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COVID-19 Response – UPDATE

Due to the continued risk to public safety and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cold Lake Air Show (CLAS) 2020 Committee has decided to cancel this year’s air show.  This difficult and unfortunate decision was made after a great deal of consideration and deliberation.

In order to respect the recent direction on social gatherings by Alberta Health Services it is imperative we continue to align our actions with those of the Government and take additional precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

4 Wing and the CLAS Committee apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause and sincerely hope that our devoted sponsors, suppliers, vendors, volunteers and air show enthusiasts will be joining us for upcoming air shows.

With respect to the future, the CLAS Committee is already planning ahead to our next air show and want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued commitment to an event which has always been so important to 4 Wing, the City of Cold Lake, and the Lakeland region.  We value and appreciate our long-standing relationship with our residents, businesses and communities and do not take for granted your unwavering support during these unprecedented times.

All tickets will be fully refunded starting May 10th.

Colonel Dave Moar
Commander, 4 Wing

Cold Lake Air Show 2020

An exhilarating event, the Cold Lake Air Show is a not-to-be-missed event of the summer, kicking off with the Full Throttle Festival on Friday, July 17th, which will showcase family activities, live entertainment, beer gardens, and a fly past.

Saturday and Sunday, marvel at the BIGGEST military air show in Canada! This year’s show will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world-famous Snowbirds. Also, thrilling displays from the SkyHawks parachute team, the CF-18 demonstration team, and the US Navy Blue Angels will be making their ONLY Canadian stop to Cold Lake! You don’t want to miss it!

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For the Cold Lake Air Show (CLAS), the organizers of Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, offer you the practical service of a mobile app. It allows you to optimally prepare you for your visit and to easily access all the relevant information during your stay. The CLAS mobile guide is the only official app for the Cold Lake Air Show.


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Wing Commander’s Message

I am very pleased to announce that 4 Wing Cold Lake will be hosting a two-day air show event for the weekend of July 18-19, 2020.

The 2020 Cold Lake Air Show (CLAS) will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the Lakeland and bring the community together for an exciting and fun-filled event.

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Cold Lake Air Show 2018 attracted more than 21,000 spectators over a two-day period. It presented a wide variety of aerial and static displays for a world-class family event. In 2020, we expect more spectators to attend the air show event as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Team will be featured, as well as the classic car show and a variety of kids’ entertainment options. 

To host a professional and memorable event generous support is received from our sponsors. This allows the CLAS to continually attract world renowned performers. All proceeds from this event is reinvested into the military community, through subsidized programming and events for former and serving Canadian Armed Forces members and their families of 4 Wing Cold Lake.

The Cold Lake Defence Team is excited for this upcoming event as we are keen to build on the energy and momentum from past air shows.

Colonel Dave Moar, MSM, CD
4 Wing Commander
Cold Lake

Mayor’s Message

The City of Cold Lake is proud to support the 2020 Cold Lake Air Show (CLAS), hosted by our friends at 4 Wing Cold Lake.

The Air Show brings a great sense of pride to our region. As community members, we are not only able to take in the grand display of aircraft and flight demonstrations, but we can share the event with visitors.

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The City of Cold Lake is proud to be the home of 4 Wing, and we are excited that the Canadian Armed Forces members have this chance to showcase the tremendous amount of time and dedication they bring to their jobs each day.

Residents in Cold Lake are used to hearing the rumbling of the CF-18s and seeing the jets on their way to and from their training missions, but nothing compares to seeing the full display of these pilots’ talents close up – it’s an awe-inspiring experience that stays with you.

This event will be a spectacular show of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the best of civilian aviation, and our northeastern Alberta hospitality. I look forward to seeing everyone at the 2020 CLAS, and join all residents of Cold Lake in thanking the members of 4 Wing Cold Lake for making our community, and our country, the great place it is to live.

I wish all the attendees a memorable show, and a great stay in our beautiful city.

Craig Copeland
City of Cold Lake

Something For Everyone!

Aerial Performers

Static Displays

Full Throttle Festival 

Kids’ Zone

Classic Car Show

Beer Garden

Food Trucks


Even more just waiting to be discovered


Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake
Cold Lake, AB



The 2020 Cold Lake Air Show requests spectators adhere to the following routes when travelling to the Show.

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The City of Cold Lake/MD of Bonnyville offers a wide variety of accommodations. 

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