Winnipeg Hot Air Balloon Ride
Climb sky high and see the world from an unforgettable new perspective aboard a Winnipeg Hot Air Balloon Ride. You’ll experience the magic of soaring over a changing landscape, suspended in a basket under a glorious hot air balloon.
Fly over Winnipeg's historic sites, shops and parks!
The Winnipeg Hot Air Balloon Ride flies over the notable intersection of the Red and Assiniboine rivers where you will find The Folks, a shopping and entertainment district, alongside Shaw Park. Assiniboine park is the oldest green space in the city encompassing 445 hectares of grown trees, cultural facilities, and English gardens.
Your thrilling experience begins when you meet with your friendly pilot and crew. Once the hot air balloon is inflated and the pilot determines the balloon is ready for flight, you and the rest of the passengers will climb into the basket. When the air inside of the balloon reaches the correct temperature, the balloon will gradually ascend above the tree tops, over a thousand feet into the sky. As you float over Winnipeg, you will travel peacefully at wind speed for approximately one hour.
Towards the end of your journey, the balloon will begin to descend back down to earth where you'll enjoy a traditional champagne toast. So whether you are looking for a unique gift or for a way to celebrate a special occasion, this Winnipeg Hot Air Balloon Ride is the ticket for memories that will last a lifetime!
When: Hot Air Balloon Rides are offered May thru October subject to availability. Valid for ‘Anytime Flight’ Monday to Sunday AM/PM. Flights take place at Sunrise or approximately 2 hours prior to Sunset. Times will vary upon the time of year the flight is scheduled.
Duration: The Winnipeg Hot Air Balloon Ride has a flight time of approximately 1 hour and a total duration of approximately 4 hours including time for check-in, travel to the launch location, a safety briefing, setup, packing and return to the meeting location.
- One hour approx. hot air balloon flight at sunrise
- Adults indulge in a champagne toast to finish the flight
Weather: Ballooning is a weather dependent sport and you can only fly when the conditions are safe. Good visibility, light winds, no rain and no storms in the area are required. If the weather is not safe, the pilot will cancel the flight and you simply reschedule for another date that suits you.
What to wear: For your comfort and enjoyment it is recommended you wear casual, comfortable clothing. Solid, flat footwear is essential (no sandals or high heels please). It’s no colder in the air than on the ground but you will be outdoors for 3-4 hours, so dress for the temperature of the day. Bringing a jacket or light sweater might make you more comfortable if it is cool first thing in the morning or the evening.
Flight Meeting Location: The meeting location will be confirmed when you reserve your flight time.
Capacity: Balloons can carry between 8 to 12 passengers, depending on the basket size, making it easy to accommodate families or groups. The balloons have turning vents so the pilot can rotate the balloon during flight, giving everyone a 360 degree view.
Waiver: Each passenger will be required to complete a Passenger Liability Waiver.
Passenger safety: All passengers must be able to climb in and out of the basket, stand for the entire flight and walk out of a field if necessary. Due to insurance restrictions, passengers cannot fly if they have recently had surgery, injuries, hip/back/knee problems, health concerns, physical limitations, severe auditory problems or is/may be pregnant.
This hot air balloon ride experience takes place at Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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