La Macaza – Mont Tremblant International Airport

La Macaza – Mont Tremblant International Airport

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La Macaza – Mont Tremblant International Airport

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La Macaza – Mont Tremblant International Airport , commonly Mont-Tremblant International and formerly Rivière Rouge – Mont Tremblant International Airport, is a single runway airport located in the township of La Macaza, about north of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

History

Military Base

The airport was originally built (completed 1962) for the RCAF by Boeing to military specifications, as an RCAF emergency landing field, with a runway of . It subsequently became home to 447 SAM Squadron, armed with 29 nuclear tipped CIM-10 Bomarc missiles. After 1968 the station became CFB La Macaza and closed as an active base in 1972 following the removal of the Bomarc missiles.

Civilian Airfield

Later converted as a civilian airport, it was turned into an international airport in 2000 despite a referendum held in the region stating that the citizens of La Macaza opposed the project.

Federal Prison

The area that was used for the Bomarc silos was converted into the La Macaza Institution in 1978.

Facilities

The airport consists of a small chalet style terminal building along the east side of the runway and south of the prison facility. There are no hangers for aircraft storage.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can...
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