Gear Up for Takeoff! Top 7 Canadian Air Shows in 2024

May 1, 2022

Calling all aviation enthusiasts! Get ready to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of aerobatic feats and marvel at cutting-edge aircraft. Letโ€™s celebrate Canada’s rich aviation history at the incredible air shows happening across the country in 2024.ย ย 
This year, with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) marking its 100th anniversary, expect even grander displays and historical commemorations. So, mark your calendars and prepare to be amazed by these top 7 Canadian air shows in 2024:

1. Aero Gatineau-Ottawa

Soar into aviation excitement at the Aero Gatineau-Ottawa air show, one of the largest Canadian air shows. Held at the Gatineau Airport, this show boasts a stunning display of aerobatic acts featuring both civilian and military performers. The full lineup will be announced soon, and confirmed performers include the Canadian Snowbirds and the United States Thunderbirds. 

๐Ÿ“ŒSep 6th – 8th | Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport

2. Air Show Atlantic

Take flight to the excitement of the Air Show Atlantic! This event features a spectacular display of military and civilian aerobatics, showcasing the talents of world-renowned performers. Get ready to be amazed by the awe-inspiring stunts of the Red Arrows, the UK’s Royal Air Force aerobatic team, making a special appearance at this year’s show. 

๐Ÿ“ŒAug 24th & 25th

3. Airshow London Presents SkyDive

Gear up for a unique air show experience at Airshow London Presents SkyDrive. This innovative event offers a drive-in format, allowing you to enjoy the show from the comfort and safety of your own car. Witness the amazing Red Arrows perform aerobatic feats and military demonstrations. This family-friendly air show in Ontario is a great option for those who prefer a more relaxed way to experience the thrill of an air show.

๐Ÿ“Œ Sep 13th, 14th & 15th | London International Airport, London Ontario

4. Canadian International Air Show in Ontario

Witness aviation excellence at the 75th edition of the Canadian International Air Show (CIAS), one of the largest and most prestigious air shows in North America. Held on the Toronto waterfront, this event showcases a dazzling display of military and civilian aircraft. Witness the awe-inspiring stunts of the Red Arrows, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the CF-18 Demo Team, the U.S.A.F. F-22 Raptors and more. 

๐Ÿ“Œ Aug 31st, Sep 1st & 2nd | Toronto, Ontario

5. Manitoba Air Show

Journey to Southport, Manitoba, for the exciting Manitoba Air Show. This family-friendly event features performances from The Snowbirds, The SkyHawks and more! Witness the impressive skills of civilian aerobatic performers and be captivated by the power and precision of military aircraft. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food vendors, and interactive exhibits throughout the weekend.

๐Ÿ“Œ Aug 3rd & 4th | Southport Airport, Manitoba

6. Cold Lake Air Show and Full Throttle Festival 

Immerse yourself in aviation excitement at Alberta’s Cold Lake Air Show and Full Throttle Festival. Promising to be one of the best Canadian air shows in 2024, this event features thrilling performances by top military and civilian aerobatic teams. Witness the thrilling demonstrations from the Italian Air Forceโ€™s Frecce Tricolori, SkyHawks Parachute Team, CF Snowbirds, and more! The Full Throttle Festival on the Friday before the air show offers a chance to mingle with pilots, enjoy live music, and participate in family-friendly activities.

๐Ÿ“Œ July 20th & 21st 9am to 2pm | Canadian Forces Base, Cold Lake, AB T0A 0T0

7. Abbotsford International Airshow 

Get ready for North America’s largest air show, the Abbotsford International Airshow in British Columbia! This iconic Canadian airshow celebrates aviation with a spectacular military and civilian aircraft display. Witness the roar of jet fighters, the grace of vintage warbirds, and the breathtaking stunts of world-renowned aerobatic performers. 

Confirmed appearances include the United States Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team, The Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet Demo Team. Explore interactive exhibits, participate in family-friendly activities, and witness pyrotechnic displays illuminating the night sky. 

If you can only attend one Canadian air show in 2024, make it this one! 

๐Ÿ“Œ August 9th, 10th & 11th

Mark Your Calendars!

With breathtaking displays, historical commemorations, and a chance to witness the cutting edge of aerospace technology, all the aforementioned Canadian air shows in 2024 promise an unforgettable experience. So, mark your calendars, choose your adventure from this exciting list, and prepare to be amazed! Don’t forget to check the official websites of each air show for ticketing information, performer line-ups, and detailed schedules.