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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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Great way to see Vancouver Island

Had a flight with VISC the other day and I have to say, they run a great show! Port Alberni airport... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ian R
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Vancouver, Canada
Dad's 70th Birthday present

We took my Dad here for his birthday and he had amazing time, very memorable!!!! The owner and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
coralshores44
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Chemainus, Canada
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Alberni Valley Regional Airport, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7L9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank coralshores44
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the glider flight. With some previous experience with ultralights I was allowed to control the plane for a while. It handles differently than an ultralight partly due to the 52 ft. wing span. The pilot was professionally qualified and very competent. The people...More

Thank gregimages
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 19 June 2017

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 22 June 2017

Thank you very much for this lovely comment.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

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 22 June 2017

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 12 June 2017

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
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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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