The 40th Annual Lakeside Event promises to be yet another exciting edition of Canada’s longest running light aviation meet. This fly-in is great fun for spectators and pilots alike. Hang gliders and Paragliders take off from Mt. Swansea and descend to targets on the beach and in the water beside the Lakeside Pub on beautiful Lake Windermere. There is also a aerobatic contest for Paraglider pilots above Lake Windermere. Relax on the beach, participate in beachside gatherings, parties and general fun.

40th Annual Lakeside Event – August 6, 2016

The Lakeside Event

Hang gliders and Paraglider pilots will take off from Mt. Swansea from about 9:30 am to about 6:00 pm and have a water landing contest beside the Lakeside Pub. In addition there is also an aerobatic contest for Paraglider pilots which will take place above Lake Windermere. After the contest, a great party follows with a live band, playing for all pilots of any aircraft, family, friends and spectators. Register before August 5th, 2016, cost per pilot is $60.00

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Register before August 5th, 2016, cost per pilot is $60.00
Or onsite registration Friday & Saturday – $80.00/pilot
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Demonstrate excellent landing precision and win cash prizes. Test your skills against some of the best pilots in Western Canada.

Prizes for Hang gliding & Paragliding Target Landing accuracy at the Beach.

Category: 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Hangliders: $250.00 $150.00 $100.00
Paragliders: $250.00 $150.00 $100.00
Misc Prizes: Beer prize for Hang Gliding Acrobatics or Beer prize for Paragliding Acrobatics

Sponsors & Supporters

In order to continue to make this event a success, we rely on the support and generosity of local businesses and individuals. The registration fee of the pilots does not cover the prize money and expenses of this event. Furthermore we put money aside to improve and maintain the upper hiking trail to Mt. Swansea and summit facilities.

This event attracts pilots from around the world, with the majority being from Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore, and across British Columbia. This longest running Hang Gliding meet in North America does not only attract local spectators, but thousands of Albertans descend upon the Lake over the weekend and enjoy the festivities.

Thank You to All Our Sponsors!

We’d like to send out a big Thank You to all our sponsors, this year and in all previous years. Your generosity has made The Lakeside Event a huge success.