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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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Staggering views of mid-Vancouver Island

Such a great time gliding with Vancouver Island Soaring Centre. The staff was so friendly and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Medium_D
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Nanaimo, Canada
Bucket list item checked

Not only was the flight experience amazing, with stellar views and a great pilot, but the ground... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amphyre
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Victoria, Canada
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Alberni Valley Regional Airport, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7L9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Amphyre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Erika S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I came upon the Soaring Centre just browsing adds in my room. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the 30 minute flight. The pilots and ground folks were very nice and even pointed out Air Jordon's private jet sitting in the salvage area. The pilot...More

Thank mcalliou13
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My two sisters and I grew up hearing about my Mom's adventures as a pilot. For her 84th birthday, VISC took her up to 4000 feet to soar with the eagles for 30 minutes. She was more than thrilled! The staff was informative, friendly and...More

Thank ljwillia62
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My mother bought me a glide for my birthday, and it was a great gift! Only a 15 minute glide, but the day was perfect for it. Clear skies, huge visibility and thermals everywhere! The pilot was very good and very professional (and judging by...More

Thank Cody K
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Had a flight with VISC the other day and I have to say, they run a great show! Port Alberni airport is wonderfully quiet, and the Alberni valley is both gorgeous and out of the way—you get towed up really high, released, and then get...More

1  Thank Ian R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We took my Dad here for his birthday and he had amazing time, very memorable!!!! The owner and pilots are very personable and professional. We had a great time talking to them while my Dad was soaring in the air with eagles and spectacular views....More

1  Thank coralshores44
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a must do. I received this experience as a birthday gift and had the best day. The staff where bar none. Confident, knowledgeable, friendly and fun, I was at ease throughout the entire experience. This was my first time in a glider the...More

1  Thank Janet S
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NoName2210
1 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
19 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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