West Kootenay Regional Airport
General Information

The West Kootenay Regional Airport is owned and operated by the City of Castlegar and offers regular service to both Vancouver and Calgary. It is 250km by road to the nearest alternate airport with national and internationally connecting scheduled passenger air carrier service.


Distance To


Flight Planning/Status

Selkirk College's Professional Pilot program maintains an informative flight planning site, including web cameras showing the current conditions.  Click here to visit their site.

You may also check your flight status on Air Canada's website.  Click here to check your flight status.



Car Rental at Airport

Other Transportation Options

Air Canada Schedule


132 Hall Road, Unit 130, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4MS

Aircraft Fueling

Aircraft fuelling facilities available for both avgas and jet fuel.  Contact for fuel is Brilliant Resources at 250-365-5935


  • Metered short term parking available
  • Long term parking available at $5/day

Airport Manager

Gerry Rempel  CD, CCFI-C
Email: Contact Gerry Rempel by Email
Phone: 250-365-5151
Fax: 250-365-5949


Airport Certificate

#TADB 5151-P116

Issued to the City of Castlegar
132 Hall Road, Unit 130, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4MS
Lat. N49 17' 47" Long. W117 37' 57"

The Airport Certificate is issued under the authority of the Minister of Transport pursuant to the Aeronautics Act and the Canadian Aviation Regulations Part 3, to operate a land aerodrome as a PUBLIC USE, DAY VFR/IFR airport under the following special procedures and conditions:

  1. The Airport will be maintained and operated in accordance with the Castlegar Airport Operations Manual dated January 1, 1997 unless otherwise approved by the Minister.
  2. Deviations from Standard: Mountain sides intrude into the approach surface of both runways - Airport certified for day operations only. Power transmission line crosses the approach to runway 33. Approach surface set at 5% rather than the standard 2.5% - The Canada Flight Supplement to clearly indicate the unique features and operational restrictions at this airport.
  3. Special Procedures: Right hand circuits Runway 15.
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