Blatchford Field Air Hangar

Capacity: 300-600 Depending on requirements

Great for: Large gatherings, Weddings, Conferences
Download a Seating Chart: Blatchford Air Hangar Floor Plans

The W. C. Howard Room in the Blatchford Field Air Hangar

This historic hangar takes you back to Edmonton’s early and exciting aviation history. The Blatchford Hangar is a reconstruction of the first civic hangar on the site of the first municipal air harbor in Canada. Blatchford Field was officially opened on January 8, 1927 and was named in honour of Mayor Kenneth Blatchford. The original hangar was demolished in 1979.

Open the large sliding doors to reveal the W.C. Howard Room, a generous multi-purpose space that is ideal for conferences, fund raisers, social gatherings and weddings. The facility includes a coat room, a built-in audio system, and a private meeting room. The W. C. Howard Room is perfect for larger gatherings with a capacity of 300 to 600 guests, depending upon set up and equipment, and offers a picnic site in conjunction with the rental.

The Blatchford Field Air Hangar is also the home of our new state-of-the-art catering kitchen. The 4,236 square foot facility has the capacity to serve 5,000 guests for any given event and is the primary kitchen used to serve public and private events in the Park. The new addition was officially opened on March 17, 2016.