Abraham Lake Helicopter Tours

Exploring the Cline River valley

Mountains, glaciers and turquoise lakes

by | Published on July 4, 2019 | Last updated on January 5, 2021

Based on a visit to the area on July 30, 2018

See Abraham Lake and the surrounding area from a different perspective on a sightseeing helicopter tour.

Take flight from the Rockies Heli Canada base located between Nordegg and Saskatchewan River Crossing on the shores of Abraham Lake. Your sightseeing adventure takes you into the Cline River valley, toward the majestic Minster Mountain, glaciers and stunning lakes.

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

The Cline River and Abraham Lake

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

The mountains, up close

Heli Sightseeing Tours

The Six Glacier Tour

This 20 minutes flight is a great introduction to the area filled with glaciers, waterfalls and amazing sights you can only see by helicopter. You´ll soar over the spectacular Cline Pass, see a 900 foot waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes and fly by the Cline, Lion & Lioness glaciers.

The Epic Summit & Icefield Tour

The most popular option is the 30 minutes flight that takes you over the beautiful Wilson Icefield and its many crevasses. You´ll fly over an impressive 10,000 foot pass and you´ll get to see a spectacular 900 foot waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes and fly by the Cline, Lion & Lioness glaciers.

The Complete Columbia Icefield Tour

This 55 minutes flight includes the best of the Rockies and takes you to incredible heights, over aqua green lakes, massive glaciers and spectacular waterfalls. It´s a tour that will definitely leave you speechless.

The Heli Wilderness Adventure

One of our favourite is the Heli Wilderness Adventure. The adventure starts with your choice of the 20, 30 or 55 minute sightseeing flight and then adds a one hour stop in a remote wilderness area for a walk. On our tour we got to spend time at Lake of the Falls, taking in the views of the surrounding peaks and turquoise waters.

The Flight

The first portion of the adventure took us along the Cline River Valley, seeing from above the Cline River Canyon and the Coral Creek Canyon where we hike often. The flight then took us toward Resolute Mountain and it's snow covered peak and the straight walls of Purple Mountain before we made our approach to Lake of the Falls, our destination for the walk.

The Coral Creek Canyon from above

The views from above

Peaks, glaciers and turqoise lakes

An up close look at the mountains

Lake of the Falls

Our last visit to Lake of the Falls was on a backpacking trip during an August snow storm... This time around we were treated to blue skies, wild flowers and gorgeous views. The wildnerness stop is the perfect way to slow things down and take the time to enjoy this special place.

If you're looking at camping or spending the day fishing at Lake of the Falls, they offer the option for flights to this lake and many other in the area. These Heli Backcountry Adventures are unguided but a great option for those with experience in the outdoors.

Time for an adventure...

Alpine ponds

Enjoying an alpine walk

Lake of the Falls

The Return Flight

The last part of the adventure is the flight back to the Cline River heliport, taking in one last look at Lake of the Falls, the Cline River Valley and Abraham Lake.

Take off

Lake of the Falls

The Cline River and Abraham Lake

The Cline River and Abraham Lake

Plan Your Adventure

  • Season: Tours are available daily, year round
  • Family Friendly: Great for all ages. 
  • Restrictions: Additional fees apply for guests over 250 lbs.
  • Location: Tours depart from the Cline River heliport, located 2.5 hours west of Red Deer or 35 minutes west of Nordegg on Highway 11.
  • Transportation: We can include transportation as part of a custom tour. Contact us for more information.

Custom Adventures

Did you know Pursuit Adventures can an heli adventure as part of a custom tour, built just for you?

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Looking for a winter heli-adventure? Check out our winter options here.

All tours and activities bookings are handled by Pursuit Adventures. Some tours are offered by trusted local partners. Most bookings require a minimum of 2 days notice, contact us for last-minute options.

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