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Up, up, and away: Helijet chopper tour over Vancouver

19 Responses to “Up, up, and away: Helijet chopper tour over Vancouver”

  1. Carmen @ CarmensTravelTips

    I’m heading to Vancouver in August with the family. Looks like you got to see a lot. I’m scared of heights so I’m not sure I would have the courage to go on a helicopter ride. Although, it looks like fun.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Carmen. August is a beautiful (and busy) time to visit! If the views are tempting in any way, think about going up on a short chopper flight. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, and I hope you and your family have a great visit to Vancouver!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Rachel. From any high point in München, the view of the Alps on a clear day is pretty good, too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Jo! Arguably, any tour of a city from overhead looks worthwhile, especially if there’s a big big view with mountains around. I do love the combination of mountains next to (big) bodies of water! Please let me know when you’ll be in town; we’ll meet and have a bit of a walkabout of the city. Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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  2. cvail

    I would love to take a helicopter over some of the coolest places on Earth to get aerial shots…so cool!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Corinne. I’m entirely tempted to go back up again on an even better (weather) day; I can’t get enough of the spectacular views, even in my own birthplace. There is something special about seeing a city or a place from overhead. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!

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  3. Adelina

    You got some great shots! I’ve never seen Vancouver from the air so I’ll have to put this on my someday maybe list for when I can afford it! Thanks for sharing Henry!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and you’re welcome, Adelina! Yes, do save up some loonies and toonies, and get up on one of these flights. For those of us who’ve been here all or most of our lives, the chopper sightseeing tour allows us to see the familiar from a very different perspective, and to see a very different part of our local area, too. Thanks again!

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  4. frankaboutcroatia

    This looks like a great tour! Awesome way to see Vancouver and the surrounding area. I’ve never been on a helicopter tour, but would certainly love to. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Frank. I took my first sightseeing tour on a plane when I was in New Zealand’s South Island. Naturally, I “agonized” over the cost of the tour. I threw caution … er … out the window, and naturally, I’m now glad took a sightseeing tour over the Southern Alps. When the opportunity arose for a chopper tour over my birthplace (one I’ve never done before), I had to say yes; it would’ve been very foolish to say no. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!

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  5. Megan (@WanderlustMegan)

    Great photos Henry! Seeing Vancouver from above is such a unique experience and one that everyone should do. I haven’t done the helicopter tour yet but flew on a seaplane which offered some great views of Vancouver, UBC and the Gulf Islands. The helicopter ride is on my list for local things to experience!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Megan! Some might view the price as hindrance, but it’s easy to forget that at a height of 1500 metres with a spectacular view of metro Vancouver below. I felt the same way in New Zealand, and my, how I’m glad I “took the bait” and hopped on a plane for an overhead tour of the Southern Alps. It sounds cliché, but I now view a local chopper ride as a “must do.” 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by and for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Tanja. It’s hard to make a bad picture of the area, even under cloudy skies. As a pre-flight experience with Helijet, getting to see and pet “Rotorcat” was wonderful. 😉 Unfortunately, Rotorcat passed away in August 2014, only three months after making these photographs on the Helijet sightseeing tour. 😦

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