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Sleeping Warrior (ĩstĩmãbi ĩyãħé) Tour

$ 475.00 per person - 45 minutes

Our most popular adventure has all of the fantastic scenery you would expect of the Rocky Mountains.  You are in for something special as you fly towards Mt. Assiniboine and beyond. This flight over Mt. Kidd (named Sleeping Warrior by the Stoney Nakoda people because that is where the warriors of their time slept), will give you full views of the marvelous glaciers and lakes of Banff National Park. This is surely an experience you will not forget!

We’re excited to announce our Green Initiative program, dedicated to minimizing our environmental footprint and contributing to a sustainable future. Beginning January 1, 2024, guests will have the opportunity to make a $2.00 donation (per person) at the checkout page when completing an online booking. This donation will plant one tree in collaboration with One Tree Planted, and the remaining funds will be invested in Gold Standard-certified carbon offsets with PlanetAir. Your participation is key to creating a greener future. Explore more about our Green Initiative by following the link.

All tours are exclusive of the Goods & Services Tax (5%) and require a minimum of 2 passengers.

Note: Our Stoney Nakoda sightseeing tour base is closed from October 16th-May 13th.  Please check out the tour offerings out of our Canmore base, just 20 minutes West on the Trans Canada Highway.

Heading to our Canmore Sightseeing Tours Base?

Our Address is 91 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB T1W 1N8.

  • For Alpine Helicopters shuttle bus services from Banff to Canmore please email canmore@alpinehelicopters.com for more information.
  • Driving Directions from Banff National Park: Approximately 20-25 minutes via Trans-Canada Highway heading East
  • Driving Directions from Calgary, AB: Roughly a one-hour drive via Trans Canada Highway heading West, exit at 91.
  • Public Transportation: Available in Canmore and from Banff.
    • From Banff – Roam Transit – Route 3 from Banff to Canmore, getting off at stop “Benchlands Trail Overpass” and a short 15 minute walk to our base.
    • Within Canmore – closest stop is Kananaskis Way south (500m) from our base on route 5C.
      Further details including bus routes and schedule please head to the Roam Transit website.
  • For Bus Options from Calgary to Canmore: Visit On It Transit Services.

Heading to our Stoney Nakoda Sightseeing Tours Base?

Our Address is 888 Nakoda Way, Morley, AB T0L 1N0 (Located at the back end of the Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino parking lot, identifiable by a log building with a red roof).

  • For Alpine Helicopters shuttle bus services from Banff/Canmore to Stoney Nakoda, please email nakoda@alpinehelicopters.com for more information.
  • Driving Directions from Calgary: Approximately 40 minutes via Trans-Canada Highway West.
  • Driving Directions from Canmore and Banff National Park: About 20-40 minutes via Trans Canada Highway East.

  • Reserve your tour ahead of time to secure your preferred date and time slot.
  • REMEMBER: Payment has NOT been processed at the time of booking and this will take place upon check-in. Please bring a method of payment with you.
  • Please plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled flight time. This will ensure adequate time for payment, ticket processing and a safety briefing. Late arrivals may have to be rescheduled. If you know you are running late, please give us a call and we will accommodate you as best we can.
  • For your convenience, we recommend leaving bags and important documents in your vehicle as they cannot be brought along during the tour. Alternatively, we provide lockers for safely storing all personal belongings.
  • To capture the stunning landscapes ensure your camera or smartphone is fully charged and ready to go!

Take in the scenery and capture memories that will last a lifetime! By following these tips, you’ll be well-prepared for your helicopter sightseeing tour and can fully enjoy the experience.

In the event that you must cancel your reservation, a minimum notice for any reservation is required:

  • A minimum of 3 hours prior to any sightseeing flight
  • A minimum of 24 hours prior to any other flight (private charters)

Any cancellations inside of these time frames will result in a 50% non-refundable charge to the credit card used to secure your booking.

In the event of inclement weather, we will make every effort to notify you an hour before your tour to cancel or reschedule your flight. If you feel the weather may be a factor or are traveling more than an hour to our base, please call before leaving.

We do not charge for tours that are canceled due to weather.

Important Notice: Alpine reserves the right to cancel at any time before or during a flight for weather, maintenance or emergency. In these cases, your reservation will be arranged for another time that day, or another day that may work for you.

At Alpine Helicopters, we strive to accommodate all guests to the best of our ability. However, it’s important to note that helicopter tours have certain limitations regarding accessibility due to the nature of the aircraft and operational constraints. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Mobility Restrictions: Our helicopters require passengers to climb in and out of the aircraft with assistance from our ground crew. Due to space constraints and safety regulations, individuals with mobility impairments may find it challenging to board and disembark from the helicopter. Our ground crew will assist to the best of their ability to accommodate mobility restrictions
  • Seating Arrangements: Our helicopters have limited space, and seating is allocated based on weight distribution for safety reasons. While we will do our best to accommodate specific seating requests, we prioritize safety and weight distribution in our seating arrangements.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Unfortunately, our helicopters are not equipped to accommodate wheelchairs or mobility devices. Passengers must be able to transfer from their wheelchair to the helicopter seat with assistance from our ground crew.
  • Service Animals: Service animals are not permitted in the helicopter but are welcome on the base and building.
  • Safety Considerations: For safety reasons, passengers must be able to understand and follow safety instructions provided by our crew before and during the flight. This includes wearing appropriate safety restraints and following emergency procedures if necessary.

We understand that every individual’s accessibility needs may vary, and we encourage you to contact us directly to discuss any specific requirements or concerns you may have. Our team will do our utmost to accommodate your needs and ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience with Alpine Helicopters.

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Alpine Helicopters offers the most spectacular sightseeing tours in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains

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BANFF & CANMORE SIGHTSEEING

STONEY NAKODA SIGHTSEEING