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 late spring until early summer in 2023. The venue’s regular, world-famous film about this country is also at the theatre.
For tickets and full details about the film, 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 with shows from late June until late September that year. In 2023 the feature film returns from April 27th until June 25th.
Hours and Admission
As of early May 2023, FlyOver Canada is open daily from 9:30 am until 8:30 pm.
Ticket prices vary depending on when and where you buy them. Usually, the further in advance you book your tickets, the more you’ll 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 range from about $28 to $32 when purchased online in 2023. Tickets for children cost about $10 less and range from $18 to $22.
Admission to Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies costs the same as the regular FlyOver Canada film. However, there’s also a combination deal available. For folks wanting to watch both films on the same day, tickets cost between $42 and $48 for adults and between $27 and $33 for children.
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
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 the Rocky Mountains or some other FlyOver Canada 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.
As with other FlyOver Canada films, 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. There you’ll be amazed by the flying experience over the Rocky Mountains. 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 also offers special alpine-themed drinks and treats to enjoy after the film. The menu at the Flying Whale Café includes a spiked glacier cocktail, blue glacier lemonade, rocky road brownie, and more.
Below is a short promotional video about Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies to give you even more of an idea of what to expect.
To learn more about Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies, visit the FlyOver Canada website. For more information about the attraction in general, see our FlyOver Canada article.
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- FlyOver Canada at Halloween
- FlyOver Canada at Christmas
- Canada Place
- Coal Harbour District
- Vancouver Rainy Day Activities
- Shows and Entertainment in Vancouver