Central Alberta Activities

See David Thompson Country from a breath taking angle on an helicopter tour, flying over glaciers, icefields and scenic mountain lakes.

Located along Abraham Lake, these tours are a great way to get an introduction of the area, see incredible sights and explore off the beaten track.


  • Experience the classic views of David Thompson Country.
  • Explore remote areas, taking in the sights of mountains, waterfalls and glaciers.

Perfect for: Anybody looking for a fun day exploring David Thompson Country and the Columbia Icefields area.

This day trip is open to all ability levels, whether you are a beginner and or an expert.

This tour is recommended for all ages. Please note that there may be extra charges for guests over 250 lbs or who can't physically fit in the seat provided.

This tour is owned and operated by Rockies Heli Canada.

Tour Overview

  • Activity: Heli Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Duration: 20 mins to 55 mins
  • Departure: Abraham Lake

Your Adventure

Departure Time Available from 8 am to 8 pm.
Duration 20 mins, 30 mins and 55 mins options available.
Pickup Location Contact us if you would like to arrange transportation.
Meet at the Trailhead
Check-in at the Rockies Heli Canada base at 20 Cline River Heliport Way. Get directions >
Activity Level Sightseeing
Lunch Available as an add-on.
Custom Tour Let us know if you'd like to customize this tour for your group.
The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.



Daily - Year Round

2018 Rates (per person)

  • 20 Minutes Tour: $199
  • 30 Minutes Tour: $379
  • 55 Minutes Tour: $679
Add-ons (per person)
  • 1 Hour Wilderness Stop: $79
  • Wilderness Stop with Lunch: $113

Kids 2 & under are free if sitting on a parent's lap.

$4 per person landing fee, 5% operator levy and 5% GST are extra

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* Discount on activities only applies to tours booked through Pursuit Adventures. No discounts available when booking directly with partners.

Tour Options

The Six Glacier Tour

This 20 minutes flight is a great introduction to the area filled with glaciers, waterfalls and amazing sights you can only see by helicopter.

You´ll soar over the spectacular Cline Pass, see a 900 foot waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes and fly by the Cline, Lion & Lioness glaciers.

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The Epic Summit & Icefield Tour

The most popular option is the 30 minutes flight that takes you over the beautiful Wilson Icefield and its many crevasses.

You´ll fly over an impressive 10,000 foot pass and you´ll get to see a spectacular 900 foot waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes and fly by the Cline, Lion & Lioness glaciers.

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The Complete Columbia Icefield Tour

This 55 minutes flight includes the best of the Rockies and takes you to incredible heights, over aqua green lakes, massive glaciers and spectacular waterfalls. It´s a tour that will definitely leave you speechless.

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The Details

Where to Meet

Check-in with Rockies Heli Canada at their David Thompson Country base located in Cline River. Get Directions >

You must arrive at the base at least 20 minutes prior to your flight time.

Departure Time and Private Tours

When booking your flight select Morning (8 am to 11 am), Noon (11 am to 3 pm) or Afternoon (3 pm to 8 pm). You will be assigned a flight time during this block based on availability. If you have a preferred departure time please indicate it on the booking form and we will try our best to accommodate.

Tours are not private and you will be matched with other guests for the tour. Contact us if you would like to arrange a private tour.

What to Bring

Required Items

  • Proper footwear (shoes or boots)
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather
  • A windbreaker, shell and/or rain jacket
  • A warm sweater (conditions can change quickly)

Recommended Items

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

What's Included

  • This tour is provided by Rockies Heli Canada and include flight time along with the selected add-ons.

What's Not Included

  • Souvenir photos, custom stops, transportation to the heliport or any other special requests.

Group Size

The group size is usually 4 to 6 passengers depending on the helicopter used.

Weather Cancellations

You must confirm your departure the morning of the tour directly with Rockies Heli Canada at 1-888-844-3514. In the event of bad weather your tour may be re-scheduled directly with the operator or refunded by contacting us.

Terms and Conditions

Please note that guests over 250 lbs and guests that are not able to physically fit into the seat provided may be charged for an additional seat. You will be required to pay that fee directly to the operator prior to the flight.

The Operator Levy is an additional fee charged by the activity provider as as tourism marketing fee and carbon tax fee.

Advance Booking

This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure and requires a minimum of 2 guests per booking. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last minute booking or single guests.

Cancellation Policy

All bookings are non-refundable but we will offer you a credit for a future adventure if you cancel a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure.


Waivers are required for all participants and will need to be signed at the Rockies Heli Canada base prior to your tour.
Please review our complete terms & conditions prior to booking.

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Come For A Visit

We're located in Capstone at Riverlands, near the trails of Waskasoo Park and Downtown Red Deer. Stop by to plan your next adventure, rent the gear you need and grab a bite with friends. 

While you're in the neighbourhood make sure to check out some of our great neighbours like Wild Brewing Co, Purearth Organics, DOSE Coffee and Troubled Monk Brewery.

You'll find us at #10 5579 47 Street in Cronquist Business Park.


  • Monday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

We're open for check-in 10 minutes prior to departure for all tours.

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