The qathet Regional District is the owner and operator of the Texada/Gillies Bay Airport. Valerie Ferguson is the Texada/Gillies Bay Airport Manager. She can be reached at 1-604-613-6642 or by email at ygb.airportmanager@qathet.ca. Our onsite Caretaker, Larry Newman, can be reached at 604 223-4530 or by email at texadafacilities@qathet.ca to assist with any inquiries regarding daily operations of the airport.

The Texada Airport Advisory Committee is composed of island residents, provides the Regional District with recommendations on matters pertaining to the airport.

The Texada/Gillies Bay Airport is a service paid for by taxpayers in Electoral Area D – Texada Island.

Airport Services
A small waiting room provides shelter and a public washroom. A selection of bicycles are kept at the terminal building that can be borrowed by donation.

There are no fuel, food or transportation services at this airport. There is no ice removal service.

Aircraft tie downs are available for a fee:

Day                   $5
Month              $30
Annual             $250

Hangars
Limited hangar space is available for lease through the Regional District. Interested parties should contact the Airport Manager for more information.

Technical Information
The Airport Location Identifier for the airport is CYGB.

Texada Airport (CYGB) is a registered Aerodrome providing for general aviation including chartered flights. Currently there is no aerodrome authorization allowing for KD Air to provide scheduled flights.

Scheduled flights are currently suspended however; the qathet Regional District is actively pursuing a qualified airline to reinstate the service as part of the development of the Texada/Gillies Bay Airport Master Development Plan.

The airport hosts one paved runway 3000 feet long by 75 feet wide, a paved taxiway that leads to a paved apron, and another taxiway that leads to the private hangars.

History
The Texada/Gillies Bay Airport became a public service in 1979 when the existing landing strip was purchased from a local mining company. In 1982, the strip was extended to its current length, and a cement block terminal building, septic field, and drilled well were installed. This work was completed with $84,000 of local contributions (labour and materials) and a $70,000 grant from the province. The runway was paved in 1985 with a $200,000 federal grant.