Canadian Forces Snowbirds announce 2021 airshow schedule

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds have announced their 2021 airshow schedule today at the virtual ICAS Convention.

The Snowbirds are the official aerobatic team of the Royal Canadian Air Force, flying nine CT-114 Tutors in their display. Although next year will mark 51 years since the team was formed, it will be only their 50th display season, as no shows were performed in 2020.

Notably, the team plan to undertake an almost month-long visit to the southwestern United States at the end of the year, in addition to Thunder Over Niagara, which will likely be supported remotely.

North American military airshow teams traditionally announce their schedules at the the International Council of Air Shows’ annual convention, which is being held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

For more about how airshows are coping with the coronavirus, see our in-depth feature article.


Date Show Location Country
Jun 5-6 Open date
Jun 9 Canada North Bay Armed Forces Day North Bay Canada (ON)
Jun 12-13 Open date
Jun 19-20 United States Thunder of Niagara Open House Niagara Falls USA (NY)
Jun 22 Canada Snowbirds display Hannover Canada (ON)
Jun 24 Open date
Jun 26-27 Canada Spectacle Aerien International de Bagotville Bagotville Canada (QC)
Jul 1 Canada Canada Day flyover Ottawa Canada (QC)
Jul 5 Canada Snowbirds display Thompson Canada (MB)
Jul 17 Canada Boundary Bay Airshow Delta Canada (BC)
Jul 18 Canada Snowbirds Fly For CHILD White Rock Canada (BC)
Jul 21 Canada Northwest Regional Airshow Terrace Canada (BC)
Jul 24-25 Canada Wings Over Springbank Springbank Canada (AB)
Jul 31-Aug 1 Open date
Aug 6-8 Canada Abbotsford International Airshow Abbotsford Canada (BC)
Aug 21 Canada Gander Airshow Gander Canada (NL)
Aug 22 Canada Snowbirds Over Conception Bay St. John’s Canada (NL)
Aug 25 Canada Snowbirds display Lunenberg Canada (NS)
Aug 28-29 Canada Airshow Atlantic Derbert Canada (NS)
Sep 2 Canada Brantford Community Charity Airshow Brantford Canada (ON)
Sep 4-6 Canada Canadian International Air Show Toronto Canada (ON)
Sep 8 Canada Kingston Airshow Kingston Canada (ON)
Sep 11-12 Canada Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Gatineau Canada (QC)
Sep 15 Canada Stratford Community Airshow Stratford Canada (ON)
Sep 18-19 Canada Volaria Aeronautics Festival Mirabel Canada (QC)
Sep 25-26 United States California Capital Airshow Sacramento USA (CA)
Oct 2-3 United States Great Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach USA (CA)
Oct 9-10 United States Fleet Week San Francisco USA (CA)
Oct 16-17 Open date