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Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

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Address: Alberni Valley Regional Airport, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7L9, Canada
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Forget the Bucket List! I'm doing this again!

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... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Dwayne R
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Comox, Canada

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Comox, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 I was able to take advantage of this adventure. She was worried about being claustrophobic... More 

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Thank Dwayne R
Duncan, Canada
1 review
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 GUN for a bit myself as TIM ran me through some briefs flight maneuvers ….... More 

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Thank bpelter
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 beautiful and our favorite experience on Vancouver Island.

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1 Thank jicky_29
Port Alberni, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

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

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1 Thank david_w181778
United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2015

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

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1 Thank Wilmatbes
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 stupendous and they had an eagle fly along with them. worth the time and cost!

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1 Thank Valery H
Cowichan Bay, Canada
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

My first gliding trip. I was a little nervous beforehand. The staff were very reassuring so I left the runway full of confidence & had a trip of a lifetime. The views spectacular & with the bubble roof I didn't miss a thing. To top it off a perfect landing !!!

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1 Thank Marilyn B
Prince George
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

First time in a glider, what I thought it would be like and what it was were two different things. It was amazing! It was like flying a kite but I was the kite. We flew to the bottom of the clouds and zipped around. Justin gave me a tour of the valley from above and I saw some areas... More 

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1 Thank Michael A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Fantastic! A must do! The pilots were friendly and were great tour guides as you get to see the island from a different view! I highly recommend the adventure

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1 Thank Shauna A
Port Alberni, British Columbia
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Went for a 30 minute glider tour above the Alberni Valley. Wow, what an amazing view. Staff were super friendly and informative! Definitely bring a camera so you can take pictures/video from up above, there is so much to see! Will definitely be going again!

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