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First Impression’s ~ Epic!

Great training weekend with new students ~ Bob, Colin, Gabriel and also some guy's already in the XC Paragliding system like Andrew aka Blackie shown above  unwrapping the BGD Epic and the Training hill in Mission! BTW...these aren't  just colourful sexy in looks and easy to fly!  CHECK THIS: High flights for all next!   See [...]

By | 2017-05-11T19:33:29+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: Gear, Paragliding|Comments Off on First Impression’s ~ Epic!

Blanchard Beauty

Sometimes the best thing to do when the weather isn't flyable in our area is go south. Not too far south... just a quick border cross at Sumas and in about 50 minutes your at lovely Mount Blanchard near Bellingham WA. Thats what a few of us Canucks did yesterday as it was not looking flyable [...]

By | 2017-05-01T16:36:13+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Paragliding, Tours|Comments Off on Blanchard Beauty


With all the nice XC weather now underway we've been gearing up for the new XC keeners with some fresh new EPIC's to stretch out their passions to those distant places in our big BC backcountry! Now in-stock EPIC's and Base Lite's are ready for action when you seize the day and get out and [...]

By | 2017-04-27T16:03:06+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Gear, Paragliding|Comments Off on BGD ~ EPIC XC IS HERE!

Loving the BGD Cure

Lots of pilots are getting to see the BGD Cure up close and in action and the reviews are all the rage! After Alex and Mark picked theirs up last fall we are seeing quite a few BGD gliders including the Base and Base lite around the lower mainland playgrounds. People are loving the important stuff [...]

By | 2017-04-04T22:49:52+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Categories: Gear, Paragliding|Comments Off on Loving the BGD Cure

Tick-Tock new SKIN 2 P

The Lite weight paragliding equipment has made a big impact of late... in terms ease of use longevity and comfort! Also the price is coming down from what it was a couple of years back. I can't seem to keep the Supair STRIKE harness in stock and  NIVIUK is out with a new SKIN 2 and [...]

By | 2017-04-04T19:18:36+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Gear, Speed/Mini Wings|Comments Off on Tick-Tock new SKIN 2 P

Spring is Now!

After heading south to Colombia with the Canadian crew for a month, it's time to think about getting our season started. Pilots and students are getting ready for a great 2017 flying season now with some kiting and early Spring flying! Here is Denham Trolip on his new BGD BASE Lite showing his kiting skills on [...]

By | 2017-04-04T19:18:43+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Gear, Paragliding|Comments Off on Spring is Now!

Lightweight Strike Harness by Supair

Now at XC Paragliding we have the super Lite Strike harness for demo or just take a look! The problem with other super light harnesses is often just the tiny bunch of connecting line construction keeps them from a nice cohesive design... However the Strike has a great comfort level and great design with web materials [...]

By | 2017-04-04T19:18:52+00:00 November 6th, 2016|Categories: Gear|Comments Off on Lightweight Strike Harness by Supair

Charly Helmets ~ XC Style!

Looking for that extra style and cool to set you apart when all those standard wings look the same in the air? These Charly's are all that and high protection ~ more like 2 X's Twice the ratting of a snowboard helmet!   Yeah.... XC Paragliding has em!

By | 2017-04-04T19:19:02+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Gear|Comments Off on Charly Helmets ~ XC Style!

Woody Valley Teams Up with XC Paragliding

We are happy to announce that  XC Paragliding BC has been entrusted with authorized distributor of these outstanding brands ~ Woody Valley top quality harnesses and Charly Helmets! This means that these outstanding quality brands are now readily available when you want them at our great prices  for your next adventure.   Nothing but the best [...]

By | 2017-04-04T19:19:11+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Education, Gear|Comments Off on Woody Valley Teams Up with XC Paragliding

Shoutout to SPEED WINGS!

Here at XC Paragliding we have a sweet little lake we've developed for our ACRO and SIV Training. Some other directions for the Speed Wings  are in the mix with the CROSS OVER are possible as we are getting clients who love to do it all! One super cool dude ~ Gelson just picked [...]

By | 2017-04-04T19:19:20+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: Cross Country, Gear, Speed/Mini Wings|Comments Off on Shoutout to SPEED WINGS!