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Vancouver’s FlyOver Canada at Halloween in 2020

Flyover Canada at Halloween

Halloween at FlyOver Canada is a multi-dimensional theatre attraction with witches and a Halloween theme at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver in October.

In 2020, the Halloween feature film is HowlOver Canada. Shows run from October 1st to November 1st daily between 10 am and 8 pm.

During the Halloween season of 2020, because of COVID-19, FlyOver Canada has implemented various precautions to help keep people safe. This includes extra thorough cleaning and procedures that allow for appropriate physical distancing. Also, all attendees must wear face masks.


See the FlyOver Canada website for tickets and details about the attraction.


Halloween at FlyOver Canada

FlyOver Canada is a year-round tourist attraction located at 201-999 Canada Place not far from the Pan Pacific Hotel and Vancouver Convention Centre.

The tourist attraction features a short film on a giant screen where participants are buckled into a row of seats that flies around the various scenes. The film features smells, light breezes and refreshing mists along with beautiful scenery. It’s pretty cool!

In October each year FlyOver Canada adopts a Halloween theme. Last year the theatre was decorated with ghoulish characters, the introduction show featured dancing skeletons, and the film about Canada included a number of brief cameo appearances by the witch Broomelda flying on a broomstick.

FlyOver Canada has a new film for Halloween in 2020. It’s HowlOver Canada. This year’s show features the witch Biker Mama and her loyal cat Tiger Moon. After flying across the country from coast to coast to coast, the film ends with an amazing music festival.

Flyover Canada Halloween Witch
Broomelda at FlyOver Canada

HowlOver Canada in 2020

In 2020, the Halloween film is scheduled to run from Thursday, October 1st, until Sunday, November 1st (so for about three weeks longer than the year before). HowlOver Canada is shown all day every day with start times every 15 minutes. Hours of operation in October of 2020 are from 10 am until 8 pm (with the last show usually starting at around 7 pm).

FlyOver Canada at Halloween is a fantastic event that’s suitable for people of all ages. There are scary scenes in the pre-show event, and the theatre is decorated with Halloween characters. Nothing is gory or jumps out at you though, so it’s fun and entertaining even for timid folk.

At FlyOver Canada participants enjoy a pre-show production before heading to the film about Canada where they get strapped in for the ride. In all, the experience lasts for around 25 minutes.

HowlOver Canada at FlyOver Canada

The Halloween Pre-Show

During the regular season the pre-show typically features a talk and scenes about Canada. In October, however, the initial theatre area is creatively decorated and the commentary has a Halloween theme.

For the first half of the “FlyOver Canada at Halloween” experience the initial room is dark. In the show over the past couple of years there have been pieces of art on all the walls. In one painting there were skeletons dancing and in another a witch MC appeared, welcomed guests and provided some comical explanation about the upcoming experience. At one point a statue also came alive and sang a song.

The show has been updated for 2020, so it won’t be the same as in previous years. HowlOver Canada will be similar to the Halloween film from the past, but also different, which is great for people who’ve been before and loved it.

The whole experience leading up to the actual film about Canada is “Disneyland-ish,” “Harry Potter-like” and very cleverly put together. Walt Disney and J.K. Rowling fans will especially love it.

Heading to the Canada Film

After the initial welcome show guests proceed to the main theatre’s waiting room. There they stand in line and watch a short Halloween-themed video about what to expect in the theatre-ride experience featuring the film about Canada. This room is also wonderfully decorated with Halloween-ish scenes and creepy (but not overly-scary) characters.

The Canada Film Experience

The final stage of the FlyOver Canada experience is the theatre-flight simulation and the film about Canada.

Guests proceed into the main theatre. They are escorted to a row of seats where they buckle up, store belongings under their chairs and get ready for an amazing multi-dimensional ride. There are three floors of rows of seats, but you can generally only see the row you yourself are in.

The feature film during the FlyOver Canada at Halloween event is the regular FlyOver Canada movie where the audience is flown over Canada, from the Maritimes, over Toronto, across the Prairies, to Vancouver, over Canada Place and up to the Arctic.

In previous years, this part of the experience was identical to the regular film experience, except that Broomelda the Witch appeared on the screen flying on her broom from time to time. This year, Biker Mama the witch and her cat are on screen. It’s a simple variation, but still a nice touch. New for 2020, HowlOver Canada also has a fabulous special ending.

The HowlOver Canada film itself lasts for roughly 8 minutes.

Halloween Activities for Kids

FlyOver Canada Admission

Admission prices for the attraction online are listed below (as of September 2020). Note: If you purchase your tickets online you’ll save a few dollars (at least 10%). Prices vary depending on the date you go too, so the following prices are subject to change.

  • Adults (ages 13-64): $23 to $26
  • Students (ages 13-21): $17 to $20
  • Seniors (ages 65+): $17 to $20
  • Children (up to age 12): $13 to $16

Participants can be of any age, but at least 40 inches (or 102 cm) tall. People in wheelchairs can also participate, but only if they are able to get out of their wheelchairs and into the ride’s seat-belted chair.


See the FlyOver Canada website for tickets and details about the attraction.


Tips & Advice

The following are tips to help you make the most out of your experience (and save money).

TIP #1: Buy your tickets online and you’ll save at least 10%.

TIP #2: The Vancouver attraction rates its Halloween “scariness factor” as suitable for the average person age 4 and older. The FlyOver Canada film itself isn’t at all scary (unless you don’t like heights or flying sensations). The pre-show theatre and waiting areas, however, have creepy creature models which are fun to admire (except for people who are exceptionally ultra-prone to getting freaked out).

TIP #3: Consider combining your visit to FlyOver Canada with a trip to other nearby places too. Historic Gastown is just a short walk away. Canada Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre are also nice places to walk around, as is nearby Coal Harbour.

TIP #4: New for 2020, because of COVID-19, the venue has a new policy where you can cancel your ticket purchase and get a full refund up to two days before your show.

Other Information

For more information about the popular Vancouver tourist attraction, or to buy tickets, see the FlyOver Canada Website. You can also read our article about it by clicking FlyOver Canada.

For ideas on other Halloween and October things to do, check out any of the following:

For a list of other top attractions in the Lower Mainland, check out the following:

 

 

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