Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre
|Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre
Vancouver Coal Harbour Seaplane Base
|IATA: CXH – ICAO: CYHC|
|Operator||West Coast Air,
Harbour Air Services,
Vancouver Harbour Float Centre
|Time zone||PST (UTC−08:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC−07:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||0 ft / 0 m|
Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre, previously Vancouver Harbour Water Airport or Vancouver Coal Harbour Seaplane Base (IATA: CXH, ICAO: CYHC), is located at Coal Harbour in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The flight centre is within walking distance of the HeliJet heliport and Waterfront Station, a public transit hub in Downtown Vancouver.
After five years of preparation, consultation and construction, Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre seaplane terminal opened for passenger service on May 25, 2011. The Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre is a partnership between the Clarke Group of Companies and Ledcor Group of Companies.
It is classified as an airport and as an airport of entry by Nav Canada. It 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.
The Vancouver Harbour Control Tower is the only one in Canada specifically for a water aerodrome. At 142 m (466 ft) above ground it is the highest control tower in the world. and is located on top of the Granville Square building. In 2009 the airport handled 54,741 aircraft movements, the 35th busiest in Canada. It is also the 8th busiest aerodrome in BC and the busiest water aerodrome in Canada. Itinerant aircraft movements (from one airport to another) for the aerodrome were 54,711 while local movements were 30.
The actual aircraft docking area, at Canada Place. This part of Vancouver harbour is listed by Nav Canada as a restricted area and no aircraft are permitted to take off, land or move through the zone at a high speed. Just north of Canada Place is a rectangular section called "Area Alfa", centered on the official coordinates, which is the main aircraft operating zone., is situated just west of
Airlines and destinations
|Harbour Air||Bedwell Harbour, Ganges, Maple Bay, Nanaimo Harbour, Sechelt, Victoria Harbour|
|Helijet||Nanaimo Harbour, Victoria Harbour, Vancouver Airport, province-wide medevac service|
|Salt Spring Air||Bedwell Harbour, Ganges, Maple Bay, Patricia Bay, Victoria Harbour|
|Seair Seaplanes||Nanaimo Harbour|
|West Coast Air||Victoria Harbour, Nanaimo Harbour, Comox|
|Whistler Air||Seasonal: Whistler/Green Lake|
- Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
- Total aircraft movements by class of operation — NAV CANADA towers
- "Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre to Open May 25 2011". Ledcor. Ledcor Group of Industries. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
- "Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre to Open May 25 2011". Ledcor.com. Ledcor. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
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