FlyOver Canada is one of Vancouver’s most popular tourist attractions — giving visitors the feeling of flight since 2013. The attraction uses state-of-the-art technology to lift riders off their feet and guide them through a virtual journey across Canada.
Their next step was a permanent structure for a ticket kiosk — an operation they previously ran out of tents — a gift store and a new café.
This project is located at the main cruise ship port for Vancouver and is an expansion of the Canada Place building. The project features a new waterfront café, The Flying Whale and a covered area at the show entrance to buy tickets and souvenirs.
The curved, sweeping exterior design of the building resembles the shape of an aircraft wing and has a glazed façade which opens the café up to an outdoor patio. This unique design was complex; however, it’s now a stand-out building in downtown Vancouver.
This project site is a high-traffic area, especially during the summer months. We had to coordinate our work around hundreds of tourists from the Vancouver Convention Centre and the cruise ship short, restricting our access to and from the job site. We worked seven days a week and had to find new ways to quicken construction. This included expediting equipment deliveries and searching for alternate products to meet the project timelines.
This new expansion compliments the downtown core and will add to Canada Place, a well-known landmark in Vancouver. We’re excited to see this addition bring more enjoyment, and more customers, to the FlyOver Canada attraction.