Edson Airport

The Edson Airport (CYET) is a Transport Canada certified airport operated by the Town of Edson, approximately 190 kilometers west of Edmonton. The airport's location within the Town of Edson provides convenient access to all services and a gateway to Jasper National Park. Aircraft serving the Forestry, Petroleum, Mining and Tourism industries are frequent visitors to the Edson Airport, although scheduled air service is not available at this time. Local fixed wing and helicopter operators provide charter service.

A privately owned and operated fuel facility is located at the airport. The contact number for fuel services is (780) 723-3134. Detailed information regarding the Edson Airport and the services we offer can be found on this site. We invite you to spend some time looking at our site to find out more information on the services and attractions that can be found in Edson and the surrounding area.






Located within the Town of Edson
Area of airport 287.59 Acres
Located in N 1/2 17-53-17-W5, NW-16-53-17-5
Latitude 53o 36' N, Longitute 116o 28' W


Reference Point Co-ordinates 53o34'44" N, 116o 27' 54" W
Elevation 3035'
Aerodrome Elevation 3041'


Edson Airport is a certified unmanned Aerodrome, Certificate # 5151-210.
Operational 24 hours per day 7 days per week. Maintained 5 days per week.
Mandatory Frequency 123.2.
Capable of supporting Non Precision VFR & IFR operations to circling limits of aircraft in the B737 category (3C). Maintained to AGN # IIIA.


The maneuvering area consists of:
Runway 07-25 which is 6000ft x 100 ft of Asphalt PLR 9. Displaced thresholds Runway 07-594’ Runway 25-484’'. PCN 50/F/D/W/T

Taxiway A,  PLR 9 or PCN 50/F/D/W/T
Taxiway B,  PLR 9 or PCN 50/F/D/W/T
Apron 1 (Public apron)148’ X 197’, PLR 9 or PCN 50/F/D/W/T
Taxiway D & Apron 2 (Private use only)


Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI).
Rotating Beacon
Two Illuminated windsocks.
LED Runway edge lighting.
ARCAL type K (123.2) Low –Med-High.

Navigational Aids

RNAV/LNAV GPS Approach runway 25
Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS).

Fuel Service

Provided by Dandy oil 780-723-3134
Card lock/ credit card self serve system. Call out service available.

Landing Fees*

  • Minimum Fee (=20,000 kg or less)** Each $15.00
  • Over 20,000 kg T Per 1000 kg of Gross Take-Off Weight (GTOW) $4.00

* Includes daily parking and power.

** Privately registered aircraft with a weight less than 2000 kg are exempt from this fee.

Aircraft Storage – 2,000 Kg and Under (Includes Power)

  • Monthly Parking Fee Per Month $100.00
  • Yearly Parking Fee Per Year $600.00


Aircraft Storage – 2,001 Kg and Over (Includes Power)

  • Monthly Parking Fee Per Month $150.00
  • Yearly Parking Fee Per Year $750.00

General Terminal Charges

  • Aircraft Seating Capacity 0-5 Free
  • Airport Seating Capacity 6 or More Per Seat $2.00

Secure Vehicle Parking (Includes Power)

  • Daily Fee Per Day $5.00
  • Monthly Fee Per Month $100.00
  • Yearly Fee Per Year $500.00

To prevent risk to public safety, aircraft safety, or invasion of privacy, if drone operations need to be conducted within the Town of Edson, we ask you to obtain prior permission. As there is an airport in Edson, drone operations could impact aircraft and flight paths.

For drones above 250 grams, basic operations are not permitted in the Town of Edson (within 3 nautical miles - 5.6 km of an airport) and advanced operations must follow Transport Canada established procedures and permissions. Submission of a permit application indicating location, height, and purpose of the intended activity, along with proof of liability insurance, registration & operator certification is required in all cases.

For drones under 250 grams, operations when other aircraft are present and/or in the vicinity of airports/heliports are strongly discouraged and may be considered negligent or reckless.

Please call (780) 723-4010 for more information or clarification.


General Drone Regulations FAQ

Do I need pilot certification? 

​If your drone or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) weighs less than 250 grams, you are not required to obtain a pilot certificate. If your drone or RPAS weighs more than 250 grams, you should obtain Remote Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Pilot Certificate – Basic Operations certification.

Do I need to register my device with Transport Canada?

​If your drone or RPAS weighs less than 250 grams, you do not need to register the device. If it weights more than 250 grams, you must register your device with Transport Canada after obtaining your RPAS Pilot Certificate.

​Where can I fly?

For drones under 250 grams there are few restrictions on where you can fly. You may not fly over or within the perimeter established by a public authority in response to an emergency. Also, you may not operate at or near an aerodrome in a manner that could interfere with other aircraft. You should also avoid advertised events and flying over people.

Drones over 250 grams have much more stringent rules for flights and must stay below 122 metres and away from airports and heliports.

  • 6 kilometres (3 nautical miles) from airports
  • 9 kilometres (1 nautical mile) from heliports

Find more information on drone regulations and safety at


Info from Transport Canada

Legal requirements when flying drones

Drone pilots must follow the rules in the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs). Part IX – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems contains most of the rules that apply to drones up to 25 kilograms. You should read these regulations in full before you fly your drone for the first time.

Drone pilots must carry a valid drone pilot certificate and only fly drones that are marked and registered. If you are flying a drone that is less than 250 grams, you do not need to register the drone or get a drone pilot certificate.

Drone pilots must always carry a valid drone pilot certificate while operating their drone. A valid drone pilot certificate is a printed or electronic document issued by Transport Canada. No other form of certification will be accepted.

Respect all other laws

You must respect all other laws when flying your drone. We encourage you to read the following documents before you fly for the first time:

You must respect the privacy rights of others when you fly.

We investigate reports of unsafe flying. We may involve local police if you break other laws.

Fly your drone safely

It’s important that you fly your drone responsibly to avoid harming others. Here are the rules you need to follow.

Who can fly

You need a drone pilot licence to fly drones that weigh 250 grams (g) up to and including 25 kilograms (kg).

You need to be 14 years old to get a basic licence and 16 years old to get an advanced licence. Children younger than 14 must be supervised by someone with a licence. This includes clubs, camps and other youth groups.

Before you fly

  1. Understand your legal requirements when flying drones
  2. Understand the difference between basic and advanced operations (find your category of drone operation)
  3. Get the necessary knowledge requirements
  4. Get a drone pilot certificate
  5. Choose the right drone if you want to perform advanced operations
  6. Register your drone
  7. Follow your drone manufacturer’s instructions
  8. Survey the area where you will fly
    • Take note of any obstacles, such as buildings and power lines
  9. Advanced operations only - to operate in controlled airspace (Classes C, D or E) you need to ask NAV CANADA for an RPAS Flight Authorization

While flying

To keep yourself and others safe, fly your drone:

  • where you can always see it
    • You can fly at night if you have lights on your drone
  • below 122 metres (400 feet) in the air
  • away from bystanders, at a minimum horizontal distance of 30 metres for basic operations
  • away from emergency operations and advertised events
    • Avoid forest fires, outdoor concerts and parades
  • away from airports and heliports
    • 5.6 kilometres (3 nautical miles) from airports
    • 1.9 kilometres (1 nautical mile) from heliports
  • outside controlled airspace (for basic operations only)
  • far away from other aircraft
    • Don’t fly anywhere near airplanes, helicopters and other drones


You could face serious penalties, including fines and/or jail time, if you break the rules.

Fines for individuals

  • up to $1,000 for flying without a drone pilot certificate
  • up to $1,000 for flying unregistered or unmarked drones
  • up to $1,000 for flying where you are not allowed
  • up to $3,000 for putting aircraft and people at risk

Fines for corporations

  • up to $5,000 for flying without a drone pilot certificate
  • up to $5,000 for flying unregistered or unmarked drones
  • up to $5,000 for flying where you are not allowed
  • up to $15,000 for putting aircraft and people at risk

If you break more than one rule, you could receive multiple penalties.


Useful terms to know

Drone and Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)

We use the term “drone” on these pages to refer to any type of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). There are several different terms for this technology. In Part IX of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, we use the term Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems to align with our international partners.

Visual-line-of-sight (VLOS)

Visual-line-of-sight means always keeping your device in sight without visual aid (for example, binoculars or video feed). This means not flying into clouds or fog, or behind trees, buildings or other (even partial) obstructions.


Bystander refers to anyone that is not directly associated with the operation. Among others, this excludes the pilot and crew.

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The Town of Edson currently has land available for lease for a commercial business at the airport.

There is also 200m² leased lots available for the purpose of building private aircraft hangars.



Ph:  (780) 723-4010
Fax: (780) 723-7188
Mailing Address:  Box 6300, Edson Alberta T7E 1T7