West Coast Helicopters offers a series of different services depending on the needs of our individually unique customers. anything from aerial photography to aerial avalanche bombing, faller support, aerial tree topping, medical evacuations, search and rescue missions and everything in between. As a matter of good business sense we’ll try anything as long as it is safe and economically efficient.

Forestry Work

West Coast Helicopters is perfectly positioned for any light and intermediate forestry work.

From faller support and tree topping, to replanting and fertilizing, we have the equipment, the aircraft and the seasoned pilots to get the job right the first time and every time.

  • Tree Planting
  • Faller Support
  • Crew Moves
  • Fire Suppression
  • Seeding and Fertilizing
  • Tree Topping
  • Aerial Pile / Waste Burning

Vertical Reference And Specialty Flying

With skilled pilots and proven light and intermediate helicopters platforms, West Coast Helicopters can deliver anything up to 2500 pounds on target and on time.

Whether it is drill moves, hydro cross arms or specialty work such as the aerial bombing, West Coast helicopters will help our customers get the job done.

  • Aerial Bombing & Avalanche Control
  • Drill Moves And Precision Long Line
  • Tree Topping
  • Hydro And Power Projects
  • Construction And Cement Pouring
  • Aerial Filming
  • Aerial Photography Medical Transport And Evacuation

Wildfire Suppression

West Coast Helicopters takes the stewardship of our forests seriously and has a huge respect for the hard and dangerous work of our countries fire suppression crews. As such, we were one of the first companies to install satellite tracking & communications systems in all our helicopters.

As well, our AStar helicopters have the capability of deploying foam to help get the water through the canopy and directly to where it does the best work; on the fire.

Whether it is bucketing, equipment moves, personal moves, comms and recce or infrared West Coast Helicopters has the right ship and the experienced crews to get the job done safely and efficiently.

  • Infrared Scanning
  • Crew Transport
  • Hlco/Admin
  • Aerial Ignition
  • Infrared Services
  • Bucketing
  • Initial Attack

Environmental And Wildlife Work

With our vast local knowledge and experience from counting fish to animal captures, West Coast Helicopters will work hard to help our customers make the most of the small window of opportunity to finish the task. Our pilots are not only enthusiastic about flying, but also the area they work and the wildlife that lives here.

  • Fish And Animal Counts / Surveys
  • Animal Capture And Relocation
  • Animal Gps  Tracking / Telemetry
  • Fish Smolt Relocation
  • Low Level Aerial Survey
  • Habitat and Population Assessments


  • Custom Transfers From Airports, Remote Locations, And Communities
  • Dean River Fishing Transfers