FAQ

Select a Question

Operating Hours

    1. When do you operate? When are you open?

Weather

    1. How do I know if the weather is OK for jumping?
    2. What if weather doesn’t allow us to jump on the day of our booking?

Restrictions

    1. Are there age restrictions to do a skydive?
    2. Are there any weight restrictions to do a skydive?
    3. If I have a medical condition can I go skydiving?
    4. Can I have a beer to take the edge off before my jump?

Reservations

    1. Do I need to make a reservation?
    2. How far in advance should I book?

Jump Questions

    1. What should I wear to make my first skydive?
    2. How long should we plan to be there?
    3. Can I jump with my friend?
    4. Do you have group rates or specials?
    5. Can I get videos and pictures of my skydive?
    6. Can I wear a camera?
    7. What does skydiving feel like?
    8. What if I am afraid?

Other Questions

  1. Can I bring my pets to the skydive center?
  2. Have more questions?
  1. When do you operate? When are you open?

    We skydive from mid-April until the end of October.
    Month Jump Hours Office Hours
    April Saturday-Sunday: 10am-Sunset 9am – 9pm 7 days a week
    May – September Saturday-Sunday: 9am-Sunset Wednesday-Friday: 12pm-Sunset 9am – 9pm 7 days a week
    October Saturday-Sunday: 10am-Sunset Friday: Noon-Sunset 9am – 9pm 7 days a week

    * Please note the office is open all year, 7 days/week, from 9am-9pm.

  2. How do I know if the weather is ok for jumping?

    There are some weather conditions that prevent us from skydiving. Strong winds and low cloud cover are the two most common restrictions. Weather at the skydive center often differs from other locations and conditions can change rapidly. Forecasts are often incorrect. For these reasons, we recommend you call us as opposed to looking at the forecast or weather conditions at you home. If you have any concerns on the weather, please call us at 780-884-5867 and we can advise you on the probability of jumping that day.
  3. What if weather doesn’t allow us to jump on the day of our booking?

    If you cannot jump on the day, we will reschedule your jump for another day at no additional charge. If your jump is rescheduled due to weather conditions, your deposit will be applied against the new booking.
  4. Are there age restrictions to do a skydive?

    The minimum age is 14 years old (a parent or legal guardian must cosign the waiver and be present on the day of the jump). Participants that are 16 years and older can sign their own waiver. There is no maximum age restriction. We have jumped with people from 14-95 years old.
  5. Are there any weight restrictions to do a skydive?

    Yes. Only those who are in reasonable physical condition can skydive. Typically, we are not able to jump with men over 235 LB and women over 200 LB. Individuals that are six feet or taller may be subject to different restrictions. Please call us for an individual assessment. Please note that weight restrictions are assessed on an individual basis with your safety as the paramount deciding factor.
  6. If I have a medical condition can I go skydiving?

    It depends on the condition. Most medical conditions do not prohibit you from jumping. Please contact us for further clarification.
  7. Can I have a beer to take the edge off before my jump?

    Absolutely not. For your safety, and that of our instructors, we have a strict zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drugs.
  8. Do I need to make a reservation?

    Bookings are not required but are strongly recommended. On weekends during the summer we get very busy so bookings are best to hold your specific date or time. Book your skydive today!
  9. How far in advance should I book?

    Generally, 1-2 weeks in advance is plenty of lead time. If you have a specific date and/or time you want to jump or you’re booking for a weekend in mid-summer, we suggest you book a little earlier in advance to reserve your spot. That being said, Edmonton Skydive has the most lift capacity in Alberta. We’ll find a date and a time to get your knees in the breeze. Book your jump
  10. What should I wear to make my first skydive?

    We provide jump pants and goggles. Wear comfortable (close fitting) clothing that does not prohibit movement and is appropriate for the weather/temperature conditions. Recommended:
    • Jeans
    • Shorts
    • Sweats or yoga pants
    • T shirt
    • Sneakers or runners
    Not recommended:
    • Flip flops, sandals, high heels or any open toe footwear
    • Boots with speed lace hooks (i.e. work boots)
    • Any clothing that will restrict your movement
  11. How long should we plan to be there?

    You should plan to be at Edmonton Skydive for up to four hours on the weekend or up to two hours on weekdays. We’ll likely be quicker than that but some variables, such as weather, slow things down. We think you’ll be pretty stoked watching parachutes land but just in case, you can talk to us about the learn to skydive program.
  12. Can I jump with my friend?

    You can be on the same flight and sit next to your friend on the way up to altitude but first time jumpers will exit the aircraft 5-10 seconds apart from each other.
  13. Do you have group rates or specials?

    Yes. Edmonton Skydive operates the largest and fastest jumpship fleet in Western Canada so we’re your best option for large groups. Check out our group discount page
  14. Can I get videos and pictures of my skydive?

    Yes! Edmonton Skydive offers great video and picture packages. Be the star of your own HD, professionally shot video, along with a minimum of 40 (typically 60-100) high resolution pictures documenting your jump. For all of our options, please see our video and picture services
  15. Can I wear a camera?

    No. There are strict guidelines and criteria set forth by the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association in order to fly with camera equipment. Only trained and licensed skydivers are able to jump with camera equipment. Don’t worry though, we’ll get your jump recorded. Edmonton Skydive offers fantastic video and picture packages to capture your jump.
  16. What does skydiving feel like?

    Although you will feel 200 km/h wind in your face, freefall provides the sensation of floating rather than falling. It is true human flight! The parachute ride is more tranquil and provides the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and the suspended flight. All that being said, you truly have to try it to understand.
  17. What if I am afraid?

    A fear of heights, and jumping from an airplane for the first time, is completely normal. In fact, some very experienced skydivers are still afraid of heights. Jumping from an airplane is very different from standing on the edge of a cliff or building. When you skydive, you do not get the same sense of ground rush because you are so high above the ground that the view changes very slowly, unlike if you jumped from a cliff. The scariest part of the jump is usually standing in the door. Once you exit (we’ll provide the motivation), all of that fear turns into pure euphoria.
  18. Can I bring my pets to the skydive center?

    No. Absolutely no pets are allowed at the skydive center.
  19. Still have questions?

    Give us a call us at 780-884-JUMP (5867) or email us at jump@edmontonskydive.com