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The Nanaimo Airport, located centrally on scenic Vancouver Island, is a thriving and modern air transportation gateway that offers an extensive range of amenities to the travelling public and the aviation industry.

Location and Area Served

The Nanaimo Airport at Cassidy, located approximately 18 kilometers south of downtown Nanaimo, is the primary air transportation gateway for the central Vancouver Island area.

Destination Nanaimo

Nanaimo has one of the most beautiful harbourfronts on the West Coast. Explore the natural highlights and scenic beauty of our mountain and oceanside setting or some of the finer qualities of our urban amenities. Enjoy a taste of the refreshing and relaxed atmosphere that fuels the imagination and fires the spirit of our residents and tourists.

We have a vibrant social and cultural life in Nanaimo. We host an 800 seat Performing Arts Theatre in the downtown core, a large, inviting Regional Library, and we are known as the Island's "shopping mecca" since we offer not only name-brand stores but also one -of-a-kind art and clothing galleries, pottery and hand-made jewellery. Our central location makes Nanaimo the perfect home base for visits anywhere on the island. In driving distances, we are 90 minutes North of the capital city of Victoria, three hours from Tofino, and 45 minutes south of Parksville.

Nestled between the ocean and the mountains, Nanaimo offers residents and visitors a diverse range of recreational opportunities. Golfing, Swimming, Kayaking, Biking, Salt-water Diving, Walking, and Fishing are a few of the many outdoor activities that are available. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us and indulge in our unprecedented hospitality and fine "Island" living. In leaving, I hope you will take good memories, new friendships, and a desire to return to Nanaimo. "Nanaimo 2007 Visitor's Guide, Mayor Gary Korpan, City of Nanaimo."

Why Choose Nanaimo Airport?

The Nanaimo airport is conveniently located just 18kms south of Nanaimo. There are 6 flights daily with 5 on Sunday and Saturdays offered by Jazz Airlines. For arranging a private charter, please contact private charter companies directly.

Flight Information

The current flight schedule offers 6 flights Monday to Friday and 5 flights on Saturday and Sunday to Vancouver International Airport. Jazz Air Inc. operates for Air Canada with a Dehavilland Dash 8 - 100, comfortably seating 37 passengers or a 50 seat Dash 8 - 300.

To book, reserve or check the status of an Air Canada flight Click Here.

Flight Schedule

We recommend that departing travelers arrive at the airport at least one hour prior to their scheduled departure to provide sufficient time to purchase parking, obtain boarding cards and proceed through security screening.

Security Screening

As required by federal law, your luggage will be searched at the security entrance to the boarding lounge. Avoid carrying wrapped gifts, sealed parcels and sharp objects.

Vehicle Parking

Long-term and short-term vehicle parking is available directly adjacent to the Nanaimo Air Terminal. Long term parking may be purchased at the parking lot kiosk, from the security office or from Connections Café. If your travel plans keep you away longer than expected, contact Airport Security at (250) 245-7093 to arrange for a parking extension.

For a detailed Parking Map Click Here

Parking your vehicle at Nanaimo Airport will cost you $1.00/hr, $8.00/day with weekly and monthly rates also available. Our parking machines (located in the main lot), accept MasterCard, Visa or cash.


The Nanaimo Airport Team welcomes your inquiries. Please direct your inquiries to any of the following:

General E-mail

Mailing Address: Nanaimo Airport, P.O. Box 149. 3350 Spitfire Rd., Cassidy, BC, V0R 1H0

President and CEO, Michael Hooper Tel: 250-245-4191

Manager Operations & Maintenance, Reg Brady Tel: 250-245-2160 Fax: 250-245-0547

Airport Safety & Security, Doug Fern Tel: 250-245-7093 Fax: 250-245-3442

Airport Administration, Lynn Behnke Tel: 250-245-2157 ext. 239 Fax: 250-245-4308

To reach a member of the Board of Directors for the Nanaimo Airport Commission, please direct your message to Airport Management, who will insure it goes to the appropriate Committee or Chairman.