The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) understands the importance of being involved in our community.
To achieve this, we take an active role in supporting Prince George community initiatives and charity programs. The Prince George Airport Authority is committed to cultivating and promoting the Airport’s role and image within the community by:
- Being experts on northern transportation issues
- Providing school tours
- Advertising locally and regionally
- Working with, and prioritizing, local media
- Being proactive in informing the community of airport issues
- Buying from local suppliers whenever possible
- Attending local and regional trade shows
Making a Difference
Every summer, the Prince George Airport Authority hosts our annual Charity Golf Tournament open to the public, associates, partners, and friends. All proceeds raised from the tournament are donated to Hope Air, a charity which supports patients traveling for medical treatment.
The Prince George Airport also annually participates in major fundraising events such as the Festival of Trees and the Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family program at Christmas. Other charities and community groups the airport supports include United Way of Northern BC, Youth Around Prince (YAP), Prince George Cougars, BC SPCA North Cariboo Branch and the Fire Pit Cultural Centre.
Charity Golf Tournament
Details for 2023 are still being discussed. We will update this space when we have more information. Thanks.
The Prince George Airport Authority hosts an annual charity golf tournament every summer with proceeds supporting Hope Air. Due to Covid-19, The 2020 tournament is scheduled for July 11th at Alder Hills. This event has brought in tens of thousands of dollars for a national charity that is close to our hearts. In British Columbia, Hope Air arranged 6,623 flights last year, with almost 3,000 flights going to children who needed healthcare far from home. Prince George continues to be one of the busiest departure airports, with 1,818 flights for local residents in 2018.
A huge thank you to the sponsors and volunteers who make this event a success year after year.
In March 2015, the Prince George Airport Authority was the recipient of Hope Air’s “Outstanding Philanthropist Award.” The Prince George Airport Authority was presented with this incredible hardware in Vancouver at the Canadian Airport Council’s Airports Canada Conference. We are so humbled and thankful to the Prince George community for helping us help Hope Air.
The Prince George Airport Authority responds to requests from charitable and non-profit organizations to assist with their fundraising efforts, in exchange for promoting the airport. The Prince George Airport Authority helps raise thousands of dollars for charities and benefits every year because we feel it is important to give back to the communities in which we serve. Branded Prince George Airport (YXS) items for silent auctions and appearances by our mascot Amelia Bearheart at events are a couple of ways we give back.
The Prince George Airport offers tours to local school groups. Visits last approximately 60 minutes and include a wide range of activities. Tours are only held between 9:00am and 3:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Public tours run from April to October. Please note EVERY person who participates must sign a photo / video release and indemnification form regardless of age.
If you would like to book a tour of the Prince George Airport, please complete and submit the form below.
Airport Tour Request Form
- Fields marked with an asterisk are required
- After successfully submitting the form, you will be linked to a separate thank you page.