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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Fly Over Canada!

Last week, my friend Andy was visiting from Chicago and we decided to check out Vancouver's latest tourist attraction, the Fly Over Canada experience at Canada Place.

Andy works in the airline industry, so he was amused at the whole process that replicated boarding an airplane. The wait time isn't as bad as an 8 hour layover in Minneapolis - trust me, I know. First you walk into a pavilion to take in a deluge of images of Canadiana that whets your appetite for what's to come.

Then it's time to get on board, where you are placed into a row of theatre-style seats and seat-belted in. We were then whisked away on a journey over this great country we call home. We witness the hills and mountains of the West Coast, wild horses galloping across the prairies, all the way to the jagged cliffs of the Maritimes and up to the Northern Lights of the Arctic.

I had wished that there was more of a linear storyline or something to inform the viewer where exactly they were flying over. There were some parts that were simply gorgeous, but we didn't know where it was. I guess that's incentive to get out there and explore our country!

The cost is about $20 (cheaper if you buy your ticket online) and the entire experience lasts about half an hour, with the actual ride being only about 15 minutes. It's fun, and definitely something tourists can enjoy!

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