How much does it cost?
If you are already on the mountain or have a pass, tandem paragliding flights cost $199 + tax.
Pre-booked flights including admission to Grouse Mountain and Skyride cost $229 + tax.
NEW EARLY BIRD RATE: the 11:00am flight only is $169 + tax for those with a pass or already on the mountain, or $199 + tax with admission and free Skyride up the mountain.
How do I book a flight?
Click here Or follow the Book a Flight link above on the red navigation bar.
Can I buy a gift certificate?
Yes! Gift certificates are purchased as Grouse Mountain Gift Cards and can be used for anything on the mountain. Guest Services (604-980-9311) will print a gift card for you with a paraglider on it for the amount of a tandem paragliding flight.
How long is a flight?
From the launch, the whole experience takes just over an hour including: 10 minute pre-flight ground school, 20 to 25 minutes in the air depending on conditions, 10 minute debriefing/pack up, short shuttle ride back to the tram and priority tram access back up the mountain if you wish.
When do you fly?
We are in the air every flyable day between the end of June and end of September. Check in the day of your flight with Guest Services to see if conditions are flyable.
Flight times are: 11:00, 12:15, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00, 5:15 and 6:30.
Is it safe?
All of our instructors are highly experienced, having performed thousands of tandem flights over many years with a perfect safety record. Unlike hang gliding, in paragliding you are seated below the wing in the harness and can see both (2) attachment points and how you are connect to the wing the entire time. Everything is redundant and in plain view.
Your flight instructor is there to deliver the flight you wished for and to ensure you have fun. Decide on a mellow flight or one with big thrills; everything is possible. Do share your expectations with him.
How old do I have to be?
Between 6 and 96 years old! All children under the age of 19 must have a parent sign the waiver for them. All participants require a reasonable standard of fitness.
Are there any restrictions?
We do have weight restrictions in place (from 30kg – 100kg) depending on client fitness and weather conditions. Heavier or lighter people can be accommodated on an individual basis.
What happens when I get there?
Here is a step by step guide…
Take the tram up the mountain
Check in with Alpine Guest Services to sign a waiver and verify flight conditions and time
Take the chairlift up to the Peak, we are located right across from the lift
Meet your pilot…
Here your pilot will put you into your harness, etc.
Take off procedure….
2-25 minutes of air time flying over Grouse Mountain with amazing views of the Lions, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Mt. Baker and beyond….
Soft landing in Cleveland Park, 3,300 ft below!
You will have an opportunity to view photos and video of your flight upon landing (available for purchase) while the pilot packs up the wing and gear.
What should I wear?
You will need sturdy footwear and warm clothing.
Summer is over and so is the 2016 season! Thanks to all those who lived the adventure with us tandem paragliding from the Peak of Vancouver at Grouse Mountain. We had a great summer bringing joy to the world and are already looking forward to June 2017 when we will be taking to the skies above Vancouver for more paragliding adventures!! See you in the air!!
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