Drop Off & Pickup
Why hike when you can fly with Robson HeliMagic? We have an exclusive permit to fly visitors into beautiful Berg Lake. This is an excellent option if time is a consideration or members of your party are physically unable to hike the distance.
Get your day started at 8am at Mt. Robson Pit to get organized and meet your ground crew. We’ll escort you to the helicopter and begin our ascent across the Robson Valley.
As we head up towards Mt. Robson, we fly low along the gorgeous alpine terrain. Hugging the mountainside, you’ll see the breathtaking valley and waterfalls.
We’ll take you in for a safe landing at the top drop off and unload your gear. From that point, you’ll be free to camp or hike and explore to your heart’s content.
Enjoy the scenic flight to Berg Lake and spend more time taking in the atmosphere of this world-renowned British Columbian mountain park.
Hours & Costs
Mt. Robson landings (Berg Lake) are limited to Mondays and Fridays, and Tuesdays after long weekends. Restrictions apply from May long weekend to mid fall. After this we may land any day of the week.
Landing Hours: 8am-5pm
Morning Safety Briefing: 8am
$249 + tax per person, one-way.
(Includes helicopter flight to Mt. Robson + vehicle shuttle to Berg Lake Trail)
Bring: sunglasses, sweater, closed-toe shoes, camping/hiking gear
It’s important that you are well informed, please take a few minutes to read the following:
WHEN DO YOU FLY >
Due to the nature of our Park Permits, we only fly Monday and Friday mornings into Robson Park. If it is a B.C. holiday or long weekend, landings will take place on the following Tuesday. Restrictions apply from May long weekend to late fall. After this, we may land any day of the week.
We meet at the Mt. Robson Pit at 8 AM so be sure to already have your camping permit already with you on the morning of. Morning flights begin after everyone is organized and the safety briefing is completed; multiple trips will be made to accomodate everyone. If possible, we try to get our day hikers to fly first to give them the maximum amount of time on the trail.
HOW DO I GET TO MT ROBSON PIT? >
The “pit” is accessed from Highway 16 eastbound, via a right-hand turnoff 1.2 km from the Mt. Robson Info centre. A good reference is that the turnoff is 200 Meters before the Overlander Falls parking lot when traveling east on Highway 16.
After turning in, proceed down a short gravel road to the clearing. If the entry gate is locked, please wait, as we may have been delayed. Please be at the “pit” no later than 8:00 AM to allow us time for the shuttle. We have a free shuttle van here at Robson Helimagic. All you need to do is show up at 8:00am at Mt. Robson Pit. We will assist you in vehicle shuttling to the trailhead.
Please note if you are later than 15 minutes and delay start of the flights, or we have to incur an additional flight for less than 3 people, you will be charged for the cost of the flight.
The GPS coordinates for the Mt. Robson Pit are as follows. N 53 01.913 W 119 12.774
WHERE DO I PARK? >
We provide a free shuttle service for you. This means that you need to drive your personal vehicle to Mt. Robson Pit at or before 8:00am Pacific Time. Please note that if you are driving from Jasper, Alberta they are one hour ahead. This means that 9:00am in Jasper is actually 8:00am here at Mt. Robson, British Columbia.
Once you arrive at Mt. Robson Pit, you will meet our friendly staff and be instructed to unload your hiking gear and backpack. Please remember that Bear Spray is a dangerous good and you will need to notify our staff if you are carrying it.
Once you have unloaded your gear and passengers, you will be instructed to have one person drive your vehicle to Mt. Robson Trail Head. To do this, you will follow one of our company vehicles to the trailhead and park your vehicle. When completed, you will then get into our company vehicle and be brought back to the initial staging point at Mt. Robson Pit.
HOW DO I GET MY VEHICLE TO THE TRAILHEAD? >
We have a free shuttle van! All you need to do is show up at 8:00am at Mt. Robson Pit. We will assist you in vehicle shuttling to the trailhead
HOW DO I GET BACK TO MY CAR? >
Once we have flown you down from Mt. Robson, you will be driven to your car using our Robson Helimagic van. This service is free to all our customers.
HOW DO I MAKE CAMP SITE RESERVATIONS? >
Camping spots are available for reservation 3-months in advance through Discover Camping website or by calling 1.800.689.9025. You can visit BC Parks for a hiking map of Mt. Robson.
If no advance campsites are available, there is a registration/reservation program in place for camping spots through the Mt. Robson Visitor’s Centre on the afternoon prior to or day of the flight.
To date, there are no requirements for trail registration for day hikers on the Berg Lake Trail.
I’M JUST DAY HIKING, DO I NEED A CAMPING PERMIT? >
You do not require any camping permit if you are just day hiking.
WHAT SAFETY THINGS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF? >
One of the first things that can happen before your flight with us is a full safety briefing on the helicopter. Your pilot will walk you through safe helicopter practices and procedures. Some of these include how to enter and exit the helicopter and proper baggage storage. They will be happy to help you with any personal needs or questions you may have. Please remember that Bear Spray is a dangerous good and you will need to notify our staff if you are carrying it so we can ensure it is transported safely.
We always strive to make sure our customers feel comfortable and well informed.
If possible, we try to get our day hikers to fly first to give them the maximum amount of time on the trail.
HOW LONG DOES THE FLIGHT TO BERG LAKE TRAIL TAKE? >
One of the most beautiful and scenic flights anywhere, the flight from Mt. Robson Pit to Robson Pass takes approximately 10 minutes. On your way to Robson Pass, you will fly over Kinney Lake, through Valley of a thousand falls and over top of the Mist and Berg Lake Glaciers.
WHERE DOES THE HELICOPTER LAND AT THE BERG LAKE TRAIL? >
N 53 09.932 W 119 07.714
ARE THERE ANY WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS? >
There is a restriction of 35 lbs. of gear per person, be sure to pack to reduce bulk. A gear surcharge may be applied to cover additional flying, or some gear may not be allowed.
Please inform us if you think you will have extra gear. A fee of $85.00 per 35lbs may be charged. If an additional flight is required just for gear, please inquire in advance to cost it out.
IF I WANT A PICKUP AT MT. ROBSON AND THE WEATHER IS BAD, WHAT HAPPENS? >
If the weather is poor on the day of your flight, we will continue to attempt pickup until 12:00 noon. After this, we will not attempt any more flights and you will be required to hike out yourself. The reason for this is that we need to leave sufficient time for you to hike out as a flight cannot be guaranteed.
AM I ALLOWED TO BRING BEAR SPRAY? >
Yes, however you do need to inform our staff that you are carrying it so we can ensure it is transported safely.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I REMEMBER? >
On the day of your flight, the most important thing is to show up on time at 8:00am Pacific Time at Mt. Robson Pit. Have your camping permits ready and your bags packed. We will help you through the rest!
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY? >
A 7-day cancellation policy applies. If you require a refund within seven days, a 25% charge will be applied.
There is no charge for cancellations due to bad weather. Usually waiting an hour or two allows conditions to change. No postponing flights to the next day. If you are planning on flying in and out due to physical restrictions, please be aware that we cannot guarantee your return flight out if the weather is problematic. Because your safety is paramount to us, we will not fly if conditions are not ideal. We strongly recommend you have sufficient
WHAT TIMEZONE ARE WE IN? >
The Mount Robson Pit is in BC, Pacific Daylight time. It is one hour behind "Japer time".