Join us for one of the best days of alpine hiking on Vancouver Island that you can imagine, starting with a stunning helicopter sightseeing tour! With little effort you'll be transported by helicopter up over the rainforests of Pacific Rim National Park and into the high peaks above Clayoquot Sound and into the Vancouver Island Alps. Our team of professionally certified ACMG guides choose heli-hiking terrain that suits your ability level and personal goals. Helicopter Hiking Tours (aka Heli hikes) can be for those wanting an easy trek with incredible views, or for those that want to tackle harder terrain. You will be dropped off with your guide where you'll enjoy the day of fantastic alpine hiking, mountain views in all directions and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch.


  • The ultimate Tofino hiking experience
  • Remote high alpine meadow walking
  • Exciting and scenic helicopter tour


starting at $825 CAD + GST per person

price based on 2 participants


starting at $1100 CAD + GST per person

price based on 2 participants

  • DURATION: 2 or 5 Hour guided (ACMG Guide) hiking adventure in beautiful off-trail alpine and sub-alpine settings.
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 2- 5 km (1-3 miles)
  • ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 100-300 m (984 ft)
  • TYPE: Helicopter Tour / Alpine Hike / Private
  • DEPARTS: Long Beach Airport
  • LOCATION: Ursus Range
  • TERRAIN: Alpine terrain, lakes and meadows
  • GROUP SIZE: 1-5 people (Our Jet Ranger Helicopter can seat up to 3 passengers and our Long Ranger Helicopter can seat up to 5)
  • SEASON: Late June to October

  • All times are approximate and are subject to weather
  • 9:00am - Check in with Long Beach Nature Tours to get an update on the weather and the days' plan.
  • 10:30am - Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive to the Long beach Airport where the helicopter will be waiting.
  • 11:00am - Helicopter safety briefing.
  • 11:30am - Take off from Long Beach and into the mountains we go!
  • Late afternoon - Your guide will drive you back to your hotel.


  • You will need a reasonable level of fitness. You will need to be able to walk 3-4 hours at a time on undulating paths. There are no trails on this walk and will be hiking through alpine terrain. You do not need to have any previous hiking experience before you join this tour. You will receive instructions and a full briefing by your experienced hiking guide before you set off. Content with the occasional steep section but primarily gradual. Few hazards such as uneven terrain and slippery rocks. Good mobility required. Will take place in a remote location.
  • Suitable for ages 12 and up.

  • A professional ACMG hiking guide
  • A delicious gourmet pack-lunch will be provided for the 5 hour adventure
  • Transportation to and from Tofino/Ucluelet
  • Private Helicopter sightseeing tour
  • Use of day pack (upon request)
  • Use of hiking poles (upon request)

  • Water (1 litre recommended)
  • Personal favourite snacks
  • Gratuity for your guide

  • We recommend you wear comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor exercise and close-toed shoes suitable for hiking.
  • It's always a good idea to bring a waterproof jacket or an additional layer such as a warm sweater as coastal weather can change quickly - even on sunny days!
  • It's also a good idea to pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a snack and your camera!
  • We ask that you please bring your own reusable water bottle - we're working to reduce plastic waste. Did you know that Tofino has some of the cleanest and freshest tap water in the world? Our fresh water supply comes from Colnett Mountain on the beautiful Meares Island. If you don't have a bottle of your own; Reusable Bottles are available for purchase at our Storm Light Outfitter's Booking Office along with a variety of outdoor gear.

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Box 1132 Tofino, BC V0R2Z0


Storm Light Outfitters

390 Main Street, Tofino BC