Welcome to the Vanderhoof International Airshow website!
Unfortunately, as with most large events in the summer of 2020, we have made the descision to postpone our planned 2020 show. The great news is that through the generosity of our sister show, Quesnel Skyfest, the next Vanderhoof Airshow will take place in Summer 2021!
THE GREAT NEWS! Is that there will still be AIRCRAFT in the sky this summer. LOOK UP AUGUST 15TH as we hold THE GREAT REGIONAL AIR HUG of 2020! read more below
Please have a look around, provide us your feedback but most of all, come see the show in 2021!
What the heck is “The Great Regional Air Hug?”
COVID-19 has affected so many aspects of our lives in 2020. Even though we are not able to proceed with the show as planned, we still want to reach out to our communities with hope and inspiration for these challenging times.
Since we are not able to invite our guests to an airshow, it is our plan to bring at least a small part of the airshow to the people of our districts and villages in an appropriate, physically distant way.
The Vanderhoof International Airshow Society is excited to introduce “The Great Regional Air Hug!” An organized multi-aircraft flyover of our entire region! The “Air Hug” is planned for Saturday August 15th, Exact times and routes will be announced closer to the event.
Aircraft of varying type and size, including some of our airshow performers, will soar over the valley on a route including Prince George, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fort Fraser, and possibly even as far as Burns Lake, including the First Nations communities of Nak’azdli, Saik’uz, Nadleh Whut’en, and Stellat’en. We also plan to livestream this event online from the airport so followers can meet the pilots, watch arrivals and departures in real time and learn about the aircraft that can be seen overhead.
We are still here, we are grateful for the support of our communities, partners, sponsors and guests. We are proud to be Northerners, we are resilient, and we will be back, better than ever. In the meantime, look up on August 15th and enjoy the Air Hug!
Help us Reach Out to your Community, Customers, Friends and Neighbours!
An event such as this could not take place without the support and generosity of our Corporate Partners, while we function primarily on the efforts of volunteers, there will be fuel costs and other expenses to cover.
If you or your business are interested in making a donation to this effort, please click the link below to connect with us with us or download our GRAH-Donation-Information