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Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

Alberni Valley Regional Airport, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7L9, Canada
+1 250-667-3591
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Well organized, fantastic experience

My wife bought gift certificates for her father and me a while ago. The owner honoured these... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JWD1964
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Victoria, Canada
via mobile
The wonder of it all

Iv'e had this gem of an experience on my bucket list for a while. I finally found the perfect time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Darin_22
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Alberni Valley Regional Airport, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7L9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife bought gift certificates for her father and me a while ago. The owner honoured these despite their expiration and that set the tone for the professionalism and customer-focus of our entire experience. Our pilot was excellent and adjusted the intensity of the flying...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Iv'e had this gem of an experience on my bucket list for a while. I finally found the perfect time to experience this adventure when my son turned 16. I signed us both up for a 1 hour flight. He got to go first citing...More

1  Thank Darin_22
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Last summer I had another wonderful adventure, flying as a passenger in the PWU-6 sailplane in Port Alberni, at the airport. So much fun .. I love being in the air .. so very peaceful to be up in the sky ..soaring over the countryside...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

The whole experience was wonderful. I would thoroughly recommend it. The crew at the club were very friendly. My flight lasted over half an hour. The views you get of the mountains and the lakes are breathtaking. Taking your camera is a must.

1  Thank grahamnixon9
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Spectacular! Wonderful people running the business. Thrilling and peaceful experience. Absolutely recommend.

Thank Aprilia 0
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Had a great experience flying with these guys. Excellent crew. I Will definitely be doing this again.

Thank CBerg33
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Such a great time gliding with Vancouver Island Soaring Centre. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. The equipment was clean and comfortable. All in all it was even better then I expected. I would certainly recommend Vancouver Island Soaring Centre to anyone who is...More

Thank Medium_D
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not only was the flight experience amazing, with stellar views and a great pilot, but the ground crew and staff were engaged, knowledgeable, and fun. I highly recommend this experience, you won't regret it.

1  Thank Amphyre
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The flight was amazing as were Andre and staff. Pilot Nick let me take the controls for a while, what a responsive aircraft! Not having an engine to weigh you down (or make noise) makes it feel like you can 'float' all day.

Thank 381rick
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience lived up to and exceeded my dreams. I have definite plans to soar again at the VISC (Port Alberni). The birdseye views were spectacular. Next time I will book a longer flight to be able to get an even better feel for the...More

1  Thank Erika S
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NoName2210
2 April 2016|
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Response from Dwayne R | Reviewed this property |
There is only enough room for the pilot and one passenger, however, someone will be on the ground the whole time and will answer any questions and talk of past glider experiences. Both my mother and I went for a flight and... More
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Mark A
20 August 2015|
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Response from AndrzejRoznowski | Property representative |
Hi Mark, We are located 8 miles west from the city of Port Alberni at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport. we offer three different flights: 15' 30' and 1 hour long, the prices are: $125.00, $195.00 and $265.00 for more... More
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