There are several airports in British Columbia, a lot of which most people have probably never visited. Vancouver International Airport is the most well-known airport in BC and for good reason. It is where most people arrive into the province. However, there are more British Columbia Airports that do have international arrivals. And there are plenty of airports around the province.
Below you will find all of the British Columbia Airports that offer scheduled commercial flights.
British Columbia Airports Alphabetical List
Below you will find a list of British Columbia’s airports and their airport codes.
- Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)
- Anahim Lake Airport (YAA)
- Bella Bella, Campbell Island (CBBC)
- Bella Coola Airport (YBD)
- Campbell River Airport (YBL)
- Castlegar, West Kootenay Regional Airport (YCG)
- Chilliwack Municipal Airport (YCW)
- Comox Valley Airport (YQQ)
- Cranbrook, Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)
- Dawson Creek Regional Airport (YDQ)
- Delta, Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB)
- Fort Nelson, Northern Rockies Regional Airport (YYE)
- Fort St John, North Peace Regional Airport (YXJ)
- Kamloops Airport (YKA)
- Kelowna International Airport (YLW)
- Langley Regional Airport (YNJ)
- Masset Municipal Airport (ZMT)
- Nanaimo Airport (YCD)
- Penticton Regional Airport (YYF)
- Pitt Meadows Regional Airport (YPK)
- Port Hardy Airport (YZT)
- Powell River Airport (YPW)
- Prince George Airport (YXS)
- Prince Rupert Airport (YPR)
- Qualicum Beach Airport (XQU, CAT4)
- Quesnel Regional Airport (YQZ)
- Salmon Arm, Shuswap Regional Airport (CZAM)
- Sandspit Airport (YZP)
- Smithers Regional Airport (YYD)
- Terrace-Kitimat, Northwest Regional Airport (YXT)
- Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ)
- Trail Regional Airport (CAD4)(CYZZ)
- Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
- Vernon Regional Airport (YVK)
- Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
- Williams Lake Regional Airport (YWL)
Major Airports in British Columbia
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Vancouver International Airport is known to locals as YVR and is the 2nd largest airport in Canada in terms of number of passengers that come through the airport every year. It is a huge hub for travel from Asia and operates plenty of non-stops to Asia, Europe, Oceania and of course the United States to the south. The airport is actually located 12 km from downtown Vancouver in nearby Richmond. The airport is a hub for Air Canada and WestJet which serves most of Canada. More than 50 airlines have scheduled flights from main international destinations to and from the airport.
YVR is serviced by a rapid transit line (The Canada Line which was built in time for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver) as well as bus, taxi, Uber, Lyft and other private transportation options. Read more: How to get from Vancouver Airport to Vancouver
Vancouver Airport has several parking lots and is located about 5 minutes off a major highway. There can be a lot of traffic in the area due to shopping malls and major retailers on the same road that goes to the airport. Keep that in mind when you are traveling here.
Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!