Come see the sights for yourself. You'll fly with Photographer and Pilot Douglas Noblet, in a three passenger Cessna aircraft. With high wings and a window that can open for unobstructed views, the Cessna 172 or 182 is a perfect platform for aerial photography. We can fly during daylight hours, including sunrise and sunset. Tours are operated out of the Nelson Airport, in partnership with Kootenay Lake Aviation. Price is per person, based on a minimum of 2 people (max 3), and taxes are included.
This 30-minute tour will take up the scenic West Arm of Kootenay Lake to Balfour, where it joins the main body of the lake, and back to Nelson again.
Fly high above the famed winter powder fields of Whitewater Ski Resort, Ymir Peak and the South Selkirk Mountains on this 30 minute flight.
Fly high above the jagged granite peaks, glaciers and azure alpine lakes of Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park on this 45 minute flight.
Fly high above the jagged granite peaks, glaciers and azure alpine lakes of Valhalla and Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park on this 1 hour flight.
Explore the rugged wilderness of the Kootenays! Fly high above the jagged granite peaks and glaciers of Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, Mt Loki, and the stunning Leaning Towers on this 1h 15 minute flight.
Explore deep into the Purcell wilderness. Fly north up Kootenay Lake, then over Hamill Creek, Monica Meadows, Jumbo Pass, and Lake of the Hanging Glacier. Return over Kokanee Glacier Park. This flight takes 1 hour 30 minutes.
Explore the rugged wilderness of the Kootenays! Fly high above the jagged granite peaks and glaciers of the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains on this 2 hour flight.
Got something else in mind? Design your own tour! Contact us for details and options.
What are the COVID-19 protocols?
Everyone is required to wear a face covering while in the aircraft. All passengers will be subject to a health check prior to boarding. High touch points will be sanitized between flights. Contact us to reschedule if you are feeling unwell.
What if the weather is bad?
We'll assess the weather and make a decision prior to the flight, with safety as a priority. If the conditions are not optimal for photography, we are happy to reschedule your flight.
Can we fly all year?
Yes, we can fly at any time of the year. There are generally less clear days in the winter, however, the views are just as spectacular!
Can I bring kids?
Yes! All ages can participate. Children up to two years old are considered infants, and must sit on the lap of a responsible guardian. Children older than two must have their own seat in the aircraft.
What should I wear?
Dress for the season. The aircraft are heated, however, if you would like to open the window during flight it will be windy and much colder, so bring an extra layer.
Where do we meet?
We'll meet in the Nelson Airport terminal building, located at 89 Lakeside Drive in Nelson.
Are there any weight restrictions?
If the combined weight of all passengers (maximum of three) and gear is greater than 600 lbs (~270 kg), please let us know.
What airplane will we fly in?
We'll fly in either a Cessna 172 or 182. Both planes have room for 1 pilot + 3 passengers. They are operated and maintained by Kootenay Lake Aviation, based in Nelson BC.