The Riviere-du-Loup Airport is situated at the southwest end of the city limits, that is, about 10 kilometres from downtown Riviere-du-Loup.
It was in December 1957 that the city took possession of a piece of land situated on the territory of the town of Notre-Dame-du-Portage, so that Canada Transports could start the building of the airport.
On June 2, 2003, in accordance with the national policy regarding the shutdown of airports, the Canada Transports minister assessed the shutdown of the Riviere-du-Loup Airport.
Since the city is among the nine Canadian cities of 10,000 to 100,000 inhabitants to gather the largest number of SME per inhabitant, according to a recent study by BMO Financial Group, this position provides particular needs in terms of transportation.
Installations and Services
Paved strips of 2,010 m (6,000 ft) long by 45 m (150 feet) wide
Navigation help (NDB and VOR) and altitude setting with speed and wind directions (Unicom)
Weather station of type AWOS III available on frequency 122.025
Fuel available on site (Jet-A and 100-LL)
Parking spaces (short, medium and long term ($))
Sheds available for rent (short, medium and long-term ($))
Opening hours (open every day)
December 1st to February 28th 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
March 1st to May 31st 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
June 1st to August 31st 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
September 1st to November 30th 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Possibility to organize bus transit towards the downtown area ($)
Luggage service available if needed ($)
Limited food services (vending machines)
Fax machine and Internet access (according to the opening hours)
The Riviere-du-Loup Airport can receive type ATR - 42and DC - 9 planes. The width of the landing strip allows for accommodation of planes transporting up to 90 passengers.
The Riviere-du-Loup Airport is open every day of the week with the exception of December 25, January 1, and in particular conditions (Notam).