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Powell River Airport (YPW)

Powell River’s airport is an important transportation link for the community as it is only accessible by air or water.

The airport provides service to private and commercial flights, and is also home to Oceanview Helicopters and the BC Wildfire Service. Pacific Coastal Airlines is currently the only passenger service provider, offering 30-minute flights to and from the Vancouver International Airport South Terminal, allowing residents and visitors alike to stay connected to the world.

Airport Master Plan

This Airport Master Plan provides a 25-year vision for the ultimate development of the airport. The Plan is intended to provide guidelines for future development that will satisfy aviation demand in a financially feasible manner, while resolving aviation, environmental and socio-economic issues in Powell River.

Operating Conditions:

Hours: The airport is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The terminal building is open from 0700 to 1900.

Certification: Powell River Airport is a certified airport for day and night IFR and VFR operations.

Runway: 09/27 is 3,621 feet, or 1,103.5 metres. Circuit altitude is 1,400 feet, or 427 metres ASL.

Flight Plan: Kamloops FIC (1.800.541.4101) or from the ground at 126.7 mhz.

Caution: Trees approximately 250 feet south from the runway edge at 200 feet AGL.

Night Restrictions: Only pilots familiar with the terrain should use the airport during night operations. Night operations are not recommended unless both hazard beacons are visible.

Fuel Services: Powell River Airport currently does not have fuel services.


Telephone: 604-414-3401
Email: info@powellriver.ca

Terminal Hours:

Monday to Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Quick Links

Pacific Coastal Airline
Oceanview Helicopters
Westview Flying Club
Budget Car Rental: 604.485.4131
Powell River Taxi: 604.483.3666
Lund Water Taxi: 604.483.9749
BC Ferries

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Airport Passenger Fees Bylaw 2455
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