The Smithers Regional Airport modernization and expansion is scheduled to be completed in April 2019.

Smithers airport modernization timeline released

The Smithers airport alternative approval process is scheduled for June 8, and if approved the project should be completed Apr. 3, 2019.

  • May. 17, 2016 4:00 p.m.

The first stage of the Smithers Regional Airport Terminal Modernization Project has begun.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide detailed design and engineered drawings, as well as contract administration services, has been released with a closing date of May 26, 2016. The RFP has been posted on BC Bid and the complete document is available on the Town’s website at under Businesses/Bid Opportunities.

“By increased accessibility and capacity, the modernization of the Smithers Regional Airport terminal will strengthen the competitive position of Smithers as an economic and regional hub,” said Mayor Taylor Bachrach.

The steps following the RFP include conducting an alternate approval process (AAP). The AAP is a legal vehicle which allows the public to oppose the project if they do not want the project to proceed.


Advertise Request for Proposal for detailed design April 28, 2016

Open house for the AAP June 8, 2016

Select Architect/Engineering design team June 14, 2016

Open the AAP for exactly 30 days June 23, 2016

Secure $2 million funding through the AAP, and adopt the long term borrowing bylaw Sept. 30, 2016

Advertise the Construction tender package Jan. 11, 2017

Start construction April 2017

Project completion April 3, 2019


– Released by the Town of Smithers.


Read the full story in the May 25 edition of The Interior News.

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