MONDAY AND THURSDAY EXCHANGE DAYS

HELICOPTER ACCESS

Helicopter flights depart from Canmore Municipal Heliport (located in the Town of Canmore) or Mount Shark Helipad (one hour drive from Canmore). Guests arriving on public transport are priority passengers for the Canmore flight. Depending on logistics you (and your group) may be flying from Canmore Municipal Heliport or Mount Shark Helipad. Helicopter staging areas will be confirmed one week prior to trip departure.

Advanced Canmore flight confirmation is an additional $100.00 per person for a roundtrip based on availability.

CANMORE MUNICIPAL HELIPORT

Check in 8:15 am
Location 91 Bow Valley Trail. Canmore, Alberta.
Staging gear Bring gear to the log cabin with the red roof. Introduce yourself and luggage tags will be provided by Alpine Helicopter staff.
Parking Parking is limited at the Canmore Municipal Heliport. We recommend car pooling with members of your group whenever possible. If you have friends in Canmore, please consider parking offsite and arranging to be dropped off at the Heliport. There is no overnight parking available for RV’s or trailers at the Canmore Municipal Heliport.

MOUNT SHARK HELIPAD

Check in 8:45 am
Location Mount Shark Helipad.
From Canmore Via Spray Lakes Road (#742). Allow 1 hour of driving time. click here
From Canmore Via Kananaskis Trail (#40). Allow 1:45 hour of  driving time: click here
From Calgary Via Kananaskis Trail (#40). Allow 1:45 hours of driving time: click here
Road conditions Check road conditions prior to departure: Alberta Roads and Kananaskis Public Safety
Be prepared There are no services at the Mount Shark Helipad. There is an outhouse. Depart with a full tank of gas. Bring water and snack.
Staging gear Park at the five minute unloading area at the end of the helipad access road. Driving and/or parking is not permitted on the Mount Shark helicopter landing area. Unload gear at the end of the helipad access road and carry gear to the helicopter landing area. Return vehicles to the Mount Shark parking area.
Parking Located 200 meters from the Mount Shark Helipad.

THE BASICS

  • Space is limited. Gear must be limited to essentials.
  • Gear above the luggage allowance will incur the excess baggage fee.
  • More than one bag is allowed provided the bags meet the weight limits.
  • We reserve the right to refuse oversize bags/items.
  • Working dogs only allowed on the helicopter.

GEAR ALLOWANCE

Summer:
Maximum baggage weight per guest 15 KG.

Winter:
Maximum baggage weight per guest 17 KG
One pair of skis or snowshoe per guest.

Excess baggage fee: $4.00 per KG

WHAT TO BRING

Winter Gear List: click here
Summer Gear List: click here

PREPARE LIKE A PRO FOR THE HELICOPTER

Always: Dress warmly and carry your prescriptions on your person.
Winter: Wear ski boots, helmet and ski clothing on board.

Always: No wheelies and hard sided suitcases. We love small duffels and day packs.
Winter: Let the helicopter loader know if you have an avalanche pack.

No dingle dongels hanging off your pack.

Wine and beer is available for purchase at the lodge. Should you want to bring libations (other than wine and beer), please transfer to a plastic container.

SUMMER

  • Bear spray will be provided at the lodge. Do not bring bear spray on the helicopter.

MANDATORY SAFETY VIDEO

Mount Shark Passengers must watch the mandatory safety video below. Canmore passengers must watch the video at the Canmore Municipal Heliport.

MANDATORY SUMMER SAFETY VIDEO

MANDATORY WINTER SAFETY VIDEO

RETURNING TO CIVILIZATION

Talus to Mount Shark Helipad 10:00 am Flights arrives at Mount Shark Helipad
Talus to Canmore Municipal Heliport

10:30 am – 11:00 Helicopter flight arrives at Canmore Municipal Heliport

Talus Lodge recommends not booking commercial flights on your departure day from Talus.

ACCOMODATION IN CANMORE

Consider staying at the Paintbox Lodge, our sister property in downtown Canmore. Talus Lodge guests receive 10% off and we will waive the two night minimum. Complimentary breakfast is provided at the Paintbox at 7:30 am on your Talus departure day to allow enough time to get to your staging area.