Lake Simcoe Regional Airport

Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, (formerly the Oro Barrie Orillia Regional Airport),[3] (IATA: YLK, ICAO: CYLS), is a registered aerodrome located almost midway between Barrie and Orillia, in the township of Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada, near Highway 11. The airport is operated by both municipalities. The airport has published instrument approaches.

Lake Simcoe Regional Airport

Barrie-Orillia/Lake Simcoe Airport
Airport typePublic
LocationOro-Medonte, Ontario
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL972 ft / 296 m
Coordinates44°29′10″N 079°33′20″W / 44.48611°N 79.55556°W / 44.48611; -79.55556Coordinates: 44°29′10″N 079°33′20″W / 44.48611°N 79.55556°W / 44.48611; -79.55556
CYLS is located in Southern Ontario
Location in Ontario
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 6,001 1,829 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft movements17,890

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on a call-out basis from the Toronto Island Airport. CBSA officers at this airport can handle aircraft with no more than 24 passengers.[1]


In 2010, the City of Barrie and the Township of Oro-Medonte jointly upgraded and expanded the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport in order to improve operational safety and foster economic activity by leveraging infrastructure to meet growing demand for employment opportunities.

As part of the upgrades and expansion project, the following major works were completed:

  • Runway extensions
  • Taxiway and apron development
  • Airfield pavement rehabilitation
  • Air terminal building and parking lot expansion
  • Airport security and wildlife control fencing upgrades
  • New airport maintenance facility
  • Airport access road rehabilitation
  • Commercial lot development
  • Sanitary sewer and water distribution system upgrades

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  1. ^ a b Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 15 August 2019 to 0901Z 10 October 2019.
  2. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  3. ^ Information Orillia
  4. ^ "Airline to start offering flights from Barrie area to Toronto". CTV News. 2017-10-10.

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