The famed Abbotsford International Airshow returns this weekend to British Columbia’s Lower Mainland on Friday through Sunday, August 9-11

The airshow began in 1962 when the Abbotsford Flying Club put on the first airshow at the former military airfield in order to showcase the potential as a civilian airport. The airshow grew in stature quickly, with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau giving it official recognition in 1970 as ‘Canada’s National Airshow’.

The airshow is now run by a dedicated not-for-profit society.

Today, in addition to exhilarating aerobatics and fly-bys, the airport grounds host dozens of aircraft, from giant military cargo planes to jet fighters to unique light aircraft – and everything in between.

Fly-in attendees are welcome, but during restricted hours only. Check out the show’s website for further information.