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Terrace BC Heli Tours

The beautiful city of Terrace is surrounded by scenic rivers and coastal mountain valleys. Perfect for sightseeing heli-tours!

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

Contact the base: 250-638-1414 for more information on upcoming summer sightseeing tours, glacier tours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are regulations in place that limit us from landing in backcountry zones & parks. We also avoid areas 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 non-motorized areas above 3200′ elevation.

These include the provincial parks and designated 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…

For more information, references are available on these PDFs: Kalum LRMP Maps and Kalum LRMP 2006.
Or visit the interactive BC Parks map displaying northcoast parks and conservancies.

Screenshot of BC Parks interactive map of the northcoast

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.

We don’t offer drop-offs/pick-ups in the Nisga’a lava beds to the general public as this is a provincial park.  We can offer sightseeing trips flying over the lava beds from the Terrace base. 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. 

The cost for custom drop-off or pick-up includes any costs to reposition the aircraft from or back to the base (including empty leg trips).

Cost will vary for the type of client, example: flights for tourists have a lower price vs transfers for work crews.

Yes we do!  Please note that the same restrictions for backcountry recreation sites mentioned above also apply to landings for proposals, marriage ceremonies as well as memorial/cairn sites.  The Mount Remo Backcountry Society does not allow commercial operations (includes professional photographers) or commercially guided groups to use the cabin sites.

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