Helicopter, aircraft and hot air balloon tours
No need to pinch yourself though, these views are very real. Sometimes all it takes is a new perspective.
Experience a totally unique look at Ontario’s landmarks and landscapes on these airborne tours.
Floatplane over the 30,000 Islands
Departing from the town dock in Parry Sound, Georgian Bay Airways has nailed the ultimate sightseeing air tour with the Fly & Dine to Henry’s Fish Restaurant.
You'll travel by floatplane to Frying Pan Island within Sans Souci, part of the Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands for some of the most delicious pickerel and fries you’ll ever sample.
Take to the skies in a vintage aircraft
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton offers you the chance to feel the aerial rush in one of their rare and famous aircrafts, including North America’s only operational Avro Lancaster bomber.
You can also fly over Ottawa in an open cockpit bi-plane thanks to the Canada Aviation & Space Museum.
Sightseeing helicopter tours
WiskAir Helicopters will show you the sights around Thunder Bay, including the city skyline, Kakabeka Falls, the Sleeping Giant and the Porphyry Island Lighthouse on one of their customized tours.
Soar above one of the planet’s most famous natural wonders with Niagara Helicopters. They’ve been thrilling passengers for over 40 years with a bird’s eye view of Niagara Falls.
Equally awe-inspiring, 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours set out over the unspoiled beauty of the St. Lawrence and offer unmatched views of local landmarks like Boldt and Singer Castles and Ivy Lee Bridge.
Take in the urban jungle of Toronto with Toronto Heli Tours. Based out of Toronto Islands, you’ll fly over the Rogers Centre (extra cool when there’s an event taking place with the roof open), the Harbourfront and alongside the upper needle of the CN Tower.
Hot air balloon adventures
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, hot air ballooning over Ontario’s picturesque patchwork farm fields and countryside is a must-do.
Sundance Balloons operates across Canada with seasonal sunrise and sunset flights offered from May to October in several Ontario locations including St. Jacobs, Kitchener-Waterloo, London and Ottawa.
Float above the clouds across southern Ontario with Skyward Balloons in Kitchener-Waterloo and Ontario Hot Air Balloon Rides that lift off from various sites including St. Jacobs.
Last updated: May 25, 2023