Saskatoon Hot Air Balloon Ride
On COVID-hold for summer 2020
Experience the exhilaration of a hot air balloon ride over Saskatoon. With a beautiful view and stunning landscapes, the Saskatchewan skies are calling. A peaceful yet exhilarating flight of approximately one hour.
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon ride!
Soar over the South Saskatchewan River and view Saskatoon from new heights.
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 Saskatoon, 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 Saskatoon Hot Air Balloon Ride is the ticket!
When: Hot Air Balloon Rides are offered May thru October. 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 Saskatoon Hot Air Balloon Rides have 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 and or approximately 2 hours prior to sunset
- Adults indulge in champagne to finish the flight
Weather: Ballooning is a weather dependent sport and you can only fly when the conditions are safe. Light winds, good visibility, 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 high heels or sandals 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 light sweater or jacket might make you more comfortable if it is cool first thing in the morning or after we land in 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.
Minimum age: Children must be a minimum of 10 years of age to fly and accompanied by an adult.
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 experience takes place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
How to book your experience