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Niagara Grand Helicopter Tour

The best way to view Niagara Falls!

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No reservations! Seating is first come, first served

Make your Niagara Falls vacation unforgettable with this scenic 20-minute helicopter ride. The helicopter takes off from the vicinity of Niagara Whirlpool. Enjoy amazing views of the Niagara River and Niagara Gorge. As the helicopter heads upstream, you will see the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls. You can take as many photographs as you like. Spot many iconic landmarks like Skylon Tower.

  • Soar high in the sky above Niagara River for about 10 minutes, from Whirlpool Rapids to Niagara Falls and back.
  • See the awesome Niagara Rapids and Niagara Whirlpool
  • On a clear day, you can see the Toronto skyline to the north and the shores of Lake Erie to the south.
  • Each passenger gets a headset to hear an interesting commentary about the Falls during the trip.
  • Flights depart at frequent intervals from 9:00 a.m. till sunset, weather permitting.
  • The large windows of the Airbus H130 helicopter allow uninterrupted views, perfect for photography.

Tour Itinerary

  • 1.


    Arrive at the National Helicopters Inc., just across Whirlpool Rapids. You can take photos before takeoff. Experienced ground crew ensures passengers are safely secured before takeoff.

    468 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the Lake, ON L0S 1J0 CA
  • 2.

    Niagara Whirlpool

    See the Niagara Whirlpool which was formed some 4,200 years ago by upstream erosion. The Whirlpool is 125 feet at its deepest point. You can catch a glimpse of the Whirlpool Aero Car making its way over the Whirlpool.

    Whirlpool Road, Niagara Falls, Niagara, ON, Canada
  • 3.

    Niagara Rapids and Rainbow Bridge

    As the helicopter flies further upstream along the Niagara River, you can view the turbulent whitewater rapids rushing through a narrow part of the Niagara Gorge. Close to the rapids is the landmark Rainbow Bridge, an arch bridge connecting Niagara Falls USA and Niagara Falls, Ontario.

    Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
  • 4.

    American and Bridal Veil Falls

    Next you will see the American and Bridal Veil Falls. The American and Bridal Veil Falls are two waterfalls that are a part of Niagara Falls. They are located entirely on US territory.

    Bridal Veil Falls Niagara Falls, NY, USA
  • 5.

    Canadian Horseshoe Falls

    Horseshoe Falls is the third waterfall forming Niagara Falls. Approximately 90% of the water in Niagara River flows over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. If you are lucky, you can see rainbows form over Horseshoe Falls. You can also view the upper Niagara rapids.

    Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
  • 6.

    Fallsview Area

    You can view some of Niagara Falls’ major attractions such as Skylon Tower, Niagara Fallsview Casino and Niagara SkyWheel from the helicopter.

    Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
  • 7.

    Back to the Helipad

    Land safely back at the helipad. The helicopter ride will perhaps be the most exciting part of your Niagara Falls tour and leave you with some cherished memories and a camera with lots of amazing photos.

    468 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the Lake, ON L0S 1J0 CA
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    Cancellation & Refund Policy

    If for any reason you are unable to fly, we will NOT charge you. We will issue a full refund (minus the $2.99 convenience fee).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is there taped commentary on the tour?

    Yes, there is taped commentary on the tour in either English, French or Mandarin

    What is your refund policy?

    Customers receive a full refund if they do not fly

    Is there a longer flight than this?

    The VIP Extended Niagara Grand Tour is approximately 5 minutes longer and includes a glass of sparkling wine.

    Can I take a tour in the evening?

    Evening Helicopter tours are not available, we fly between 11:30AM and 4:00PM, passengers must contact the Helipad on the day of their departure date to ensure the Helicopters are flying.

    How many passengers can the Helicopter hold?

    The Helicopter can hold upto 6 passengers

    Where can we park?

    The Niagara District Airport has ample free parking. National Helicopters is located in the main terminal on the left hand side of the Airport

    Other Information

    Address & Hours of Operation

    National Helicopters Inc.
    Niagara District Airport
    468 Niagara Stone Road,
    Niagara-on-the Lake, ON L0S 1J0

    Flights occur between 11:30AM and 4:00PM

    *If weather looks poor, please feel free to call National Helicopters Limited for confirmation of flights. There is a minimum weather standard that National Helicopters Inc. is legally obliged to meet prior to flying.