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    John Théoret with the Hang gliding Champion cup in Golden. Serge Lamarche photo
    Congratulations to our 2014 Hang Gliding National Champion, John Théoret! John won 1st place after 3 tasks in Golden, making goal on two days and almost goal on a day when most others didn't get past minimum distance. Full results can be found at


    The famous Willi (Willi Muller XC Challenge) is in Golden from July 26 - August 3 with Stewart Midwinter this year's Meet Director. This event is always a great success. For more information go to

  • Visitors to Canada

    You are most welcome by Canadian hang glider and paraglider pilots and to our beautiful flying sites. To gain access, Visiting Pilots must take out Temporary HPAC/ACVL membership, good for a maximum of 60 days, at a cost of $40. This is a requirement of most of our landowners, public and private, as it includes the required Third Party Liability Insurance of $5 million.

    If you plan to visit Canada for longer than 60 days, you will have to take out a full membership as only one temporary membership can be taken out in a calendar year. (Residents of Canada are not eligible for Temporary Memberships).

    Two ways to get Temporary Membership:

    IN ADVANCE of your arrival you can get the form and waiver ( doc or pdf) and mail it to the HPAC/ACVL office in Vancouver with an International Money Order
    ON SITE from an HPAC/ACVL instructor or member who can provide the form and waiver and collect the fee and send it to the HPAC/ACVL Office on your behalf. Your membership is valid when it has been received by an HPAC/ACVL member.

    Note: This transaction cannot take place electronically as an original hard-copy waiver is required by our Insurer.


    The 2014 Paragliding Nationals: Yamaska, QC, August 9-16

    Meet organizer for the PG Nationals 2014 is Eric Olivier with Meet Director duties carried out by Bernard Charland. Launches are ~1000-1150' ASL and are located all around the mountain with sites south, west, north and east. There are two clubs on the mountain and one school/shop for last minute equipment and supplies. This event is HPAC and FAI cat 2 sanctioned and will have a maximum participation of 75 pilots. For all information go to

    Official Canadian Open Distance Offer is still available!

    This challenge is still open as the 250/350 km barriers (in Canada at least) were not broken and the $500 prize not claimed. To try again this year, go to

    XCanada 2014

    To register and get your upcoming XC flights validated, go to for more details.

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