For those arriving in their own aircraft, Dawson Creek Airport charges no General Aviation fees, and offers an on site weather station, flight planning, and inexpensive fuel. Washroom and Shower facilities are available in the Pilot’s Lounge.
Taking you Places
Why Choose to Fly YDQ?
FREE LONG TERM PARKING
NO AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT FEES
NO FEES FOR PRIVATE AIRCRAFT
USER FRIENDLY FEE STRUCTURE
Where we are
Locations and Directions
Some of our Perks
FREE LONG TERM PARKING
Parking is on us at the Dawson Creek Airport, we don’t charge our passengers to park at the airport. Why? We want to make flying out of Dawson Creek affordable and seamless for all locals. Our secured parking lot is monitored by CCTV cameras 24/7. This way you can ensure your car is safe while you leave town!
DON’S DINER IS IN THE HOUSE
Don’s Diner is inside the airport. This restaurant is a local favorite and a must-have when visiting the Peace Region. Don’s Diner will be the perfect stop for food and drinks before you fly. Check out the aircraft from the front row seats while you dine!
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Charter Flights are available through Sunwest Aviation, Carson Air, and Northern Thunderbird Air.
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What sets Dawson Creek Airport apart from the rest
They say that you can’t know where you’re going, if you don’t know
where you have been. This is our History.
First Runway is Licensed
In early 1939 Dawson Creek’s licensed airstrip was located in town at the present location of the Northern Lights College.
Runway used as Emergency Landing Strip for US Army
It was used as an emergency landing strip during the establishment of the Northwest Staging Route and 1942 construction of the Alaska Highway by the American Army.
Original Runway Closed and moved to Current Site.
The importance of Dawson Creek as an oil supply and service centre during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s caused municipal authorities to express concern that no regular air service was available to the city. On June 14th, 1958 the airport in town was closed and the existing site opened (approximately 7 kilometers east of City Centre).
Dawson Creek Regional Airport begins regular scheduled flights
The City of Dawson Creek has operated the municipal airport under a head lease arrangement since the early 1960’s.
5000 foot Float Plane base is opened
A 5,000 foot (1,524 meter) Float Plane Base, which was licensed in 1964, runs parallel to the existing runway. Mayor “Bob” Trail was the initiator of this facility.
Runway is Paved
In 1966 the main runway at the Dawson Creek Airport was paved, allowing the airport to accommodate small jets and large turbo-prop aircraft.