Canada Day DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane Rides - JULY 1, 2023
- Duration: 25 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Yellowknife, NT
- Product code: 2023_CanadaDay
Come celebrate Canada Day by taking a raven's eye view of Yellowknife onboard
one of our iconic Canadian designed and Canadian built DHC-2 Beaver floatplanes
from Yellowknife's Back Bay on Great Slave Lake.
We have put together a schedule of shorter flights over the city Yellowknife
for Canada day and opened these flights up to be sold by the seat for your
convenience so that individuals and smaller groups don’t need to charter the
You will need a time commitment of 35 minutes once you arrive at our
floatbase, you will be onboard the aircraft (dock to dock) for about 20-25
minutes and in the air over the city for about 15 minutes.
The Beaver floatplane provides passengers and onlookers a sense of
nostalgia for a point in time when Northern Canada was first being opened up
and discovered by aircraft. The Beaver was designed for flight in rugged and
remote areas. It's short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities make it
ideal for areas normally only accessible by canoe or by foot. Designed and
built in Canada to operate on floats, skis, and wheels it is powered by a
reliable 450hp radial (round) engine that produces a very distinctive rumble.
The first production Beaver was delivered to the Ontario Department of
Lands and Forests, a design partner, in April 1948. Production ceased in 1967,
after approximately 1,700 Beavers had been built. Hundreds of Beavers are
still flying today. Its rugged
dependability and exceptional performance have made it a favourite with bush
pilots, passengers and operators for over 75 years. The Beaver is considered by many to be the
best bush plane ever built. The demand for this ‘half-ton truck of the sky' is
still as strong as ever. The Beaver was named one of the top ten Canadian
engineering achievements of the 20th century.
It has become iconic to plane spotters and has been commemorated on
currency and postage, and received recognition in artwork, photography and in
Our pilots have a tight bond with the aircraft they fly and will be more
than happy to enhance your onboard experience by answering any questions you or
your guests may have throughout your ride.
As of October 1, 2022 Customers on board Canadian flights are no longer
required to undergo health checks for air travel or wear masks on board
Canadian flights. Masking may be completed at the discretion of the
individual passenger. The passenger cabin of the Beaver contains the
pilot and up to 5 passengers in total; the cabin of the Cessna 185 contains the
pilot and up to 3 passengers.
Approximately 15 minutes of flight time and 25 minutes, dock-to-dock.
1-5 People [Maximum 5 passengers and total combined payload weight
(people, luggage, gear) of 544kg (1200 lbs)]
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:
· -Appropriate Clothing for the day,
This tour is sold by the seat.
The cost per seat is $80.00 inclusive of all fees and charges including
the 5 % GST (VAT). All ages are charges
the same fee.
Check out our supply of t-shirts, sweat shirts and hats for sale. If you have the time available consider a
longer tour or a day of fly-in fishing.
We operate from Yellowknife’s Back Bay our street address is 3514 Wiley
Road. The entrance to our Floatbase and parking
area is just past the Wild Cat Café on your right hand side. If you end up driving past Bullocks Bistro on
your left and Weaver & Devore Trading on the right, you have gone too far
and will have to go around the block (Pilot’s Monument) again at the stop sign
if travelling by car or double back on the sidewalk if you’re walking.
If you have already booked and paid-online arriving ten (10) minutes
before your scheduled departure is ample time.
ONLINE BOOKING AND PAYMENTS:
When booking online, payments to Ahmic Air may be made through Visa,
MasterCard or the Paypal gateway. Our online booking policy for tour products
based from Yellowknife, NT is to collect the entire charter fee at the time of
booking. All fees are in Canadian dollars and all advertised prices are
inclusive of all service charges, fees, and the 5% Goods and Services Tax
Please call us if you would like to look into either an alternate
booking time other than the ones showing in our online inventory, arrange an
alternate pick up location, arrange alternate payment method or simply just
want to ask us a few questions. 867-920-4400
When the cancellation is made more than 15 days prior to the original
contracted departure, booking fees received by the carrier may be applied to
flights booked to depart within an additional 30 days of the original
contracted departure date; otherwise 40% of the total air transportation
contract price will be retained by the carrier as a cancellation charge. When the cancellation is made 15 days or less
prior to, the planned departure, 40% of the total air transportation contract
price will be charged by the carrier as a cancellation charge.
COVID-19 DISRUPTIONS - Book with confidence during COVID-19! If you are unable to get to your departure
destination due to a COVID-19 disruptions such as regional or national border
closures, a government travel advisory against travel to your departure point,
or COVID-19 restrictions that prevent us from operating your charter, you can:
Reschedule for alternative dates, Receive a credit note, or Receive a full
refund. Failure to provide a negative
COVID-19 test 15 days or less prior to, the planned departure date does not
qualify as a COVID-19 disruption. In
this case, our usual cancellation terms (RULE 15) apply. Ultimately, our commitment to our guests is
to offer flexibility, choice and peace of mind by protecting your expedition
(charter) investment entrusted to Ahmic Air Ltd., allowing guests to explore
the Sub Arctic and Arctic Regions – without concern of financial loss due to
WEATHER DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES:
In the event the carrier is not able to safely conduct a flight due to
weather or other unforeseen circumstances the charterer may have the option of
rescheduling the flight or to be issued a refund. If a portion of the agreed transportation has
been completed, refund will be the difference between the fare, rate or charge
paid and the fare, rate or charge applicable to that portion of the agreed
GIFT CERTIFICATE PURCHASES:
You may purchase and schedule a seat for another individual if you wish
but we do not offer a regular gift certificate program for this tour
option. Gift Certificates are available for
purchase for other tours or in a chosen amount to be applied to other aircraft
charters. To best serve the recipient of the Gift Certificate by providing
their first choice of travel dates and times we advise the recipient to book
their flight times with us as soon as possible as aircraft bookings are
assigned on a first come, first served basis.