Runway End Safety Area - Kelowna International Airport

The purpose of the project is to create a runway end safety area (RESA) at the Kelowna International Airport (YLW).  A RESA is designed to reduce the severity of damage to an airplane undershooting or overrunning the runway.  The proposed project includes the construction of a RESA at each of Runways 16 and 34 to comply with impending Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).  The proposed amendments to the CARs will require Canadian-certified aerodromes to extend the current safety area from the existing mandated 60 m to a minimum of 150 m at the ends of the runways that serve scheduled commercial passenger-carrying flights.  Total construction area is approximately 42,000 m².

Latest update

March 22, 2022 – Transport Canada issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



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.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
Date modified: