Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday!

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds visit Niagara-on-the-Lake

A rare opportunity to see the Snowbirds perform their thrilling  aerobatics in Niagara-on-the-Lake!  


September 20, 2017, at Niagara District Airport, 468 Niagara Stone Road.

The gate opens at 2:00 p.m. so you can view aircraft on display.

Entertainment including the 'Confederation Celebration' at 3:00 p.m. 

The Snowbirds perform from 4:00 p.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m.


VIP Tickets: $75+HST ($85+HST AFTER SEPTEMBER 1)

Ticket includes preferred parking at the airport, prime seating/viewing from the exclusive VIP area, fine food, 2 glasses of wine or beer, and the opportunity to mingle, take a selfie and get autographs from members of the Snowbirds team! 

Click here to purchase your ticket!

general admission:  $5 per person (walk-in)

Details on general admission parking coming soon.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are proud to represent Canada and Canada’s military throughout the 2017 demonstration season.  The thrilling display of precision flying put on by the Snowbirds is made possible thanks to a highly skilled and dedicated team of pilots, technicians (aviation, avionics, aircraft structure, supply), mobile support operators, resource management support clerks, engineers, a logistics officer and a public affairs officer. Together, while serving as ambassadors, all members of the Snowbirds showcase the skill, professionalism and teamwork inherent in the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Snowbirds History

With its roots beginning with the Golden Centennaires, an air demonstration team that performed in honour of Canada's Centennial in 1967, the Snowbirds have a proud and inspiring history of professional service to Canada. The Snowbirds received their name as a result of a contest held at the Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw Elementary School in 1971. They then flew for the first time on 11 July of that year at the Saskatchewan Homecoming Air Show.

As a tribute to their home province of Saskatchewan, the Snowbirds’ crest displays four "Speed Birds" in formation resembling a sheaf of wheat. The Speed Bird is also shown on the bottom of each Snowbird aircraft. The Snowbirds are the only jet team in North America to perform with nine jets flying in close formation. This requires the highest degree of piloting skill. Show pilots have on average 15 years of military experience and thousands of hours flying various aircraft in the Canadian Forces. Similarly, Snowbird technicians are not only highly skilled and well trained, but they also demonstrate remarkable dedication and teamwork.