Where to go skydiving in Ontario
These skydiving outfitters provide tandem skydive opportunities for first-timers where you make the jump along with an experienced instructor as well as skydiving courses that will eventually allow you to jump solo.
In addition to the ride of your life, these various skydiving locations offer incredible views of the Great Lakes, rolling countryside and natural treasures like the Niagara Escarpment from a fresh perspective.
So shake off the pre-jump jitters and cross skydiving off your bucket list in Ontario.
Located between Toronto and Niagara Falls, just south of Hamilton, the skydiving experts at Skydive Ontario offer everything from tandem flights to skydiving courses and solo charters, all with their experienced team that has a perfect safety record.
Whether you want to learn how to become a certified skydiver or you just want a one-time experience of tandem flying, Skydive Ontario will make sure you’re safe and comfortable for your beginner experience.
Location: 5820 ON-3, Cayuga
Specializing in first-jump programs, Skydive Toronto offers tandem skydives, as well as solo jumps and freefall courses. This facility even offers international certifications, so you can bring your skydive career across borders.
Tandem flights with Skydive Toronto include beautiful views of Lake Simcoe and the Toronto skyline from the best vantage point in the world – high above it all.
Location: 3065 4th Line, Cookstown
With three planes to choose from and 40 years of experience, Skydive SWOOP has its own dropzone – the closest to downtown Toronto. After a brief training session, you’ll be ready for an unforgettable tandem jump.
Check out their media packages so you can remember your skydive forever. Skydive SWOOP also welcomes spectators to the dropzone so you can watch your loved ones (or strangers) take the leap.
Location: 461 ON-5, Dundas
Depart from Niagara Central Airport in Fenwick for the experience of a lifetime with tandem skydives available for first-time divers. You’ll learn all about safety in the air before meeting your tandem instructor who will fly with you back down to earth.
If the view from the dive isn’t enough, the plane ride is also incredible, circling Niagara Falls from above. Because that first jump will have you hooked, they also offer solo certificate progression courses.
Location: Hangar #1, 435 River Road, Fenwick
On the shores of Lake Erie, Skydive Burnaby offers some of the highest first jumps in all of Ontario. You’ll experience a brief freefall before gently floating down with your parachute and landing safely below.
Skydive Burnaby has a perfect safety record and loves teaching new and intermediate divers the right techniques. So go on – enjoy a full minute of freefall before the six-minute ride back to earth.
Location: 11631 Burnaby Road, Wainfleet
One of the longest family-run skydiving schools in Canada, Skydive Gan offers spectacular scenery as the backdrop to your thrill-of-a-lifetime. In addition to tandem first jumps and freefall opportunities, experienced skydivers can participate in a mentorship program.
Location: 258 Airport Road, Gananoque
Get a bird’s eye view of the longest freshwater beach in the world. Various packages include video and photos of your tandem jump so you can relive the thrill again and again. And gift certificates mean you can give the gift of pure adrenaline rush to the extreme sports enthusiasts in your life.
Location: 1888 Klondike Park Road, Wasaga Beach
Choose from a tandem or solo first jump at this skydiving center north of Toronto. The solo first jump is a full-day excursion that includes up to five hours of training and instruction followed by the skydive adventure.
iFly is an indoor skydiving simulation facility that is perfect for beginners who are a little uncertain about diving from great heights. This experience is more affordable and less unnerving than a traditional outdoor skydiving experience and helps you get comfortable with the freefall feeling.
This is also a great option for kids who are too young to dive from a plane – kids as young as four years old are welcome at iFly. Your loved ones can watch you from the observation deck while you experience zero gravity. iFly even offers Bodyflight classes so you can learn all about the athleticism behind indoor freefall.
Last updated: October 10, 2023