The FlyOver Canada 4D flight simulator is a popular attraction that will virtually transport you across the Great White North in less time than it takes to whip up a plate of poutine.
You’ll get an up close and personal view of Canada’s most notable landmarks, including Canada’s Arctic, Niagara Falls, the Rocky Mountains and more.
Perfect for the whole family, this exhilarating experience is a must-see attraction – so let’s board the flight and take a deeper look.
FlyOver Canada Simulated Flight Ride in Vancouver
Located at Canada Place in the heart of the Vancouver waterfront, FlyOver Canada is a state-of-the-art flight simulation ride that replicates a dramatic flight across Canada in just 8 minutes.
While this may not seem long, it is actually the longest flight simulation ride in the world.
The use of groundbreaking 4D technology will make you feel like you’re really flying! Special effects like mist, wind, and scents combine with the full motion of the ride to generate a true feast for the senses.
Hang with your feet suspended in front of a 20-metre spherical screen as the film transports you on an exhilarating 8-minute journey across Canada, from east to west.
Feel the wind in your hair as you get up close and personal with some of Canada’s most stunning and iconic sites, from its snow-capped peaks and untamed prairies to its vibrant urban communities. You’ll see them all without even leaving your seat!
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FlyOver Canada Prices
The cost of admission to FlyOver Canada varies slightly depending on the day you choose to visit. Online ticket prices can be found below.
- Adult (16+): $37.80
- Child (0-15): $18.90
*Children 3 and under are free
There’s a minimum height requirement of 102cm or 40″ (3 feet 4 inches) to participate
Booking your tickets in advance is strongly recommended, especially for those visiting Vancouver in summer.
Being so close to Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal, there is tons of walk-up traffic. So you’ll want to book skip-the-line tickets using the calendar below:
Also, tickets at the gate currently cost $40.00, so there is a slight savings here as well. Just note that you’ll be required to pick a time slot while booking.
FlyOver Canada Vancouver Hours
The shows run every 15 to 20 minutes throughout the day at Canada Place.
- Daily: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
Expect the entire experience to take about 25 minutes, including the prep and the Ultimate Flying Ride.
The FlyOver Canada Experience
The dream of flight is older than civilization itself.
Luckily, we’re now fortunate enough to have the opportunity to soar through the sky and leave our earthly worries behind.
This experience has provided us with a newfound perspective on the world below in a way that was previously impossible.
As a traveller, you no doubt possess the desire to soar free like an eagle deep within your soul. Since 2013 FlyOver Canada Vancouver has helped satisfy this desire for over two million visitors like you via its thrilling virtual journey across the country.
Aside from the exciting Vancouver seaplane tours, this is the best flight feeling in the city!
Before departure, you’ll receive a 25-minute introductory experience that will prepare you for your exhilarating trip across our beautiful country.
Entitled Uplift, this pre-show uses 2D and 3D animations in addition to 360-degree video projection mapping to help reveal the stunning beauty of everyday life in the Great White North.
You’ll be offered brief glimpses into the lives and passions of five everyday Canadians. These vignettes include everything from hiking and forest strolls to the rigours of urban life.
You will surely be inspired by the many stories that make up Canada’s diverse population. Afterward, as you fly over the country at high altitudes, you’ll be able to imagine the countless stories playing out below.
The Ultimate Canada Place Flight Simulator Ride
You’ve arrived with your ticket in hand. The pre-show has provided you with some vital context for the experience to come. Now it’s finally time to be strapped into the flight simulator!
You’ll be placed in front of a state-of-the-art 20-metre spherical screen with your feet dangling precariously below. You’re ready to be magically transported across the country via an exhilarating 4D film.
This revolutionary technology uses 3D film coupled with in-theatre physical effects synchronized in time with the film.
For example, FlyOver Canada employs wind, scent, mist, temperature changes and vibration effects. By appealing to a variety of senses, the film can masterfully replicate the sensation of flight through each environment.
Gaze at the towering Rocky Mountain peaks, feel the soothing cool Pacific breeze and prepare to be captivated by the Northern Lights. I swear, it’ll truly feel like you’re there!
In order to make this whole thing possible, The Vancouver 4D experience producers tasked a helicopter crew to record low-elevation footage all across the vast country of Canada.
These flights led to over 100 hours of footage, which were whittled down to 18 scenes. So you can be assured that each one helps demonstrate the very best that Canada has to offer.
Visiting FlyOver Canada Tips
1) Visit Canada Place on foot or via public transit
Furthermore, the surrounding neighbourhood of Coal Harbour contains some of the most expensive parking in Vancouver. For this reason I strongly recommend advise against driving unless you have young children, are a senior citizen or are of reduced mobility.
2) Purchase Flyover Canada tickets online
FlyOver Canada Vancouver is a popular attraction, particularly in the dog days of summer in Vancouver. The area surrounding Canada Place contains some of Vancouver’s largest hotels, the Tourism Vancouver booth and the Cruise Ship Terminal.
The moral of the story is that there is a significant amount of foot traffic. I recommend purchasing your FlyOver Canada tickets online to reduce the chances of standing in line.
3) Pair your visit with a trip to the Vancouver Lookout
If you haven’t had your fill of breathtaking views, I’d recommend heading to the Vancouver Lookout for quite possibly the best viewpoint in Vancouver.
This popular attraction offers 360-degree panoramic views of the city from an observation deck 170 metres above sea level. And it’s located just a 5-minute walk away near Waterfront Station.
Much like the Canada Place flight simulator, the Vancouver Lookout doesn’t require a significant investment in time to visit. And for a limited time, you can save 5% on each attraction by purchasing a combo ticket via the button below:
4) Visit Vancouver’s most historic neighbourhoods
As Vancouver’s most historic neighbourhoods, they are home to many of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Gastown Steamclock, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and the Vancouver Police Museum.
5) Combine your visit with a trip to the Vancouver Aquarium
Visiting Vancouver with kids? Well, visiting the Vancouver Aquarium in nearby Stanley Park is another no-brainer to go along with Flyover Canada. Better yet, you can save 5% off of entry to each attraction for a limited time by purchasing a ticket package via our partners at Tiqets. To lock in the savings, click the button below:
FlyOver Canada 4D Experience FAQs
What is FlyOver Canada?
FlyOver Canada is an immersive 4D flight simulation experience that augments a trip from coast to coast with a variety of visual and sensory effects.
Where is FlyOver Canada Vancouver located?
FlyOver Canada is located in the iconic Canada Place building at 201-999 Canada Place Rd. right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver.
When is FlyOver Canada open?
FlyOver Canada is open from 9:30 am – 8:30 pm daily.
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How much are Flyover Canada tickets?
You can purchase Flyover Canada tickets online for $37.80 or $27.30 for children under 12 via the online provider Tiqets. Alternatively, walkup tickets are available for $40.00 at the door.
Ready to Visit FlyOver Canada Vancouver?
I hope I’ve succeeded in providing all the information you need for your trip to the FlyOver Canada 4D flight simulator experience. Nevertheless, it’s possible that something flew right over my head. So don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section below.
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But until then, enjoy your trip to Flyover Canada.
Have a safe flight✈️