Pre-trip items

Getting there

Rockies Heli Tours, Icefield Heliport on the David Thompson Highway:
Drive your car north from Lake Louise or south from Jasper to Saskatchewan River Crossing on the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93N); turn east onto the David Thompson Highway (Highway 11); continue for 42 km to Icefield Heliport.

Rockies Heli Tours, Kananaskis Heliport on the Trans Canada Highway:
Drive east from Canmore (30 minutes) or west from Calgary (45 minutes) on the Trans Canada (Hwy 1). Kananaskis Heli Tours is located at the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino at the junction of Kananaskis Trail (Hwy 40).


We require a signed waiver from every participant. To view the waiver go to

Your Gear

For day trips, you will need sturdy, comfortable walking shoes – running shoes are good. Long quick-dry pants, light and warm layers of clothing that will be comfortable in hot or cold/wet/windy weather, including a wool hat and gloves. Fleece, wool and soft shells are excellent. Please bring a water bottle and a day pack to carry lunch, spare clothing, sunscreen, sunhat, camera. We have some packs, outdoor clothing, and trekking poles to lend.

Martha’s Heli Hikes has all of this gear to lend to you for overnight trips. You will need a pack large enough for the gear listed above, plus a sleeping bag and thermarest, and part of the group tents, food, fuel and other camp items.  Gear is different for each of the trips, so you will need to talk more with Martha about what you will need specifically for your trip. Don’t be alarmed, you won’t need to carry the gear far on the heli-camping trips!!

Your Health

Please advise us of food allergies and health concerns, and bring necessary medications. All our guides have current certifications in wilderness first aid and emergency response.

Deposit & Cancellations

Reserve your spot with a $100 non-refundable deposit. We reserve the right to cancel trips due to safety concerns, and we will refund your deposit and make every effort to contact you prior to your arrival. We take Visa and MasterCard.