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The 2nd Annual Canadian Drone Nationals

RCGT PARK, OTTAWA - OCTOBER 13th, 14th, 15th

The 2017 Championships are hosted by FPV Ottawa and will take place at our nation’s capital on October 13th, 14th & 15th. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, we felt that Ottawa was the perfect location for this year’s Canadian Championships and worked hard to have drone racing be recognized as one of the official Canada 150 partners.

This years championship event will consist of two of the top world events in drone racing, The FPV Canada CDN2017 and the IDRA Challengers Cup, Eastern Canadian Competitions as well as workshops, presentations and hands on experience with micro-drones.

Find out what the rave is all about and feel like a kid again.

Highlights from the 2016 Canadian Drone Nationals at Percival Molson Stadium in Montreal, Quebec.

The National Championships

FPV Canada drone racing league is kicking off the 2017 season with qualifying events across the country beginning in May through September. Pilots will gain points throughout the season, and the top 64 will advance to the Canadian Drone Nationals 2017.  The top 3 Canadian pilots will be crowned the best in the nation and represent Canada internationally.

The Canadian Drone Nationals Qualifiers is open to ALL Canadians and the Rules and Regulations are governed by the CFDR to ensure fair and consistent competitions.

IDRA Challengers Cup Eastern Canadian Competitions

The IDRA, CFDR and FPV Canada have teamed up to bring international racing opportunities to Canadians. All Canadian pilots will have the opportunity to gain points in the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) Challengers Cup.

The Challengers Cup is a semi-professional series of the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA). By sanctioning, supporting, and compiling races around the world into a collective series, IDRA focuses on growing smaller race organizers and the drone community.

Most importantly, the Challengers Cup establishes a clear ladder to become a professional pilot in the IDRA Drone Racing Series. The Challengers Cup will, via human endeavor, determine the future "challengers" to the pro-series.

2nd Annual Canadian Drone Nationals




$10 to $20




Open to all pilots

The Exhibition

We continue to focus on the education and technology of drones and most importantly, hands on experience. Attendees will get face to face with the myriad of different uses and emerging technologies ranging from robotics, humanitarian aid, modernized farming to photography.

The Exhibition will feature;


  • Local University technology labs and the cutting edge research and development projects that will change our future.
  • Hands on experience with drones and First Person View (FPV) racing using micro-drones and the top simulators. 
  • Drone related organizations and local hobby stores promoting their products.
  • Presentations and information sessions from the top Canadian drone pilots and businesses about how drone technology is augmenting their future.
  • Information booths and sessions from the Canadian Federation for Drone Racing (CFDR) & Transport Canada.
Exhibition Layout

Workshops and Presentations

Have you ever wanted to learn how a drone works, or why so many people are using them? The Education Zone is the place for you. There will be activities for all ages, as well as special prizes and giveaways. 

Local schools will be there to try them out and earn their wings. Attendees will learn all about drones and how they are used today in toy, racing, educational and industry fields.

Christ D'Aoust

PID Tuning

Matthew Zoern

Understanding Drones

Nick Iversen

Up close with Micro-Drones

Antoine Leger

Helicopter & Drone Pilot

Sean Smith

Understand rules & regulations

Gab Kocher

Meet & Greet with Gab707

Public Micro-Drone Test Course

Attendees who want to experience the thrill of flying and learn more about drones will have the opportunity.

In this adrenaline pumping 3D obstacle course, attendees will be able to experience first hand flying microdrones. You’ll be highly entertained as you pull off tricks like flips, and turns as you earn your wings. 

The features of the area will include;

  • Projection of pilot’s FPV on LCD displays for attendees to witness.
  • Flying a micro-drone either Line Of Sight (LOS) or First Person View (FPV) in an area sectioned off with netting, but visible for attendees passing by. 
  • Sponsored course timing system from AirBirds, displaying top 10 best times from the attendees that day.
  • Printed personal race results of your best track time of your flight.

FPV Drone Simulator

Want to fly professional FPV Canada courses from around the nation? This is your chance. We will have multiple drone racing simulators setup for everyone to try the official track all the pro's are flying on!

FPV Canada and Rotor Rush have partnered up to provide pilots and players with the ability to fly any race course from any of the chapters from across Canada.

Play the official Canadian Drone Nationals Track on ROTOR RUSH drone racing simulator

FPV Canada will be hosting a e-sport 2 week online drone race on the Canadian Drone Nationals track for everyone to compete in.

We will take the top 16 Canadian pilots after two weeks and hold a live e-sports drone race for big prizes!!!

Event Schedule


10am - 5pm

Main Exhibition

Elementary School Program

Presentations & Workshops

Pilots Check-in and Course Practice


10am - 5pm

Main Exhibition

Workshops & Presentations

Freestyle Competition

Championships Qualifying Rounds

IDRA Challengers Cup Qualifying Rounds


10am - 5pm

Main Exhibition

Exhibition Wing Race

Championships Final Rounds

IDRA Challengers Cup Final Rounds

Canadian Drone Nationals Event Tickets

Official Pilot Standings


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