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Helicopter Flight over Banff National Park

Helicopter Flight over Banff National Park with Alpine Helicopters. By Jessica Mack (aka @SweetDivergence)

As a Christmas gift to ourselves we took a helicopter flight over the Canadian Rockies, in Banff National Park, Alberta Canada.

I can't begin to describe how breathtakingly beautiful it was, the photos and videos really don't do it justice....but take a look anyway. ;)

Watch the video in particular. There were times when we were heading straight for a mountain or glacier, only to squeeze between two peaks at the last minute. It was incredible!


Helicopter Flight over Banff National Park with Alpine Helicopters. By Jessica Mack (aka @SweetDivergence)

Helicopter Flight over Banff National Park with Alpine Helicopters. By Jessica Mack (aka @SweetDivergence)

Helicopter Flight over Banff National Park with Alpine Helicopters. By Jessica Mack (aka @SweetDivergence)

Helicopter Flight over Banff National Park with Alpine Helicopters. By Jessica Mack (aka @SweetDivergence)

Helicopter Flight over Banff National Park with Alpine Helicopters. By Jessica Mack (aka @SweetDivergence)

Helicopter Flight over Banff National Park with Alpine Helicopters. By Jessica Mack (aka @SweetDivergence)

Helicopter Flight over Banff National Park with Alpine Helicopters. By Jessica Mack (aka @SweetDivergence)

If you're in the Banff / Canmore area I would definitely recommend Alpine Helicopter Tours. Our pilot even told us they have a private tour which includes a stop at a remote ski-lodge for hot-chocolate before flying back to base.

Prices start at $119 per person for the shorter flights and run through to $800+ for bigger tours. The tour we were taken on was the Assiniboine Glacier Tour, which didn't disappoint, and is usually priced at $279 per person for a 30-minute flight. They can also put together private packages on request, and will even fly you into some beautiful and remote areas for your wedding (wish I'd known about that a few months ago)!

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