Here are some frequently asked questions about heli hiking and summer courses with Heli Canada Adventures. Click on the question to reveal the answer:
If you can make it by 5:30 p.m., you’ll make the social. If you’re coming later, we’ll ensure dinner is waiting for you.
Usually you have done this for us, by arriving as a group. If you’re by yourself or a couple, we’ll put you into groups of similar abilities, based on the information you give us.
You bet! You’ll be in a group of similar abilities and you can hike as much as the group wishes and daylight hours allow.
Yes, we encourage you to come and meet new friends and enjoy yourselves. We’ll put you together with others of similar abilities to make up the group. Often friendships are started and are kept up for years to come after your vacation.
Yes! This is your vacation. If you’re on a mountaineering package, we’ll ask that you golf in the afternoon so that we can easily complete our objective for the day.
Yes. We’ll check to make sure it’s appropriate and up to proper safety standards.
Sorry, but you’ll be miserable. As our backpacking trip demands solid and stable footwear, we don’t allow light hiking boots. Full shanks and stable ankle support is required. Waterproofing is also important to add to your enjoyment on this spectacular trip.
Yes, you definitely will. This is part of the reason we use the helicopter. You’ll find that the terrain is quite suitable for a new hiker. You may go as far as you would like and you’ll be in a group with similar abilities. You’ll find lots to do to keep you outside and having fun for the whole day.
Yes, absolutely. Please contact us for the rates for your dream vacation.
You bet! Families join us and we move through the mountain terrain at a pace all will enjoy. Our youngest client was 3 years old and our oldest was 97 years old.
Yes, you can. All that is required is letting us know. You’ll be required to pay for an extra guide and the additional helicopter time. Sometimes it works out that you’re only paying for the extra guide as we have the right numbers as not to add the extra flight.
It sure can. Contact us and we can arrange a guide to get the kids climbing while you’re hiking.
If it’s still safe to fly, we’ll go out with protective rain gear. The mountains offer extra beauty when shrouded in mist and cloud. If we can’t fly, we’ll load up into vans and head into Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks for the day or until we can fly.
Yes, you certainly do. If we haven’t used the helicopter that day, you’ll be refunded your helicopter portion of the package, minus the costs incurred to transport us to the national parks and acquire the correct permits. We’ll be outside in the national parks for that day and if we can fly later on, we definitely will.