Things to do in Vancouver – Fly Over Canada

In only its second year in Vancouver, Fly Over Canada is rapidly becoming one of the most popular tourist attractions available!  Brilliantly perched atop Canada Place, it is sure to grab the attention of the cruise ship passengers as they disembark to begin exploring the city.  At the heart of the attraction is a 60 meter curved video screen, which shows what must be considered the most amazing advertisement of Canada ever made!

The Canada Trail at Canada Place

The Canada Trail – Fly Over Canada is at the very end

The main feature film is an 8 minute long film which shows scenes from across Canada.  Starting with a stomach-in-mouth plunge into one of Gros Morne’s majestic fjords, viewers are whisked to various landscapes while being misted, breezed, and scented.  Similar to Disney’s “Soarin’ over California” ride, the seats in the cinema elevate and are coordinated with the film to simulate flight motion.  The effect is breathtaking!

Five Sails Roofline

The walk to Fly Over Canada provides amazing views of the Five Sails!

Fly Over Canada’s main feature film was produced by Whistler-based Sherpas Cinema, who also produced the award-winning ski film “Into the Mind.”  By mounting special high-definition cameras onto a variety of planes and helicopters, they have created a bird’s eye glimpse of some incredible locations from across the country, in all seasons.  You will not see everything Canada has to offer here: that would take considerably more than 8 minutes!

The entire experience will take approximately 30 minutes, and features an excellent preview film called “Uplift!”  Cameras and bags are not allowed on the ride, but can be checked at the entrance.  If the weather is nice, save an extra 30 minutes to enjoy the incredible views from the entrance/exit platform.

The amazing view that welcomes you at the Fly Over Canada exit

The amazing view that welcomes you at the Fly Over Canada entrance

Tip, if you are arriving in Vancouver before embarking on a cross-country trip, this ride was made for you!

Fly Over Canada – Hours and Location

Fly Over Canada is located on the top level of Canada Place, 201 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1

Shows run every day from 10:00am to 9:00pm.

Fly Over Canada – Rates

Adults – $19.95
Senior (65+), Students and Youth (13 to 17) – $17.95
Children (12 and under) – $14.95 (children must be at least 102cm tall)

 

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