Campbell River Airport Runway Expansion

City of Campbell River

Sources of Funding
ICET:$2,310,000
Build Canada Fund:$4,731,088
City of Campbell River:$55,548
Total Budget: $7,096,636
Quick Facts: 

The City has calculated that a total of 45,793 hours of employment were generated through this project, including both the design and construction efforts.

The City of Campbell River has historically been the hub for resource-based industry on northern Vancouver Island, relying on forestry, mining and fishing as its economic generators. Concerned about the downturn in the resource sector impacting local economy, the City wanted to expand the existing 5000 foot airport runway by 1,500 feet. This would allow for newer and larger aircraft to land at the airport, opening new opportunities in tourism and providing improved infrastructure for attracting and retaining businesses.

Taking advantage of readily available industrial lands surrounding the airport, the expansion project included the extension to the runway, along with relocation of NavCanada Glide Path instrumentation systems, site drainage, runway lighting, field electrical centre, signage and improvements to the airport terminal building.

Completed in June 2012, Campbell Rivers airport expansion was crucial for attracting and retaining businesses in the region and developing a broader and more-resilient economic base for the community. Campbell River is one of the fastest growing municipalities on the Island and the improved airport provides important transportation options into the city and the whole North Island. The increased capacity also provides the region with a wide range of options to attract high value businesses and industry to the surrounding industrial land.

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

2,750
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$246
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$52.3
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$55.2
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

230
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

210
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2020-2021
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