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At Victoria, we would suggest the following:
For a domestic flight, you should arrive at the airport no later than 1 hour before departure time.
For a transborder flight, you should arrive at the airport no later than 1.5 hours before departure time.
For an International flight, you should arrive at the airport no later than 2 hours before departure time.
Currently, CATSA, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, is responsible for passenger pre-board screening at the Victoria Internationa Airport and airports across Canada. For information about prohibited items we recommend that you browse the CATSA website.
Victoria International Airport does not currently have a U.S. Pre-Clearance Facility so travellers will clear both U.S. Customs and Immigration upon arrival into the United States.
Unfortunately for security reasons, the Victoria International Airport does not provide luggage storage at the airport.
One option may be Peninsula Mini Storage, located just off the airport property. They offer an option for short-term rentals. Their office is open Monday to Saturday, from 9 AM to 5 PM. They can be contacted as follows:
Location: 2072 Henry Avenue West, Sidney BC
Please keep in mind that you would need to retrieve your luggage before the end of business hours, and you would need your own transportation to these locations as they are located off airport lands.
Our Lost & Found office can be contacted by calling (250) 953-7511.
Please note that any items lost on board an aircraft are the responsibility of the airline. In these cases, please contact the airline directly.
Current employment opportunities with the Victoria Airport Authority can found in the Careers section of our website.
The Airport Authority is not the hiring agency for the airlines, air terminal building tenants or land tenants. We recommend that you contact those companies directly for job opportunities.
If you are interested in employment in the security field as either a
Pre-Board Screener or Airport Commissionaire, a resume may be mailed to:
G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) Ltd.
121-1640 Electra Blvd.
Sidney, BC V8L 5V4
Attention: Regional Manager
Corps of Commissionaires
Victoria International Airport
201-1640 Electra Blvd.
Sidney, BC V8L 5V4
Attention: Detachment Commander
Our Red Coat Volunteer Information Desk is open from 0830-1630 daily, you can call their desk at (250) 953-7533 or, for after hours, please call the Airport Security Office at (250) 953-7511.
The telephone number for Environment Canada Weather Office in Victoria is (250) 363-0410.
Yes. Duty Free services are provided by HDS Retail North America and they can be reached at (250) 656-0817.
Yes. BC Transit signigicantly increased service to and from the terminal building at Victoria International Airport in June 2011. Please visit the Public Transportation section of our website for details.
We kindly request that you say hello or goodbye to your pets outside of the terminal building as pets are not allowed in the airport terminal if they are not contained in a kennel or pet container. Please respect this policy, especially considering the number of people who suffer from severe allergies.
Service animals and animals travelling with their owners are permitted inside the Airport Terminal Building. Animals must be under the control of their owners at all times and must be on a leash or in a travelling container at all times.
Smoking is only permitted at the end of the departures curb and across the crosswalk from the arrivals curb. Cigarette butt receptacles are provided in those locations.