Heli-Hiking in Canada

Heli-Hiking in the Canadian Rockies, Western Canada

These heli-hike multi-day holiday packages in the Canadian Rockies and Western Canada are as rigorous or as gentle as you would like with exquisite comforts of remote mountain lodges and are an excellent add-on to any of our Rocky Mountain holiday packages.

Every trip offered is fun-filled with activities ranging from ambling and walking to hiking and trekking, or even full-blown mountaineering - these tailored tours suit your wishes and ability. You the guest set the pace, not the guide.

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3-Day Lodge Heli-Hiking Packages

These short escapes are three day Heli-Hiking trips at the Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo Lodges in the Columbia Mountains of BC. These are Signature Heli-Hiking holidays and the most popular summer offering. Three days of Heli-Hiking allow you to taste the wonders of mountain wilderness. The helicopter allows us to explore a variety of sights in a short time. You will be shown ancient glaciers, alpine meadows, mountain ridge walks and lush forested valleys - on any other hiking or walking trip you'd see only one type of mountain terrain.

Mount Robson

These 3 day adventures are suitable for all guests; Families, Couples, Friends, Solo Travellers, Mountaineers, Hikers, Trekkers, Walkers, Amblers and Private Groups.

A 3-day Heli-Adventure begins with transportation from Banff, Alberta to the helipad followed by an exhilarating flight into the lodge. Two and a half days of guided hiking, walking and/or trekking follows with guests divided into groups based on ability and interest. Gourmet cuisine, luxury lodges and a relaxed, casual atmosphere sums up this Heli-Hiking package.

3-day Heli-Hiking Package Rates

3-Day Bobbie Burns Lodge Heli-Hiking Package Rates
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Rates are charged in Canadian dollars and are subject to ~14.2% tax, availability and change.

3-Day Bugaboo Lodge Heli-Hiking Package Rates
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Rates are charged in Canadian dollars and are subject to ~14.2% tax, availability and change.

Rates include:

  • All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on final day, including late afternoon hors d’oeuvres.
  • Guide service and heli-hiking (IFMGA* and ACMG* certified guides)
  • The use of hiking equipment (boots, insulated jacket, rain jacket, wind pants, day pack and water bottle)

*IFMGA – International Federation of Mountain Guides Association
*ACMG – Association of Canadian Mountain Guides

Gratuities are not included and are at the discretion of each guest. 10-15% of trip value is standard in North America.

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6-Day Lodge to Lodge Heli-Hiking Packages

With the best of two different mountain ranges at the heli-hiking guides’ fingertips, a Lodge-to-Lodge trip is nothing short of spectacular. You spend half your time heli-hiking amidst the vast wilderness of one area before hiking, walking and flying to a second area, where your adventure continues.

Iceburg Lake

Lodge-to-Lodge trips include six nights – three at the Bobbie Burns lodge and three nights at the Bugaboo Lodge. On day four, you hike along the famed Grizzly Ridge until meeting up with the helicopter for the flight to your next lodge.

This European style experience between the Bobbie Burns and the Bugaboo has been operated for several years, and it is one of the favourites among returning guests.

Lodge-to-Lodge is also available as a Family Adventure Heli-Hiking Package.

6-Day Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo Lodge Rates
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Rates are charged in Canadian dollars and are subject to ~14.2% tax, availability and change.

Rates include:

  • All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on final day, including late afternoon hors d’oeuvres.
  • Guide service and heli-hiking (IFMGA* and ACMG* certified guides)
  • The use of hiking equipment (boots, insulated jacket, rain jacket, wind pants, day pack and water bottle)

*IFMGA – International Federation of Mountain Guides Association
*ACMG – Association of Canadian Mountain Guides

Gratuities are not included and are at the discretion of each guest. 10-15% of trip value is standard in North America.

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Family Adventure Heli-Hiking Packages

We know how most children feel about hiking, so when this Family Adventure was crafted, the parts which children might find boring were taken out to heighten the lasting family memories you'll take home. Children will boast to their friends back in school how their sense of adventure was captivated by:

  • Awesome helicopter flights
  • Fascinating million-year-old rock formations
  • High mountain ridges
  • Mysterious ancient forests
  • Brilliant glacial lakes
  • Explosive rock-bound waterfalls
  • Ancient glaciers and rock moraines
  • Rock climbing with world-class mountain guides
  • Intriguing new games, played with kids from around the world
  • ...and so much more!

The Family Adventure Leaders team up with professional mountain guides to turn the mountains into an enormous playground.

The choice is yours: Families can choose to...

- Hike together

- Divide into adult groups and children groups for days out in the mountains

- Mix and match and spend some days hiking together and other days not.

Back at the lodge, the Family Adventure Leaders keep the children busy and entertained with games and crafts so parents can relax and enjoy their time knowing their children are having a ball.

At dinner time, the chefs consult with the young guests to create some outstanding meals. This is a family experience designed to please everyone; little ones, teens, and even big-kids at heart will find themselves laughing-out-loud.

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Mountain Lodges

Bobbie Burns Lodge

The Bobbie Burns range takes its name from a great Scottish poet. Very few people other than Heli-Hikers have ever set foot on these remote mountains, some of which remain unnamed today.

Bobbie Burns Mountain Lodge

For adrenalin-seekers, Bobbie Burns is home to the famed Adventure Trail, featuring:

  • Zip-lines over raging rivers
  • A spectacular high ropes course
  • Rappelling opportunities
  • The new Via Ferrata – an alpine route equipped with fixed cables, ladders, and bridges

Bobbie Burns accommodates 44 Heli-Hikers in 24 rooms, all with private bath. The lodge has an outdoor whirlpool, sauna, games room, porch-side basketball hoops, shop, and a fireplace in its roomy common area. Its extensive wine cellar is certainly one of the world’s best in a wilderness lodge.

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Bobbie Burns Lodge
Mountain Ranges Purcells and Selkirks
Base Elevation 1,370 m / 4,494 ft
Hiking Elevation 1,370 m - 3,050 m / 4,494 ft - 10,007 ft
Hiking Terrain 690 sq. km / 266 sq. mile
Accommodations & Facilities
  • 6 single, 16 double/twin and 2 triple rooms
  • All rooms have private bath
  • Bar-lounge area
  • Dining room
  • Games room
  • Shop
  • Climbing wall
  • Exercise equipment
  • Massage
  • Whirlpool (outdoor) and sauna
  • Swimming pond
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi throughout the lodge
  • Fiber-optic internet connection via mountain top wireless repeater with satellite backup
  • Ethernet
  • 2 guest PCs
Capacity 44 guests

Bobbie Burns Lodge Location


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Bugaboo Lodge

The Bugaboos got their name from a turn-of-the-20th-century gold hoax. The name alone is in part responsible for their iconic stature in the mountain world, though the credibility of this reputation cannot be doubted when one considers the stream of legendary climbers who, during the 1950s – 70s, sought first-ascents on many of these peaks. There is probably no comparably magnificent range with so few visitors in the whole of North America, if not the world.

Bugaboo Mountain Lodge

Bugaboo Lodge sits about 1,600 metres (nearly a mile) high, with 35 rooms with private baths, a wood and stone bar-lounge, spa area with sauna, steam room, a games room, a handy shop, and a rooftop hot tub with an extraordinary view. Unique to the Bugaboos, the area manager has compiled a small interpretive museum of maps, pictures, natural history exhibits, and assorted fascinating Bugaboos memorabilia.

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Bugaboo Lodge
Mountain Ranges Purcells
Base Elevation 1,490 m / 4,888 ft
Hiking Elevation 945m - 3,050m / 3,100 ft - 10,007 ft
Hiking Terrain 379 sq. km / 146 sq. mile
Accommodations & Facilities
  • 16 single and 19 double /twin rooms
  • All rooms have private bath
  • Bar-lounge area
  • Dining room
  • Games room
  • Shop
  • Climbing wall
  • Exercise equipment
  • Massage
  • Whirlpool (outdoor) and sauna
  • Outdoor swimming pond
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi in most guest rooms, in the business centre and other common areas
  • Fibre-optic internet connection via mountain top wireless repeater with satellite backup
  • Ethernet
  • 2 guest PCs
Capacity 44 guests

Bugaboo Lodge Location


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Heli-Hiking Video

Access remote backcountry by helicopter for hikes of a lifetime. This could be you!

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