About Forest Helicopters

Forest Helicopters was incorporated in 1997 after taking over most of the N.W. Ontario operations from Midwest Helicopters. Midwest had been serving the area from 1973 – 1997. Forest Helicopters has become a successful company by providing a quality competitive service that stresses safety, dependability and competence.

As well as having an Air Operators Certificate, Forest is a holder of a Transportation Canada Aircraft Maintenance Organization Certificate rated on the Bell 206 series and AS350 series. this allows us to do a majority of our maintenance in-house and gives us the ability to maintain other operator’s aircraft.

Our maintenance is accomplished to the highest of standards.

Forest carries a large inventory of spare parts for the carrying out of regular scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.


Forest operates out of a well equipped main facility located in Kenora, Ontario. Forest also works out of a base located in Pickle Lake, Ontario.


  • Diamond Drill Support
  • Powerline Maintenance
  • Fire Suppression
  • Wildlife Services
  • Airborne Geophysics (Bird Towing).
  • Precision Aerial Construction

Forest Helicopters employs a dynamic team of professionals with many years in the helicopter industry. Experience levels range in upwards of 35 years and 20,000 hours.

We are proud of our service and performance record which has allowed us to form long term relationships involving some of the largest helicopter users in Canada and we strongly acknowledge that our success is cultivated and supported by lasting relationships with the 1st Nation Communities in N.W. Ontario.

Forest Helicopters 2015

Forest Helicopters Inc. has established a base of operation in Dryden, Ontario. The addition will allow Forest Helicopters to better serve the needs of our … Continue reading