The Powell River 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 604 613-6642 or by email at ygb.airportmanager@powellriverrd.bc.ca. Our on-site Caretaker, Larry Newman, can be reached at 604 223-4530 or by email at gilliesbayairport@powellriverrd.bc.ca to assist with any inquiries regarding daily operations of the airport.

An Airport Committee, composed of island residents, provides the regional district with recommendations about management and services at 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, a public pay phone and a public washroom.

There are no fuel, food or transportation services at this airport.

Aircraft tie downs are available for a fee:

Day                   $5
Month              $30
Annual             $250

There is no ice removal service.

Hangars
The regional district may lease hangar space upon request. Interested parties should contact the Airport Manager for more information.

Technical Information
Texada/Gillies Bay Airport is a registered aerodrome. Further details can be found on the Canadian Flight Supplement.

Scheduled flights are authorized by Transport Canada under a Civil Aviation Aerodrome Authorization, issued on October 25, 2016. As a condition of this authorization, KD Air is the only commercial air operator allowed to use the airport for scheduled passenger flights.

The Airport Location Identifier for the airport is YGB.

The airport’s one runway is 3000 feet by 75 feet and made of pavement.

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 done with $84,000 worth 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.