Nanaimo Airport

Please join the aviation industry in a special evening on May 28 listening to Zara Rutherford’s incredible solo journey around the world! 

Electric vehicle charging station on a sunny day.

Convenient, inexpensive parking and EV charging stations

You can choose from long-term and short-term parking options close to our Air Terminal Building. Our reasonable rates extend to our EV charging stations, conveniently located in the main and north parking lots.


Getting here & Going there

As your Island gateway, YCD is conveniently nestled in the Central Island. We’re right between the hubs of the Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo. Whether you’re arriving or departing you can easily get to and from the airport by taxi, bus shuttle, and car rentals.

Nanaimo airport terminal with yellow taxis waiting outside.
People walking through an airport terminal, carrying luggage and waiting in check-in lines.
Passenger Guide

All you need to know for a hassle free experience

Need more information about what to expect at YCD? Our passenger guide answers common questions and explains accessibility, security, the guidelines for flying, and much more.

You can rely on our friendly and knowledgeable Customer Care team and Blue Navigators Ambassadors to help take the stress out of your trip.

Explore Vancouver Island


Great memories are waiting to be made right outside Nanaimo Airport’s front door. Paddle through serene coastal waters. Backpack in majestic wilderness parks. Marvel at the furred, feathered and finned wildlife on land and at sea. Gaze at snow-capped mountains while strolling along softly curving beaches. Golf year-round. Bomb down mountain bike trails, surf the big waves and swim with the salmon. Inhale crisp, clean ocean breezes and the mossy fragrance of old-growth rainforests. It’s all here.

Three firends sitting around a fire on a beach roasting marshmellows