Airport on the right trail

YYJ’s Flight Path is getting great response and lots of use

Anita Kardos

Response by the community to the Victoria Airport Authority’s Flight Path multi-use trail has been better than expected, says Anita Kardos.

Kardos, the terminal operations officer at YYJ, was part of the team that co-ordinated the four-year project to build a nine-kilometre trail around the airport property. Working with area municipalities and volunteer organizations, the Airport Authority created something for the entire family.

To celebrate that, YYJ is hosting a grand opening event on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 9500 block of Canora Road. You won’t be able to miss the event tent, tables and activity, Kardos said.

The ribbon will be cut to officially open the path, to be followed by family events, kids games, entertainment and refreshments. Families are also invited to take part in a three kilometer ‘out and back’ walk and ride of the path. Kardos added there will also be a flyby with vintage aircraft.

“The response to the Flight Path has almost been overwhelming for us,” she said. “It does have something for everyone.”

New signs have gone up along the trail recently, she added. Those include descriptions of the airport today and historical use of the site, from a military air camp and agricultural land to the terminal building and creek restoration work.

Find out more about the Flight Path at victoriaairport.com.