Pilot Information

The Nanaimo Airport (CYCD) is serviced by RWY 16/34.  RWY 16 is categorized as 3C non-precision (AGN IIIB) and RWY 34 as 3C non-instrument (AGN IIIB).  All instrument arrivals are to RWY 16 via RNAV (GNSS), NDB/DME, and/or NDB and all are published in the Canada Air Pilot (CAP).  The Restricted Canada Air Pilot (RCAP) publishes the RWY 16 ILS approach with a decision height down to 455’ MSL (373’ AGL) and a visibility of 1-1/4 miles.  RWY 34 has an offset approach of 8 degrees to the east due to rising terrain directly south of the airfield. 

NAV Canada Flight Service Station (FSS) provides air traffic advisory services on the mandatory frequency (MF) between the hours of 0530-2130 daily.  Air carriers certified under CAR 705 for the purpose of providing scheduled passenger service operate to/from the Nanaimo Airport; therefore Transport Canada certification of YCD is held in accordance with CAR Part III, Subpart 2.

Air Terminal Operations

YCD is utilized by air carriers operating under Canadian Aviation Regulation 705 for the purpose of providing scheduled passenger service; therefore, the airport is certified in accordance with Canadian Aviation Regulations.

The Nanaimo Air Terminal was completed in 2011 and serves as the primary air passenger facility for the greater Nanaimo area.

Our terminal amenities include a licensed café with a gift section, car and truck rental agencies, and long and short-term parking facilities. Other transportation services are available and include taxis, shuttles, and public transit.

Commercial Operations

Our commercial aviation facilities and services include scheduled and charter flights, air cargo and freight-courier services, aircraft refueling and maintenance, flight training and sight-seeing tours, as well as aircraft parking and hangars. For information on aircraft parking, please contact the Nanaimo Airport Apron Lead at 250-618-0875.

The Nanaimo Airport also sees occasional activities from Air Ambulance, BC Forest Fighting, Corporate Jets, Search & Rescue, Angel Flights and Military exercises. We are also an alternate airport for aircraft unable to land on the west coast.

Also located on the premises is a golf course and clubhouse that offers taxiway access.

Runway 16/34 Data

Length & Width: 6602′ x 150′
Surface: paved
Aerodrome Elevation: 92′
Aerodrome Reference Point: N49 03′ 16.38″ W123 52’14.40″
Lighting: High intensity approach and edge lights

Fixed Base Operations (FBO)

Fuel Services – Fuel services are provided by Enex Fuels Ltd. These are limited to Jet A and Av-gas fuels. Please phone (250) 924-3639 for more information and payment options.
Pilots lounge – A small area for pilots and a weather and flight planning kiosk is provided in the Flight Fuels building.
Food Services – Food services are provided by Connections Café in main terminal. Please phone (250) 245-7096 for hours of operation or to discuss specific arrangements.
Courtesy Phone – A courtesy phone with direct line to Flight Information Services is available in the main terminal.
Passenger Parking – A pay parking facility is located directly in front of the terminal.

Please feel free to contact the Airport Administration Office at (250) 245-2157 if you require further information.