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An Unforgettable Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour

A girl looks out the window of a helicopter, while the pilot flies over Niagara Falls.

An Unforgettable Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour

If you know me, you know that my family is a gigantic part of my life. I was blessed with parents who have always been there.

Ones that have sacrificed so much for my siblings and me.

I always struggle with finding ways to pay them back. Which I know is probably an impossible task. Instead, I try to enjoy all the big and little moments together.

Show them the world in infinite ways. The world that while they spent their time, money, and youth raising us–didn’t get to see.

I was able to show them one of their favourite places in a completely different way with Breakaway Experiences.

The entrance of the Niagara Helicopters Tours in Niagara Falls, ON.
The front sign of the Niagara Helicopters Limited tours.
A helicopter takes off from the Niagara Falls Tour launch pad.

Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour

You may know that I am a huge Breakaway Experiences fan. Especially when it comes to giving Mother’s Day Gifts, Father’s Day Gifts, and Christmas Gifts.

But, I’ve used them myself to see more of Ontario. We used a gift certificate for a romantic Niagara Falls Wine tour getaway and we enjoyed it to the max.

This time, we started our quick drive early in the morning and headed to Niagara Falls, ON.

Darasak and I had planned to surprise both Gabby and our parents with not only a trip to Niagara Falls but, a helicopter ride over the falls.

Ever since my parents came to Canada, they’ve loved the falls and whenever they see them, they are still in awe. Aren’t we all though?

Furthermore, for my parents, they had only read about them in books as one of the wonders of the world. Needless to say, they love the falls. So, when Darasak and I invite them to Niagara, they are always eager to join.

We ordered Niagara Falls Helicopter tours from Breakaway Experiences ahead of time. While they were excited driving into Niagara, they were even more shocked when we arrived at the helipad. Ordering was super easy and we didn’t have to book a time.

We just printed out the information that Breakway Experiences sent us and then we showed up.

It was that simple.

Gabby, Darasak, and Frank Sr. stand in front of the line ready to go on the helicopter.
The console and dashboard of the helicopter.
The legs of the helicopter pilot are shown, he is navigating the helicopter and you can see the Niagara Falls through the window.
Frank Sr. is shown taking a picture of the Niagara Falls with his phone.
A view of the pilot flying the helicopter towards Niagara Falls.

See the Falls as You’ve Never Seen Them Before

By now, my parents, Gabby, and both of us were super excited. I was so happy that my parents were brave enough to go on!

One thing is for sure, the folks at Niagara Tours are super organized. We checked in and waited in a short line and then we were outside, getting called and ready to board.

There was plenty of room inside the helicopter. Gabby sat upfront with Darasak, and my dad, mom, and I sat in the back.

The helicopter’s turbines started with a low whir and just as quick as it started, we were in the air. You almost feel weightless and there is no turbulence at all.

Soon enough, we were in the air and traversing towards one of the greatest wonders of the world.

Another view of Niagara Falls, and the Rainbow Bridge.

A view of the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, ON.

Top view of horseshoe falls in Niagara Falls, ON.

A closer view of the horseshoe falls.

Horse Shoe falls in Niagara Falls, ON via helicopter.

The Ride

The beauty of Breakaway Experiences is that they have an experience for every occasion. Be it a birthday, anniversary, romantic giveaway, thrill-seeking, and more!

When you buy an experience, you can send it right to the person or print it off and gift it that way. They never expire, and after 1 year, they retain their value. So, if your experience has changed in price, you just cover the difference. You can always exchange it too, just in case you change your mind!

Tickets for a couple are $240, for a child, it’s $77.00, and for a single adult ride, it is $125.00. Let me tell you, it’s worth every single penny.


Well, take a look at what you see. Not only do these pictures not do it any justice, seeing the falls of this magnitude is truly unforgettable. Like seeing it LIVE and in person is incredible!

An older couple step off a helicopter at the Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour.

The Experience

My parents never dreamed of seeing the falls like this in their lives. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list experience. One that they told me that they will take with them until the end of their days.

To me, that’s something that money cannot buy.

It’s a gift that is always remembered and treasured for all of us. It also gives me the joy that I am able to show my parents beautiful parts of our country like this.

While I know that I will never repay my parents for everything that they’ve done for me, I smile knowing that Breakaway Experiences is helping me try.

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Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

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A banner reads "Unforgettable Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour" and it shows a girl looking out the window of a helicopter at the falls.
A bird's eye view of Niagara and Niagara Falls with a banner that reads, "An unforgettable Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour".

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  1. What a wonderful day for you and your family, Nancy! Such a great place to visit and a far superior way to see the Falls. Breakaway Experiences is amazing and we love them too!! After reading your post I am getting exited for our own little adventure coming up soon. We will be flying high too! Can’t wait!

  2. Thank you for the write up of your experience and the lovely photos – would be nice to show whoever I give a gift to how much others have enjoyed their experience!

  3. What an amazing adventure and so sweet that you took your mom and dad. The photos are fabulous and I’d love to take a helicopter tour of Niagara Falls.

  4. Love your photos, glad you had a wonderful time with your parents, experiences we can share with loved ones last for ever and these gift are so much better than physical items.

  5. That looks amazing! I have been trying to take the family to the Falls, but we haven’t made it yet! I will have to add this to our itinerary, it looks fantastic!

  6. This looks like such an amazing experience. I have to make sure that I look into doing this the next time I visit.

  7. This looks so amazing. It was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity and a different way to see the falls.

  8. I did a similar tour about 20 years go! Your photos are so much better than mine!! I’d love to do it again!

  9. I have never tried to ride in a helicopter and my gosh, riding in a helicopter and seeing that amazing view was a great experience for you. .

  10. What an amazing experience that must have been. This is something I’ve always wanted to do. I think that would be fun.

  11. Oh wow!! What an amazing experience! I’ve been in a helicopter before, but not over Niagara Falls. I’m thinking I’m due back for a visit soon LOL.

  12. I’ve never been in a helicopter but after read about your personal experience I’m thinking it’s added to my Bucket Lost! Cheers!

  13. Wow! What a view! I always wanted to go to Niagara fall and if I ever do I will have to do the helicopter tour! What a great gift.

  14. That’s a great gift you were able to give your parents. The view is incredible! Experiences like that can stay with a person for a lifetime.

  15. I have only been to Niagara Falls once years ago. If I ever get to go back the helicopter tour is something that I would consider. The pictures are amazing.

  16. Beautiful photos! This looks like such a wonderful experience. I would love to see an aerial view of Niagara Falls.

  17. This is INCREDIBLE! I cannot imagine what that view must be like in real life.. what an amazing experience! I totally want to do this one day!!

  18. How amazing! Your photos are stunning – this is definitely on my bucket list! I would love to experience the falls from the air!

  19. I have done something similar with my family and the Grand Canyon. Such a lovely gift for your family; and it looks like a great experience!

  20. I have only been in a helicopter once and it was an amazing experience. I’d love to do it again!

  21. Oh my goodness Nancy this ride muct have been so exciting and wow the view is amazing.Love the shots you captured,just beautiful !

  22. What an awesome adventure for you and your family. I am not sure I am brave enough to go up in a helicopter

  23. I have never been to Niagara Falls because I’ve only been down east a few times but it’s on my list! And to see it from this perspective must be mind-blowingly incredible!!

  24. Wow, those photos from above are absolutely stunning! I’ve been to Niagara Falls once, and when we go back I would love to do this experience! I’m a bit afraid of helicopters, but I’ve done a few trips in them for unique views like this – it’s worth it!

  25. it certainly would give a different perspective to something Ive seen many times from the ground

  26. Wow, the falls look incredible from the air! We’ve seen them from land and water (on maid of the mist) but what an experience from a helicopter!

  27. Such a beautiful way to check out Niagara Falls. This would be a great gift for a couples date night

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