Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies is a special film at the FlyOver Canada multi-dimensional theatre attraction in Vancouver at Canada Place.
The feature film shows for a limited time from mid-January until late June in 2024.
For tickets and full details about films currently showing, visit the FlyOver Canada website.
Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies at FlyOver Canada
FlyOver Canada is a multi-dimensional theatre located at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. The attraction features flying experiences with moving seats, various scents are other immersive elements.
The theatre has different shows throughout the year, including its regular film about Canada and seasonal ones for Halloween and Christmas. Special feature films showcasing other parts of the world come to Vancouver from time to time. These include FlyOver Iceland, Soar Over Taiwan, Hawaii From Above, FlyOver America and The Real Wild West.
The newest FlyOver Canada experience is Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies. The show includes stunning footage of the iconic mountain range along the border of British Columbia and Alberta. The scenes are full of snow-capped mountains, beautiful glaciers, picturesque lakes and more. It’s a beautiful and thrilling film experience!
Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies premiered at the attraction in 2022. The film is back in 2024 with shows from January 22nd until June 30th.
Hours and Admission
As of early January in 2024, FlyOver Canada is open daily from 10:00 am until 8:30 pm.
Ticket prices vary depending on when and where you buy them. The further in advance you book your tickets, the more you save. In addition, tickets are less expensive online than at the attraction itself. Residents of BC also save about $3 (with ID proof of residency).
Adult tickets to Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies start at $29 online. Tickets for children start at about $10 less.
Note: Tickets are sold for set times. Also, hours and ticket prices above are subject to change.
For tickets and the attraction’s official website, visit flyovercanada.com.
What to Expect
As with most FlyOver Canada shows, you need to arrive a few minutes before the time of your show. When you line up to get into the theatre, at the very start, there is a large green screen where you can get your photo taken. Then, at the end of the show, in the gift shop, you can see the photo of you in front of a film scene. You can purchase the photo after you see it if you want. It makes for a fun souvenir.
Also as you wait in line for the show, there are displays with information about the film and FlyOver Canada for you to look at. There is also information on a TV screen overhead. You don’t have to wait long. Before you know it, the theatre doors open and you can go in.
When showing, Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies has a special pre-show presentation. It’s where you’ll learn about the Rocky Mountains, its geological history, and Indigenous insights about the mountain range.
The Main Show
After the pre-show, guests head to the main theatre. The film starts with scenes of Maligne Lake at Jasper National Park. After flying over more than a dozen other lakes and parks, the ride concludes with scenes from Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. For a sneak peak of the film, watch the video further below.
Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies is both a beautiful and thrilling film. You really feel like you’re flying over the mountains. You feel every dip and turn as you soar from scene to majestic scene. It’s like you’re in a plane, or flying around like a superhero (but while safely buckled into your seat). In total, the full FlyOver Canada takes about 25 minutes, with the ride itself lasting for 8 minutes or so.
After the Show
At the end of the film guests exit the theatre and make their way to the gift shop. Before leaving, be sure to check out the photo the FlyOver Canada staff took at the start of your visit.
FlyOver Canada sometimes also offers special alpine-themed drinks and treats to enjoy after the film. In the spring of 2023, the menu at the Flying Whale Café included a spiked glacier cocktail, blue glacier lemonade, rocky road brownie, and more. 2024 details may be similar.
Below is a short promotional video about Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
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