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Located at 962 - 51st Street Tsawwassen, near Vancouver, BC, Canada, for all your paragliding needs. We are ideally situated just minutes away from the finest training hill at Diefenbaker Park.

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We are central to paragliding sites in the Vancouver, Chilliwack, Pemberton, Whistler, Bellingham and Seattle area so students enjoy maximum variety and we can work with weather to optimize selection of the best location each day.

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We regularly test fly the latest paragliding gear and select only the very finest for our iParaglide Right Stuff Paragliding Equipment Store. This ensures our paraglider pilots enjoy a state of the art performance and safety advantage to accelerate their learning curve.

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Sunday
Oct212018

iParaglide Right Site Weather: Oct 21

Paragliding weather forecast for Vancouver, Chilliwack, Bellingham, Seattle, Whistler & Pemberton area based on data available at 0800.

High pressure with outflow subsiding to inflow mid afternoon. 

YVR 3000 ft winds aloft NE to 10 km/hr becoming E. Valley wind outflow E to 15 km/hr in Vancouver in morning with gusty outflow to 30 km/hr in Chilliwack easing to light and variable late afternoon.  Novice peak lapse rate -0.8C/1000ft.

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft light and variable. Valley winds E to 10 km/hr, easing to light and variable mid-day. Novice peak lapse rate -0.3C/1000ft. 

iParaglide Right Site Ranking:

1. Paragliding Pemberton: -1.3C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Wait for morning katabatic and outflow winds to end. McKenzie with P2 conditions 1100-1700.  90% chances to paraglide. 

2. Paragliding Seattle: -0.3C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Wait for early fog and katabatic flows to subside. Nice fall day at Tiger with P2 conditions 1200-1700. Chances to paraglide 90%.

3. Paragliding Bellingham: -0.5 C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Blanchard with P2 conditions 1000-1700. Paragliding prospects 90%.  

4. Paragliding Vancouver: -0.8C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Wait for anabatic flow and sea-breeze arrival to combat mild ouflow aloft. Grouse for GMFT P4 advanced pilots 1300-1700. 80% paragliding chances.

5. Paragliding Whistler: -1.5C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Wait for katabatic flow to end. Whistler team P4 advanced pilots 1200-1700. Paragliding prospects 80%.  

6. Paragliding Chilliwack: -1.0C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. E wind aloft and strong gusty valley outflow places Chilliwack sites in lee-side for majority of day.  Paragliding not recommended in Chilliwack today. 

Sunday
Oct142018

iParaglide Right Site Weather: Oct 14

Vancouver, Chilliwack, Bellingham, Seattle, Whistler & Pemberton area paragliding weather forecast based on data available at 0800.

High pressure with outflow subsiding to light inflow. 

YVR 3000 ft winds aloft light and variable. Valley wind outflow E to 15 km/hr in early morning subsiding by 1100 and becoming W inflow to 5 km/hr with sea-breeze arrival. Novice peak lapse rate -1.2C/1000ft.

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft ESE to 24 km/hr becoming ENE to 9 km/hr late afternoon. Valley winds N to 10 km/hr. Novice peak lapse rate -1.8C/1000ft. 

iParaglide Right Site Ranking:

1. Paragliding Chilliwack: -2.0C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Wait for morning katabatic and outflow winds to end. P2 conditions Woodside 1100-1700. Chances to paraglide 80%.

2. Paragliding Vancouver: -1.2C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Grouse for GMFT P4 advanced pilots 1200-1700 80% paragliding chances.

3. Paragliding Pemberton: -1.5C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Wait for morning katabatic and outflow winds to end. Mckenzie with P2 conditions 1300-1700.  80% chances to paraglide. 

4. Paragliding Whistler: -1.7C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Wait for katabatic flow to end. Whistler team P4 advanced pilots 1200-1700. Paragliding prospects 80%.  

5. Paragliding Bellingham: -1.5 C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Blanchard Mountain may be below and outland of east wind aloft influence, but watch for possible lee-side conditions.  Wait for end of fog, katabatic flows and east winds aloft to end with establishment of sea-breeze. Blanchard with P3 conditions 1400-1700. Paragliding prospects 60%. 

6. Paragliding Seattle: -1.8C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Early fog and E wind aloft places Tiger in lee-side till late afternoon. Paragliding not recommended at Tiger today. 

Saturday
Sep152018

iParaglide Right Site Weather: Sep 15

Vancouver, Chilliwack, Bellingham, Seattle, Whistler & Pemberton area paragliding weather forecast based on data available at 0600.

Low pressure with passing cold fronts with much instability including possible thunderstorms and hail.

YVR 3000 ft winds aloft SE 24 km/hr easing to S to 17 km/hr.  Valley wind outflow E to 15 km/hr.   Intermediate peak lapse rate -2.5C/1000ft.

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft SSW 24 km/hr increasing to 39 km/hr. valley winds S to 15 km/hr. Advanced peak lapse rate -2.7C/1000ft. 

iParaglide Right Site Ranking: 

Paragliding is not recommended in Chilliwack, Pemberton, Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle or Bellingham today due to 70%-100% POP and potential for thunderstorms.  

Sunday
Aug262018

iParaglide Right Site Weather: Aug 26

Vancouver, Chilliwack, Bellingham, Seattle, Whistler & Pemberton area paragliding weather forecast based on data available at 0600.

Jet stream overhead creating unstable conditions with the potential for highly variable wind strengths and directions with increased smoke brought from interior fires. PILOTS ADVISORY: DO NOT PARAGLIDE TODAY. POP at 50-100% throughout. 

YVR 3000 ft winds aloft forecast W to 13 km/hr becoming NW to 11 km/hr.  NOTE forecast winds aloft are suspect of being significantly less than actual due to presence of jet-stream overhead.  Valley wind forecast as light E outflow to 10 km/hr becoming SW inflow to 20 km/hr.  NOTE forecast valley wind is suspect of being lower than actual, watch for sudden changes and gusty valley wind due to jet-stream.  Forecast peak lapse rate -2.3C/1000ft is suspect of being lower than actual, with jet-stream causing instability. 

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft SW to 37 km/hr becoming N to 17 km/hr mid afternoon.  Valley winds forecast as SW to 11 km/hr.  Forecast peak lapse rate -2.3C/1000ft. NOTE forecast winds aloft, valley winds and lapse rate are suspect of being lower than actual due to proximity of jet-stream overhead. 

iParaglide Right Site Ranking:

PILOTS ADVISORY: DO NOT PARAGLIDE TODAY in the Vancouver, Chilliwack, Pemberton, Bellingham and Seattle areas due to the highly unpredictable winds and instability associated with the proximity of the jet-stream.  


Tuesday
Aug212018

iParaglide Right Site Weather: Aug 21

Vancouver, Chilliwack, Bellingham, Seattle, Whistler & Pemberton area paragliding weather forecast based on data available at 0700.

High pressure and end of NE wind aloft,  with a switch to W wind aloft, reducing smoke as day progresses.

YVR 3000 ft winds aloft light and variable, becoming WNW to 28 km/hr mid afternoon.  Valley wind light outflow E to 5 km/hr becoming W inflow to 10 km/hr with sea-breeze arrival. Novice peak lapse rate -1.1C/1000ft.

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft E to 30 km/hr becoming N to 17 km/hr mid afternoon. Valley winds light and variable becoming NW to 10 km/hr. Novice peak lapse rate -2.0C/1000ft. 

iParaglide Right Site Ranking:

1. Paragliding Chilliwack: -2.6C/1000ft intermediate peak lapse rate.  Forecast peak lapse rate is suspect of being higher than actual due to smoke blocking sun and reducing thermal formation.  P2 pilots at Woodside 1000-1400 then watch for increasing W wind aloft and change to P4 advanced conditions and possibly blown out by 1700.  Bridal should be on today 1100-1400 for P2 pilots and then watch for building WNW wind aloft and switch to P4 advanced conditions and possibly blown out by 1700. Chances to paraglide 70% early, 40% late. 

2. Paragliding Pemberton: -2.7C/1000ft intermediate peak lapse rate.  Forecast peak lapse rate is suspect of being higher than actual due to smoke blocking sun and reducing thermal formationWinds aloft at 3000ft light and variable early, with P2 conditions 1000-1400 then watch for building WNW wind aloft amplifying the arrival "Whistler Express" strong south wind inflow conditions with Advanced to un-flyable blown out conditions. Paragliding chances 70% early, paragliding not recommended post 1400. 

3. Paragliding Bellingham: -1.8 C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Blanchard Mountain may be below wind aloft influence, but watch for possible lee-side conditions.  P4 pilots only if positive flow is confirmed 1100-1800. Paragliding prospects 50%. 

4. Paragliding Vancouver: -1.1C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Grouse for GMFT P4 advanced pilots 1000-1400 then watch for increasing WNW wind aloft and rough conditions. 70% paragliding chances early, 40% late.  

5. Paragliding Whistler: -2.9C/1000ft advanced peak lapse rate. Forecast peak lapse rate is suspect of being higher than actual due to smoke blocking sun and reducing thermal formationWinds aloft at 3000ft light and variable early, with P2 conditions 1000-1400 then watch for building WNW wind aloft with advanced to un-flyable blown out conditions. Whistler team P4 advanced pilots 0900-1400. Paragliding chances 70% early, paragliding not recommended post 1400. 

6. Paragliding Seattle: -2.0C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Strong E wind aloft becoming North by mid afternoon, places Tiger in lee-side. Paragliding not recommended at Tiger today.