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Safari Adventures by Helicopter at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort

Off-the-beaten-path in western Canada lays the last frontier of British Columbia. BC’s Cariboo is perched high on an interior plateau of rolling Cascadian landscape, rich with rivers, lakes and grasslands, bounded by snowy peaks and animated by a history of gold seeking and cattle ranching. Siwash's Heli-Safari to the Fraser Canyon celebrates all of this, along with a powerful First Nation presence in the region, past and present.

This sparsely populated chunk of BC’s heartland has a magnetic appeal, where a remote swathe of the mighty Fraser River cuts through semi arid country like a northern Grand Canyon and where the Cariboo Gold Rush reached a feverish peak in the 1870’s. Our resort at Siwash Lake lays poised atop this magnificent Fraser Plateau, the ideal base from which to explore some of BC’s best kept secrets by helicopter!

We offer custom helicopter exploration of this region’s remote and glorious frontier. Join us for a safari to Nature’s sacred places—sites seldom seen, steeped in high adventure where rich history and Indigenous culture abounds—guaranteed to create stories you and your loved ones will share for a lifetime.


Fraser Canyon Heli-Safari

  • Soar over centuries-old sandstone hoodoos (also known as fairy chimneys, tent rock or earth pyramids) and hover by the Chieftain at Sacred Spires

  • For adrenaline junkies, 'run the river' by heli

  • Learn the age-old pursuit for pay dirt—panning for gold—on a remote river beach at Lone Cabin Creek

  • Take an interpretive nature walk through the desert grasslands and sage strewn bench-lands above the mighty Fraser river

  • Study the First Nation petroglyphs at a secluded sandy bend of the river bank

  • Explore historic remnant's of the Gold Rush Frontier: ruins of a gold miner's shack, mining shaft, and pioneer cabins

  • Heli-hike the alpine on a high mountain ridge


Your private helicopter safari can be booked a la carte during your stay at Siwash. We recommend that you let us know in advance, at the time of booking your stay, if you have interest. Based on weather and flying conditions, we will choose the best day during your stay for the flight. You will not be charged for the flight until check out. Please contact us for more information & pricing.

Please note:Helicopter Adventures are based on availability during your stay and cannot be booked in advance. There are times when this excursion may not be available. As well, Siwash is located at 4,000 feet elevation on the Fraser Plateau; conditions are highly changeable as in the mountains. Most days, this will not prevent you from enjoying your Helicopter Adventure. However, rest assured, if the heli-safari is not available, we have many other activities to keep you busy.