New Signs at YXS Welcome Visitors in Both Official Languages


The thousands of visitors arriving at the Prince George Airport in the next few weeks can expect an even warmer welcome thanks to a new project by the City of Prince George and the Prince George Airport Authority. The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) Bi-lingual Signage Project ensures that all signs welcoming visitors to Prince George will be in both of Canada’s official languages.

The project is funded by a grant from the Government of British Columbia’s Francophone Affairs Program, Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat. The City of Prince George applied for the grant on behalf of the Prince George Airport Authority.

“Among the thousands of visitors coming to Prince George in the weeks to come will be guests who speak one or both official languages,” says Mayor Lyn Hall. “  When we welcome our new friends, it is important that both official languages  are represented in our community. I would like to thank the Prince George Airport Authority for their partnership in this endeavor.”

President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority, John Gibson says “it’s wonderful to see both of Canada’s official languages onsite. This was a great way to partner with the City of Prince George while offering a much needed service to the travelling public.”

The signs, which are located throughout the airport terminal building, were provided by IRL Signs and Le Cercle des Canadiens Français provided translation.