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Mt. Benedict: British Columbia’s #1 Cross Country Training Site

Located in The Miracle Valley,  this is the place to go if you’re looking to go far and develop your XC skills.

Let’s Go Flying

Learn to paraglide with a professional, enthusiastic and highly experienced paragliding instructor

Tandem Paraglider Flight

Tandem Paragliding

Experience the gift of flight

Interested in trying it out? Come take a tandem with one of our amazing instructors.

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Learn to Paraglide Vancouver

Paragliding Courses

Start flying your first day

Become a P2 Certified Paraglider Pilot Now

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Guided Cross Country Paragliding

Guided XC

Looking to hone your XC skills?

Miracle Valley has some of the best Cross Country ability in the lower mainland.

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SIV Course Vancouver

SIV Courses

Learn to take control

Looking to improve your skills? Come take an SIV training course today.

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“Al is such an amazing instructor. I felt confident acquiring my new flying passion right from the start of the first session. Al had the system and transferable knowledge to develop my skills to give me the confidence to fly and progress to new levels quickly.  Thank you, Al.”   –  Andrew “Blackie”

BC Pilot

Al “Hammer” Thielmann

Owner of XC Paragliding
Owner of XC ParaglidingCross Country Flight Specialist

About Al

Al is a passionate family man that loves to fly as well as teach new and experienced pilots. With 17 years of Paragliding experience and much more in the backcountry elements, you couldn’t learn to fly from a better instructor.

Treat a Loved One to a Tandem Paragliding Flight!


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