues

Another day of adventure awaits you. Your comfortable alpine lodge provides an ideal base for exploring the region.

  • Discover Glaciers, Valleys and Ridges
Depart with Fond Memories Made
Day 07

Depart with Fond Memories Made

Your trip of a lifetime comes to an end today. Sit back and think of all you've accomplished as you travel onwards.

  • Depart the Heli-Lodge

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Accommodations

These are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.
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Rimrock Resort Hotel

Example of a Superior hotel in Banff

Built into the side of a mountain, the Rimrock Resort Hotel sits high above Banff town and provides guests with spectacular views of the Bow River Valley. Banff Upper Hot Springs and the Banff Gondola are a short walk from the hotel, while other attractions are minutes away by car.

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Train to Vancouver

Train to Vancouver

Add a scenic train ride to Vancouver on the West Coast. Take Rocky Mountaineer's daylight train or enjoy a sleeper train experience onboard VIA Rail's The Canadian train.

Your Questions Answered

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What’s Included

Lodge accommodation
Helicopter flights to/from the fly-in lodge
Guided heli-hiking and outdoor activities
Transfers between Calgary and Banff
Electronic travel documentation package
Personalized Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support

Frequently Asked Questions

Be a prepared hiker by dressing for the weather and bringing extra breathable clothing layers to put on or take off as necessary to regulate body temperature. Be sure to pack enough water and high-energy food and snacks to last the duration of your hike. If you’re hiking in bear country, it’s a good idea to bring bear spray (and know how to use it) in case you encounter a bruin on the trail. Last, bring a small first aid kit that includes moleskin for blisters.

Canada is laced with trails so it’s possible to hike through forests or to the top of mountains in every province and territory. But the most popular places to go hiking are B.C.’s Coast Mountains, the Canadian Rockies, Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, and Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia.

Many of our guests who travelled through Western Canada saw at least one bear along the way — especially those who participated in a wildlife viewing tour. During certain months of the year, your chance of seeing bears increases dramatically. Of course, there is no guarantee of seeing wildlife during your train vacation as these animals are wild and roam Canada’s vast wilderness.

Absolutely! We personalize all our clients’ trips to fit their exact tastes and needs. You can add days at locations that you’d like to explore and spend more time at. Or leave out certain areas that don’t interest you as much. Discuss your travel goals with our Canadian Insiders who make sure that your trip fits your needs and budget.

Your trip can be as rich as you’d like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can customize your trip and decide what you’d like to see and do.

If your trip is a special occasion, we’ll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you’re traveling with a group, we’ll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

All our trips are personalized to fit our clients’ schedule and budget. The price of your trip generally depends on the travel season, train service, accommodations, and the sightseeing tours you take. When you request a quote you’ll be provided with the detailed information you need

What Our Customers Say

Excellent overall rating based on 2 reviews

The itinerary was exactly what we had asked for

The itinerary was exactly what we had asked for and all the details were thoroughly documented. The accommodations were excellent and any criticisms we have about them were not anything that Fresh Tracks would have any control over. The staff did an excellent job coordinating our trip and was very helpful with questions we had during the trip.

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Mary and Charles

TX, USA

The scenery in Alberta was spectacular

The scenery in Alberta was spectacular. The Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver and the Delta Point Hotel in Victoria were very special. The Glacier tour on the Athabasca Glacier was wonderful.

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Diane and Jeffrey

NY, USA

Insider Tips

Having grown up in Calgary, the Rocky Mountains have always been my backyard, but there are so many more hidden gems to explore in Alberta. From the outdoor enthusiast’s paradise of Waterton, to the fossil filled Dinosaur Provincial Park, there is something for everyone.

Solana P

Solana

Canadian Insider

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