Alberta’s Gateway to the North

Just a short drive northwest of Edmonton, Villeneuve Airport is the hub of general aviation in central Alberta - serving as the alternate airport for air ambulance in addition to supporting flight training and a wide range of private and commercial operation.

What’s New

Alberta Flying Heritage MuseumOn 17 November 2013 it was announced that the airport will be the site of the new Alberta Flying Heritage Museum. The museum will sit on 13 acres (0.053 km2) and has been given a 26,000 sq ft (2,400 m2) building. The building was donated by Transport Canada and Public Works Canada and was originally at the City Centre airport. The museum which is separate from the Alberta Aviation Museum, will be a hands-on experience and allow aircraft for exhibition to fly in and out. The museum will focus on the history of aviation in Alberta while the Alberta Aviation Museum will focus on Edmonton. As part of the museum the Alberta Aviation Museum's Boeing 737-200 in Pacific Western Airlines (PWA) livery C-GIPW (Fleet #745) was restored to operational capability and, on 29 November 2013, was flown to Villeneuve.

Expansion at Villeneuve AirportFollowing the closure of the Edmonton City Centre Airport, and the selection of Villeneuve Airport as the alternate to the Edmonton International Airport for Medevac Service flights, the airport has seen rapid growth and development in the last two years. Its land base is growing from 1,400 to 1,555 acres, an instrument landing system has been added, one runway has been extended from 3,500 ft to 5,000 ft, and construction is underway on a number of new hangars.