Long Term Parking Lot Expansion Phase I

Project Type: Expansion of Long Term ATB Parking

Proponents: McElhanney Ltd.

Authority: Victoria Airport Authority (VAA)

Location: Victoria International Airport (YYJ) – Sidney BC

Schedule: July 2023 – November 2023


This project involves the expansion of the ATB "orange" long term parking lot.  The project will reconfigure one of the gravel overflow parking lots, adding 300 new parking stalls and increase efficiency.  The expansion will include new storm water management features, the installation of new CCTV, lighting, and electric vehicle charging stations. 


Construction activities will generally occur during normal business hours.  Types of activity include survey, civil work, utility work, paving, landscaping and general materials handling. 

The project is located groundside on the southern region of the airport.  The project is fully contained on an existing lease and construction activities are not expected to affect airport operations.  Adjacent public roads may be affected when moving construction materials to the site but will be managed by road traffic flaggers.

The Project is being completed to meet an increasing demand for long term parking, while remaining flexible for land use planning in the future.  Adjacent stormwater management upgrades will service the new parking area in addition to reducing potential future flooding along Willingdon Road during heavy storm events.  Environmental permitting has been evaluated and included in the project works.


Latest update

The public comment period on this project is closed.  The VAA has determined that the proposed project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • Impacts on the rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • Community knowledge;
  • Comments received from the public; and
  • Technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.



Victoria Airport Authority
Allison Waldick, Environmental Officer
201- 1640 Electra Blvd
Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V4
Email: allison.waldick@victoriaairport.com

  • Location

    • Victoria (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Victoria Airport Authority
  • Authorities

    • Victoria Airport Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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