Bighorn Helicopters Inc

Bighorn Helicopters offers support, emergency response and medivac services—trust the high-altitude specialists

Bighorn Helicopters began with light category aircraft at the main Cranbrook, British Columbia, location and Blairmore, Alberta, satellite base.

With dedication, hard work and a professional approach, Bighorn Helicopters achieved tremendous growth as it added bases in Fernie and Invermere, British Columbia, and Springbank Airport, Alberta.

Bighorn Helicopters focuses on high-performance turbine helicopter operations, specializing in aerial wildlife management, surveys, capture and control.

An extensive array of helicopter support is provided by Bighorn Helicopters in Western Canada.

The Bighorn Helicopters' fleet has expanded with the addition of a twin-engine BK117 helicopter equipped with a convertible interior (passenger seating or medical capacity), enhancing the company’s ability to offer utility industry support, emergency response and medivac service.

Aerial support includes:

  • Industry
  • Forestry
  • Mining and exploration
  • Remote communication
  • Construction
  • Utility support
  • Government agencies
  • Mountain rescue
  • Emergency support
  • Tourism
  • Photography
  • Filmmaking

Services offered:

  • Privately owned and operated charter helicopter flight centre
  • Over 29 years of aviation industry experience—qualified operator
  • Friendly, qualified, capable and experienced personnel
  • Professional team of pilots, engineers, management and support staff
  • Seven light and intermediate category utility, executive-comfort helicopters
  • One twin-engine heavy intermediate helicopter equipped with a convertible interior
  • Diverse charter operation as per the “charter services” and “wildlife management” links
  • Specializing in mountain flying, rescue and remote area flying
  • Specializing in aerial wildlife management—surveys and capture
  • Goals: safety and customer satisfaction
  • Company-wide Enhanced Web-based Safety Program
  • Company-wide Quality Assurance Program

11-year Platinum Best of Business award winner for Helicopter Service in Kootenay Business magazine


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Serving West and Central Canada

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A Bighorn Helicopters Astar aircraft on location providing fire protection support; one of many types of flying Bighorn provides.

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Bighorn Helicopters provides helicopter support in Western Canada.

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Bighorn Helicopters has 25+ years aviation industry experience.

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Bighorn Helicopters employ pilots, engineers and management.

White and blue helicopter landed on grass

Bighorn Helicopters—mountain flying, rescue and remote area flying.