Airport Divestiture Status Report

National Airports System
Province/Territory Date
of Transfer
Forecast Owner/Operator
British Columbia      
Kelowna See remarks (a)   TC/Municipality
Prince George Mar 31, 2003   TC/Prince George Airport Authority
Vancouver July 1st, 1992 (b)   TC/Vancouver International Airport Authority
Victoria Apr 1st, 1997   TC/Victoria International Airport Authority
Calgary July 1st, 1992 (b)   TC/Calgary Airport Authority
Edmonton Aug 1st, 1992 (b)   TC/Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
Regina May 1st, 1999   TC/Regina Airport Authority
Saskatoon Jan 1st, 1999   TC/ Saskatoon Airport Authority
Winnipeg Jan 1st, 1997   TC/Winnipeg Airports Authority
London Aug 1st, 1998   TC/Greater London International Airport Authority
Ottawa Feb 1st, 1997   TC/Ottawa MacDonald Cartier International
Airport Authority
Thunder Bay Sept 1st, 1997   TC/Thunder Bay International Airports Authority
Toronto Dec 2, 1996   TC/Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Montreal Dorval Aug 1st, 1992 (b)   TC/Aéroports de Montréal
Montreal Mirabel Aug 1st, 1992 (b)   TC/Aéroports de Montréal
Quebec Nov 1st, 2000   TC/Aéroport de Québec Inc.
New Brunswick      
Fredericton May 1st, 2001   TC/Greater Fredericton Airport Authority
Moncton Sept 1st, 1997   TC/Greater Moncton International Airport Authority
Saint John June 1st, 1999   TC/Saint John Airport Inc.
Nova Scotia      
Halifax Feb 1st, 2000   TC/Halifax International Airport Authority
Prince Edward Island      
Charlottetown Mar 1st, 1999   TC/Charlottetown Airport Authority
Newfoundland and Labrador      
Gander Mar 1st, 2001   TC/Gander International Airport Authority
St. John's  Dec 1st, 1998   St. John's International Airport Authority
Iqaluit July 1st, 1995   Government of Nunavut
Northwest Territories      
Yellowknife July 1st, 1995   Government of Northwest Territories
Yukon Territory      
Whitehorse Oct 1st,  1996   Government of Yukon Territory
Total 26 0  
(a) Airport leased to the City under a long term lease expiring 2034.
(b) Airport transferred to a Local Airport Authority (LAA) prior to NAP implementation.

Regional/Local Airports
Province Date
of Transfer
Forecast Owner/Operator
British Columbia      
Abbotsford Jan 1st, 1997   Municipality
Campbell River Jan 1st, 1996   Municipality
Castlegar Jan 1st, 1997   Municipality
Comox July 1st, 1996   DND airport/Comox  Valley Airport 
Commission ATB (c)
Cranbrook Mar 14, 1997   Municipality
Dawson Creek Sept 1st, 1995   Municipality
Fort Nelson Apr 1st, 1999   Northern Rockies Regional District
Fort St. John Mar 19, 1997   North Peace  Airport Society
Kamloops Aug 27, 1997   Kamloops Airport  Authority Society
Nanaimo Dec 3, 1996   Nanaimo Airport Commission
Penticton   In review TC
Port Hardy   In review TC
Powell River See remarks (d)   Municipality
Prince Rupert Apr 1st, 1997   Prince Rupert
Airport Society
Quesnel Apr 1st, 1997   Municipality
Smithers Apr 1st, 1999   Municipality
Terrace Mar 31, 1999   Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society
Williams Lake Jan 1st, 1997   Municipality
Fort McMurray Mar 31, 1999   Municipality
Grande Prairie Feb 1st, 1997   Municipality/Grande  Prairie Airport Commission
Lethbridge Jan 1st, 1997   Municipality
Peace River Sept 1st, 1996   Municipality
Rainbow Lake Jan 26, 1996   Municipality
La Ronge Mar 31, 1998   Municipality
Prince Albert Mar 26, 1996   Municipality
Uranium City Apr 1st, 1997   Province of  Saskatchewan
Brandon Sept 27, 1995   Municipality
Dauphin Mar 27, 1997   Dauphin Regional Airport Authority Inc.
Flin Flon Dec 19, 1995   Municipality
Gillam Mar 6, 1996   Municipality
Lynn Lake Nov 29, 1996   Municipality
The Pas Mar 25, 1997   Municipality
Thompson Mar 31, 2000   Thompson Regional  Airport Authority/Local
Government  District of Mystery Lake
Dryden Feb 1st, 1996   Municipality
Earlton June 10, 1997   Municipality
Fort Frances Aug 1st, 1995   Municipality
Gore Bay Mar 29, 1996   Gore Bay - Manitoulin  Airport Commission
Hamilton Dec 20, 1996   Municipality/Tradeport  International Corp.
Kapuskasing Nov 7, 1997   Municipality
Kenora Mar 23, 1996   Kenora Airport  Authority Inc.
North Bay Jan 31, 1998   Municipality
Pembroke Apr 10, 1996   Municipality
Red Lake Mar 1, 1996   Municipality/Thunder  Bay Airport Services
Sarnia June 27, 1997   Municipality
Sault Ste. Marie Mar 27, 1998   Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corp.
Sudbury Mar 31, 2000   Sudbury Airport Community Development Corp.
Timmins Oct 8, 1999   Municipality
Toronto Island See remarks (e)   Toronto Port Authority
Windsor Dec 30, 1998   Municipality
Alama Apr 1st, 1997   City
Bagotville Oct 1st, 2000   DND airport/City of  Saguenay terminal
building (f)
Baie-Comeau Mar 31, 2005   Municipalité régionale de Comté de Manicouagan
Gaspé Jan 1st, 1998   City
Havre-Saint-Pierre   In review TC
Mont-Joli Jan 1st, 2005   La régie intermunicipale de l'aéroport de Mont-Joli
Natashquan   In review TC
Rimouski Apr 20, 2002   City
Rouyn Apr 1st, 1997   City of Rouyn-Noranda
Sept-Îles   In review TC
Val-d'Or Jan 12, 1999   Aéroport régional de Val-d'Or Inc.
New Brunswick      
Charlo Apr 1st, 1996   Charlo Airport  Commission Inc.
Chatham June 1st, 1996   Miramichi Airport Commission(1993) Inc.
St. Leonard Dec 1st, 1996   St. Leonard Airport Inc.
Nova Scotia      
Sydney Oct 1st, 1997   Sydney Airport Authority Inc.
Yarmouth Oct 1st, 1997   Yarmouth Airport Commission
Newfoundland and Labrador      
Churchill Falls Jan 1st, 1997   Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp. Ltd.
Deer Lake Dec 1st, 1998   Deer Lake Regional  Airport Authority Inc.
Goose Bay Oct 1st, 1998   DND airport /Goose Bay  Airport Corp. (g)
Stephenville Feb 1st, 1998   Stephenville Airport Commission
St. Anthony   In review TC
Wabush   In review TC
Total 64 7  
(c) The Department of National Defence owns and operates the airport; only the air terminal building was transferred.

(d) The airport was not owned by TC. The Operating subsidy was phased out as per NAP.

(e) The airport is owned by the Toronto Port Authority and the City of Toronto and two small parcels are owned by TC. The Toronto Port Authority operates the airport. The three parties entered into a Tripartite  Agreement expiring in 2033 for the operation of the airport. Operating funding has been phased out as per NAP.

(f) The Department of National Defence owns and operates the airport. The air terminal building was transferred to the City of La Baie (now merged with the City of Saguenay).

(g) The Department of National Defence owns and operates the airport. The operation of the air terminal building was transferred to Goose Bay Airport Corp.

Small Airports
Province Date
of Transfer
Forecast Owner/Operator
British Columbia      
Boundary Bay Dec 5, 1997   Municipality/Boundary  Bay Airport Corp.
Lytton Jan 29, 1996   Municipality
Midway Sep 3, 1996   Municipality/R.J. Harton
Pitt Meadows Jan 31st, 1998   Pitt Meadows Airport Society
Princeton Mar 16, 1996   Municipality
Salmo Mar 25, 1997   Municipality (h)
Tofino Mar 31, 2000   Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
Vanderhoof Dec 22, 1995   Municipality
Innisfail Jan 26, 1997   Municipality/County
Red Deer July 1st, 1999   Red Deer Regional  Airport Authority
Springbank Oct 1st, 1997   TC/Calgary Airport Authority
Villeneuve Mar 31, 2000   Edmonton Regional  Airports Authority
North Battleford Dec 12, 1996   Municipality
Swift Current Mar 29, 1996   Municipality/ Swift Current Airport Ltd.
Yorkton Mar 29, 1996   Municipality
St. Andrews Mar 30, 1999   Municipality
Bonnechere   In review Decommissioned;  declared surplus, disposal action  underway.
Carp Mar 14, 1997   Municipality
Emsdale Feb 29, 1996   Emsdale Airport Authority
Gananoque Feb 22, 1997   Thousand Island  Recreational Aviation  Centre Inc.
Muskoka Oct 31, 1996   Municipality
Oshawa Mar 21, 1997   Municipality
St. Catharines Sept 13, 1996   Municipality/ Niagara District Airport  Commission
Wiarton May 1st, 1996   Municipality/ Wiarton-Keppel Airport Commission
Charlevoix Feb 1st, 2002   Municipalité régionale de Comté de Charlevoix-Est
Forestville June 28, 2001   City
Rivière-du-Loup Mar 20, 2003   City
Sherbrooke Aug 1st, 1997   City
Saint-Jean Mar 31, 2004   City
Saint-Hubert Sept 1st, 2004   DASH-L
Trois-Rivière Mar 31, 1995   City
Total 30 1  
(h) No longer listed as aerodrome.

Arctic Airports
(Excl. Arctic B and NAS)
Territory Date
 of Transfer
Forecast Owner/Operator
Cambridge Bay July 1st, 1995   Government of Nunavut
Resolute Bay July 1st, 1995   Government of Nunavut
Northwest Territories      
Fort Simpson July 1st, 1995   Government of Northwest Territories
Fort Smith July 1st, 1995   Government of Northwest Territories
Hay River July 1st, 1995   Government of Northwest Territories
Inuvik July 1st, 1995   Government of Northwest Territories
Norman Wells July 1st, 1995   Government of Northwest Territories
Yukon Territory      
Watson Lake Dec 1st, 1995   Government of Yukon Territory
Total 8    
Grand Total 128    
Grand Total includes Dorval, Mirabel, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver transferred prior to NAP implementation.
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