Airport & Transportation
The Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) is located 20 kilometres southeast of Kimberley, BC.
Its runway is an 8,000ft by 150ft (2,438m by 46m) asphalt runway with a category 1 instrument landing system capable of guiding aircraft down to 20ft (61m) in 1⁄2mi (0.80km) of visibility. The terminal building covers 23,000sq.ft (2,100m2). In 2008, YXC served over 106,277 passengers and in 2010 had 15,060 aircraft movements. The airport is operated 24 hours a day by the Cranbrook Flight Service Station.
The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers. With prior notice, CBSA officers are able to handle commercial aircraft with up to 50 passengers, cost recovery is in effect for handling commercial aircraft.