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Posted: Mar 9, 2018
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Long Beach Airport


Effective June 01, 2017, Tofino/Long Beach RAAS responsibility will be transferred from Nanaimo FSS to Port Hardy FSS (Hardy Radio). A transition period will take place from May 17th to May 31st. During that May 17th to 31st transition, period Tofino RAAS will be operated as follows:

Nanaimo FSS 0530 to 0759 / 1600 to 2130 (local time)

Port Hardy FSS 0800 to 1559 (local time)

Published RAAS operating hours and frequency remain unchanged.

News Release BCAAP Funding

Chairpersons address to BCAAP Funding Announcement

News Release $1.27 million in new funding for Long Beach Airport

Long Beach Airport

Terminal The Long Beach Airport (YAZ), 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. It's civic address is 188 Airport Rd, Tofino, BC. YAZ on Google Maps

Scheduled flights are available from Vancouver and Victoria with Orca Airways, KD Air and Pacific Coastal (starting April 3 2018).

The Alberni Valley 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 is also undertaking a land-use plan requiring new rezoning as proposed in the Draft Long Beach Airport Zones Document.

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). Currently, there are no night navigational aids. YAZ has approximately 20,000 passengers annually with 4,679 aircraft movements recorded in 2010. New to CYAZ - Long Beach Airport terminal has public Telus Optic high speed internet service!

Fuel Available at the Long Beach Airport - sold by cardlock
100LL is $2.25 per litre
Jet A is $1.56 per litre
Fuel Price Information is provided by Long Beach Enterprises

For further information or leasing opportunities please contact The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District at 250-720-2700 or email

Long Beach Airport

Bylaw R1016-3 Long Beach Airport Fees

Flight Planning: 1-866-992-7433
Leasing information contact:
Mark Fortune
Weather Information
Contact: Flight Services