Our sightseeing tours usually follow the valleys to the northwest of downtown Terrace. Short heli-tours can view Zymagotitz River, the valley located between Mount Remo and Sleeping Beauty Mountain, while longer tours can view the northwest backcountry behind Sleeping Beauty Mountain, following the Kalum Lake valley back to the base.
Custom tours are also available for backcountry recreation* drop-offs and pick-ups or mountaintop picnics and proposals. *check out our FAQ on the right abt limited access to backcountry landings*
Terrace is the regional retail and service hub for the north coast area of British Columbia, with Highway 16 West/East Prince Rupert to Smithers and Highway 37 South to Kitimat connecting on the outskirts of the city in neighbouring Thornhill.
The Northwest Regional Airport for Terrace/Kitimat residents is about 15 minutes away from downtown Terrace and the Yellowhead hangar. The airport connects residents and visitors to Vancouver, Prince George and depending on the area industrial projects, Calgary & Edmonton. Westjet, Air Canada and regional airline Central Mountain Air have daily flights to Terrace. For more airport information, please visit www.yxt.ca
Contact the base: 250-638-1414 for more information on upcoming summer sightseeing tours, glacier tours.
Want a helicopter flight over Kitimat?
Flights for tours originate at our Terrace base. Flight time from Terrace to Kitimat return is approximately 1 hour, not including any extra time circling Kitimat (or Terrace).
Rates vary dependent on the type of flight.
Helicopter flights from Terrace to Gitwangak (Kitwanga) or Gitlaxt’aamiks (New Aiyansh) are approximately the same amount of time as a Kitimat flight, 1 hour round trip.
As a side note, we don’t offer scenic flights around the Nisga’a lava beds as this is a provincial park. Please contact the BC Parks/Nisga’a gov’t for information on hiking tours & camping info.
Interested in a heli-fishing trip? We have working relations with a handful of great local fishing charter guides that can arrange a trip for you.
There are regulations in place that limit us from landing in backcountry zones & parks designated as non-motorized recreation zones. Charters for skiers *tenured heli-skiing with lodge is allowed*, hikers, mountain bikers, etc. are not allowed to land in these areas above 3200′ elevation.
These include provincial parks and designate zones around Maroon Mountain, Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Sleeping Beauty Mountain, Mt Remo (except the Anderson Cabin heli-pad), Mt William Brown, Gitnadoiks River, Mt Hipp (except the Larsen Cabin heli-pad), Mt Morris…
The cost for custom drop-off or pick-up includes any costs to reposition the aircraft from or back to the base (aka empty leg trips).
Cost will vary for the type of client, example: tourists vs work crews.