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If you don’t see the question you want to ask, then give us a call free at 1888 738 5867. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!

Why chose Skydive Vancouver for your jump?

The Abbotsford Skydive Centre has been operating for over 30 Years. We are locally owned and operated and are only a 45minute drive East of Vancouver on Highway 1.

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Our team of instructors are highly qualified with over 40,000 jumps between them, some of which have competed (and won!) nationally and internationally.

Unlike some companies, our centre is not dictated by an Airport Tower, we have our own Drop Zone and Airfield. We are fully independent of a control tower and are only dictated by the weather. This means we don't have to wait around for hours on the ground because of heavy air traffic. Equally it allows friends and family who come and watch to get a great view of the plane taking off and you landing.

We have 4 planes including Cessna's and a 10 pax Pilatus Porter with large exit door. We also have onsite parachute packers, highly experienced videographers, gear sales, kitchen facilities and showers.
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When can I make my jump?

"Today", give us a call and come on out
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How do I book and how far in advance should I do it?
We will always try our best to accommodate the date you wish to jump. However during the
summer months, especially weekends it is wise to book further in advance to ensure your time and day. To book, you have three options:

#1. You can register over the phone with a credit card by calling: (604) 327-5867 or (604) 738-5867

#2. If you are located in Vancouver "The Parachute Shop" is located at: 1792 Alberni Street, Vancouver B.C. To find information on hours and directions check here: The Parachute Shop

#3. You can register at the Abbotsford Skydive Centre, located at: 5112 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford B.C.
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How far is Abbotsford Para-Centre from Vancouver, Bellingham, or Seattle?

Abbotsford Skydive Centre is the closest skydiving center to Vancouver. Click here for Google directions
Traffic dependent it takes:
from Vancouver by public transit = 1 hour
from Vancouver by car = 45 minutes
from Bellingham by car = 35 minutes
from Seattle by car = 2 hours

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What should I wear?
Dress comfortably and for the weather, we will provide you with a jump suit to wear on top. Make sure you’re wearing tie up shoes, they need to be secure as we wouldn’t want them flying off mid-air!
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Can I use my own camera to take pictures?

While you are in the airplane and when the parachute has been opened you are allowed to use your own camera.  However, for safety reasons we cannot let you use your own camera during freefall (this includes strapping it to you). You will be travelling at fast speeds so it needs to be safely stored in your jumpsuit.

If you wish for pictures or video of your jump we offer additional packages where we use specially designed helmets/cameras to create high res DVDs and photos. Our highly skilled cameramen and instructors can capture your experience from the ground to the sky and back again. For more information on these packages, click here.
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Is there any restrictions to who can jump?
Those wishing to tandem jump need to weigh over 90lbs and under 220lbs. Anyone under the age of 18 needs written parent’s consent and under the age of 16 they will need a consenting parent present with them at the centre. Please call to discuss AFF course restrictions.
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What if it is raining?

During seasonal weather it is good idea to call ahead to get a weather check prior to leaving your home. We are Open 9:30 a.m. till dark 7 days a week.
(604) 854-3255 or (604) 856-8404
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How do I breath in freefall?
It's easy, just breathe normally through your nose
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Can I jump solo without an instructor?
To jump solo you need to complete two tandem jumps with us first, then you can sign up to our Accelerated Freefall (AFF) course. This in-depth course you will take you through extensive training and by the end you will make four solo jumps. Call now for more information!
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Can my friends come?
Bring the whole gang. Bring lots of cameras. We have a volley ball net, picnic tables, decks, BBQ, fire pit, and lots of room for everyone. Dogs are not permitted. Children must be supervised.
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