FlyOver Canada has a magical twist for the holiday season. Riders will embark on a mission to help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during the exhilarating flight across Canada, and on to his magical workshop in the North Pole. I’ve never been to FlyOver Canada in the last 2 years that it has been around. They have welcomed over 1 million guests from around the world and received rave reviews from travellers and locals.
FlyOver Canada’s Christmas edition goes on until January 2nd. Don’t miss out on finding Santa’s workshop in the North Pole. You may even be able to catch the scent of Mrs. Claus’ baking as they swoop over her gingerbread factory.
I heard so much about it that I couldn’t wait to give it a try when my relatives were in town. What better way to experience the rest of Canada without actually going on a plane. We got general admission tickets and it is busy on a weekend leading up to Christmas. We waited about 20 minutes outside before entering Santa’s Workshop to begin the journey.
The total experience will take approximately 25 minutes, including the 8 minutes you’ll spend on the ride. You are first taken into Santa’s workshop to see the light displays as well as a short video from Santa explaining the premise of the ride.
After, you are lined up and then Miss Clause will speak with you before you enter the theatre.
Once we were seated in the theatre, there were a few glitches getting the ride to start, but they figured it out after the third try. Once she show started, I was impressed by the 4D experience, flying through clouds, waterfalls and the beautiful landscape of Canada. Being a local, seeing the places I’ve been to brought me back nostalgia, but some unfamiliar places reminded me of how large Canada really is. I still have a bunch of places to check off my bucketlist.
Overall, I was glad I went on it to see how it is like, but I wasn’t in a hurry to watch it again even with the different themes throughout the year. The ticket prices are a bit high for a 25 minute experience, but with rainy Vancouver, if you are struck with bad weather, this is a good indoor activity, plus there is a lot of free activities to do around Canada Place to add more to the experience.
Canada Place, 201-999 Canada Pl, Vancouver