Terrace-Kitimat Airport is set to host first airshow in 18 years


The last airshow at the Terrace-Kitimat Airport was back in 2003, with no Snowbirds participating.

The last time the snowbirds performed here was in 2000, 21 years ago.

But, now the wait to see the snowbirds and the air show is over.

The snowbirds released their schedule at the ICAS virtual conference, and the Northwest Regional Airshow society is in it.

President of the Society Steve Pereira said this is exciting for the Board and the community.

“It been a long process. I think our community is a community; it’s a hub. We have Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Nass Valley, New Hazelton, so everybody comes to our area for our events. To have an event of this magnitude is massive. And with COVID, this would be something for our people to look forward to.”

Pereira added this event is COVID and provincial government pending, meaning what may happen in other Provinces may not occur in British Columbia.

He said they are looking at a drive-in option for this event.

“You drive in and park in your square or space, and you watch the show. At least you can bring some entertainment to the people without bringing any issues with social distancing.”

The event is set for July 21st, 2021, and guests will see ex-snowbird and trainer Brent Handy who will bring in his two stunt plane and be the acrobatic performer