Helijet: The Best Vancouver Sightseeing Tour

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In 2014, one of the best travel experiences I had the opportunity of taking was a helicopter ride. It was a sightseeing helicopter tour over Vancouver, Canada with Helijet. Riding a helicopter has now become my favourite way to see a city. It is so much different from riding a plane and looking out through a tiny window. In a chopper, you have a greater perspective of what’s below you.




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Helijet Vancouver Sightseeing Tour

Helijet Vancouver Sightseeing Tour

My chariot :)

Helijet Vancouver Sightseeing Tour

Over the North Shore of Vancouver

Vancouver Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Mountains on mountains on mountains

Vancouver Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Some frozen action in June!

Vancouver Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Over the North Shore Mountains. I spy a lake!

Vancouver Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Heading over the mountains towards the water

Helijet Vancouver Sightseeing Tour

Flying not driving over the Sea To Sky Highway and some of the Gulf Islands

Vancouver Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Coming back in

Vancouver Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

A little post-flight ecstatic photo :)

Here’s a 1-minute clip I made from GoPro footage during the flight. It’s a bit shaky since I placed the GoPro on a selfie stick and then propped it on the open chopper window while shooting photos on my DSLR.

This experience was amazing and I can’t say enough about it. It has given me an incredible appreciation of my hometown of Vancouver but now I’m addicted to helicopters! Helijet tours are seasonal so please check the company website for more information.


Helijet: The Best Vancouver Sightseeing For Travellers

**Many thanks to Helijet for inviting me to experience this sightseeing tour. As always, all opinions are my own.**

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