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iParaglide Location

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.

iParaglide Flying Sites

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.

Right Stuff Equipment

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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Vancouver Paragliding Webcams - get a view of cloud base to plan your paragliding cross country flight adventure.

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Bellingham Bay Webcam

Tiger Mtn Webcam 

Monday
Oct092017

iParaglide Right Site Weather: Oct 09

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

High pressure with mostly sunny skies and mild winds.

YVR 3000 ft winds aloft light and variable becoming SSE to 9 km/hr. Early E outflow to 10 km/hr becoming W inflow to 10 km/hr as sea-breeze establishes. Novice peak lapse rate -2.1C/1000ft.

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft light a variable. Valley wind light and variable. Novice peak lapse rate -1.8C/1000ft.

iParaglide Right Site Ranking:

1. Paragliding Bellingham: -1.5C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Blanchard Mountain  for P2 pilots 1000-1800. Paragliding prospects 90%. 

2. Paragliding Seattle: -2.0C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Wait for anabatic flows to start. Tiger for P2 pilots 1000-1800. Chances to paraglide 90%.

3. Paragliding Pemberton: -2.0C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Mackenzie for P2 pilots 1000-1500 then watch for increasing south wind and possible switch to P3 conditions.  Paragliding prospects 90%.

4. Paragliding Whistler: -2.2/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Whistler team pilots at Whistler 1100-1800. 90% paragliding prospects. 

5. Paragliding Vancouver: - 2.1C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Grouse Mountain for GMFT P4 members 1100-1800. Chances for paragliding 90%. 

6. Paragliding Chilliwack: -2.3C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Wait for anabatic flows to start. Woodside for P2 pilots 1000-1400 then watch for possible light SE wind aloft and switch to P3 to P4 conditions. 70% chances to paraglide.

Sunday
Oct082017

iParaglide Right Site Weather: Oct 08

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

High pressure establishing yielding clearing skies and mild winds.

YVR 3000 ft winds aloft light and variable becoming WNW to 19 km/hr. Early E outflow to 10 km/hr becoming W inflow to 10 km/hr as sea-breeze establishes. Novice peak lapse rate -2.3C/1000ft.

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft N to 17 km/hr easing to light a variable in afternoon. Valley wind light and variable. Novice peak lapse rate -2.3C/1000ft.

iParaglide Right Site Ranking:

1. Paragliding Bellingham: -2.4C/1000ft intermediate peak lapse rate.  Blanchard Mountain should be below north wind aloft influence and dominated by sea-breeze, but watch for possible early north wind aloft.  P2 pilots 1100-1800. Paragliding prospects 80%. 

2. Paragliding Chilliwack: -2.5C/1000ft intermediate peak lapse rate. Wait for cloudbase to lift and summit to clear early cloud. Woodside for P3 pilots 1200-1800. 70% chances to paraglide. 

3. Paragliding Seattle: - 2.3C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Wait for early N wind aloft to subside.  Tiger for P2 pilots 1300-1800. Chances to paraglide 60%. 

4. Paragliding Pemberton: -2.3C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate. Mackenzie for P2 pilots 1300 onward but watch for increasing WNW winds aloft and possible switch to advanced P4 conditions as day progresses. Paragliding prospects 50%.

5. Paragliding Vancouver: - 2.3C/1000ft novice peak lapse rate.  Wait for early cloud to lift. Grouse Mountain for GMFT P4 members 1200-1500 then watch for increasing crosswind WNW aloft.  Chances for paragliding 50%. 

6. Paragliding Whistler: -2.5C/1000ft intermediate peak lapse rate. Whistler team pilots at Whistler 1200 onward. Watch for increasing wind and rough conditions as day progresses.

Saturday
Oct072017

iParaglide Right Site Weather: Oct 07

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

Low Pressure associated front and rain to thunderstorms throughout. 

YVR 3000 ft winds SW to 13 km/hr and increasing to 37 km/hr WNW. Valley wind outflow E to 15 km/hr becoming W to 20 km/hr.  Advanced peak lapse rate -2.8C/1000ft.

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft SW to 39km/hr.  Valley wind light and variable.   Intermediate peak lapse rate -2.5C/1000ft.

iParaglide Right Site Ranking:

Paragliding not recommended today in Vancouver, Chilliwack, Bellingham, Seattle, Whistler & Pemberton areas.

Sunday
Sep172017

iParaglide Right Site Weather: Sep 17

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

Low Pressure to NW with associated fronts brings much needed rain.  

YVR 3000 ft winds SW increasing to 35 km/hr.  Valley wind outflow becoming S to 20 km/hr. Novice peak lapse rate -2.0C/1000ft.

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft SW to 31km/hr and increasing to 68 km/hr.  Valley wind S to 20 km/hr.  Novice peak lapse rate -1.7C/1000ft.

iParaglide Right Site Ranking:

Rain and strong SW wind throughout: paragliding not recommended today.

Saturday
Sep092017

iParaglide Right Site Weather: Sep 09

Vancouver, Chilliwack, Bellingham, Seattle, Whistler & Pemberton area paragliding weather forecast based on data available at 0070. 

Low Pressure to NW with associated fronts brings much needed rain.  

YVR 3000 ft winds SE at 15 km/hr and increasing to 30 km/hr. Valley wind outflow to 20 km/hr becoming SW inflow to 20 km/hr late in the day. Novice peak lapse rate -2.3C/1000ft.

SEA 3000 ft winds aloft SW to 31km/hr. Valley wind S to 10 km/hr.  Novice peak lapse rate -1.6C/1000ft.

iParaglide Right Site Ranking:

Rain throughout: paragliding not recommended today.