- Up-close views of the ‘Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies’
- Stunning panoramas you can only enjoy byhelicopte
This helicopter flight over Mt. Assiniboine Glacier takes you over what is perhaps the most iconic mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Pyramid-shaped, Mt. Assiniboine is an almost-twin of Europe’s Matterhorn, hence its nickname ‘the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies’. You’ll take off for your 30-minute scenic flight from Canmore, just a 30-minute drive from Banff; free hotel transfers are provided but do book early as space is limited. If you’ve never flown in a helicopter before, rest assured that this will be one of the most spectacular you could possibly have - the majesty of the Canadian Rockies is awe-inspiring.
Soar high above alpine meadows, pristine lakes and the Bow River as you head out to the mountains. You’ll get excellent views of the Three Sisters Peaks, Goat Range and of course, the Gloria Glacier as it tumbles off Mt. Assiniboine, which stands 3,611 metres along the Great Divide. Look out for icefalls, and grizzly bears on the slopes! This is a fantastic Banff gift experience, and perfect for anyone that would like to see more than they can from the hiking trails and ski slopes. Be prepared for absolutely breathtaking vistas.