Step inside modern military aircrafts and historic warbirds at this jaw-dropping airshow near Vancouver



The Abbotsford International Airshow takes place August 9 – 11, 2019 at the Abbotsford International Airport, just 50km east of Vancouver.

Photo: The Abbotsford International Airshow

Did you ever dream about being a pilot as a kid? Soaring above the clouds, gazing down at earth and taking in the breathtaking beauty of the clear blue sky… sounds pretty cool right?

If that caught your attention, then you absolutely must check out the Abbotsford International Airshow, taking place August 9 – 11 at the  Abbotsford International Airport.

Started as a community fundraiser, the Abbotsford Airshow has grown to become Canada’s National Airshow and one of the world’s premier aviation events. In fact, it was named one of the “Top Ten Airshows in the World” by USA Today, and for good reason…

Photo: The Abbotsford International Airshow

The Abbotsford Airshow hosts  dozens of aviation performances, plane tours, family-friendly entertainers and educational workshops over the course of the three-day event. Top performers include the Canadian Force Snowbirds and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, each whom will partake in a dazzling display of synchronized flight. Expect high-speeds, huge jet streams and thunderous engines. There are 25 aviation related performances scheduled for the weekend, which will feature, military aircrafts, vintage planes and epic stunts. You can view the full performer list HERE.

Despite hosting amazing attractions for local aviation enthusiasts, the Abbotsford Airshow also serves as a great event for the whole family. Additional event highlights include aerobatic performances, parachute and pyrotechnic displays and the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at some of the most iconic aircrafts on the planet. 

Photo: The Abbotsford International Airshow

In fact, the static aircraft display, which features 34,000 sq-ft of grounded of planes, is the Abbotsford Air Show’s most popular event. There will be 29 aircrafts on display, including modern military aircrafts, historic warbirds, commercial planes, helicopters and hot air balloons. This is your chance to climb inside the cockpit and bring those pilot dreams to life! From the ground, of course.

There will also be a Kids Zone, Autograph Booth and exhibits from exhibits from local groups like the Vancouver Whitecaps, BC Lions, Vancouver Aquarium and more. Food trucks will be onsite throughout the weekend. You can view the event’s full schedule of event HERE and find ticket information below. Specially priced early-bird tickets are available now.


When: August 9 – 11, 2019

Where: Abbotsford International Airport

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