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Planning a trip to Quebec City and its nearby islands in the St. Lawrence River? Most visitors tour Quebec City by foot and by car, drive to Montmorency Falls and Île d'Orléans across the Pont de l'Île, and then travel by ferry from Berthier-sur-Mer, Levis and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre to Grosse Île.

Helicopter flies over St. Lawrence River and Quebec City
Helicopter flies over St. Lawrence River and Quebec City
Photo: GoHelico

You can now take aerial sightseeing tours of many of these Quebec attractions with GoHelico. The company is based at the Capitale Helicoptere Complex, located near the Jean Lesage International Airport.

Tour routes

On the Quebec City helicopter tour, you have aerial views of the Chateau Frontenac, the ramparts of the Upper Town, homes and churches in the Lower Town, the Plains of Abraham, the Image Mill, both sides of the St. Lawrence River, Île d'Orléans and Montmorency Falls.

How long are the tours?

The helicopter tour of Quebec City is 12 to 15 minutes long.

Montmorency Falls helicopter tour packages last 2.5 hours and include a half-hour flying time.

Briefings and security checks add about five minutes to each flight.

Quebec City helicopter tours
Quebec City helicopter tours
Photo: GoHelico

How do you travel?

Two models of helicopters are used for the city and island tours. The Ecostar EC130B4 helicopter carries six to seven passengers and a pilot.

The Colibri EC120 helicopter transports four passengers plus the pilot.

Heli-tour dates and prices

Helicopter flights around Quebec City are available year-round and cost $130 including taxes.

Aerial tours of Montmorency Falls, Eastern Canada's highest waterfalls, are $230 including taxes. The 2.5-hour tour includes a guided walk, a Manoir Montmorency tour and snacks.

Where do GoHelico tours begin?

Quebec City and Montmorency Falls helicopter tours depart from and return to the Capitale Helicoptere Complex. Located nine miles (14.6 kilometers) east of Quebec City, the terminal is about a 20-minute drive from the downtown Old Port area. Parking is free.

To book GoHelico helicopter tours, call their toll-free phone number (1-855-871-0800) or visit their website.



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