This simulated ride takes participants on an exhilarating virtual journey across the country’s most majestic landscapes, from the remote Arctic north to the Rocky Mountains, Niagara Falls, and Canada’s Eastern Seaboard. FlyOver Canada also uses wind, mist, and scents to enhance the sensation of flight.
FlyOver Canada is a fun and exhilarating way for Vancouver-based tourists to see more of this expansive country without leaving the city. Tickets can be booked in advance and include access to an immersive preshow. The ride itself surrounds participants with a large spherical screen that displays 3-D vistas of snowcapped mountains, forests, rushing rivers, and glittering cities.
Things to Know Before You Go
- FlyOver Canada is a must for first-time visitors to Canada and for families, who will enjoy the exciting, interactive nature of the ride.
- The ride lasts for just eight minutes, but plan to spend about 30 minutes here to allow for the preshow and the preride briefing.
- The flight simulator ride is relatively gentle and suitable for all ages, providing they are at least 40 inches (102 centimeters) tall.
- Visitors using wheelchairs can transfer to the ride seats independently or with the aid of an assistant, or watch the show from a stationary position on the ride platform.
How to Get There
FlyOver Canada is situated at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. Ride the SkyTrain to Waterfront Station, and make the 5-minute walk from there.
When to Get There
FlyOver Canada is open from 10am to 9pm daily. Rides take place every 15 to 20 minutes. Save yourself time by purchasing tickets in advance, and then arrive at opening time to get in ahead of the crowds.
What You’ll See at FlyOver Canada
FlyOver Canada showcases the country’s most spectacular terrain. Vistas include dawn in the freezing north near Hudson’s Bay, the floating chunks of white and aquamarine ice of Iceberg Alley in Newfoundland, Toronto’s cityscape at night, the vineyards of Okanagan and the heli-skiers near Bella Coola in British Columbia, kayakers on Quebec’s Rivière-Rouge, and many other epic displays of adventure and raw nature.