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  • 9 Feb 2020 7:36 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    July 10-12. Northwood Lodge @ Timothy Lake. www.northwoodlodge.com

    Make reservations early. Lots of parking for float planes on sandy beach area; will have 100LL fuel available. Shuttles available from 108 Mile (CZML) for wheel planes. 

    For reservations (cabins, camping, RV hookups), call Northwood Lodge  (250) 396-7311.

    Open to all. Main events on July 11. More details will follow.

  • 5 Feb 2020 9:47 AM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    It's time to submit your requests for pre-approval for access to restricted lakes in BC Parks. Deadline for submission is April 30.  Use the form on the Parks Request page to submit your requests.

    Pre-approvals are received back from BC Parks in the late May/early June time. Once received, they will be emailed out to the requesting members. 

    And if you haven't completed your Parks Visit Report for 2019 yet, please do it now! It's part of our obligation for the privilege of receiving access to these beautiful lakes.

  • 14 Jan 2020 11:21 AM | Anonymous

    The BC Floatplane Association (BCFA) recognizes the need to continue our freedom to fly floats in BC and so the BCFA is proud to be able to offer a $2500 scholarship towards a seaplane rating each year.

    The applicant must be a BC resident currently holding a valid Canadian Private Pilot License or higher with a minimum of 150 hrs total time. The winner of the BCFA scholarship must successfully complete the seaplane training in BC and their License endorsed within twelve (12) months of the time the scholarship was awarded. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school of choice. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, career or float flying aspirations and dedication, as well as contributions to their community. One of the two recommendation letters must be from a pilot you have flown with. The BCFA Scholarship Guidelines references the additional requirements to be met.

    BCFA Scholarship Guidelines 2020.docx

    BCFA Scholarship Application 2020.docx

  • 27 Oct 2019 12:23 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    With the approaching end of the flying season, it's time to submit your report for lakes visited under the BCFA BC Parks pre-authorization partnership agreement.

    We have a convenient online form to submit your report -- BCFA members can fill out the form on the BCParks:Parks Report page here

    It should only take about a minute or two to complete your report, which is due by December 31. It is important that BCFA members participate in this process if we are to maintain our constructive relationship with BC Parks, and to preserve the access rights we have worked so hard for.

  • 11 Jul 2019 9:07 AM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    The YKA Airport has issued an operations notice regarding use of the floatplane dock and ramp area during the BCFA AGM July 19-21 -- it's reserved for floatplane users only and closed to the public during the AGM, and 24 hour security will be on-site.

    Operations Notice Floatplane Access Only July 19-21.pdf

  • 24 Jun 2019 9:29 PM | Bob Lukas (Administrator)

    Approvals for the 2019 season have been received from BC Parks for pre-authorization requests to restricted lakes and emailed out to the requesting members. 
    If you missed your email notice, a copy can be downloaded here. You should carry a copy of the letter with you when visiting a restricted lake.

  • 10 Apr 2019 10:08 PM | Deleted user

    April 10th, 2019

    To all members

    The following is a forwarded email request. If anyone is available to help, it would be greatly appreciated .


    I am the new Area Supervisor for the Upper Fraser area which include Kakwa Provincial Park. I was wondering if anyone in your organization was planning on any trips in to Kakwa this summer and if they would be interested in carrying supplies in for us.


    Thank you so much and enjoy the rest of  your day.



    Desirae Mc Murray

    Area Supervisor-Upper Fraser


    ( (250) 614-9918   (778) 349-2500


  • 1 Aug 2018 4:08 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    The BC Floatplane Association recognizes the need to continue our freedom to fly floats in BC. The BCFA awarded two $2500.00 scholarships towards a seaplane rating in 2018 to Sylvain Leone and Skylar Pridham. 

    One of the scholarship winners, Sylvain Leone accepting his award at the 2018 AGM in Timothy Lake, BC.

    Left to right: Wendy Boyes (scholarship chair), Sylvain Leone (2018 winner), Fanny Leroy (2017 past winner).

  • 1 Aug 2018 4:07 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)
    • When: July 13 to 15, 2018
    • Where: Timothy Lake, B.C. at Northwood Lodge & Resort
    • Nice weather and 10 floatplanes at the lodge and a couple of wheel planes at 108. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, presentations and a silent auction were enjoyed by all

  • 30 Jul 2018 4:10 PM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

    Washington Seaplane Association (WSPA) and BCFA have a goal to increase interaction amongst members.  Notwithstanding the border between us we share all of the same challenges and opportunities.

    We will be kicking this effort off with a splash out in September to Phantom Lake, BC.  Phantom is approx. 15nm NW of Squamish.  Phantom Lake (3100’ msl and 10,000 feet long) is a popular destination for floatplanes.  There is a convenient sandy beach with nearby primitive camping.  BCFA seasonally positions a canoe at the camp site.  Nearby float accessible lakes include East Falk Lake and Kato Lake.  These latter lakes, being higher and shorter, are a bit more challenging and suitable for higher performance aircraft. There is excellent hiking and scrambling at all of these lakes.

    The general plan for the weekend is as follows;

    Saturday, September 8

    • Late morning/early afternoon arrival at Phantom Lake
    • Camp Set Up
    • Fishing / hiking / BCFA canoe on site
    • Optional exploration of nearby lakes for those interested
    • 1800 dinner (BYOF&B)
    • Evening presentation/discussion by BCFA’s Mike Thompson on alpine lake flying

    Sunday, September 9

    Afternoon break camp and depart
    • After breakfast optional exploration of nearby lakes for those interested
    • Afternoon break camp and depart

    WSPA Contact – Don Goodman, donaldjg56@gmail.com, 360-303-7076

    BCFA Contact – Mike Thompson, mike@thompsonfoundry.com, 604-813-1863

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