À propos de Volaria

The festival

Join us from September 8th to 10th, 2023 at the ICAR Complex (YMX International Aerocity of Mirabel) for the second edition of Volaria!

Featuring, among others, the USAF Thunderbirds jet team and the RCAF CF-18 demonstration team. You will witness a breathtaking air show and enjoy an explosive music program! There are plenty of activities for the whole family on site: An open-air Wheels & Wings museum, the District of the Future showcasing the latest technological and eco-energy advancements in aerospace, a job fair presented by Aero Montreal, the Family Zone with characters that young children are dying to to meet, the Gourmet District with wide variety of food trucks… And plenty of other surprises!

Our vision & our mission

Volaria shares the fascinating story of local aeronautics by producing a large-scale experiential, unifying, safe and eco-friendly event that shines a light on the industry and Mirabel for the general public. We also highlight our position as a global leader and promote education, careers, and careers in aerospace.

Our mission is to celebrate aviation through a Montreal-style event by bringing together families, aviation enthusiasts and the industry for a weekend of fun, discovery, and thrilling experiences.



FEATURED (Full schedule to come)

  • The USAF Thunderbirds
  • The RCAF CF-18 demonstration team
  • The RCAF Skyhawks

Our spokesperson


A passionate person about absolutely everything, but especially about aviation, the sky and the unknown. We are fortunate and so excited to rely on a true expert who will provide relevant and brilliant commentary on the performances!

Our panel of hosts at Volaria will be the most interesting, combining the dynamism and humor of Maxime Charbonneau with the finesse and relevance of our spokesperson.

Volaria, un festival carboneutre

Volaria is proud to be a festival that offsets its greenhouse gas emissions. The event breaks away from the traditional airshow for several reasons, but mainly for its futuristic positioning and focus on the technological and ecological advances of the aerospace industry. Industry players are engaged and mobilized to find solutions to environmental challenges. It is a priority to be part of the solution, and Volaria is the ideal opportunity to convey this message.

Here are some of the different eco-responsible initiatives that are part of Volaria’s DNA:

Here are some of the different eco-responsible initiatives that are part of Volaria’s DNA:


Carbon-neutral certification

Thanks to Bombardier’s financial contribution, Volaria is committed to offsetting its greenhouse gas emissions by contributing to the Carbone Boréal program.


Carbon-neutral certification thanks to Bombardier, through the Carboneutre Québec organization.

Quarter of the Future

Area dedicated to demonstrating ecological alternatives and progress in the aviation industry in the face of environmental challenges.


Recycling bins will be placed throughout the festival site.


The next edition will take place from September 8th to 10th, 2023.

Volaria takes place in Mirabel, on the grounds of the ICAR Complex (YMX Mirabel International AeroCity site).

Friday September 8th: To be confirmed 

Saturday September 9th: from 12:00pm (noon) to 11:00pm

Sunday September 10th: from 10:00am to 5:00pm

On April 3rd to our Privilege members (newsletter subscribers) and April 6th to the general public.

This is a family-friendly event, everyone is welcome!

Access is free for children 6 years old and younger and they don’t need to have a ticket (only in General Admission).

It is possible, but as we have limited capacity, there may not be any available.

Parking is 15$ + tax. There is only one category of parking this year. 

Yes! However, hard coolers are not allowed.

Yes. You will be able to set up with your chairs in the designated areas.

For logistical reasons, it is not possible to come to the festival with your aircraft.

The festival takes place rain or shine. However, exceptional measures may be taken if weather conditions are dangerous for participants and/or performers.

All sales are final and tickets cannot be refunded, exchanged, or transferred.

The identity of performers and artists present at the event is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Therefore, no refund will be given in the event of a change in the program.

The event will take place rain or shine, except in the case of extreme and dangerous weather conditions. No refunds will be granted due to the weather.

If the festival is cancelled, the ticket holder may choose to exchange their ticket for a comparable ticket eligible for the next festival or opt to receive the value of the ticket in the form of a gift card applicable only to the festival’s ticket office. Please note that all service and organization fees will be excluded from the gift card value.

A ticket cannot be transferred to another individual. If you wish to exchange a general admission ticket for a premium admission ticket, please contact our customer service.

For more details, please refer to our terms and conditions: Terms and conditions.

Absolutely. Tickets are required to access the site, but we reserve a parking spot close to the festivities that you can access for free with the display of your handicap parking permit.

A service dog or an assistance dog may be allowed on site exceptionally (documentation may be required). Other pets will not be allowed for safety reasons.

  • Hard coolers
  • Umbrellas
  • Professional audio-video recording equipment
  • Drones
  • Animals (except service dogs)
  • Skateboards
  • Inline skates
  • Alcoholic beverages not from the event site
  • Glass containers
  • Laser pointers
  • Any object that could be considered a safety hazard

Visit our “Participate – Volunteers” page to submit the registration form. You can also contact us directly through [email protected]

Absolutely. A team will be on site at all times during the event to assist both spectators and pilots.

The Volaria festival is a carbon-neutral event. The greenhouse gas emissions during the festival will be offset by the purchase of carbon credits.

In addition, our team is working hard to reduce the ecological footprint of participants, for example; 

  • by encouraging food trucks to use reusable or recyclable materials;
  • by promoting carpooling;
  • by providing recycling and composting bins at the event site.

You will be able to leave the festival site delimited by the ticket booth and come back at no extra charge. However, if you leave with your car, you will have to pay for parking again, as spaces will be very limited.

The number one priority of the festival’s organization is safety, for both spectators and pilots. Therefore, numerous safety measures, including evacuation plans, are put in place in collaboration with various stakeholders, including a security agency that will be on site, as well as the police and fire department of the city of Mirabel.

According to the ICAS (International Council of Airshows), no spectators have died at an air show since the 1950s thanks to the safety measures put in place by various organizations. Among other things, it is forbidden to perform maneuvers towards the crowd, and a regulatory distance must be maintained at all times between aircraft in flight and spectators. However, the risks are greater for pilots. Evaluations are regularly conducted to ensure that they know the maneuvers they must perform by heart.

As the festival is a family-friendly destination, the consumption of cannabis will not be allowed on the event site.

If you find an item that does not belong to you, please locate a volunteer or staff member to give it to them, and it will be taken to the lost and found center.

If you lose an item, please approach a volunteer or staff member, who will direct you to the lost and found center.

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