Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

30-minute Purcell Mountain Tour

Bid farewell to Panorama as you fly from the village on an exhilarating helicopter ride high in the Purcell Mountains with views of the Rockies, stunning glaciers and 11,000′ peaks.

New for Summer 2022

Purcell Mountain Tour

Make this summer an incredible one with an experience to remember. Take flight in a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter up to the Farnham Glacier northwest from Panorama. Each flight will require a minimum of 2 passengers with a maximum load of 4 passengers. The trip departs directly from Panorama's Adventure Centre in the Lower Village.

  • 30 Minute Trip (approximately) - Departs at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm 
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before flight time and check in at the Guest Services desk In Ski Tip Lodge. Then take the Village Gondola down to the lower village parking lot #2 (Adventure Centre area) and then walk up to parking lot #3 (Stables area). Wait for pilot to come get you or until they wave you over to the landing pad. DO NOT APPROACH LANDING PAD OR THE HELICOPTER WITHOUT BEING ESCORTED BY THE PILOT.
  • All guests are required to watch the Passenger Safety Video and sign the waiver before purchase transaction.
  • Full payment will be taken at the time of booking. This total is fully refundable up to 48-hours before departure. Within 48-hours the flight is fully non-refundable.
  • Experience operating until September 4, 2022.
  All ages
30 Minute Flight Price $339 +tax

How to Book

Call our Reservations Team at 1.800.663.2929, or book online or request a custom quote using the form below.


Terms & Conditions

All prices are quoted in Canadian funds per person. Applicable taxes will be applied to all prices. Cannot be combined with any other specials or offers. Conditions apply to all promotions. Rates subject to change and cancellation without notice. All facilities and programs are subject to seasonality, availability and change. Tickets for this experience cannot be exchanged for a credit or any other product. Upon purchase, your credit card will be charged for the agreed upon amount regardless of whether the ticket is used. Full payment will be taken at the time of booking. This total is fully refundable up to 48-hours before departure. Within 48-hours the flight is fully non-refundable. Panorama does not guarantee weather or viewing conditions.

Will we see any animals/wildlife?
We can’t guarantee that you will see wildlife on the tours, but we often spot bears, goats, mule deer, moose, osprey and eagles.

Do I need to put my cellphone into ‘airplane’ mode or turn it off?
No, there is no need to turn your cellphone off or into ‘airplane’ mode but you cannot use personal electronic devices during takeoff/landing.

Can I take photographs/videos?
Yes – we just ask that you don’t do so while loading/unloading the helicopter for safety reasons.

What should we wear?
There is no need for any special clothing for the tour flights – the helicopter has a heater and vents to control the temperature.

Is it safe?
All our aircraft are rigorously maintained and our pilots are very safety conscious – we do not fly aggressively or in a dangerous manner.

How high will we fly?
We normally fly 500-1,000ft above the ground but will fly around mountains that are up to 10,000ft high.

Does my child need to pay for a seat?
Children under the age of two sit on an adult’s lap and are free – aged two and over they need their own seat.

How many people can fly in the helicopter for a tour?
The helicopter can seat up to four passengers and one pilot.

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