Barrie-Muskoka Transportation: Barrie-Muskoka Airports
The Barrie, Orillia and cottage country is served by a number of smaller regional airports. Those arriving from other parts of Canada will invariably arriving from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Some may fly into Sudbury's airport and drive down Highway 69/400 from the north.
Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (CYLS)20 km. south of Orillia off Hwy. 11 (midway between Barrie and Orillia)
Mailing: 560 Line 7 North, RR#2, Oro Station, Ontario, L0L 2E0
The airport services corporate, commercial and general aviation with a 5,000 ft. paved and lighted runway, aviation fuel (100LL & Jet-A), instrument approach, Canada Customs, passenger & freight charter service and flight training. The airport is less than an hour's drive from the Greater Toronto Area ("GTA").
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Muskoka Airport (CYQA)On Highway 11 at the 45th parallel,
midway between Gravenhurst and Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
Phone (705) 687-2194, Fax (705) 687-1056
Flight Planning 1-800-463-6377
Originally built as an emergency landing field (originally called (Reay Airport ) on the Trans Canada Airway, built over the Depression years, with airports spaced about every 100 miles across Canada by the Department of National Defense. Built on one of the few level areas in the area, when it was officially opened in September 1938 it became the Muskoka Airport with a triangle of turf runways, one of which still serves as the east-west runway.
During 1940-41 the airport was used by the Royal Canadian Air Force for flight training, and in 1943, the Royal Norwegian Air Force used it as their training base and the "Little Norway" base was built on the adjacent farm, now the Beaver Creek Institute. In 1952, the RCAF established a training base in North Bay, and a new 6000 foot asphalt runway was added at Muskoka for F-86 Sabre and CF-100 training. In 1996,
the 550 acre Muskoka Airport was transferred to the District Municipality of Muskoka in 1996. The airport handles 45,000 passengers ayear arriving and departing on aircraft from light airplanes thought to larger commercial aircraft up to the Boeing 737.
Muskoka Airport operates 24/7 and supports both VFR and IFR operations even when visibility is down to a 1/2 mile. Operations staff are on-site June 15 to September 15 from 08:00 - 20:00 and September 16 to June 14 from 08:00 to 18:00, but are on-call outside of regular hours. The airport's fuel (100LL, and Jet A-1 with FSII ) is provided by Esso. Nav Canada maintains a Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) from London. "London Radio" has a mandatory frequency of 122.3 within five nautical miles and 3900' ASL of the airport. To contact London FIC call 1(866) WXBRIEF.
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Huronia Airport (XYEE)Concession 8 Perkinsfield ON L0L 2J0
Huronia Airport is located adjacent to the beautiful towns of Midland and Penetanguishene on Georgian Bay. It is municipally operated and provides services to corporate aircraft for local companies, recreational pilots, visitors, and emergency health care support aircraft and helicopters. The airport is the gateway to the 30,000 Islands.
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Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport (CYQA)Tel: (705) 378-2897 Fax: (705) 378-5492
Mailing: Box 731, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2Z1
Just off Highway 400 (beside Lake Joseph)
Cathy Earles (General Manager) or Deborah Komrie
The airport is municipally operated and its 4000 foot paved runway (75 ft wide) open year-round, with 24 hour VFR. Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 7 days a week, and July & August 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The airport has a comfortable pilot's lounge for drinks and snacks and a picnic/BBQ area. Canada Customs - CANPASS
N45.15.25 - W79.45.46 Jet A & 100LL Avgas
Non-directional beacon 353 - Unicom 122.8
4000' paved Runway 17/35 - Elevation 832'
Lights activated by ARCAL SYSTEM & PAPI
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Wiarton Keppel District Airport (YVV)#501262 Grey Rd. 1, Wiarton, Ontario
phone: (519) 534-0140
This airport is two kilometers northeast of Wiarton, Ontario and is the largest regional airport between Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto, and on the exact midpoint of that route. A former federal emergency airport for national airlines it has a 5,021' asphalt main runway, and a 3,000' gravel crosswind runway, superb approach lighting and communication facilities, a two-storey terminal with passenger and pilot lounges and a café, and maintenance and parking hangars. It provides close by access to the town of Owen Sound, the World Biosphere Reserve, the Bruce Peninsula and the many beaches, lakes and flora and fauna attractions of Bruce and Grey Counties. The region is noted for its eco and soft adventure tourism.
The airport can land and service small planes up to larger aircraft like CD-9s, 727s and 737s, which can carry up to 200 passengers, may land at the airport. It has Point of Entry status for customs and immigration. Many of the U.S. and Canadian centres for air tourism charters are within one to four hours departure distances to the airport. Most charter aircraft have the cruising speeds and range capability of flying from Europe to Wiarton.
The aiport has one courtesy vehicle for local trips and three courtesy bicycles. You can also contact Thrifty Car Rental in Owen Sound at (519)371-3381 or call Grab-a-Cab Taxi Services (at (519-534-2474 in Wiarton) which provides transportation in the Wiarton, Wiarton North and Sauble Beach areas.
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Lester B. International Airport (YYZ)Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario
100 km south of Barrie, 115 km. south of Orillia, via Highway 400.
Pearson is the busiest airport in Canada, with a complete range of flights from across Canada and over 100 countries from around the world. (Toronto airport weather)
Ground Travel to/From Pearson
Travelling time to the Airport from Barrie or Orillia is just over one hour.
Limousine and bus service connections are available to Barrie & Orillia.
- Grey-Bruce Airbus (to Owen Sound and Southanpton) 1-800-361-0393 or 519-389-4433
- Simcoe County Airport Service (Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland) 1-800-461-7529 or 705-728-1148.
- The Northern Airport Service makes a return trip to Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport twice daily (3 hours one-way). Reservations are required; please contact Huntsville Travel (705) 789-6432. Departs Huntsville at 8:25 am, 1:25 pm and Departs Pearson for Huntsville at 6:30 pm, 9:30 pm. One way Adult Ticket: $56.00 Return Adult Ticket: $94.00 (subject to change).
- For flights within Canada, check in at least 90 minutes prior to departure
- For flights to the U.S., check in a minimum of 2 hours prior to departure
- For international flights, check in a minimum of 2 hours prior to departure
Pearson Airport's peak hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with passenger volume significantly higher during the winter holiday season, March break and the summer. During these times, allow extra time for parking, check-in, security screening, etc.