Airports


Current ATIS/METAR

CYVR 041000Z 08007KT 8SM -RA FEW033 SCT042 OVC051 07/07 A3000 RMK SC1SC3SC4 SLP160

Vancouver International Airport is the busiest airport within the FIR on VATSIM and in real life by passenger volume. The airport has won the SkyTrax award for Best North American Airport 12 years in a row. YVR features 2 main parallel runways, one shorter crosswind runway, and a floatplane terminal on the river adjacent to the airport.


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Current ATIS/METAR

CYYJ 041000Z 15008KT 15SM -RA FEW010 BKN070 OVC100 07/07 A2998 RMK SC1AC6AC2 SC TR SLP154

Victoria International Airport is located just north of the province’s capital of Victoria, and it is Vancouver Island’s largest airport both in terms of movements and passenger volume. The airport sees an extensive mix of commercial, general aviation, and floatplane traffic. Despite the short distance, the airport sees a significant number of flights between YVR and YYJ both on the network and in real life.


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Current ATIS/METAR

CYLW 041000Z AUTO 17008KT 9SM OVC076 01/M03 A2998 RMK SLP173

Kelowna International Airport is located in the okanagan valley and is Canada’s 10th busiest airport by passenger volume. The surrounding scenery makes for a stunning VFR flight and incredible IFR approaches. The airport is only 30-60 minutes away from major airports such as YVR, YYC, YEG, and SEA, making it an attractive destination for many VATSIM pilots.


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Current ATIS/METAR

CYXS 041000Z AUTO 18013KT 9SM SCT130 01/M02 A2966 RMK SLP074

Prince George Airport is a mid-sized airport located in northern British Columbia. The airport sees a moderate amount of airline and GA traffic in real life. Being located just an hour or less away from major airports such as YVR, YEG, and YYC it is an attractive destination and departure aerodrome for many pilots on VATSIM.


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Current ATIS/METAR

CYXX 041000Z 22006KT 7SM FEW030 BKN056 BKN080 OVC110 07/05 A2999 RMK CU2SC3AC2AC1 SLP160

Abbotsford International Airport is the second largest airport located in the lower mainland in terms of physical size. The airport sees extensive general aviation fixed and rotary wing traffic. C130 Hercules transport aircraft are often spotted at the airport as YXX is home to one of only two worldwide C130 heavy maintenance centres. The airport is also home to Canada’s largest airshow that is held in the summer annually both on VATSIM and in real life.


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Current ATIS/METAR

CYQQ 041000Z 15009KT 8SM -RA FEW015 OVC035 07/05 A2993 RMK SF2SC6 SLP137

Canadian Forces Base Comox is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island and is primarily operated by the RCAF. However the airport also has scheduled airline traffic as well as a limited amount of general aviation traffic. The airport is one of three in the FIR to operate its own terminal (the ATC position) which covers a large portion of the Sunshine Coast and as a result sees a large number of general aviation overflights as well.


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