|Formed in 2001 by Invermere-based glider pilots, the Canadian Rockies Soaring Club is uniquely located between the Rockies on the east and the rugged Purcells to the west. Massive glaciers and towering spires, such as the famous Bugaboos, adorn our western flank throughout the summer. We are enthusiastic about soaring and flying cross country, but the excellent lift conditions and local mountain scenery can keep any pilot content for hours -- soaring with the eagles and watching the elk and sheep traverse their ancient trails, deeply etched into the mountainsides.
Whether you are a new student learning to fly or an experienced pilot looking for the challenge of lengthy cross-country flights, earning your gold and diamond badges, or setting a new Canadian record, your time at Invermere will be truly memorable.
The CRSC is closely associated with the Invermere Soaring Centre, a commercial gliding operation owned and operated by Trevor Florence. Tows are available every day of the week during the soaring season.
Club or commercial instruction from beginner to advanced cross-country is regularly available. Many of our club pilots started their flying careers by coming to Invermere for one or more weeks of concentrated soaring instruction.
For the non-pilots in your family, or for your non-flying days, the Columbia Valley is renowned for its many golf courses, hiking trails, wetland bird-watching, relaxing hot springs, lakeside activities, rafting, kayaking, and more!
We are a friendly club and we invite you to join us for an evening BBQ on the clubhouse deck. Enjoy good conversation while enjoying a view of the sun setting behind beautiful Mt. Nelson to the west. With any luck, you'll have Trevor cook your evening meal to order!
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