“We don’t ask for things, we ask for the strength to do the things”
Rarely is there an event that truly leaves me breathless, and I honestly never thought that Flyover Canada, an event that we’ve visited easily a couple dozen times would be the one to leave me in a state of complete wonder. Be prepared to see the Canadian Rockies like never before in Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies.
Have you ever wondered what the highest peaks of the Canadian Rockies looks like? Or how it looks to ice climb up the side of one of them like Will Gadd did 27 times (not me.. but I’m sure someone is) or how the beautiful mountains look undisturbed? Windborne delivers the most picturesque views of some of the most isolated areas of the Canadian Rockies that will absolutely leave you in awe. Filmed in partnership with BC Parks and with the support of local Indigenous communities, viewers are offered a one of a kind view of the majestic mountains that you won’t forget.
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.
“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.”
I’ve seen quite a few Flyover Canada preshows over the last five years of visiting for events but I have to say, there hasn’t been one that has moved me quite like the Windborne one. With beautiful traditional Indigenous music, story telling and weaving of nature and history into the short pre-flight, it actually made me wish it was even longer.
Once riders have finished catching their breath after the pre-show (I felt like I was holding mine the entire time), you’ll be ushered to the loading area and settled into your seat for the main show. I won’t spoil too much of it, but similarly to previous shows you’ll experience icy mist over the mountains, wind as you sweep between mountain traverses and the crisp smell of the outdoors.
The spirit of the Canadian Rockies comes alive in Windborne, accompanied by Indigenous drumming and picturesque storytelling throughout the show, viewers are drawn in to experience the vast landscape in a way that most of us could only ever dream of.
“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.”
WINDBORNE: Call Of The Rockies Event Details:
Tickets : $25+, $10 off ticket prices for children
Date: July 1, 2022 – September 25, 2022
Hours: Daily from 9:30am – 9:00pm
Where: FlyOver Canada, 201 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
If there is an event you make it to this summer, make sure it’s to see Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies at Flyover Canada!