Sure, you’ve written a letter to Santa, but have you ever flown with him? For an unforgettable experience this December, you can fly with Santa Claus in Ottawa. To try it for yourself, you can book the tour by calling Ottawa Biplane Adventures. The company runs out of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
In the warmer months, they run an not to be missed flight in an open-cockpit retro plane.
But for the holiday season, they have launched a new festive private adventure. Each journey lasts between 10 to 15 minutes and will give you a jawdropping view over the Parliament Building, Ottawa River, Chaudiere Falls, Canadian War Museum and Canadian Museum of History.
The views from the tiny plane are incredible. Unlike large planes that you’ve taken to cross Canada, the smaller aircraft (a Cessna) doesn’t need to fly as high up, which means you can enjoy the view of the city.
We were able to loop around the Parliament Building and marvel at the city’s top attractions from the sky. I had the biggest smile on my face the entire time, and I can’t rave about the friendly pilot or the tour enough.
On each flight, you can bring up to two of your friends. Tickets are remarkably cheap, just $38 a person, and the proceeds go towards a local charity.
For your safety, both the pilot (Santa) and all guests will need to wear a mask. But before your flight, it is possible to take a photo without your mask while standing outdoor. Just make sure to check with the staff first before you do so.
There is a limited amount of spots available, so you’ll want to book ASAP. It runs every weekend in December.
Visit the Ottawa Biplane Adventures to learn more about booking a flight with Santa.