A Look Inside Vancouver’s $16-Million Flight Simulator Ride

Photo credit: Rita Willaert | Flickr

Photo credit: Rita Willaert | Flickr

For Vancouverites, a flight across Canada hardly sounds like a thrill ride. Β It’s something we do every time we head back East.

But even if you’re an Air Canada Aeroplan superstar, you still might want to check out FlyOver Canada, the virtual flight attraction that opened in the old IMAX theatre at Canada Place earlier this summer.

I have to confess that I’d written off FlyOver Canada as a “tourist-only” attraction, i.e. something to entertain the cruise ship crowd during the brief window of time they actually get to step foot in Canada. Β But it turns out that FlyOver has a broader appeal.

On a recent weekend, I took a walk to the far end of the Canada Place pier, picked up my $19.95 ticket and got ready to climb aboard.Β “Passengers” queue up outside and are funnelled in every 15 minutes in groups of approximately 60. Continue reading:
A Look Inside Vancouver’s $16-Million Flight Simulator Ride

Take a Heart-Pounding Virtual Flight Across Canada in Vancouver

photo: FlyOver Canada

photo: FlyOver Canada

Since the dawn of time, man has dreamed of flight. This spring in Vancouver, you can soar without ever leaving your seat.

After nearly a year of construction, a one-of-a-kind virtual flight experience is set to open on the Vancouver waterfront. FlyOver Canada takes guests on a flightseeing odyssey across the country, swooping by everything from the British Columbia mountains to Niagara Falls. And it gives a whole new meaning to flight simulation.

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Take a Heart-Pounding Virtual Flight Across Canada in Vancouver