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Cambridge Bay - CYCB

CAR’s Office:               867-983-2501,

Airport Maintainer:    867-983-4002,

Fuel Supplier:             867-983-5085 or 867- 391-1151,


The Cambridge Bay Airport is a small public use airport which serves the community of Cambridge Bay. The airport is located 3 km southwest of the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay. The airport serves as a port of call for air carriers offering scheduled and charter passenger service.

Airport Description

The airport has:

  • one runway, public taxiway alpha and main apron
  • secondary private taxiway bravo and apron (support of the DND North Warning System)
  • runway (13/31) is 5076 feet in length by 150 feet in width

Operating Conditions

The airport is available for:

  • 24 hours, seven days per week
  • both Day and Night VFR and IFR operations

Hours of Operation

The airport has operational staff on-site during regular published hours. Call-out procedures are available outside of regular working hours.

Critical Aircraft

  • The critical (design) aircraft: Boeing 737-200
  • Aircraft Group Number: IIIB (Code 3C under TP312 4th Ed.)
  • Aircraft larger than the critical aircraft may operate, but must comply with the Canadian Aviation Regulations

Weather and Aircraft Advisory Services

The airport weather and aircraft advisory services are provided by the Community Aerodrome Radio Station (CARS). The CARS service is managed by Nav Canada. The hours of operation are listed in the Canada Flight Supplement and where noted, services outside normal hours may be available upon call-out request.

The Mandatory Frequency and Air Traffic Frequency at this airport is: 122.1 MHz

Exemptions / Deviations / Authorizations

Exemptions and deviations from TP312, and other authorizations approved by the Minister, are held on file at Rankin Inlet Headquarters.