Niagara Helicopters

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The Niagara Helicopters will give you the ride of a lifetime with an extraordinary opportunity to observe the incredible vastness of the Falls and the Niagara River as it feeds into the gorge on a Niagara Helicopter Ride.

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3731 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V5

Even if you’ve been to Niagara Falls before, you can’t beat the view from a Niagara Helicopter ride. This perspective from up above is a truly magical way to experience this magnificent wonder of the world and definitely create lifelong memories. You’ll be amazed at just how high the cloud of mist above the waterfall reaches.

Please note that this helicopter ride operates on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls only. We do have a helicopter tour partner for Niagara Falls, NY (the American side) as well.

Fly Above Niagara Falls With A Ride Of A Lifetime!

What to Know

Niagara Helicopters' ride is about 12 minutes long (including boarding and photos) and operates on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls only. You'll sit in an Airbus H130 (that can seat 7 passengers) and soar above the Niagara region to see breathtaking views of the Horseshoe Falls, the Niagara Gorge, and more!

How to Get There 

The helipad for your Niagara Helicopters ride is located at 3731 Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The flight will take you alongside and over the river from the whirlpool area to just before the Minolta Tower and return.

Best Time to Visit 

The Niagara Helicopter tours are open for booking year-round, except on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so you can take a flight above this premier aerial attraction whenever you want! It's recommended that you plan a visit by checking the weather beforehand since a sightseeing flight is enjoyed best on sunny days!


Experience the thrill of lift-off and glide above the tempestuous rapids and cascading waterfalls with Niagara Helicopters. Your all-scenic flight offers a unique and astonishing panorama of both natural and man-made splendors in Niagara. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity when you book a tour to see Niagara Falls!


Take a flight in Airbus H130 helicopters and see the amazing sights of American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls from a vantage point and look down at Whirlpool Rapids and Skylon Tower from above for a vista that you can never behold on the ground level! Tour over Niagara Falls wearing headsets that will pour taped commentary in your ears allowing you to learn something about each sight you'll take in as you soar above the city. 

The commentary comes in 12 languages for ease of comprehension — English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and Russian. You can specify which language you want to hear the commentary in! Aside from this classic tour of Niagara, you'll enjoy many amenities. The helipad site services include picnic facilities for a perfect family time, a snack bar featuring delicious snacks and drinks, and a gift shop for quality souvenirs. All in all, your Niagara Helicopters ride will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!


What are the hours of operation for the helicopter ride in the Ultimate Niagara Falls tours? 

The helicopter ride tours are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The hours are subject to change. Even though the tours are open year-round (weather permitting), they're closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

What type of helicopters will you fly in?

You will take a flight in an Airbus H130 that has a seating capacity of 7 passengers at a time.

How long are the flights?

You can soar above the cascading Niagara Falls for 12 minutes, which will be the best 12 minutes you'll ever spend!

Where are we located? 

The helipad for your Niagara Helicopters tour sits at 3731 Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls, Canada. But you don't have to drive down there as we will pick you up directly from your hotel in Downtown Niagara Falls for your tour!

What is the seating capacity of a helicopter?

Each helipad can seat 8 people — 7 passengers plus the pilot.

What is the minimum number of passengers who can ride on the helipad?

A minimum of two passengers can fly in a helipad but mostly the helipad is filled to capacity as long as people are waiting for a helicopter ride.


How many kilometers does the aerial ride cover?

An aerial ride covers 27 kilometers (17 miles) running for 9 minutes. But the whole ride will take about 12 minutes as it includes boarding and photos.

How experienced are the pilots?

Our pilots are professionally trained and graduated from flight school with a minimum of 100 flying hours, and each pilot has received a Canadian Commercial Pilots License. Additionally, at Niagara Helicopters, all of our pilots have a minimum of 1500 hours of flying experience, with 500 of those hours being with a turbine engine. Combined, our pilots have a total of 90 years of experience in aerial tours. Rest assured that when you choose to fly with us, you will be in capable and experienced hands.

What is the helicopter seating like?

The seating is arranged in a way that ensures proper weight and balance distribution for passenger safety. This includes taking into account factors such as the amount of fuel and its weight, the weight of individual passengers, and the total number of passengers on the flight. The weight is distributed evenly throughout the cockpit to ensure that the helicopter can safely take off and land. For safety reasons, no specific seating can be confirmed until the time of the flight.

Are our helipads safe?

Our professional staff and pilots provide one of the best and safest flight experiences you'll ever have! Our helipads are meticulously maintained daily. Our team of maintenance technicians was awarded the Roland Groome Award for their high standards of aircraft protection and maintenance.

What is the minimum age for an aerial ride?

People of all ages are welcome on our helipad tour, even one-month-old babies!

Which conditions and factors are suitable for a flight?

Visibility of at least 3 miles and a minimum cloud base of 2400 feet are required for take-off. So the flight is dependent on the weather.

Can pregnant people take this flight?

Our aerial rides are perfectly safe for people with low-risk pregnancies but make sure to check with your doctor beforehand to ensure your and your child's safety!