Travel Tips

Check-in Times at the Prince George Airport (YXS)

It is recommended that you check in 60 to 90 minutes before your flight departure time. In the event of a flight delay, please check with your airline for updated check in times.

*Please note that check-in and baggage acceptance with Air Canada, Central Mountain Air and WestJet closes 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

Seasonal: During winter operations, aircraft may board early to allow for de-icing prior to takeoff. Please proceed through security when instructed by your airline.


What to expect while travelling from YXS (Prince George Airport)

Identification (ID) Requirements

A valid passport is needed for travel outside of Canada, including the United States. If travelling within Canada, one piece of valid (not expired) government issued photo identification or two pieces of Government Issued identification is required. Please note that Interim Driver’s Licenses are not permitted. For more information, visit the Government of Canada website’s webpage, “Documents Needed for Air Travel” Opens a new window.

Please check with your airline specifically if you have any questions.

Pets and Service Animals

Are you traveling with a pet or service animal today? Here are a few things you should know:
1. There is a pet and service animal relief area located to the right of the departures door prior to entering the airport. Please note that at this time, there is no pet or service animal relief area past security.
2. All non-service animals must remain in a kennel.
3. Contact your airline for additional information regarding their policies and your upcoming trip.
4. If you have any questions about maneuvering security, please visit the CATSA website Opens a new window

Baggage Allowances

The baggage allowance, as well as the amount you can carry on the aircraft, may differ from one airline to another. For information on baggage allowances for your specific airline, please visit their websites using the links below.

Baggage Restrictions

Carry-on Baggage – Security Measures: For more information, visit the Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority (CATSA) website Opens a new window

Acceptance of any item is always subject to available space on the aircraft and the requirement that it be x-rayed or otherwise inspected to ensure the article is genuine and not used to transport a prohibited item.


Customs Information

For customs information, visit our Canada Customs page.