Our helicopters

Coldstream Helicopters provides RK Heliski with our Bell 205 and Bell 212 helicopters. Eclipse Helicopters provides RK Heliski with our ASTAR helicopter. Coldstream and Eclipse are made up of a dedicated group of professionals who focus on supporting its customers. We believe in our team, we believe in our equipment, and we believe in our ability to provide RK heliski guests with an amazing backcountry heli-skiing or heli-boarding adventure. Rob Gallagher, President of Coldstream Helicopters.

Bell Helicopter 212 HP

The Bell 212 has been the tool of choice in BC's heliski industry for many years.  The 212 is powered by two Pratt and Whitney engines that deliver more than enough power for carrying 11 heliskiers.  Most of rk heliski's 3 and 5 Run Powder Adventure guests experience this helicopter.


The Astar is a turbine-powered helicopter noted for its exceptional passenger comfort, speed and range. Smaller group size means a quicker pace and the ability to land and explore less travelled areas.
RK Heliski's Small Group ASTAR Private is serviced by this helicopter. Agile, nimble and sporty. You will be flying high over the Purcell Mountains in style with this helicopter. Four, forward facing seats give you a clear view of your deep powder playground below.

Bell Helicopter 205

The Bell 205 is a new addition to the RK Heliski fleet.  This machine is dedicated to our Private Program here at rk.  The 5 Run Semi-Private, and Private Platinum are serviced by this helicopter.  For guests who have flown in A-Stars or Bell 407s, you might ask yourselves, why a Bell 205.  The answer is simple... The Bell 205 out performs the A-Star and 407 in all respects. Normally this helicopter can seat 11 guests, 1 guide and 1 pilot.   We fly with no more than 9 guests. By doing this we extend fuel range, increase power at elevation and provide more space for guest comfort compared to the A-Star or Bell 407.