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CBS8, 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 heli-logging to fly-in fishing and business travel. The Alberni Valley Regional Airport opened in September 1993.

Located at 7400 Airport Rd, Port Alberni

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Flight Planning:
(Kamloops Flight Info. Centre)
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Weather Information

Runway: 12/30, 5,000' x 100', Asphalt
Elevation: 250' ATF 123.0

AVRA Strategic Plan

This plan aims to identify the best economic and community development use of the airport and guide future development. A clear vision and strategic plan for the airport will support the marketing of the airport, ensure optimal utilization, and assist with grant applications for future development.

Fuel Available at AVRA

Sold by cardlock:
AvGas $1.75/L
JetA $1.56/L

Airport Opportunities

What's on the ground...

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Major investment has put the Alberni Valley Regional Airport on the map. Funding from the region's own taxpayers has provided a long, 5,000-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.

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.

What's on the horizon! AVRA Expansion Plans

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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.

Lease Lot Availability For further information or leasing opportunities please contact The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District 250-725-3751or email