Fire Suppression

Elbow River Helicopters offers its services to all provinces and territories of Canada for their fire suppression efforts.   We have invested in specialized operational gear; Bambi Buckets with power fill and variable dump valves; to ensure the provincial customer receives maximum value.   All aircraft are equipped with Bambi Bucket and sling gear to ensure they are fire-ready at any time.


Elbow River has focused on offering helicopter support to mineral explorers and mining companies throughout Canada.  Drawing from its founders, who have worked extensively in the Arctic regions of Canada, Elbow River offers both logistical and helicopter support for its mining customers.   Our work has spanned the Arctic Provinces of Canada from Kukluktuk, Northwest Territories (formally Coppermine) to as far east as Iqaluit, Nunavut.   


Elbow River provides heli-portable support to the seismic industry with its Bell 206L3 or L4 to position geophones, crews and equipment along seismic lines.   The Bell 212 is utilized to move heli-portable drills along seismic lines.    Our Bell 212 is also used for engineering projects to support the geotechnical industry.   This helicopter is used to move heavy equipment and drills to positions for monitor wells and other geotechnical tests.


Elbow River offers its fleet of helicopters and experienced aircrew to heli-ski operators in British Columbia.   The Company is also involved in actitivities that support filming of advertisements, major productions and aerial scouting.  Elbow River also offers sight seeing trips from both its Calgary and Fairmont Hot Springs Airport bases.