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West Kootenay Regional Airport

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Airport type  Public
Time zone  PST (UTC−08:00)
Code  YCG
Phone  +1 250-365-5545
Owner/Operator  City of Castlegar
Elevation AMSL  1,626 ft / 496 m
Elevation  495 m
Province  British Columbia
West Kootenay Regional Airport
Location  Castlegar, British Columbia
Address  Castlegar, BC V1N 4M5, Canada
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The West Kootenay Regional Airport, (Castlegar Airport) (IATA: YCG, ICAO: CYCG) is a small regional airport located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) south southeast of Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada. It is owned and operated by the City of Castlegar, and has a 15,317 sq ft (1,423 m2) passenger terminal. Due to the mountainous terrain impinging on both runway approaches, there is no possibility of a straight-in approach. The airport is therefore certified for day operations only, and the glideslope on approach is set to a steep 5.0° rather than the standard 3.0°. The instrument approaches to Castlegar are considered among the most challenging of any in use at a commercial airport in North America. As of 2011, the Dash-8s serving the airport required minimums of 3400 foot cloud ceilings and three miles visibility (Air Canada Jazz adds 100 feet and one mile to these minimums).


In 2006, Castlegar airport was developing departure procedures for night time operation, but as of 2010 the airport was certified for daytime operation only. A $1 million programme installed six beacons on the hills of the Columbia Valley that allow night-time take offs from the airport. It is expected this will only be used by air ambulances and medical traffic.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The customs at CBSA officers at this airport can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.

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