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TOUR INFORMATION

This tour is recommended for the “intermediate to advanced hiker“. With little effort you’ll be transported by helicopter up from the coast and dropped off onto a mountain ridge where you’ll have fantastic high alpine hiking, unsurpassed mountain views in all direction! From the starting point, you’ll have 4 hours to hike over open meadows and ridges with your guide.  The hiking difficulty ranges from easy to moderate depending the makeup of the group with lots of changes in terrain.

All of our tours are private which means that our rates are listed on a per person basis.

1 Guest: $2100.00

2 Guests: $1050.00

3 Guests: $700.00

  • Scenic helicopter flight along west coast Vancouver Island
  • Remote mountain exploration
  • Opportunities to see and photograph wildlife
  • Expert local hiking guides
  • Small group adventure tour
  • Offered: July to September
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Elevation Gain: 100 meters
  • Quality of Trails: alpine/no trail
  • Physical Requirements: good health/physically fit/regular exercise
  • Meeting Location: You will meet your guide at the Atleo Hangar at the Long Beach Airport.
  • Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure to allow time go over a safety briefing with your guide and helicopter pilot.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Private Helicopter
  • Experienced local hiking guide
  • Lunch (Dietary needs required)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation to and from the Helicopter Hangar at Long Beach Airport
  • An Ahousaht Stewardship fee of $5 will be added to each fare in support of ecological protection, restoration and the resurgence of Ahousaht culture and governance. To learn more visit our Information page.

GEAR

We provide gear which includes the following:

  • Water bottles
  • Trekking poles

WHAT TO BRING

  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • Lightweight hiking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Gratuity for guide (industry recommendation is 10-15%)

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Ready to hike? Contact our office to confirm availability.

WHERE DO WE MEET?

All guests are required to attend a trip orientation 15 minutes prior to departure. We will meet at the Atleo Air Helicopter Hangar at the Long Beach Airport.

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

Your safety is our top priority. Each hike is led by professional hiking guides along with additional support staff. All of our guides are wilderness-certified first responders, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and guides carry a satellite phone at all time. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-250-725-3320 for more information.

PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP

Wilderness travel requires preparation, knowledge and at times can be difficult. Being well prepared will enhance the quality of your experience. Our guides are experienced in the backcountry, have extensive first aid training, understand the local hazards and are able to minimize risk. We are here to assist you while you prepare for your trip, to educate you about the region and to take some of the load off to help you relax and enjoy your vacation without the stress of the unknown.

We are happy to assist you by answering any questions you may have.

GROUP SIZE

1:3 – 1 Guide per 3 Guests are the maximum allowable ratios on this trip. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 1-250-725-3320 and we’ll answer all your questions.

WEATHER ON THE WEST COAST

Due to our location on the western coast of Vancouver Island, we are facing the open North Pacific Ocean and our weather patterns therefore are controlled by the sea. Our climate is mild with winter temperatures averaging 8-10 degrees celsius and summer temperatures averaging 12-20 degrees celsius. We recommend being prepared for a range of conditions. Mountain weather can change dramatically and access to these regions will depend on the current weather. Heli-Hiking tours can be delayed or postponed due to cloud coverage so be prepared for slight schedule changes to maximize our fun in the mountains.

Helicopter Assisted Hiking Excursions

We will bring you to places where few have ever walked before. This western region of Vancouver Island’s Interior Range has no road or trail access and therefore includes some of the most wild and unexplored mountains in British Columbia.

Expert Local Guides

Our guides are all expert naturalists, interpreters, and trained in risk management and advanced wilderness first aid. They will provide you with guidance, education, safety and camaraderie. With extensive local knowledge of the region, weather and wildlife going on a guided trekking tour can be a rewarding experience. 

CALL: 1-250-725-3320     |     EMAIL: info@longbeachnaturetours.com     |     WE ARE HERE TO HELP!