Hudson Bay Airport

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Hudson Bay Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure
Location Hudson Bay No. 394, near Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 1,178 ft / 359 m
Coordinates 52°49′06″N 102°18′40″W / 52.81833°N 102.31111°W / 52.81833; -102.31111Coordinates: 52°49′06″N 102°18′40″W / 52.81833°N 102.31111°W / 52.81833; -102.31111
CYHB is located in Saskatchewan
CYHB is located in Canada
Location in Saskatchewan
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 5,001 1,524 Asphalt

Hudson Bay Airport, (IATA: YHBICAO: CYHB), is located 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) southeast of Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, Canada. Although no commercial airlines use the Hudson Bay Airport many people fly there for recreation. It is also used as a base for the provinces Conair Firecat (Grunman G89) water bombers. The water bomber facilities include 8,000 gallon fire retardant tank, two 10,000 gallon water storage tanks and 10,000 gallon fuel tanks.[2]

In 2011, the provincial government funded repaving of the main runway and constructing a new taxi-way (resulting in the closure of the 2000 ft smaller runway 10/28); these upgrades permit the water bomber fleet that use the airport to expand to also include the Convair 580 and Turbo Aero Commanders.[3]


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 17 August 2017 to 0901Z 12 October 2017.
  2. ^ Airport Description
  3. ^ "Press Release - $2.6 MILLION INVESTED IN HUDSON BAY AIRPORT". Government of Saskatchewan. Archived from the original on 2011-09-25. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 

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