If you were to ask my 6 year old how airplanes fly – she’d tell you “magic” and she isn’t far off! For kids, there is something incredibly magical about seeing planes in flight! We recently went on a trip to Squamish where we had the pleasure of touring over 4000ft up to look over the mountains and gondola – all with her sitting in the front seat! To say she was excited would be an understatement, and it’s created a love of flying in her from a very young age.
With so many different planes, pilots and flight paths the magic never has to end! Which is why we are super excited to bring her to the Abbotsford Air Show this weekend to show her just how magical the planes can be and what the talented pilots can truly do with them.
The Abbotsford Airshow is the place to be for families, whether you are a first timer or a veteran of the event. A long standing tradition, the #AbbyAirShow has deep roots in the Fraser Valley ad is a must-see for all ages.. With reasonably priced family entertainment, and a range of activities for multiple generations to enjoy. The Airshow particularly encourages the sharing of experiences between the ages!
“I constantly see young kids perched on their dad’s shoulders watching the aerobatic performances with awe and grandparents wandering along the static line telling stories to their grandkids about their experiences in and with some of the airplanes along that display. Our food trucks serve all the favourite festival foods like mini-donuts, kettle corn and funnel cakes, poutine, bannock and pizza, in addition to some more exotic treats that add to those long-lasting summer memories. At the end of the weekend, I am always gratified having heard the the oohs and aahs of the kids big and small.“ – Jim Reith, President
What can you expect to see at the Airshow? Designated Canada’s National Airshow, the annual aviation festival provides spectators an opportunity to watch one of the finest aerobatic performances in the world. People gather from around the globe to look to the skies in awe. With over a dozen performers on the bill for this year’s event, there is a something for everyone to enjoy!
There’s plenty to see in the sky, but even more to see on the ground! Hop over to the McDonalds Kids Zone where the littles can enjoy inflatable toys, bouncy castles, an archery unit from Cabelas and a climbing wall!
Selfies, stories and autographs! Visit the Air Canada Autograph Booth for selfies, stories and autographs from our talented performers and crew! Check out the Static Displays over on the west side of the Airfield and talk to the pilots who flew them here.
Festival Food Favourites Enjoy the many offerings of sweet & savoury treats from our Vendors all over the airfield – there are so many choices and something for everyone to enjoy.
For the grown ups:
Upgrade your Airshow experience and enjoy access to the Flight Club 19+ and Speaking of flights… taste some locally brewed craft beers and ciders at the the Brew North Strong Craft Beer Festival! on the west side of the showline, the perfect way to enjoy the performances.
Drive a Lamborghini or Ferrari with Precision Exotics! The Precision Autocross is a specially designed, coned track that’s normally setup on the airshow grounds. It’s a great way to experience every aspect of an exotic car’s blistering speed, braking ability and handling prowess. After you’ve completed registration you’ll meet your driving instructor, get a comprehensive overview of the exotic you’ve chosen and then take to the track for 3 laps of intense enjoyment.
When: August 11-13, 2017
Where: 1595 Townline Road, Abbotsford BC V2T 6E1
|Ticket Prices||Early Bird/Single||Weekend|
|Child – under 5||Free|
|Veteran (with ID)||Free|
|Active Military (with ID)||Free|
|Carload (6 people, 1 car)||$100||N/A|
Parking: $10 per carload, Parking fees go towards parking services and volunteer groups that filter vehicles onto the airfield.
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Our little future pilot hopes you’ll join us in looking up to the sky for the Abbotsford Air show and head out to enjoy the festivities!