Why choose Parachute Ottawa
Parachute Ottawa is the newest Ontarian addition to Parachute Montreal's family, currently operating two skydiving schools in Quebec. For almost 30 years now and with more than 185,000 jumps of combined experience, our team of professional skydivers has developed a unique and strong expertise that includes first jumps (tandems), civilian freefall and canopy training, as well as military training, all adapted to parachutist levels from beginner to expert.
Parachute Ottawa was created with the partnership of Parachute Montreal and Jake Mason in collaboration with Mobility Lab, who is a leader in military parachuting equipment. Jake grew up at Arnprior's former skydiving center (Mile High Parachuting). He has gained a wealth of experience in the skydiving industry, in both civilian and military training. He is also an experienced Master Rigger and pilot. With this partnership, we are anchoring our expertise in the Ontario market and pursuing Parachute Montreal's mission to share our skydiving passion, proven professionalism and unmatched experience with both our civilian and military clients.
We will get you there.
Three reasons to choose Parachute Ottawa
1. Benefit from our skydiving expertise with civilians and the military
The collaboration of our team with the Canadian Armed Forces enables us to provide parachute training to various military groups. With Parachute Ottawa, we aim to solidify our unrivalled military training services in Ontario, making our state-of-the-art facilities more accessible to the province’s Canadian Forces Bases and other military organizations. The experience we gained with the Canadian Armed Forces solidifies our overall skydiving and training expertise, which no other skydiving center in Canada has.
While we do train military groups, we are as passionate about initiating new jumpers to skydiving and training civilians in the sport. We have nearly 30 years of experience doing that! Parachute Ottawa welcomes anyone who would like to jump with Canada’s skydiving elite. Availability for tandem jumps is limited though; we are operating every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Book online now!
At Parachute Ottawa, we have:
- A professional team with undisputed experience acquired at three different skydiving centres, including one that has been operating for almost 30 years.
- The knowledge of highly specialized instructors, trainers, riggers and packers. Most of our instructors possess the highest level of certification in Canada (D CoP).
- The expertise of Mobility Lab, an industry leader in the field of parachuting systems, military training and rigging.
- The expertise of a Master Learning Facilitator for the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (CSPA).
Our team is made of high-caliber instructors who are dedicated to offering the best and safest thrill there is. Skydiving is not a job for them; it’s a way to share their passion with new jumpers and people who have never experienced freefall before. Many of them have been skydiving for years and have been with us since the very beginning. Because we are innovative and always looking for new talent all over the world, we keep our team of instructors current, skilled and diverse in terms of their expertise, background and qualifications, which is beneficial to anyone who skydives with us.
2. Safe equipment and airplanes
Safety is a priority at Parachute Ottawa. In addition to promoting safe skydiving practices at all times, we only offer top of the line equipment and planes.
Our new Sigma tandem equipment is the best and safest in the industry. Its manufacturer, United Parachute Technologies (UPT), is the ultimate supplier in tandem equipment, and has manufactured parachutes for over 30 years. All of our parachutes are equipped with an Automatic Activation Device (AAD) and a Skyhook. They are also rigorously inspected to the standards of the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (CSPA).
Parachute Ottawa provides the best parachute equipment to students, which we carry in various sizes. All of our parachute systems are also equipped with an AAD (Cypres) as well as maintained and inspected rigorously by our expert riggers.
We share a fleet of 4 airplanes with our sister drop zones, Parachute Montreal (South and North Shore). This fleet, which can accommodate a total of 89 passengers, is efficient, reliable, fast and most importantly safe.
3. Most epic views in eastern Ontario
Ontario is blessed with some incredible natural beauty, and there is nothing like seeing it from the sky. While skydiving at Parachute Ottawa, you will enjoy breathtaking views of White Lake and of the Madawaska River as it enters the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley. Not many other skydiving centers in Eastern Ontario and in Quebec have this kind of natural scenery to offer.