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World's Coolest Helicopter Rides

Columbia Mountains, Canada

This mountain range in southeastern British Columbia is popular for summer walks, when the landscape explodes with wildflowers. If you want to get your adrenaline pumping, turn to Canadian Mountain Holidays. Founded by Austrian mountaineer Hans Gmoser in 1959, this tour company was the first to offer both heli-skiing and heli-hiking. Guests board a helicopter daily to travel between their lodge and scenic points on remote mountain ridges.

The Ride: The “Two Night Short Escapes” depart in early July, with guests staying at the Bobbie Burns Lodge. Included are transfers from Banff/Calgary, accommodations, all meals, hiking equipment, and guided tours by helicopter and on the ridgelines with certified guides.

$1,730 per person for a two-night escape.

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