Winter can be a little long here in the Pacific Northwest with measurable snowfall still acumulating as late as May. Last summer, the Going to the Sun road in Glacier National Park wasn’t cleared until mid-July, so road trips over Logan Pass were limited to visits late in the summer. There is still a way to see the grandeur of Glacier National Park without having to worry about road conditions. Helicopter tours of Glacier National Park provide a breathtaking view of the park and a special opportunity to experience the awesome terrain and beauty of the area. From the air, you will view lakes and waterfalls rarely seen by most Glacier tourists, including the magnificent Beaver Cheif Falls which cascades over 1500 feet from Lake Ellen Wilson into Lincoln Lake.
The 1-hour flight takes you over the border into the Canadian portion of the park, flying low over incredible Iceberg Lake, filled with floating ice-bergs all year round. The photographic opportunities from a helicopter are unmatched by anything you will find on the ground as you glide over 9,000 foot peaks and the Continental Divide.
TMI Tours can customize a great day-trip to Glacier National Park from almost anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy an early morning flight to Kalispell, embark on an hour long helicopter tour of the Park, enjoy a hearty lunch on Lake Mc Donald, go hiking or rafting in the afternoon followed by a snack of huckleberry pie and ice cream before your flight home that evening. Come and stay in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in a luxury home located on Lake Coeur d’Alene and add this day-trip to Glacier National Park. Call Rhonda or Linda at TMI Tours for details and availability or email us at [email protected]. Be sure to check out our other great vacation ideas for Northern Idaho and Western Montana.