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July 3 - 4, 2010 (Click here for pictures and results from previous years)

The West Coast Soaring Club is proud to present its eight annual festival of flight at the world-renowned Bridal Falls Flying Site.

The Bridal Falls Air Races will be open to hang glider and paraglider pilots, family, friends, and interested public. There will be lots of FUN competitions and challenges for pilots of all skill levels, including:

- Out & Return XCs
- Greatest Altitude & Longest Flight
- Kiting races, if conditions permit

along with other special surprise events and competitions!

Click here for much more information on the various planned competitions.


Bridal Falls, located at the east end of the Fraser Valley, in south-western British Columbia, Canada, is an alpine site with multiple launches and LZs, excellent XC potential (up to 80 km out-and-return flights are possible), and stunning views of the coastal mountains and the Fraser Valley.  This time of year, flights of up to 2300 m AGL occur, and flying extends to 9 pm most days!  The primary LZ, located adjacent to the Trans Canada Highway 1, is 90 minutes from Vancouver, 30 minutes from Abbotsford (with its international airport,and US border crossing), and only 10 minutes from Chilliwack.

Chilliwack, BC, Canada

Extensive improvements have been made to the Bridal Falls lower launch in recent years. The launch is large and safe, and will be the primary launch for the event.  Frequent shuttles will run to lower launch throughout both days.

Tandem Flights

Discount Tandems

Tandem paraglider flights AND hang glider flights will be offered by our event cosponsors (local instructors and flying schools), at the greatly reduced rate of only $110 per flight!   Tandem flights are an excellent way for family, friends and interested future pilots to experience flight.  Click here for more information on tandem flights.

For more information or to book a tandem flight, contact the tandem coordinator (contact info will be found here several months before BFAR).  Note that tandem bookings are first-come, first-served.  Most years, we have twice as many requests for flights than we have available booking slots, so book early!

And More Activities

Lots of non-flying activities will also be available, all within walking distance of the LZ, including:

- Special Rates at the nearby Trans-Canada Waterslides
- Internationally Famous Minter Gardens
- Dino-Land Adventure Park

And Of Course, Great Food And Drink!

Thanks to our sponsors, free drinks and snacks will be available all day at the event HQ. 

There will also be a pancake breakfast available both Saturday and Sunday mornings, with pancakes, syrup, eggs, and fruit juice. This breakfast is included in your registration fee.

The golf course bar is open all weekend, with a big party and steak BBQ slated for Saturday night (food included in your registration).

... and of course, Entertainment!

Stay tuned for what the WCSC will bring to the party for the Saturday night BBQ and party.

Accommodation And Camping

Free parking and tent camping on-site is available for everyone. Nearby space for a few RVs, trailers, or campers, is available on a first come first served basis.  Please contact us for details.  There are also numerous motels available in nearby Chilliwack.



Cost for the event, including the Saturday night steak BBQ, is tentatively $40 (Cdn). Extra dinners (including the party and the band) are available for $20. BFAR T-Shirts are also available in various sizes for $25 each.

Pre-registration is preferred and encouraged, but not required. Online payment with Paypal is also available, but can also be done at the event itself.

Click here to pre-register

Click here for online payment page (Paypal)

As of this posting, it appears that HPAC insurance (annual or temporary) is required for ALL pilots flying in Canada.  This includes American and foreign pilots.  Your USHGA insurance does NOT cover your flying in Canada.  Be prepared to show proof of current HPAC insurance, or to purchase either an annual HPAC membership, or a 90-day temporary one at the BFAR.  You can also purchase your HPAC membership online directly. See the HPAC website for more details.

Contact a WCSC club director with your questions, to register, or for more information.   Also, feel free to browse the rest of the West Coast Soaring Club website.

See you there!

West Coast Soaring Club

View looking northwest from Bridal Falls lower launch - taken during BFAR 2003


Last updated:  21 July 2010