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Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Product ID: 88217
Get a bird’s eye view of Toronto on a scenic helicopter flight. Skip the congested streets and soar over skyscrapers, local sights, the harbor front, and renowned attractions. Select the 15-kilometer tour or see more on the 35-kilometer tour.
About this activity
Duration: 7 - 12 minutes
Check availability to see starting times.
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Fly eye-to-eye with the pod of the CN Tower
  • See the iconic shark imagery atop Ripley's Aquarium
  • Enjoy a guaranteed window seat and share the excitement via headsets
  • Choose your own adventure with two sightseeing flight options
Full description
Experience Toronto from above as you take to the skies and look down through the tall skyscrapers at what downtown has to offer. Select the 15-kilometer flight for approximate 7 minutes in the air above downtown Toronto. Alternatively, treat yourself to the 35-kilometer flight and see more with approximately 12 minutes in the air. 

Your adventure begins at a boutique island airport downtown, located just minutes from the Toronto Harbour Front, Rogers Centre, and CN Tower. A friendly and easy check-in at the front desk will be followed by a short wait and a pre-flight briefing. Everyone will wear audio headsets complete with microphones so you can speak to each other on the tour. 

The tour will make a perfect figure eight pattern over the city and you will see everything, a carefully designed tour route means everyone gets to see the city equally. At 2,000 feet, you will be as high as the second pod on the CN Tower and the view is incredible. Fly right over the downtown center with sights such as Ripley's Aquarium and the Rogers Center, on a clear day you may even see the mist coming off Niagara Falls. Averaging speeds of 100 miles per hour, you will be amazed at how far you can travel without congested streets and traffic lights. Take in the breathtaking views through the unique floor-to-ceiling glass from your guaranteed window seat. Your tour will conclude at your return to the helicopter base.
Includes
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Window seat for each passenger
  • High-quality interactive headsets during the flight
  • All applicable taxes and fees

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Hangar 1, Toronto. From Bathurst Street, enter the underground tunnel beneath Lake Ontario. Once at the ground floor of the airport terminal, exit to the outside. Proceed straight across the traffic circle in front of you. On the other side, look for the blue and yellow “Heli tours” signs. Please ensure you first call the tour operator to confirm your exact flight date and time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Bags
Know before you go
• The minimum age is 3 years old and children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult
• All flights are subject to availability and favorable weather conditions so it is recommended to book your flight on your first available day in Toronto so that you have maximum flexibility to roll on to the next available date in case of cancellation
• On the day of your flight, you will need to call the local operator to check-in and during the call, you'll be notified of any changes
• All passengers will be weighed at check-in; the maximum weight per seat/passenger is 260 pounds
• The total weight of each flight group must not exceed 600 pounds
• Flight seating will be reconfigured at the time of booking if weights do not meet safety standards
• Please note that the flight time is approximate and can be affected by wind, passenger weight, and other conditions
• Each flight departs with 3 passengers on-board and everyone gets a window seat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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I loved this experience, it was really superb. However 8 minutes is not enough for me. I am disappointed that these are chain flights we do not even have 1 minute to take photos and it is forbidden to take photos before the flight ... a little disappointed on this side otherwise I highly recommend because I really enjoyed this flight.

April 29, 2019

It was very awesome I loved it!

My first helicopter ride ever and it was by far the craziest experience of my life. I have never seen the sunset the way I did up over Toronto! I just wish I could pay for my pictures for that night we took! But I'll definitely plan my next trip to do it again asap. Thanks very much for everything!!

September 24, 2017

I took my wife for her birthday surprise gift she did really enjoy

September 9, 2019

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Toronto Heli Tours

Product ID: 88217