Tofino/Long Beach Airport

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Tofino/Long Beach Airport
Tofino Long Beach Airport panorama.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorAlberni-Clayoquot Regional District
ServesTofino, British Columbia
LocationTofino, British Columbia
Time zonePST (UTC−08:00)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−07:00)
Elevation AMSL80 ft / 24 m
Coordinates49°04′55″N 125°46′21″W / 49.08194°N 125.77250°W / 49.08194; -125.77250Coordinates: 49°04′55″N 125°46′21″W / 49.08194°N 125.77250°W / 49.08194; -125.77250
CYAZ is located in British Columbia
Location in British Columbia
CYAZ is located in Canada
CYAZ (Canada)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 5,000 1,524 Concrete
11/29 5,000 1,524 Asphalt
16/34 5,000 1,524 Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements4,679

Tofino/Long Beach Airport, (IATA: YAZ, ICAO: CYAZ), is a regional airport that is located 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) southeast of Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.

It is used by private and small commercial turboprop planes.[4] Coastal fog is a common morning phenomenon in the summer, complicating access by air until the weather clears. Several IFR approaches are available including GPS and NDB types. This airport is not equipped for night time operations. A golf course is just west of the runway.


Tofino Airport was built beginning in 1941 as a military airfield until 1944, then became a radar station RCAF Station Tofino from 1953 to 1957, and finally became a civilian airfield in 1958.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Pacific Coastal Airlines Vancouver
Seasonal: Victoria


In addition to the small terminal building (completed in 2010) the airport has a few support structures

  • 2 bay service vehicle shed - next to terminal building
  • 2 metal storage sheds
  • small maintenance hangar
  • salt dome
  • long wood shed - at the entrance along Airport Road
  • parking lot - 80 spaces
  • Aviation gas and Jet A fuel tanks
  • Budget Car rental kiosk - inside terminal with cars parked outside
  • airline kiosks, passenger waiting area, restrooms and food vending machines inside terminal

The terminal building is signed as Long Beach Airport on one side and Tofino Ucuelet Airport on the other.

The airport does not operate after sun down due to lack of nighttime capabilities.[6]

Environment Canada has a weather station on site. It is a white building located next to the airport on Airport Road.


The airport is reached by Pacific Rim Highway via Airport Road. It was completed in 1959 and currently connects to Tofino and Long Beach.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information
  3. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  4. ^ Airlines using Tofino Airport: Orca Airways, Craig Air
  5. ^ History
  6. ^ Services

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