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CYAZ, Tofino / Long Beach Airport

C177 Globemaster III
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Long Beach Airport
The Long Beach Airport (CYAZ), is situated 11 km south of Tofino and 30 km north of Ucluelet on the Pacific Rim Highway. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation the Pacific Rim National Park and the Long Beach Golf Course. Its civic address is 188 Airport Rd, Tofino, BC, or YAZ on Google Maps

Scheduled flights are available from Vancouver with Pacific Coastal Airlines.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT FLIGHTS, please call 1-800-663-2872

COMM For IFR clnc ctc Hardy rdo 1330 - 0530Z O/T Pacific rdo
RCO Hardy rdo 123.25 (RAAS) 1330 - 0530Z Pacific rdo 125.85 (FISE) 126.7 (bcst)
MF Hardy rdo 123.25 1330 - 0530Z O/T tfc 5NM 3100 ASL (CAR 602.98)
PAL Vancouver Ctr 132.9 134.925 254.9

Fuel Available at the Long Beach Airport - sold by cardlock (provided by a third party)

  • AVGas is $2.73 per litre
  • Jet A is $2.39 per litre
Fuel Price Information is provided by Long Beach Enterprises

Lease Inquiries

There are leasing opportunities for airside and non-airside development at the Long Beach Airport. Please read the FAQ for more information and email your preliminary application to airports@acrd.bc.ca to begin the process.

Visit the Bylaws Webpage to find all Airport bylaws including bylaws relating to fees.

For information on Long Beach Airport Water System connections and rates please visit the Long Beach Airport Water webpage.

Background

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) operates this facility which was built by the Department of National Defense during the Second World War to protect the west coast of Canada. Now it is utilized to access various points in the Pacific Northwest for tourism, private use, military / search and rescue operations, flight training, charter and commercial operations, as well as businesses use. The spectrum of possible uses is very broad as YAZ is able to accommodate aircraft of many sizes.

As it is a service of the ACRD, YAZ operations and maintenance are funded through taxation from the District's of Tofino and Ucluelet and the Long Beach Electoral Area C. Income is also generated through land leases and landing fees and further opportunities to generate revenue and improve services are being explored . In 2012 the LBA Advisory Committee was formed to assist with achieving these goals through local knowledge, collaboration and partnership. The ACRD has also undertaken a land-use plan. Bylaw P1282 and Bylaw P1283.

All three runways are approximately 1,500 metres long and 30 metres wide. For refuelling, both Av Gas and Jet A fuel are sold by card lock. Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR) approaches are available using GPS (Geographic Positioning System) and NDB (Non-Directional Beacon). CYAZ was certified for night operations by Transport Canada in January 2017. A LED, Medium Intensity Runway Lighting system has been installed on the following surfaces, primary runway 11-29, Taxiway H and Apron III. Aerodrome lighting can be activated with a Type K ARCAL system on 123.25 (MF) for a 15 minute duration. Four box Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI) units and Runway End Identifier Lights (REILS) are also located on runway 11 and 29 approaches. YAZ has approximately 20,000 passengers annually with 7564 aircraft movements recorded in 2017.

For further information or leasing opportunities please contact The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District at 250-725-3751 or email lbairport@acrd.bc.ca

Long Beach Airport