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Recently-opened FlyOver Canada is a must-experience attraction, and not just for out-of-town guests visiting Canada Place!

 Twillingate Iceberg

This flight-simulated journey across our country employs the latest in virtual flight technology, courtesy of Vancouver tourism entrepreneurs Andrew Strang and Stephen Geddes, together with partner Aquilini Investment Group.

I checked out the attraction earlier this week as the busy Canada Place walkway was lively with both cruise ship passengers and locals enjoying a stroll in the afternoon sunshine.

Located at the end of the Canadian Trail walkway (on the site of the former IMAX theatre), you board the “flight” upstairs. A brief overview pre-show Uplift highlights all things Canada, splashed across a multi-panel hexagonal screen. Afterwards, you’re walked through to another area where a brief safety video is shown, before heading up another flight of stairs to the ride.

BC Vineyard

The film is gorgeous, filled with scenery from Newfoundland to BC. Displayed on a custom-built 20 metre half-spherical screen, you feel completely immersed in the experience. It’s a 4D show, that’s gentle enough for small kids, who will undoubtedly be awestruck while watching the film.

RIver Rouge Fall Colors

FlyOver Canada is bullfrog-powered using 100% clean, renewable energy and took over two years to complete, employing a creative team headed by ex-Disney Imagineer Rick Rothschild. This up-close-and-personal view of Canada is the first in a series of films with future seasonal versions planned for Halloween and Christmas.


If you’ve never had the chance to experience flight from the perspective of a float plane, helicopter, or bird, this is definitely worth the price of admission. I felt completely removed from city life after the show!

Tickets are $19.95 (adults), $17.95 (students/seniors/youth) and $14.95 (child). Strap in and take a break! I’m ready to go again.

Niagara Falls aerial

FlyOver Canada is located at 999 Canada Place in Vancouver.
Disclaimer: I was provided tickets for the purpose of this article. Views are my own.

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