FlyOver Canada’s “Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies” opens July 1, 2022 (Vancouver)
FlyOver Canada’s newest ride experience, Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies is premiering in Vancouver on July 1, 2022. It eatures epic footage captured in the most remote areas of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, treating guests to a spectacular journey through snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, and picturesque valleys.
Filmed over two years 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, inspiring guests to build a deep connection with the land, culture, and spirit of one of Canada’s most iconic natural wonders.
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.
For those who have yet to experience a FlyOver show, you’re in for a great surprise, and for those who have seen others, this new production will leave you in awe of the beauty of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The show is divided into three components, the introduction, the safety session, and the actual “ride”.
First, guests will have an opportunity to learn the geological history of the Rocky Mountains, along with the treasured traditions and trailblazing spirit they have inspired. The pre-show also includes the Indigenous perspective of this famed mountain range, which local Nations revere as, The Backbone of the World. The “knowledge keepers” of the land explain that no one owns the land, we are part of it, and everyone has the same rights to be here. Questions are raised as to what is our purpose here on earth, and to be thankful for being alive, as that is a gift. There are many obstacles and difficulties in life that can be turned into a positive learning experience, allowing us to come back as warriors of the land.
Next, it’s time to move into the theatre and buckle up to experience a thrilling adventure that takes you high above Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks on a 20-metre spherical screen, with flight motion seats, and weather-simulating special effects. This is not for the faint of heart or those with squirmish stomachs. You appear to be literally flying high above the mountain ranges and within the valleys, crisscrossing and zigzagging, as your seat shakes and rumbles and a cool midst is blown across your face. This experience easily compares to any amusement theme park ride of epic proportions. Open your eyes, hold on tight, and be prepared to be awed!
Immersive and filled with multi-sensory adventure, Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies spotlights areas that are unreachable to trekkers, providing a rare glimpse into the most isolated and untouched areas of the mountain range.In addition to Vancouver, the multi-sensory experience is anticipated to be featured at other FlyOver locations in Las Vegas, Nevada; and Reykjavik, Iceland.
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