Chilliwack Airport

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Chilliwack Airport
Chilliwack Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorMagnum Management Inc.
LocationChilliwack, British Columbia
Time zonePST (UTC−08:00)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−07:00)
Elevation AMSL32 ft / 10 m
Coordinates49°09′10″N 121°56′20″W / 49.15278°N 121.93889°W / 49.15278; -121.93889Coordinates: 49°09′10″N 121°56′20″W / 49.15278°N 121.93889°W / 49.15278; -121.93889
CYCW is located in British Columbia
Location in British Columbia
CYCW is located in Canada
CYCW (Canada)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 3,986 1,215 Asphalt
Sources: Canada Flight Supplement[1]

Chilliwack Municipal Website [2]

Flight Fest Webpage[3]

Chilliwack Airport, (IATA: YCW, ICAO: CYCW), is located adjacent to Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

Airport facilities

The terminal at Chilliwack seen from airside

The airport is used by private pilots and by commercial air operators. Servicing and modification facilities are available for single and twin engined aircraft.

Chilliwack Flight Fest

Every year in the last week of August the airport hosts an event known as the Chilliwack Flight Fest, a free air show for everyone to watch. The show is popular with families, and aviation enthusiasts are welcome to fly their own aircraft.

Airport restaurant

The Airport Coffee Shop at the Chilliwack airport operated sporadically from the opening of the airport until it was purchased in the 1970s by Neil and Kathleen McNeill. As a recent retiree from the Canadian Forces as an army chef, he enticed pilots to land with freshly cooked meals. Pilots could radio ahead before landing and order a meal, similar to truck stop cafes of that era.

The McNeills sold the Airport Coffee Shop in 1975, and the airport and the Airport Coffee Shop have torn down soon afterward, replaced with a fully modern Airport. After remaining closed for several years, Barbara and Gordon Mitchell purchased the Airport Coffee Shop in 1980. Focusing on fresh homemade pies, roast turkey, and hamburgers, Barb and Gord became well known among pilots throughout Canada for their pies and cinnamon buns. COPA granted an honorary pair of pilot's wings to Barb in 1994 for her pies and "Food for Flying Folk".

Barb continued to operate the Airport Coffee Shop with Gord, eventually opening a second restaurant called Devan's Restaurant. Devan's closed in the late 90s after Gord's death, but Barb continued to operate the Airport Coffee Shop along with her son, Jon, until 2008. After 28 years in the restaurant industry, Barb retired and sold the business to long-time employee Judi Good. Judi worked for Barb and Gord for 13 years prior to buying the restaurant with her two sisters, Jacqueline and Tracey. In 2017 the cooks that have been cooking with the same recipes and baking wonderful pies are now running the business with a large and wonderful new patio overlooking the airport and the mountain vista.

The Airport Restaurant & Patio continues to be well known among pilots and Chilliwack residents for its food, especially its pies and hamburgers. After periods of sporadic activity, the restaurant has now been in continuous operation for over 32 years.

See also


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 5 December 2019 to 0901Z 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ Chilliwack Municipal Website
  3. ^ Chilliwack Flight Fest

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