The Courier

The 2022 Cold Lake Air Show is sure to be a fantastic event that will make a memory for all attendees!

With so much to see, do, taste, and enjoy, attendees can use these tips to make sure that their day or days at the 2022 Cold Lake Air Show are perfect:

Dress appropriately for the conditions!

Bright, sunny days make for a great air show! Shade can be very hard to come by at the air show grounds, so make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a handheld umbrella, and other items that will help you beat the heat and stay protected if the day turns into a scorcher or if we see a little rain!

– Drink plenty of water!

A hot, sunny day means attendees should continue to hydrate! As a bonus, the first 3000 guests through the gates each day will receive a FREE refillable water bottle! Look around the grounds and find the water refill stations, where guests can refill any bottles free of charge.

– Smoking

Smoking and non-tobacco products (ex. e-cigarettes) are permitted in designated smoking areas only that are marked. Please note that cannabis is not permitted on premises at the Air Show.

– Animals

Visitors are not permitted to bring their pets with them to the Cold Lake Air Show. Service animals are permitted so long as they have proper markings and/or identification.

– It may get loud!

With the fantastic sights can come tremendous sounds! Guests may want to bring ear protection for themselves and younger attendees to enjoy the show.

– Where do I sit?

Seating is not available! There is enough grass space to accommodate several thousand people, and when you’re looking up, there’s not a bad seat in the house! Please bring a folding chair if you’re looking to rest for a while.

– What can’t I bring?

A full list of prohibited and permitted items at the 2022 Cold Lake Air Show can be found here.

Of note, the following will not be allowed:

  • Weapons (including, but not limited to knives, firearms, explosives, bio/radiological substances)
  • Scanners
  • 2-Way Radios
  • Coolers (larger than 2 Gallons) unless medically required
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Large Backpacks
  • Narcotics and Paraphernalia
  • Camera Bags (larger than 1 cubic foot)
  • Pop up Tents
  • Roller Blades, Skates, Skateboards, (kick and electric) scooters
  • Bicycles (you may ride your bike to the show and lock it up at the bike racks located in the parking lot)
  • Pets (service animals are admitted with hosts)

– Can I bring a camera?

Absolutely! Make sure your camera or cell phone is fully charged before you make your way out, to capture all those incredible 2022 Cold Lake Air Show moments.

– What’s the traffic like?

Many guests will be excited to make their way into and out of CFB Cold Lake! On Saturday and Sunday, July 16 & 17, from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Veterans Drive will be set up to allow three-lane traffic into 4 Wing, to help alleviate congestion.

From 2:30 pm on, Veterans Drive will facilitate a three-lane exit from 4 Wing. At that point, no inbound traffic will be permitted.

More information on the traffic pattern for the air show, including alternate ways onto CFB Cold Lake, is found here.

We ask that guests follow all posted signage and directions from the 2022 Cold Lake Air Show and Canadian Armed Forces staff.

The Cold Lake Air Show App is a fantastic way to connect with the event! The app allows users to optimally prepare for their visit and to easily access all the relevant information during your time at the Air Show! App features include:

– A site map

– Schedule of performers/events

– Information on souvenirs/vendors

– Exclusive multimedia content

Download the app today for free at Google Play or the Apple App store.

The 2022 Cold Lake Air Show is shaping up to be the must-see event of the summer. We look forward to welcoming everyone on July 16th and 17th! Gates open at 9:00 am with the aerial display set to start around NOON.

The Cold Lake Air Show is pleased to be in partnership with our Defence Team Sponsor, B&R Eckels.

The preceding text was a paid endorsement for the 2022 Cold Lake Air Show




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