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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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Beautiful sunset flight!!

Was very lucky to be gifted an evening sunset flight for my birthday. This was the first time I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlene B
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Such a peaceful way to fly

I've flown on helicopters, small planes, big planes, and float planes, but sitting in the front... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mattdkent
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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 days ago

Was very lucky to be gifted an evening sunset flight for my birthday. This was the first time I had been in a glider, and had an absolutely stunning and memorable flight. Both Andre and Kevin were knowledgeable and personable and put me right at...More

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've flown on helicopters, small planes, big planes, and float planes, but sitting in the front seat of the glider is an experience unlike any other. Just listening to the wind instead of engine noise, being able to have a conversation with the pilot without...More

Thank mattdkent
AndrzejRoznowski, Owner at Vancouver Island Soaring Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for this lovely comment.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a fantastic ride over the mountains. It was the highlight of our holidays on Vancouver Island. The visibility was at least 80km: Beaufort Range with snow on top, Strait of Georgia with Texada und Lasqueti Island and bejound the Pacific...More

Thank kaiseruwe
AndrzejRoznowski, Owner at Vancouver Island Soaring Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Uwe and Barbara, thank you very much for stopping and flying with us.....and helping a lot. Hopefully one day we will go for a flight in Germany.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to provide the best experience we could have. Andrei was a chill guy but at the same time very professional and knowledgeable. We didn't feel rushed at any point...As for the flight, well, you...More

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Only 15 minutes out of Port Alberni you will find this quaint little airport with an amazing gliding company. We bought gift certificates for 1 hour flights for my Mom and wife for Mother's Day and luckily for me my wife was too nervous and...More

Thank Dwayne R
Reviewed 24 May 2016

HI ..well I had the flight of a life time today, with VISC in Port Alberni ….Tim was my pilot / instructor and took me up to 6000 ft before release and then it was all fun from there ,,, even got to be TOP...More

Thank bpelter
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

An easy-going group of consummate professionals are ready to provide you with a spectacular experience. The views are epic, eagles fly alongside you, you've never experienced anything like it! Even nervous flyers will be shocked by how secure you feel without an engine. It was...More

1  Thank jicky_29
Reviewed 12 November 2015

wow. incredible. circling above port alberni on warm thermoclines with bald eagles! spectacular!!!!!

1  Thank david_w181778
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Great fun, great experience, great pilots! This was an experience that I will never forget. Quiet and smooth ride!

1  Thank Wilmatbes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

this was the one thing my son wanted to do on our visit to BC. Coming from Florida, the landscape was so different and with the leaves changing, the opportunity seemed perfect. we researched this activity and this company came out tops. the views were...More

1  Thank Valery H
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NoName2210
How many people can ride in the glider? I wanted to get this as a 50th birthday present for my husband & wanted to see if my son could go up with him. Thank you Laurie
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
Hi, We are staying in the city for 4 days. Is it far for us to get there? Do I have to buy the tickets in advance? 3 ticket: on adult and 2 kids, ages 11 and 13. How much? Thank you, Mark
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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