The Nelson Airport is located near downtown Nelson. It is owned by the City of Nelson, and operated by the Nelson and District Airport Society. The airport offers a 3100ft paved runway, fuel (100LL/Jet A), and a recently refurbished terminal with free WIFI and coffee.

Come prepared for challenging, non-standard circuit procedures. Arrival and departures are offset, watch for wildlife on the runway and year round paragliding activities.

Please consult the CFS before arrival. Note that Rwy22 has an offset final approach and that Rwy04 is not visible on the approach until the end of the base leg. When departing Rwy04, please turn 15deg left as soon as safe for noise abatement.

Please sign our guest book in the terminal building!


100LL Cardlock - $1.85 (as of Nov 2021)
Jet A - call for service
Jet B - call for service


The Apron is divided into I and II.

Apron I - Fixed wing only, Apron II - Rotary and residents only

Tie-downs available, East side of the apron.

On the grass, west of the Jet A tank.

Other details

Traffic frequency 123.2
Pacific Radio RCO 123.475 (FISE)
Webcams: http://www.nelsonpilots.ca/webcams


Paragliders often fly in the area, launching either from the North or SE of town, and landing at the airport. Paraglider pilots are encouraged to broadcast intentions and monitor 123.2


Please consult https://nrc.canada.ca/en/drone-tool/ for area information. Note that unlicensed drone operation is illegal in Canada.