Cold Lake Air Show

The 2024 Cold Lake Air Show marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force and it's going to be BIG!!! Watch amazing aerial stunts and see epic in-flight action all weekend.

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Location: Cold Lake, Alberta

 Festival overview

4 Wing and CFB Cold Lake are proud to be hosting the 2022 Cold Lake Air Show. This family-friendly event will showcase the talent and expertise of not only the Royal Canadian Air Force, but storied aviators and aircraft enthusiasts from all over North America. 

All photos courtesy Cold Lake Air Show

This event is sure to be an unforgettable experience for everyone. Plan to stay the entire weekend and see for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

Featured performances

CF-18 Demo Team


Photo provided by the Cold Lake Air Show / Hold your breath as pilots maneuver their planes within inches of each other high in the sky. Loops, dives, spins, it's all part of the show.


The Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to North America.

Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of professionalism, teamwork, excellence, discipline and dedication inherent in the women and men of the Air Force and the Canadian Forces.


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The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks, is Canada’s only military parachute demonstration team. For over 40 years, they have represented Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces to at air shows around the world. Over 75 million spectators have watched in amazement as they perform demonstrations and drift to earth under their signature Canadian flag parachutes.


This is not a video game – this is the real thing. Climb into one of the many planes featured on the tarmac. Sit in the cockpit and try to figure out the dials and switches.

Aircraft on the ground

In addition to the high-flying fun in the air, the Cold Lake Air Show is pleased to feature some aircraft for spectators to experience first hand. Climb into the cockpit and see what it takes to pilot an A-10 Thunderbolt, CC-177 Globemaster III, CC-130J Hercules, CP-140 Aurora, CC-138 Twin Otter or many others that will line the tarmac.


Gates open both days from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Grab your advance tickets at: 
Adults: $20 - $35
Seniors 55+/Retired CAF Members/13 yrs-17 yrs: $20.00 - $25
Children 12 and under: FREE (but still require ticket)

Active military members and their immediate families: FREE
*Gate prices are $5 more, except children 12 and under are still FREE

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