Pilot Information

Construction Impacts - Airside Pavement Rehabilitation 2024

In 2024 a multiphase airside pavement rehabilitation project will take place at YLW. This work is scheduled to begin on April 22 and includes upgrades to pavement surfaces of taxiways and construction of a new taxiway.


  • Aircraft parking on Apron 3 will be limited. We encourage pilots to reach out to Shell Aerocentre (250-765-7776 ) for their aircraft parking needs.
  • All aircraft must have prior permission for parking on Apron 3 and must park in designated parking locations only.
  • VFR training circuits are not authorized from 08:00-12:00 and 15:00-18:00 daily.
  • Potential VFR training circuit delays and/or restrictions throughout the remainder of the day
  • Potential taxi delays throughout the day.

For more information, please contact Kelowna International airport by phone 250-807-4300 or email airport@kelowna.ca

Drone Safety

YLW is a no-drone zone. 

Drone and personal aircraft usage laws are strictly monitored and enforced at YLW. These laws help us ensure that we keep people and aircraft safe—at all times. 

As of June 1, 2019, new Transport Canada regulations apply to all remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operating in Canadian airspace. For more information, visit our Drones & Filming page.

Itinerant Aircraft Parking Rates
Itinerant aircraft paved parking Apron 3
  • Operational Stand - $30/night
  • Itinerant Short Term - $14/night

*Note: Please only park in the indicated locations. Operational stands 1, 2 and 3 are only available with advance notice.

Long-term annual aircraft parking
Helicopter parking area
  • $14/night
Additional aircraft parking options