Paragliding & Hang Gliding in Golden BC Canada

Due to Covid19, The 2020 Flying Season in Golden, BC is on indefinite hold.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The Golden Eco-Adventure Ranch (GEAR) is closed until further notice. This is the primary LZ and staging area for hang gliding and paragliding pilots launching from Mount 7. GEAR is private property. Please respect the closure. Do not land there or trespass on the property under any circumstances.

Hello and welcome to news and information about hang gliding and paragliding in Golden, British Columbia, Canada.  Golden’s Mount 7 and the Columbia Valley are famous for incredible thermal conditions and excellent cross-country opportunities. Numerous pilots have achieved personal best flights here. Golden BC is truly Canada’s Mecca for foot-launched flying.

Real time wind conditions on launch, local web cams and a selection of weather forecast links including hour by hour forecasts and upper wind forecasts.

Weather Now

Info about the Town of Golden including location maps and links to friends & local businesses. Pilot-friendly places to stay and eat can also be found at this link.

About Golden

Information and maps of interest to pilots who wish to access the launches on Mount 7. Details about GEAR-the main Landing Zone, waivers, insurance, etc.

Site Info

Tandem Flights

Tandem flight high over Nount 7

Two Operators:
Altitude Adventures
ParaPete Tandems

More Info

Fly XC

Hang Gliding downrange from Mt 7 Golden BC

Golden’s Mount 7 has always been known as a superlative thermal and cross-country flying site. Above, Sotir Popov climbs high above Mt7. Get the feeling. Watch Steven Semisch’s XC vid.

See XC Video

For more than thirty years the superb Mount 7 flying site in Golden, BC has hosted pilots from across North America and around the world.

“The flying here is awesome!”

Comment by Urs Haari, former Swiss National Paragliding Champion and paragliding equipment manufacturer. Mr. Harri visited Golden with a group of accomplished Swiss paraglider pilots travelling on a Western Canadian Tour. All members of the group logged notable XC flights on their first try with a couple of pilots exceeding 100km.