Muskoka Airport

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Muskoka Airport
Muskoka Airport Terminal.JPG
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator District Municipality of Muskoka
Serves District Municipality of Muskoka
Location District Municipality of Muskoka
Opened 1936
Time zone EST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL 922 ft / 281 m
Coordinates 44°58′30″N 079°18′14″W / 44.97500°N 79.30389°W / 44.97500; -79.30389Coordinates: 44°58′30″N 079°18′14″W / 44.97500°N 79.30389°W / 44.97500; -79.30389
CYQA is located in Ontario
Location in Ontario
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 2,199 670 Turf
18/36 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 16,417
Map of the runway.

Muskoka Airport (IATA: YQAICAO: CYQA) is located 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) south of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officers at this airport can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.[1]


The airport was opened in 1936 as Reay Airport and renamed to the current name in 1938.[4][5]

Plaque describing Norwegian training at Muskoka

From 1942 to end of World War II, it served as a training facility for the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Known as "Little Norway", it replaced the Toronto Island Airport as their main training base in Canada.[4] The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) used this as an auxiliary airfield to CFB Borden during World War II.

Military use ended and the airport transferred to Department of Transport (DOT). The airport has been owned by the District Municipality of Muskoka since 1996.

During the mid 20th century the airport was an emergency landing facility for Trans Canada Airlines and the RCAF.

Plaque commemorating dedication of the memorial

The airport is used by general aviation, charters and other operators:

Cargo operators and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
SkyLink Express Hamilton, North Bay


  1. ^ a b Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 27 April 2017 to 0901Z 22 June 2017
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
  3. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  4. ^ a b History
  5. ^ McGrath, T.M. (1992). History of Canadian Airports (2nd ed.). Ottawa: Lugus Publications in co-operation with Transport Canada. ISBN 0-921633-11-4. 

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