YXC has a new pay-by-licence parking system!

Parking permits are no longer required to be displayed. Instead, travellers will enter their licence plate number and payment at the machine then head into the terminal building.

Please note: the machines no longer accept bills or provide change. We will be installing a change machine to accomodate travellers who only carry bills and/or debit. In the meantime please visit the airport admin office to obtain a parking permit if you only have debit and/or bills.


The main parking lot is located directly in front of the Air Terminal Building, and additional parking can be found in the north parking area.
Pre-paid parking is an easy two-step process:

Park your vehicle and remember your licence plate number!
Pay for parking at either of the two parking machines.
Parking Payment Options:
There are two parking machines: one is located outside of the Air Terminal Building next to the mail boxes; the second is located inside the departures doors.

Accepted methods of payment:

Coin: $0.25, $1.00 and $2.00
Credit Card: VISA, MasterCard and American Express (Cash/Debit is accepted in the Admin Office)
The loading zone, located at the front of the terminal building, is used for dropping off and picking up passengers. Unattended vehicles are not permitted in this area.

Parking Rates:

Length of Stay Rate
Hourly $1.00
Daily (24 Hours) $8.00
Weekly $56.00
Monthly $152.00
6 Months  $400.00

Parking Violations:

Parking violations can be paid over the phone using a credit card; with a cheque sent by mail; or with cash, cheque, credit or debit in the administration office. Violations can also be paid at City Hall in Cranbrook with cash, cheque or debit.

If you believe you have received the violation notice in error, please call the airport administration office at 250-426-7913.