Where To Try Flyboarding In Canada
Flyboarding has taken off all around the world, such that there are now a ton of different places where you can give it a shot. And contrary to what many newcomers to the activity may think, not all of these places are on popular coastlines and warm beaches. The truth is that flyboarding and hydroboarding can be done on just about any appropriately sized body of water: lakes, rivers, artificial reservoirs, sounds, and even large ponds. As a result, these activities can turn a relatively unremarkable place into something of an attraction, and people just about everywhere can try them out if they’d like to.
Canada exemplifies all of this simply because it’s not exactly renowned for its beach destinations. While the country has some gorgeous coastline, it’s not a place people flock to for outdoor activity, other than snowsports, and yet already there are tons of different places to try your hand at flyboarding around the country.
Here are some great options to get you started.
Windsor Flyboard – Windsor, Ontario
Windsor Flyboard may be the single most accessible location on this list simply because of its location. It’s right on the banks of the Detroit River, near Belle Isle Park and directly across the river from the American city of Detroit, which happens to be something of an up-and-coming destination. While the town of Windsor is relatively limited in terms of activity, save a local and some nice restaurants, you can make a great little vacation out of visiting Detroit and heading across the river to try flyboarding. You can get up for 20 minutes for $50, 30 for $75 (both good options for beginners), or a full hour for a cool $150. And if you happen to want additional time on the water or you have others with you who won’t be flyboarding, the same facility offers jet ski, pontoon, paddle board and kayak rentals.
Alberta Flyboard – Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Sylvan Lake, Alberta is a little bit out of the way as far as most travelers would be concerned, a little under 150 miles north of Calgary and well south of Edmonton. Nevertheless, it’s a hub for activity, from paintball to garden tours – and, of course, flyboarding! Alberta Flyboard is part of the company Canadian Jetpack Adventures, which is located at Sylvan Lake and offers all relevant experiences. Aside from the fact that this lake is far enough north to be quite cold much of the year, it’s a charming little place to try flyboarding or jetpacking, and it has a safe, recreational feel to it.
Find A Way Flyboarding – Turkey Point, Ontario
Turkey Point may have a silly name, but it’s actually not far from one of the main tourist areas along the U.S.-Canada border: Niagara Falls. Thus, if you’d like more of a reason to travel than just flyboarding, it’s a place to consider. Niagara Falls is a wondrous place to explore, and you can do it through a variety of hikes and boat tours. Being a popular tourist haven, the area has also been built up with some additional attractions, including its own . Canada actually draws a crowd from the U.S. for its online gaming sites, which are legal and stocked with an overwhelming selection of games. However, Niagara offers the real thing, and a nice break from an otherwise outdoor trip. As for Find A Way Flyboarding in Turkey Point, it’s located right on a miniature peninsula jutting out into Lake Erie. The experiences are a little pricier than some, though they include some instructional time great for first-timers.
Okanagan Flyboard – Kelowna, British Columbia
The British Columbia area is best known to travelers as a ski destination, as well as the city of Vancouver. Several excellent terrain parks are in the area and cater to snowsport athletes for much of the year when conditions are favorable on the peaks. And the city of Vancouver is simply lovely all year long, whether you want a comfortable getaway in a pretty place or a more active vacation exploring the nearby coastline, going whale-watching, and things of that nature. However during the summer, Okanagan Flyboard has rental offerings in the town of Kelowna. The company is located on the eastern edge of Okanagan Lake, well east of Vancouver but not so far that you can’t stay in the city and get away for a flyboarding day. Purely from a visual standpoint, this may actually be the best flyboarding opportunity in all of Canada. The lake is clean, the town at its coastline is pleasant, and the mountains in the distance make for an incredible backdrop.