Combined Operations Building - Kelowna International Airport

The purpose of this project is to design, renovate and build a facility at the Kelowna International Airport (YLW).  This facility will be constructed in a phased manner that will match the Airport's projected human resource and fleet plans to the year 2045.  The proposed project includes the demolition of the existing Cargo One facility located adjacent to the Operations facility, construction of a combined operations building, and relocation of the Non-Passenger Screening-Vehicles (NPS-V) facility.

Latest update

Kelowna International Airport – May 12, 2022 – Transport Canada has determined that the proposed Combined Service Building Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.


Mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are:

  • All works will be carried out in accordance with the construction environmental management plan.
  • In-water works will be scheduled during the least risk timing window for the protection of fish and fish habitat.
  • The project shall develop and implement a spill prevention and emergency response plan.
  • All excavation work will be conducted under an archaeology chance find management plan.
  • A qualified environmental professional will be retained to monitor project activities that may result in potential adverse effects.


Transport Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Therefore, the Transport Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.



Impact Assessment Pacific Region
Transport Canada
Suite 820
800 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2J8

  • Location

    • Kelowna International Airport (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    City of Kelowna - Kelowna International Airport
  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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