Curious about our Canmore operations? We are extremely proud to play an important role in our community and the Bow Valley.
2020 was a busy year for our crew of rescue pilots here in Canmore, please stay safe and be prepared when enjoying the mountains. Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta ParksBoost Human External Cargo SystemsBell Flight
To our valued guests and partners: In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 within our community, we are voluntarily closing our tourism operations until further notice. We are committed to supporting our rescue programs and community efforts to control the pandemic. For updated information, please visit us at www.alpinehelicopter.com
Busy day for our Canmore rescue helicopter with four calls......Big thanks to our friends from Redwood Meadows Emergency Services. Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks Parks Mountain Safety Boost Human External Cargo Systems ForeFlight Bose Aviation Bell Flight
What. A. Day. Did we mention there’s a snowfall warning for tomorrow? 📷: @jbgarin • • #alpinehelicopters #rockymountains #banffnationalpark #banffhelitours #canmorehelitours #helilife #heliadventures #helitour #travelalberta #tourismcanmore #tourismbanff #explorecanmore #explorecanada #explorebanff #threesisters #kananaskis @tourismbanff @travelalberta @canmorekananaskis @banff_lakelouise @explorebanff @visit.banff
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT........for the safety of our crews and the mountain rescue groups that we are partnered with, I wanted to pass along a recent post from our friends at North Shore Rescue. I have personally encountered slack lines here in the Bow Valley and from my experiences they are very difficult to see from the helicopter. After reading the comments associated with this post it is not my intention to start a debate on how people choose to recreate, far from it, this is merely a reminder that in certain circumstances these slack lines could be extremely dangerous to our rescue operations. Please feel free to contact us with a location of your slack line if possible and we will add it to our GPS systems. Play safe and enjoy the mountains. Canmore@alpinehelicopters.com Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta Parks Parks Mountain Safety Todd Cooper-Canmore Base Manager.
This panorama sent to us by @noel_rogers_photography shows us the Assiniboine area from a much different perspective. We can’t wait to have this on our wall at the Alpine Base! • • #alpinehelicopters #rockymountains #banffnationalpark #banffhelitours #canmorehelitours #helilife #heliadventures #helitour #travelalberta #tourismcanmore #tourismbanff #explorecanmore #explorecanada #explorebanff #threesisters #kananaskis @tourismbanff @travelalberta @canmorekananaskis @banff_lakelouise @explorebanff @visit.banff
The calm before the storm!
Proud to be part of this team effort during challenging conditions. Kudos, to all the firefighters who keep us safe!
This morning we were dispatched to an avalanche incident in the Lake Louise area by our friends from Parks Mountain Safety. This incident turned out to be the worst case scenario and we are extremely saddened to know that we have lost a member of our community. Our sympathies go out to everyone affected by this accident. The mountains are an unforgiving place, please be safe when enjoying the backcountry.
Have a safe and healthy Easter weekend from all of us at Alpine Helicopters.
Today one of our Canmore helicopters was dispatched to a fire near the Wildcat gas plant. The aircraft is currently helping support ground crews and water bombing on the fire.
Are you a qualified 212 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer? Alpine Helicopters is accepting resumes from licensed AME’s for a full-time position based in Kelowna, BC, to perform aircraft maintenance activities to meet both operational and regulatory needs. If you're interested and would like to apply, the careers page on our website includes more details about the opportunity. https://alpinehelicopter.com/who-we-are/careers/
Thanks to the “Wardens” for finding this old video of Lance Cooper back in the Canmore Helicopters days. Lance was our Canmore base manager and rescue pilot. Lance mentored all of our current rescue pilots and helped make our program what it is today. He is truly missed.
A great video from Avalanche Canada explaining the importance of avalanche gear in the mountains. Recco Advanced Rescue Technology is also a great tool for these types of outdoor adventures. The RECCO reflector is extremely light weight and can be worn in your clothing, as an adhesive helmet reflector and also as an addition to your backpack. Please check out their website @ www.recco.com for more details. Coming soon you will be able to purchase these reflectors in our shop in Canmore as well as our online store. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated back to local groups here in Canmore and the Bow Valley.
Today we are highlighting the women of Alpine Helicopters to raise awareness for International Women’s Day! These women represent all levels throughout Alpine including Pilots, Engineers, Executive Management, HR, Operations Support, Technical Records and Administration. 💪🚁
Very excited to be out with our new and improved Recco Advanced Rescue Technology helicopter detector for some training today. We are happy to say the new detector performed flawlessly and is now operational. It’s an awesome tool that we are very happy to have in our toolbox here in Canmore and the Bow Valley. Remember that we cannot use this technology if YOU are not wearing a reflector. Wondering where to purchase a reflector?? Coming very, very soon you will be able to purchase them here at our Canmore base as well as our online store. Proceeds from these reflectors will be donated back to groups here in Canmore. A big thanks to Gord Burns for helping us out. Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta ParksParks Mountain SafetyBell FlightBose AviationForeFlightGolden and District Search and RescueBoost Human External Cargo Systems
Are you a qualified 407 or 212 pilot? Alpine Helicopters is looking for seasonal pilots to fill rotational field positions in support of our medium summer flight operations. If you're interested, the careers page on our website includes more details about the opportunity. https://alpinehelicopter.com/who-we-are/careers/
This is Paul.....Paul can pick up heavy things and put them where you want them. Paul is also a rescue pilot, training pilot and all around good guy. If you live in the Bow Valley you have probably seen him out on his skis or riding his bike. We are extremely proud to have him as part of our Canmore team.Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section, Alberta ParksParks Mountain SafetyBell FlightBose AviationGolden and District Search and RescueThe Lake Louise Ski Resort & Summer GondolaForeFlight