The Bagotville International Air Show was held for the first time in 1953. Over the years, the SAIB has built an enviable reputation throughout North America. A member of the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS), it has distinguished itself on numerous occasions with its promotional and marketing activities, having won several awards at the annual ICAS convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At the ICAS 2019 convention, SAIB19 was the winner of the prestigious Platinum “Pinnacle” Award, which recognized its world leadership in green event management.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, SAIB was forced to adapt the event for a flying tour (SAIB21 – Operation Bon Voisinage).
Following this special edition and a context in which the Canadian Armed Forces needs to be restructured, SAIB23 had to be postponed for a year. All Canadian military air shows scheduled for 2023 have been cancelled.
SAIB24 will come back in force in 2024 with new features as part of a spectacular air show at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville. Four military air shows are to be held in Canada in 2024.
No effort was spared to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force. In addition to aircraft used throughout the last century, three of Canada's major air demonstration teams––the Snowbirds, the Skyhawks and the CF-18 demonstration aircraft––will be part of the show. We’ve also received confirmation that a European demonstration team will attend. We’re pulling out all the stops for this edition in order to show more demonstration aircraft on the ground.
Without a doubt, SAIB is the greatest family activity in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. Presented every two years, it attracts over 100,000 people every time (in 2019, that number reached a record 143,000).
For more than 71 years now, in addition to offering breathtaking aerial demonstrations, the SAIB24 has allowed members of the public to visit CFB Bagotville’s military facilities and various operational services as part of a large-scale ground display. Thousands of visitors can also see and tour dozens of aircraft. We have also expanded our site in order to exhibit a greater number of military and civilian aircraft along with vehicles used by the Canadian Armed Forces.
Concerned with being a leader in eco-responsibility, SAIB24 will be environmentally responsible and will once again achieve carbon neutral, BNQ and ISO certifications.
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Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force!
We are expecting over 150,000 visitors SAIB24
In addition to being the largest military air show in Canada, the event has an immense regional economic impact. Indeed, it welcomes many families and friends to discover astonishing acrobatics for a maximum of pleasure and amazement.
+56,000 visitors come from outside the region
+ More than 10 million in economic benefits
100 members of the media covered the event
0 hotel rooms available on June 22 and 23, 2019
1250 nights in hotels in the region
30028 passengers, or 666 shuttle transports
560 recreational vehicles on site
106403 visits on the website
+2000 Iphone/Android downloads
An unforgettable weekend awaits you!