Looking to elevate your adventure? Suit up with the team at Skydive Vancouver, and you're guaranteed one wild ride.
Situated at the Abbotsford Drop Zone, 45 minutes east of Vancouver's city centre, this high-flying crew makes their base at their very own airfield: here, an on-the-ground team calls the shots along the runway, while four planes ferry passengers up and up for the big plunge. First time? Then tandem is for you. This intro to the sport will pair you with a professional, and after a 20-minute flight up to 3,658 metres (12,000 feet), there's nothing but the Fraser Valley, and views of Mt. Baker, the Gulf Islands and the North Shore Mountains, below as you tumble a heart-thumping 200 kilometres (124 miles) per hour. (With a yank of the cord, a short float follows as you steer your way towards a soft drop-zone landing.) To take it up a notch, those with the desire â and the skill â can make a solo jump; Skydive Vancouver's gung-ho videographers can even catch you in the act. And once you're on the ground, this professional jumping crew, with more than 40 years of experience in the skies, will ensure that you're well taken care of, with everything from onsite kitchen facilities and showers. So, freshen up. It's time to grab your gear for another tumble in the sky. www.skydivevancouver.ca
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