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The Campbell River Airport (YBL) is getting ready to welcome some much-needed rehabilitation and replacements to some of its heavily used infrastructure. The City has received financial support from Transport Canada’s Airport Capital Assistance Program (ACAP). YBL applied back in 2020 and was successful with Transport Canada contributing approximately $4.3 million towards Airport assets renewals with the City providing the remaining funding. 

The Campbell River airport requires upgrading and replacement of the runway lighting, visual aids and taxiway "B". The following list provides a general understanding of what these improvements are:    

  • Mill and overlay of the pavement along taxiway bravo
  • Crack sealing to reduce risk of FOD (foreign objects)
  • Mill and Pave existing asphalt to 100 mm and addition of new concrete aircraft stands for Apron 1
  • Replace Runway 12 SSLAR (solar lights)
  • Replace Runway 30 ODALS with SALS (directional lights)
  • Replace PAPI (runway approach path indicator lights)
  • Replace Airfield Signage
  • Replace Windsocks
  • Replace Beacon
  • Replace Apron Floodlights
  • Install Backup Wireless Communication for ALCS (lighting)
  • Install New Fire Suppression and Alarm in the FEC (field electrical centre)



CR Airport (YBL) Lighting, Visul Aids and Taxiway Rehabilitation FAQs

  • What is the project?

  • Where is the project?

  • Who has been involved in developing the plans?

  • Who will be constructing the work?

  • When is the construction work going to take place?

  • What is the cost of the project?

  • How will traffic be managed during construction?


All of the work is limited to the Campbell River Airport site so there is no disruption to traffic expected as part of this project and the City’s intentions are to minimize disruptions to the airport operations.


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Project Milestones - Airport Reduced Visibility Lighting & Taxiway Upgrade


For more information, contact the Capital Project Department at or 250-285-5756

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