Tofino/Long Beach Airport
Tofino/Long Beach Airport
|Operator||Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District|
|Serves||Tofino, British Columbia|
|Location||Tofino, British Columbia|
|Time zone||PST (UTC−08:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC−07:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||80 ft / 24 m|
|Coordinates||49°04′55″N 125°46′21″W / 49.08194°N 125.77250°W|
Source: Canada Flight Supplement
Movements from Statistics Canada
Tofino/Long Beach Airport (IATA: YAZ, ICAO: CYAZ) is a non-towered airport that is located within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Immediately adjacent to Long Beach, it is 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) southeast of Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.
It is both a general aviation and commercial airport, used by both private aircraft and seasonal commercial services.
Coastal fog is a common morning phenomenon in the summer, complicating access by air until the weather clears. Several instrument flight rules (IFR) approaches are available including Global Positioning System (GPS) and non-directional beacon (NDB) types. This airport is equipped for night time operations.
RCAF Station Tofino was constructed in 1941 to defend Canada's Pacific coast from Axis attack during the Second World War. In 1945 the site was decommissioned, to be reopened again as a radar station in the Pinetree Line in 1955 to defend against Soviet attack. The radar station was closed in 1958, at which time it became a civilian airfield. It is currently owned and operated by Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.
Airlines and destinations
This section needs to be updated.(January 2022)
|Pacific Coastal Airlines||Vancouver|
A small terminal building was completed in 2010. It contains airline kiosks, a waiting area, washrooms, and food vending machines.
Additional Services include:
- Budget Rent a Car - kiosk inside terminal building
- Aviation fuel (cardlock) - Avgas and Jet A
- Parking - 80 spaces, free
Additional structures include:
- Small maintenance hangar
- Service vehicle shed (2 bays)
- Salt dome
- Metal storage sheds (2)
- Long wood shed
Environment Canada has a weather station on site, operated by a private contractor.
No transit links exist. Taxis and ridesharing are available upon request.
The airport is adjacent to Pacific Rim Highway which was completed in 1959, connecting Tofino and Ucluelet with Port Alberni. The airport is accessed via a short drive down Airport Road, passing some abandoned Royal Canadian Air Force structures.
- ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
- ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
- ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
- ^ Tofino / Long Beach Airport
- ^ a b About Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ)
- Accident history for YAZ at Aviation Safety Network
- Past three hours METARs, SPECI and current TAFs for Tofino Airport from Nav Canada as available.