Any reason that gets me to come into the city, I am all for. That statement stands true, every time I go to FlyOver Canada – it’s a totally new and exciting experience! Whether it be with my kids, a solo trip, with a handful of friends or even my mom, I am always in awe after
boarding my flight.
This again was absolutely true with the latest viewing of the newest screening of Windborne – Call of the Canadian Rockies. It is a must see, plus my mom gave it a big thumbs up!
Windborne call of the Canadian Rockies at FlyOver Canada
On April 27th, FlyOver Canada welcomed back its newest flight ride, Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies. Originally debuted in the summer of 2022, the flight ride features epic footage captured in the most remote areas of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Since its Vancouver, Canada premiere, Windborne has been showcased in both the Las Vegas, Nevada; and Reykjavik, Iceland FlyOver locations.
This year this particular flight ride experience will take place until June 25th.
What exactly is expected of Windborne – FlyOver Canada?
This particular ride will take guests through a spectacular multi-sensory journey through snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes and picturesque valleys. Filmed by FlyOver Attraction’s Creative Directors Dave Mossop and Rick Rothschild, the experience captures the magic and power of the Rockies’ remote mountains and dramatic vistas, inspiring guests to build a deep connection with the land, culture, and spirit of one of Canada’s most iconic natural wonders.
It is completely immersive and filled with multi-sensory adventure, Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies spotlights areas that are unreachable to trekkers, providing a rare glimpse into the most isolated and untouched areas of the mountain range. But, luckily for you flyers – it won’t seem so untouchable during your experience!
Where was Windborne filmed?
Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies was filmed on the traditional territories of the Nakoda, Blackfoot, Tsuut’ina and K’tunaxa Nations, who have been stewards of these mountains since time immemorial. The flight ride includes an important Indigenous perspective of the mountain range, which local Nations revere as “The Backbone of the World.” Through collaboration and involvement from the Indigenous community, Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies weaves together the rich cultures and landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. A truly stunning and special experience all around!
Collaborating with Parks Canada, FlyOver is committed to protecting the ecology and wildlife of the region and to the health and safety of all adventurers and communities. All requirements for filming in this sensitive region were fully respected and all athletic feats done by professionals.
Included in FlyOver Canada: Windborne – Call of the Canadian Rockies Experience
Once you’ve purchased your tickets, which I suggest you do online to skip the lines, you’ll proceed upstairs where you’ll be greeted by the lovely staff. Following your check-in process, you will be able to take a fun group photo prior to heading inside.
As soon as the doors open you’ll be invited in for a unique Call of the Canadian Rockies pre-show. This 360-degree full flight-ride film will provide an insightful story line of what you’re about to experience. From here you will then head down the runway to go over some safety messaging and pre-flight instructions. Shortly after, you’ll board your flight – buckle up and get ready for take off!
The ride consists of state-of-the-art seats that will have you soaring new heights! From mist, gusts of wind, some turbulence at times and fascinating scents, you’ll truly feel as if you’ve been transported to the Canadian Rockies.
The full experience including the pre-show and flight-ride is about 20 mins in duration.
Flying Whale Café – Post Flight Treats
After you’ve safely landed from your flight, you’ll likely be feeling a little peckish. Offering tasty food with splashy views, the Flying Whale Café is showcasing local flavours in Vancouver’s iconic Canada place. Situated directly outside of the giftshop, on your ride side as you were to exit is this cute, laid-back waterfront eatery that is serving up treats and meals with some awesome views.
Post-flight, mom and I decided to grab a bite to eat before heading back home. In typical true fashion, my mom opted for a Coca Cola and I had to try something fancier. The glacier lemonade looked so fun and nostalgic, if my son was there he would have been extremely jealous of this fun drink. The perfect combination of tart and sweet with a side of fun! To snack on we grabbed an order of spring rolls and mini-samosas and they hit the spot!
Like its name, The Flying Whale is lighthearted and a little bit elevated—with hidden depths.
How can I purchase tickets?
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit flyovercanada.com.
Where to find FlyOver Canada?
FlyOver Canada is located at 999 Canada Pl #201, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1