Getting to the Show

ENTRANCE GATES

Airshow entrance gates are open for event entry during the following hours unless otherwise noted.
Last event entry is 2 hours before the end of the event each day.

  • Friday, August 9:            3:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 10:    9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, August 11:        9:00 am to 3:30 pm

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

IMPORTANT NOTE: Directions published here are specifically designed to facilitate the fastest and most efficient event entry for Airshow patrons. Alternate routes may result in detours or delays. Do not follow GPS directions or posted signage to the YXX Abbotsford International Airport.

ALL AIRSHOW PATRONS, EXCEPT CHALET & CAMPGROUND

  1. Take Highway 1 to EXIT #87 CLEARBROOK RD SOUTH
  2. At the roundabout, take the Clearbrook Rd. SOUTH exit
  3. Turn RIGHT on King Rd.
  4. Airshow Gate is located at 1625 Townline Rd.

MAP TO KING GATE PUBLIC ENTRANCE

CHALET PATRONS, INCLUDING PRESIDENT’S CLUB

Please note the Chalet Gate is only open during the following times. After these hours, please use the main Airshow Gate listed above.

  • Friday, August 9:            3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 10:    9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Sunday, August 11:        9:00 am to 11:00 am
  1. Take Highway 1 to EXIT #87 CLEARBROOK RD SOUTH
  2. At the roundabout, take the Clearbrook Rd. SOUTH exit
  3. Turn RIGHT on Walmsley Rd.
  4. Chalet Gate is located at 31465 Walmsley Ave.

MAP TO WALMSLEY CHALET GATE

CAMPGROUND PATRONS

  1. Take Highway 1 to EXIT #87 CLEARBROOK RD SOUTH
  2. At the roundabout, take the Marshall Rd. WEST exit
  3. Turn LEFT on Queen St.

MAP TO CAMPGROUND GATE

CYCLISTS

A bike rack is located inside the Campground Gate at 1810 Queen St.  Cyclists should bring their own locks. Bikes and any other possessions are left at the owner’s discretion and risk.

A free shuttle tram will take you from there to the event grounds. Bikes are not permitted on the Airshow grounds.

TRANSIT OPTIONS

See BC Transit Map & Schedule Information

Airshow Shuttle

BC Transit will be operating a special Airshow Shuttle Bus.
Busses will be on 20-minute rotations and will be picking patrons up at the following locations:

  • Bourquin Exchange
  • Old Yale & Clearbrook Rd
  • Townline Rd & Old Yale
  • Highstreet Mall Shopping Centre
  • Abbotsford Airshow

Airshow Shuttle Hours of Operation:

  • Friday, August 9:          3:00 pm–9:55 pm        Return: 3:30 pm–10:45 pm
  • Saturday, August 10:   9:30 am-5:35 pm         Return: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 11:        9:30 am-5:35 pm         Return: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Fraser Valley Express (66 FVX)

BC Transit will be operating extended hours for the 66 FVX connecting Langley, Abbotsford & Chilliwack. Several Metro Vancouver Translink routes connect to the 66 FVX at Carvolth Exchange.

Airshow Patrons can connect to the Airshow Shuttle at the Highstreet Mall Shopping Centre stop.

66 FVX Hours of Operation (from Carvolth Exchange):

  • Friday, August 9:           8:20 am–9:05 pm     Return (from High Street): 8:15 am-10:40 pm
  • Saturday, August 10:    9:15 am-6:35 pm       Return (from High Street): 9:45 am-7:15 pm
  • Sunday, August 11:        9:15 am-6:35 pm       Return (from High Street): 9:45 am-7:15 pm

ROAD CLOSURES

PLEASE NOTE: All closures, detours and times noted below are subject to change. Please check back for the most up-to-date information.

Special information for travelers bound for the Abbotsford International Airport, YXX:

For ease of access during the Airshow, please approach the YXX Terminal from the North via Mt Lehman Rd.

Mt Lehman Rd. will be temporarily closed from Approach Dr. to Huntington Rd. during the following times. During these times, the YXX terminal will also be closed. A temporary holding lot and hospitality tent will be set up at Mt. Lehman Rd & Approach Dr. (besides the Abbotsford Flying Club) for YXX travelers.:

  • Friday, August 9: 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • Saturday, August 10: 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
  • Sunday, August 11: 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

All other road closures and detours will be in effect during the following hours:

  • Thursday, August 8: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Friday, August 9: 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 10: 11:30 am–4:30 pm
  • Sunday, August 11: 11:30 am–4:30 pm

Tracey St. will be closed between King Rd. & Walmsley Rd.

Walmsley Ave. will be closed between Tracey St. & Clearbrook Rd.

Huntington Rd. will be closed between Mt. Lehman Rd. & Townline Rd.

Detour Route:

  • Westbound detour follows Townline Rd. South to 0 Ave West and Mt. Lehman Rd. North
  • Eastbound detour follows Mt. Lehman Rd. South to 0 Ave East and Townline Rd. North

Temporary Extended Huntington Rd. Closure

Huntington Rd. closure noted above will be extended between Ross Rd. & Townline Rd. during the following hours:

  • Friday, August 9: 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • Saturday, August 10: 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
  • Sunday, August 11: 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    Detour Route:
  • Westbound detour follows Townline Rd. South to 0 Ave West and Ross Rd. North
  • Eastbound detour follows Ross Rd. South to 0 Ave East and Townline Rd. North

FLY IN TO THE SHOW

The Abbotsford Flying Club invites you to fly-in for the 2019 Abbotsford International Airshow.  Single day aircraft parking is available for fly-in patrons, as is overnight camping in the Airshow campground.  Please note, standard show admission rates apply.

For full details on flying in to the show, please see the 2019 Fly-In Information Sheet HERE

If you are interested in displaying your aircraft on static display, please contact genav@abbotsfordairshow.com

Mobile APP

The FREE Abbotsford Airshow mobile event app – presented by Lockheed Martin – is your A-Z event guide for the 2019 Airshow with information, maps, photos, videos and much more!

Key App Features:

  • 2019 Airshow Site Map
  • Food truck & concessions listing
  • Performers & Static Display Aircraft Listings including photos & videos
  • Calendar reminders for your favourite flying acts
  • Up to the minute flying events schedule
  • FAQs, Spectator Survey, Social Media and much much more!