Directions to Toronto Heli Tours
How to Get to the Airport
We are located just minutes from downtown Toronto, the CN Tower, Roger’s Centre, and the Air Canada Centre. Our island location overlooks the waters of Lake Ontario and the beautiful Toronto skyline, it is the perfect spot to start your adventure of a lifetime. Because we are located on an island you will have to take the world’s shortest scheduled ferry service which departs from the foot of Bathurst Street every 15 minutes. For your convenience, we have listed here several ways for you to get to us. TTC, Go Train, Via Rail, Motor Coach, Driving, Walking, or Boat.
Please use the Google Map below to see where we are located and to get directions to our location.
There is some free parking available on the streets around Bathurst Street, however, it may be difficult to find an empty spot. There is paid parking on Stadium Road (one block West of Bathurst), at the Canada Malting plant on the East side of Eiraean Quay, and on the airport. The rates for parking at these sites is as follows:
Stadium Road Lot: $3.00 / 20 min.
Malting Plant Lot: $4.00 / 20 min.
On the Airport: $4.00 / 20 min. Plus $11.00 to drive onto the ferry – Look for parking lot P3 to your left once you exit the ferry.
a) Ride to Union Station, take the Streetcar #509 Westbound for the Exhibition Grounds. Get off at Bathurst Street and walk South towards the waterfront.
b) Ride to Bathurst Station, (Bloor-Danforth Subway Line) and take the Streetcar #511 Southbound for the Exhibition Grounds. Get off at Fleet Street (Bathurst and Fleet) and walk South along Bathurst towards the waterfront.
Bathurst Street become Eireann Quay for the last block before the lake. At the foot of Eireann Quay there is a big white building. If you enter the building to the South you can take the foot tunnel under the channel to the airport. If you enter the building to the West you can take the ferry boat to the airport. The ferry boat departs every 15 minutes starting on the hour.
Information: (416) 393-4636
How to Find Heli Tours on the Airport
You can choose to take the pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport or the 90-second ferry ride that runs every 15 minutes across Toronto’s inner harbour.
1. Take the Tunnel
The entrance to the tunnel is located inside the mainland pavilion directly to the east of the airport’s ferry terminal. Six elevators are available to take you down the 100 feet to the tunnel level, which features four moving walkways for your added convenience.
At the south end of the tunnel, you can choose to go up to the check-in area using one of the longest escalator systems in Canada, one of two elevators or a staircase of 153 steps to get to the top.
At the top of the escalators, you will see a replica hanging from the ceiling of the plane Billy Bishop flew during the 1st World War. That is the ground level.
2. Take the Ferry
The ferry ride to and from Billy Bishop Airport is one of the shortest in the world at just 121 metres. The 90-second trip will have you where you need to be in no time and if you’re standing on the pedestrian deck you can enjoy a unique view of downtown Toronto. The ferry departs from the foot of Bathurst Street.
The ferry is free for pedestrians and $11 for vehicles (return trip).
If you are a pedestrian, when you exit the ferry you will head towards the Departures area of the terminal which is on the second floor. You will need to proceed downstairs to the main floor.
Once At the Airport:
- From the ground floor of the terminal building exit to the outside.
- Proceed straight across the traffic circle in front of you
- On the other side of the traffic circle, you will see our Red and Yellow “Heli Tours” Signs.
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