YCD Operations YCD is utilized by air carriers operating under Canadian Aviation Regulation for the purpose of providing scheduled passenger service, therefore, the airport is certified in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
Commodore Alejandro Malaspina, an Italian explorer in the service of Spain, led an expedition into the sheltered bays around Nanaimo, British Columbia in and named them Boca de Winthuysen or Winthuysen Inlet — a name that was used untilwhen Captain George Vancouver negotiated the final Nootka Convention that gave the British possession of the island.
Nanaimo, British Columbia began as a trading post in the early 19th century. By the s, the mines were shutting down — the last one closed in — and lumber supplanted coal as the main driver of its economy; the Harmac pulp mill originally named H.
MacMillan, one of the principals of the forestry company, MacMillan Bloedel was built east of downtown ingiving the town, once again, a major industrial employer. Today, service, retail, tourism, shipping, healthcare, and education are its main industries.
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital employs approximately 1, They carry about five million passengers a year. Last year, it adopted a fairly aggressive ten-year plan to see the creation of a kilometer walkway, connecting many parts of our community along the waterfront.
Our downtown is right in the edge of our natural harbor, but we have limited portions of the walkway that have been completed in the downtown. The walkway will connect up with the Departure Bay Ferry terminal, which is a major point for ferries coming in from Horseshoe Bay.
So transportation is one of the big activities we have here. Inour regional airport went in an aggressive, new direction to improve reliability. So, our airport, fromhas gone from less thanpassengers a year toin We have over units that are making their way through the permitting and approvals process.
For example, inthe city completed its water treatment plant. We have improved the quality of our drinking water significantly with that project.
On the wastewater side, Nanaimo, British Columbia is upgrading its wastewater treatment plant, so that will help keep the waters off the coast of Nanaimo clean.
This uses our drinking water system to generate electricity for sale into the BC Hydro grid.Upcoming Terminal Building Improvements learn More.
YCD Aviation Land Development Opportunities. Nanaimo Airport Webcam.
Book a Flight; Send us Feedback. The Nanaimo Air Terminal, constructed in , houses scheduled and charter airlines, car rental agencies, ground transportation companies and a restaurant. The air terminal complex also includes short-term and long-term parking. In Jan, I was travelling to Fort Mac by myself to visit a friend.
I had recently lost my husband and was flying by myself for the first time in my life. I was a little nervous. The staff in the airport were very understanding and kind/5(52).
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Join us for lunch at the Nanaimo Golf Club and hear the City of Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Airport Authority present their respective capital project plans for the coming year(s). Looking for business classes events in Nanaimo?
Whether you're a local, new in town, or just passing through, you'll be sure to find something on Eventbrite that piques your interest. The closest major airport is in Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), which is located mi ( km) from the heart of the city, but Nanaimo, BC (YCD) may also be an option.
If you'd like to venture out around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.