We are super easy to get to! You’ll be glad to know Great Canadian Heli-Skiing is the most accessible Canadian destination heli-skiing operation from an international airport. Located between Golden and Revelstoke British Columbia, just off of the Trans Canada Highway, our lodge is an easy 4 hour drive from Calgary International Airport right to the front door.This means the vast majority of our clients can arrive in Calgary, be eating dinner in our lodge that night and then go heli-skiing the very next day! Most other heli operations are harder to get to, requiring more travel days.
Clearing Customs – We strongly recommend that all international guests check with Canadian Border Services Agency to ensure that travel documentation is up-to-date and that you will have no surprises, which would inhibit your entry into Canada. All travelers including US citizens must carry a valid passport to enter the country.
Canada Customs has been reviewing minor misdemeanors, so it has been suggested that anyone traveling internationally go through the steps to have their record cleared.
Self-Drive – The base of our operations, Heather Mountain Lodge, is the most accessible heli-skiing lodge by car. Most of our guests choose to drive themselves by rental car and enjoy the magnificent scenery from Calgary. It is a 4 hour drive on the Trans Canada Highway. You will pass through beautiful Banff, Lake Louise and Golden with plenty of opportunities for pre and post-resort skiing.
If you would like the flexibility of renting a car, please feel free to use our discount code with Budget Rent A Car. When filling in your details, add our “BCD Number” which is U175757.
Check-in time is 4 pm and dinner is served at 7 pm, so book your flights accordingly.
Private Car/Shuttle– Should you choose to hire a car and driver, visit Ridebooker.com and enter Heather Mountain Lodge as your destination and they will provide you with options.
Driving Directions to Heather Mountain Lodge
– From the Calgary International Airport, head south on “Deerfoot Trail” to the Trans Canada Highway (#1 HWY-16th Avenue). Head West on the #1 out of Calgary. You will pass through Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. Just before reaching Golden you will travel through 15 km of the Kicking Horse Canyon. Use caution in this area. Once you reach Golden, Heather Mountain Lodge is 55 km or 45 minutes further west, remaining on Highway 1. You will find the Lodge on the right (north) side of the highway and marked by a lighted sign at the turn and a few small signs noting ‘Great Canadian Heli-Skiing’ and ‘Heather Mountain Lodge’ prior. Once you turn off the highway, the Lodge is to your left and 100 m up the road. The entire trip should take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours.
-Approaching from Revelstoke, Heather Mountain Lodge is 92 km or 60 minutes East, on Highway 1. You will find the Lodge on the left (north) side of the highway and marked by a lighted sign at the turn and a few small signs noting ‘Great Canadian Heli-Skiing’ and ‘Heather Mountain Lodge’ prior. Once you turn off the highway, the Lodge is to your left and 100 m up the road.
Private Planes – We have had guests that want to fly their planes right into Golden. If you that is an option you are interested in, please call the Golden Airport on 1.250.344.2534.
*Please note that dinner is served at 7:00 pm daily so please try to arrive prior to 6:00 pm for check-in.
Enjoy your trip and drive carefully. If you have any problems, the phone number at Heather Mountain Lodge is 1.250.344.7490.
We recommend that overseas travelers arrive Friday evening to avoid jet lag. When booking your return flight, keep in mind that the shuttle will return you to Calgary the following Saturday by 12:30 pm. Please do not book your departing flight for any earlier than 1:30 pm.
Staying in Calgary – We recommend that guests stay at the Delta Calgary Airport Hotel (phone: 403.250.6000). Ask for ‘Great Canadian Heli-Skiing’ rates when making a reservation in order to secure our corporate rate.