Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? Sundance Balloons has grown to be one of the world''s largest operators of commercial hot air balloons, flying over 30,000 passengers each year across Canada. The magical flights are approximately 1 hour in length followed by a traditional champagne celebration. Our seasonal flights are scheduled from May to October with early morning flights meeting before sunrise and evening flights meeting 2-3 hours before sunset. Up! Up! and Away! Check off your Bucket List and join us for a once in a lifetime adventure!
Have questions about your flight? Here are our most frequently asked questions:
Though the altitude record for hot air ballooning is 90,000 feet, the height of passenger flights range anywhere from treetops up to 2,500 feet.
No, it is the same temperature on the ground as it is in the air. The temperature only begins to drop when you begin to fly very high.
On average, passenger flights are approximately one hour in length. Some flights can vary from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours depending on the amount of fuel on board, the passengers' combined weight, the temperature of the air and when the pilot finds a suitable landing field.
Flights take place at sunrise and approximately 2 hours prior to sunset. Hot Air Balloons are not able to fly during the middle of the day due to thermal activity, which makes the air unstable.
Hot Air Balloons cannot be steered like a plane or helicopter. Balloons travel only in the direction of the wind. There may be different wind directions at different altitudes that the pilot may use to maneuver the balloon. Upon landing, our "Chase Crew" that has been following the balloon since lift off retrieves the balloon and passengers and returns them to the launch location.
The balloon travels the same speed as the wind. An average flight is approximately 15 km in length.
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