Seeing Toronto from the sky is unlike any other experience of the city you will have. Here are three ways to do it.
Toronto’s skyline is dominated by the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre, Roy Thomson Hall and many other celebrated structures. But the clusters of skyscrapers makes any view from the ground inferior to one from a helicopter, where it’s possible, from moment to moment, to really appreciate the urban beauty as the view transforms and changes. There are a few different ways to get up into the sky involving shorter, better value helicopter trips, such as the three options below.
Toronto City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour
For anybody looking to have a unique helicopter tour experience without the hefty price tag that comes with an hour-plus rental time, these short, scenic hops are the way to go. The price listed is for a seven-minute, 15-km tour flight. Double your time in the air for a total price of only C$235, increasing your flight distance to a whopping 35km. Even on the shorter route, you’ll glide over Toronto’s Harbour, and the main sights of Downtown. This helicopter tour is available from Weds to Sun. From C$140 per person.
Toronto Private Helicopter Tour for Two
Toronto Heli Tours also runs short private flights for two people, where each person has a window seat and a pair of interactive headsets so that you can communicate during your flight. During the trip you will pass right over the top of the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre and on a clear day you might even be able to see the mist from Niagara Falls. Flights depart from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, moments from the Harbourfront area. Longer flights and sunset flights are also available for additional fees. From C$345 per duo.
Private Twilight Helicopter Tour with Wine
For couples looking to take a romantic helicopter tour over Toronto, there’s a special option available. Peer out over Toronto during the twilight hour, as the skyline is illuminated with thousands of lights. The 35-km flight route ensures you get more time in the air, which means even more vistas of Toronto. When you land, a hamper of wine and chocolate awaits to toast a memorable experience. Flights depart around sunset time from Wed to Sun throughout the year. From C$740 per duo.