The Canada World Update is out for Microsoft Flight Simulator!

The continuous stream of new releases and updates for Microsoft Flight Simulator carries on unstoppable! Today it’s Canada’s time to shine in this lively platform we all love: World Update XI: Canada is now available and brings plenty of improvements to the scenery of this huge and beautiful country in MSFS.

This release was no surprise, since we’ve been expecting it to land today for a few weeks, following the initial announcement back in August. As always, a new World Update for MSFS brings a welcome host of changes to the target country/region, and Canada is no exception. This update follows on World Update X, which was focused on the United States.

After installing this free update, MSFS simmers flying over Canada will find new and improved aerial imagery and high-resolution elevation data, which results in a more defined terrain below. This data is complemented with the rendition of highly-detailed cities, urban areas, and custom-built points of interest.

For the Canada World Update, the MSFS team worked on improving the major urban areas in the country with photogrammetry imagery. These include Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and others, in a total of 12 cities. Scattered throughout the country, you will find almost 90 famous points of interest representing many of Canada’s most iconic landmarks. These are excellent spots to add to your flights as you discover the rich history of Canada and the natural and man-made wonders it offers.

As always, besides the new content detailed above, simmers also get a few bespoke airports, which this time include CYBD Bella Coola Airport, CYCG Castlegar Airport, CYDA Dawson City Airport, CYDF Deer Lake Airport, and CYFB Iqaluit International Airport. Finally, to help you explore all this new stuff and take the best out of the beautiful new Canadian scenery in MSFS, 9 new activities have also been added: bush trips, landing challenges, and discovery flights.

Check the complete list below of all the new content being added with World Update XI, and don’t forget to grab your free download in the in-sim Marketplace. Out now for PC and Xbox!

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World Update XI: Canada features:


  • Halifax
  • Sherbrooke
  • Abbotsford
  • Saskatoon
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Regina
  • Calgary
  • Victoria
  • St. Catharines
  • Laval
  • Vancouver


  • A. Murray MacKay Bridge
  • Absolute World
  • Alex Fraser Bridge
  • Alexandra Bridge
  • Ambassador Bridge
  • Angus L. Macdonald Bridge
  • Banff Springs Hotel
  • Basilica of Notre Dame du Cap
  • Big Nickel, Sudbury, ON
  • Biodome
  • Bishop’s Falls Trestle Bridge
  • Bloedel Conservatory
  • Burrard Street Bridge
  • Burton Bridge
  • Cabot Tower Canada
  • Cambridge Bay Radar Station
  • Canadian High Arctic Research Station
  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse
  • Cape Enrage Lighthouse
  • Cape Forchu Lighthouse
  • Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site
  • Cardston Alberta Temple
  • Carleton Martello Tower
  • Chateau Frontenac
  • Chateau Lake Louise
  • Citadel Hill (Fort George)
  • Cloudraker Skybridge
  • Columbia Icefield Skywalk
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Confederation Bridge
  • Craigdarroch Castle
  • David Dunlap Observatory
  • Deh Cho Bridge, Northwest Territories
  • Diavik Diamond Mine
  • Esplanade Riel Bridge
  • Figgaurd Lighthouse
  • First Nations University of Canada
  • Fogo Island Inn
  • Fortress of Louisbourg
  • Georges Island National Historic Site (POI+ additional lighthouse)
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Green Island Lighthouse
  • Habitat 67
  • Hartland Covered Bridge
  • Hatley Park National Historic Site
  • Haut-fond Prince Light
  • Hell’s Gate Airtram
  • Inco Superstack
  • Jacques Cartier Bridge
  • L’Anse aux Meadows
  • Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
  • Lethbridge Viaduct
  • Lions Gate Bridge
  • Maugher Beach Lighthouse
  • Maxville Water Tower
  • Montmorency Falls Suspension Bridge
  • Montreal Biosphere
  • Mount Royal Cross
  • Ocean Science Centre
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
  • Parliament of Canada, House of Commons
  • Parliament of Canada, Peace Tower
  • Parliament of Canada, East Block
  • Peace Bridge
  • Peggy’s Point Lighthouse
  • Pierre-Laporte Bridge
  • Pinawa Dam Provincial Park
  • Playground of the Gods
  • Point Abino Light
  • Prince of Wales Hotel
  • Prince of Wales Tower National Historic Site
  • Québec Bridge
  • R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant
  • Regina Legislature Building
  • Rogers Place
  • S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
  • Saint Jude’s Anglican Cathedral
  • Samuel de Champlain Bridge
  • Seal Island Bridge
  • Skylon Tower
  • Spirit Catcher Sculpture
  • St. Thomas’ Anglican Church
  • The Centre of Canada
  • The One, Toronto
  • Thousand Islands Bridge
  • Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada
  • World’s Largest Axe


  • CYBD – Bella Coola Airport
  • CYCG – Castlegar Airport
  • CYDA – Dawson City Airport
  • CYDF – Deer Lake Airport
  • CYFB – Iqaluit International Airport


  • Three bush trips (Vancouver Island, Newfoundland, and the Canadian Rockies)
  • Three landing challenges (Castlegar, Barkerville, and Calgary)
  • Three discovery flights (Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto).