Nanaimo Airport enriches our lifestyle

1 September 2023

Nanaimo Airport enriches our lifestyle

Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is more than a vital transportation hub and economic driver for our region. It’s also an enthusiastic supporter of our communities. Here are some of the latest airport initiatives that enrich the Central Island lifestyle.

New routes, new connections

More regional, national and international connections will be available starting September 12.

Pacific Coastal Airlines begins daily non-stop flights to Kelowna International Airport and Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal.

The airline is the newest business partner for YCD. This summer marked the 10th anniversary of WestJet Encore’s first flight to Nanaimo. Air Canada has provided service since approximately 1987, after it purchased Air BC.

Celebrating indigenous culture

Cathy Ridley from Duncan is in store for a uniquely Canadian immersion in indigenous culture.

She won the grand prize in Nanaimo Airport’s Connect with Canada contest. It includes a 14-night trip for two to the Edmonton and Yellowknife areas. The agenda features indigenous-led fishing, hiking, and storytelling tours and the Aurora Borealis.

YCD partnered with Edmonton International Airport (YEG), Indigenous Tourism Alberta, and Spectacular Northwest Territories for the contest.

Family wins trip to Toronto

Melissa Burke of Nanaimo and her family are off to Toronto. She won a trip for four in a contest sponsored by Nanaimo Airport and the Nanaimo Night Owls.

The prize includes tickets to the T. Rex the Ultimate Predator exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum. They’ll also see a Toronto Blue Jays game.

YCD announced the winner at the Night Owls Family Game Night at Serauxmen Stadium. All six finalists received a custom, laser-engraved baseball bat courtesy of Prairie Sticks Bat Co.

Garden enhances biodiversity

YCD recently celebrated Pollinator Week. As part of its commitment to sustainability, the airport has pioneered a pollinator garden. It supports bees and enhances local biodiversity.

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