It’s fitting that Flyover Canada’s newest attraction launched on Canada Day. The spectacular multi-sensory experience is a thrill ride through the iconic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Flyover Canada Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies made its global debut in Vancouver in summer 2022. Here’s what you need to know before you soar past the glaciers, river and mountain peaks of one of the world’s most incredible mountain ranges.
Flyover Canada Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies
You know I’m a mountain girl. So I was confident that Flyover Canada Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies would bring us on a spectacular journey. And that the snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes and picturesque valleys that would have me pining for the hills.
I wasn’t wrong; this film is gorgeous. It features epic footage captured in the most remote areas of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The immersive experience is complete with icy mist and wind for full effect. Spectators dip through river valleys and soar past backcountry skiers and rock climbers.
Windborne was 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 in all their glorious beauty and majesty.
The impressive film will inspire guests to build a connection with the land, culture, and spirit of one of Canada’s most iconic natural wonders. Windborne is immersive and filled with multi-sensory adventure. The film spotlights areas that are unreachable to trekkers, providing a rare glimpse into the most isolated and untouched areas of the Canadian Rockies.
“We are excited to introduce Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies to locals and international visitors at our flagship downtown Vancouver attraction this July,” said Lisa Adams, Vice President of FlyOver Attractions. “This epic journey into the Canadian Rocky Mountains will capture the hearts and imaginations of everyone who sees it; particularly Canadians, who I know will feel an immense sense of pride seeing the vast, breath-taking beauty of this exceptional part of their country.”
Filming Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies
Windborne was filmed on the traditional territories of the Nakoda, Blackfoot, Tsuut’ina and K’tunaxa Nations. They are stewards of these mountains since time immemorial. The flight ride includes an important Indigenous perspective of the mountain range. Local First Nations revere the range 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.
“The Windborne pre-show and flight ride will immerse guests in one of the world’s most beautiful mountain regions,” said Dave Mossop. “The experience takes guests to the very heart of the Canadian Rockies, sharing stories of people who heard the call of the region and developed a lifelong connection to it. We are so proud of this, and I have no doubt guests will gain a new respect and reverence for the Canadian Rockies.”
Parks Canada was a collaborator on the film. All requirements for filming in this sensitive region were fully respected and all athletic feats done by professionals.
Note: Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies is an immersive ride with large sweeping vistas and movements. If you feel queasy during the flight, just close your eyes.
About FlyOver Canada by Pursuit
The FlyOver flight ride utilizes a unique and state-of-the-art moving platform with six degrees of motion. It includes multi-sensory special effects and 20-metre half-spherical screen. This provides guests with an unparalleled flight across iconic locations and natural landscapes. Special effects, including wind, mist and scents, combine with the ride’s motion to create an unforgettable entertainment experience.
Pursuit owns and operates FlyOver Canada. It’s the first flight attraction for the global tourism and hospitality brand. Others include the FlyOver attractions in Las Vegas, Iceland, Toronto (expected opening 2024), Chicago (expected opening 2024).
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit flyovercanada.com.
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Photo Credit: Windborne at Flyover Canada