Lake Simcoe Regional Airport

Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (IATA: YLK, ICAO: CYLS), formerly the Oro Barrie Orillia Regional Airport,[3] is a registered aerodrome that operates as a regional airport located near Highway 11 in the township of Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada. The airport is operated by Lake Simcoe Regional Airport Inc., a municipal service corporation jointly owned by the City of Barrie (60%), County of Simcoe (20%), and Township of Oro-Medonte (20%).[4]

Lake Simcoe Regional Airport

Barrie-Orillia/Lake Simcoe Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Barrie (60%)
County of Simcoe (20%)
Township of Oro-Medonte (20%)
OperatorLake Simcoe Regional Airport Inc.
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 Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. CBSA officers at this airport can handle aircraft with no more than 24 passengers.[1] The airport has published instrument approaches.


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

Airlines and destinationsEdit

FlyGTA Airlines Toronto–Billy Bishop[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  3. ^ Information Orillia
  4. ^ "Airport Authority". Lake Simcoe Regional Airport. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Airline to start offering flights from Barrie area to Toronto". CTV News. 2017-10-10.

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