Apple Maps Brings 3D Flyover Tours in iOS 8 to These Canadian Cities [LIST]


Apple Maps in iOS 8 introduced support for 3D Flyover Tours for various cities around the world, which includes four in Canada: Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

However, as of now, only Vancouver has support for 3D Flyover Tours. Once you search for “Vancouver BC” in Apple Maps, a banner prompt will show up to take a ‘3D Flyover Tour of Vancouver’ when in 3D view. However, if that doesn’t show up, you need to tap on the city’s details and tap ‘Flyover Tour’, which then takes you on a pretty neat aerial tour of prominent landmarks in the city.

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The following places are shown in the Flyover Tour of Vancouver:

  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Museum of Vancouver
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame
  • Canada Place
  • Lion’s Gate Bridge

The aerial tour is smooth (no Gravol needed) and crisp on the iPhone 6 Plus and feels like you’re viewing footage from a drone or helicopter.

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This screenshot below taken by MacRumors of this Apple page dating back to September 7 seems to still be valid, with current flyover locations highlighted in green—note only Vancouver is highlighted as being live:

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Have you noticed any improvements in Apple Maps in iOS 8? Let us know if you spot 3D Flyover tours going live in your city.


  • Crosseyedmofo

    i think the most stunning thing is that they felt there was anything in albany ny that made 3d flyover necessary

  • In other news, residents of Albany, NY just shed some tears after reading this.

  • einsteinbqat

    How about they fix Montreal’s map? According to Apple, one can drive perpendicularly to the horizontal instead of going under a bridge!

  • Cshudson

    They should fix the black and white nighttime satellite pics before they work on computer rendered flyovers that no one really cares about.

  • Stunt driving at its best!

  • Ex

    Really neat idea but the maps are still crap. Long way to go.

  • Crosseyedmofo

    i challenge you to spend an hour there gary 😀

  • I’ve been to NYC, but not Albany. How is it there?

  • Anon

    It’s the Cloverdale/Langley of NY.