My fear of heights was romanticized and swept away by the glistening, snow-capped Canadian Rockies. I must have been in some euphoric state to have agreed to get on the Helicopter Tour Over the Canadian Rockies or maybe my evil daredevil twin sister took over my body. Whatever the reason, I was about to lavishly live travel and touring out loud in a helicopter tour over the Canadian Rockies. The epic backdrop of Bow Valley, and the three Mt. Lougheed’s three summit peaks were going to all be at a bird’s eye view below me, but I was trembling with fear! The most awesome 20 minutes of my life was about to happen and I just hoped that I would be able to take it all in and enjoy! Here’s a quick overview of my helicopter tour over the Canadian Rockies as I lavishly live travel out loud!
When it comes to heights, Niagara Falls did me in, tree tops are not my friend and Ferris wheels definitely don’t get my thumbs up, however… when it comes to bucket-listing stuff, taking on a travel adventure and living to tell the tale to my kids I hike up the big girl britches and suck up my fears. Of course as a mom I have to be able to tell my kids that, “mom did that, you can too, embrace your fears, it makes you stronger!”
We entered the Canmore Municipal Heliport area, at the base of the Three Sisters Peaks and adjacent to Banff National Park, an area that is very well-known and celebrated. Our 25-30 minute journey offered heights, mountain peaks, and unbelievable views of lakes both frozen and not! The opportunity of a lifetime to see so much in such a short period of time!
We flew over glaciers, mountain peaks, learned history of the area, and now simply feel closer than ever to the Canadian Rocky Mountains! Our pilot was knowledgeable and safety was his primary concern! We passed through some impressive mountain passes that we would never have otherwise seen it was simply amazing!
From above we got to see Spray Valley, the Goat Range and Bow River just majestic. Here is a photo I snapped do you see the other helicopter across from us in the distance?
Really wondering what to expect when you take this type of adventure? I was a bit worried about safety and really needed to take it easy just a bit! Once you check in, you get to meet your pilot and see the helicopter! Once you are on board, you get to hear everything from your two way head-set, that’s right you talk, and ask questions and they talk and answer. We passed on through the real meat and potatoes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains within minutes of our ride and well we were really high up there ( I did not want to know, trust me). The views you are about to capture both with your memory and camera are going to rock the photo world!
Now, here’s a bird’s eye look below us as we were flying, is this just insanely beautiful?
After this photo, what I am sharing with you I never have shared with my kids: somewhere between the Wind Mountain and landing, an air pocket dropped us a bit, which is normal in this area, and then the ride will smooth out, however, for my tale, until I hit the ground, “that is all she wrote” because I passed out! LOL~I am not a heights type person but I definitely enjoyed the breathtaking tours over helicopter tour over the Canadian Rockies, they are simply majestic! Lavishly live travel out loud and if you are in Banff, definitely partake on a helicopter tour so you can see the beauty of the mountains from atop! Get ready for some fantastic views, unlike any others you will ever see!