Alberni Valley Regional Airport
Vancouver Island is a land made for aviation: deep lakes, endless forest and snow capped mountains. In the very heart and soul of this Island lies the Alberni Valley with a deep water port, a scenic region and a long aviation history, from water bombers and hell-logging to fly-in fishing and business travel.Fuel Available at the AVRA - sold by cardlock
AV Gas and Jet A
The Alberni Valley Regional Airport opened in September 1993.
Airport Opportunities - What's on the ground...
Major investment has put the Alberni Valley Regional Airport on the map. Funding from the region's own taxpayers has provided a long, 4,000-foot runway with another 2,500 plus feet of taxiways and apron. And the airport is already home to a number of key tenants and clubs. Coulson Aircrance has both headquarters and overhaul facilities here for its heli-logging fleet.
At the heart of a large forestry region, the AVRA is also base camp for a BC provincial forest fire supression crew. (The giant Mars water bombers are stationed at nearby Sproat Lake.)
Recreational flying is represented at the AVRA by the Alberni Valley Flying Club, the Vancouver Island Soaring Centre and the Alberni Valley Soaring Association. Sailplanes on scenic and instructional flights are frequently seen overhead and soaring along the Beaufort Range.A popular community event takes place at the AVRA on the second weekend in August "Thunder in the Alberni Valley". This drag racing weekend draws participants and spectators from far and wide. It is the only 1/4 mile drag race on Vancouver Island. The Alberni Valley Drag Racing Association has put on this event every year since 2001.
Airport Opportunities - What's on the horizon!
We invite you to join current avionics, maintenance, forestry, and airport oriented tenants. We have land available for charter services, aircraft servicing, and every other avionics venture connected with tourism, resources, or recreational flying for both fixed wing and rotary craft.All that's needed now is for you to land your business here and watch it grow. For more information, a guided tour, or details on tenancy, contact the AVRA through the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.