Edmonton Airports manages three  airports: Edmonton International Airport (EIA, though its official airline code is “YEG”),Cooking Lake Airport, and Villeneuve Airport, and used to operate the Edmonton City Centre Airport (which was closed in 2013).

Edmonton International Airport is 723 metres or 2372 feet above sea level and is Canada’s most northerly 24 hour international airport. Edmonton International Airport is the fifth busiest airport in Canada, and in 2001 3.9 million passengers used the airport (3.4 million domestic, .4 million trans-border, and .1 million international).

Edmonton International Airport, located 12 km south of the city (30 km south of downtown), near Leduc and Nisku, is the primary hub for scheduled, commercial passenger and cargo aviation, as well as general and corporate aviation activity. Edmonton International Airport is conveniently situated adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth II highway linking Edmonton and Calgary; The smaller Edmonton Municipal airport is near the Yellowhead TransCanada Highway which connects Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver.

Drivers picking up or dropping off passengers have a few options available for parking. There are Arrivals Level curbside meters by the Rendez-Vous Meeting Point. These high-demand meters limit stays to 20 minutes per meter. $1 per 10 minutes, and a change machine is located in the Rendez-Vous Meeting Point For longer parking stays use of the parkade will save money and parking tickets.

Airport Facilities

The airport provides aircraft handling and re-fueling services, and executive flight lounges. There are many amenities located in the main terminal or close to Edmonton International Airport, such as hotels, car rental companies and tourist information.

The Edmonton International Airport has two runways in an open “V” configuration, both over 10,200 feet long, and can accommodate any size of aircraft including the Antonov, the world’s largest cargo carrier

The airport has three aprons: one in front of the air terminal building with sixteen aircraft parking positions, and two for General Aviation parking, one Northeast of the terminal building and one in the AirLinks Cargo Park adjacent to Runway 02/20 for cargo handling.

The Edmonton Area Control Centre is also the Western Region Area Control Centre responsible for all aircraft movements over Alberta and most of northern Canada, including the high Arctic. It provides both radar and non-radar Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) control service to all aircraft operating in controlled airspace, and to aircraft operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) with 24 hour service.


The airport offers three parking strategies, depending on your travel plans. All EIA parking includes free vehicle plug-ins, free battery boosts, free coat check service (drop-off/pick-up located at the Valet Office) and free Edmonton Journal. Prices do not include GST. For more info call the parking office at (780) 890-8439.

Surface “Value” Parking

This well-lit, paved and patrolled facility is located conveniently across from the parkade, the Value Park facility offers economical daily, weekly, and monthly rates. The lowest priced airport parking offers courtesy shuttle to the terminal is open 24 hours and is wheelchair accessible.

The cost is $2.00 per ½ hour and $11 per day, with weekly rates about $55.

Parkade Parking

This facility features four levels, 1800 stalls, Level P2 – hourly parking, Level P3 & P4 – daily parking, Connected via covered walkways to terminal building. The parkade costs $2.75 per ½ hour up to $20.00 per day on either the Hourly or Daily Levels, and if you park on the Daily Levels, you can park weekly for $100.

Valet Parking

Valet Parking is located on the departures level curb in the North Terminal. Park in one of the designated valet stalls and an attendant will park your vehicle in a reserved, covered, and patrolled area in the parkade. When you return from your trip, your vehicle will be waiting for you on the curbside. Valet customers may also request a car wash, oil change, vehicle servicing, and detailing performed while they are away. Valet parking costs $30 day for parking charges.

Services for International Travellers

  • Departures for the US are pre-cleared by US Customs before departure. Keep in mind you can be prevented from boarding your flight if you are not pre-cleared by Customs which operates under US laws. If you have any criminal record, you might as well stay home.
  • Currency exchange is offered at he South Terminal departures and arrivals levels
  • Canadians travelling internationally may register valuable items may contact the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency on the arrivals level of the South Terminal, so that they have proof of prior ownership when they return.

Here are some key phone numbers:

  • Travelex (Currency Exchange) (780) 890-2370
  • Canada Customs and Revenue Agency 1-800-461-9999
  • Duty Free (780) 890-4510
  • US Customs 780) 890-4514 for customs questions, (780) 890-4486 for immigration questions
  • Canada Immigration Centre 1-888-242-2100
  • Canada Food Inspection Agency (780) 890-4310

Restaurants at the Airport

Harvey’s (open 5 am to 10 pm, 8 pm weekends) Fast-food franchise on the North Terminal departures level
Jasper Mountain Eatery & Brewworks (open 7 am to 11 pm) Full menu restaurant, licensed on the North Terminal departures level
Second Cup (open 5 am to 10 pm, 8 pm weekends) Coffee kiosk, pastries, light snacks, merchandise, gift baskets on the North Terminal departures level
Tim Hortons (open 24 hours daily) Coffee, donuts, soup, sandwiches in the South Terminal arrivals level

Domestic Passenger Lounge:
Montana’s (open 5 am to midnight pm) barbecue ribs, chicken and steaks, sandwiches. Licensed
Sbarro (open 5 am to 9 pm weekday) Pizzas, pasta and salads
Sports Section Bar (open 10 am to midnight) Full menu restaurant and bar, licensed
Starbucks (open 5 am to 10 pm) Coffee and snacks
Tim Hortons (open 24 hours daily) Coffee, donuts, soup, sandwiches in the South Terminal arrivals level

United States Passenger Lounge:
Starbucks (open 5 am to 10 pm) Coffee and snacks
Toast Café (open 5 am to 6 pm) Soups, salads, ice cream

Other Edmonton Area Airports


Cooking Lake Airport

Cooking Lake Airport is used primarily for privately owned float planes and small wheeled aircraft. Facilities include a flight training school, charter services, aircraft maintenance and repair establishments, and 100LL fuel. The facility is equipped for VFR day/night with a rotating beacon, Visual Approach Slope Indicator System (VASIS), Aircraft Radio Control of Aerodrome Lighting (ARCAL), and an Automated Weather Observation Station (AWOS).
One of the most unique features of this facility is that it is Canada’s only “bare land condominium airport” where the owners of the hangar lots comprise the condominium association.

Villeneuve Airport

The primary flight training facility of the Edmonton Capital Region, the Villeneuve Airport features two paved runways (3500 feet x 100 feet). The Villeneuve Tower operates daily from 8 am to 10 pm, and the airport has a small public terminal facility next to the tower, is home to a number of aircraft flight training and aircraft maintenance firms, and is the site of air cadet glider training.

City Centre Airport – now closed

City Centre Airport (formerly the Edmonton Municipal Airport) was a smaller facility located just northwest of the city’s downtown.  The airport was closed in 2013 and is now being redeveloped by the city into a community named Blatchford.