Flying a drone in the Comox Valley

On June 1, 2019 new Transport Canada regulations came into effect. Ensure you know the rules.

The ‘No Drone Zones’

Most of the Comox Valley is a ‘No Drone Zone’ due to the number of airports/airfields and the sea-plane base. The shaded areas on the map below shows the 'No Drone Zones'. These zones include 5.6 kilometers around each airport/airfield and the Comox Control Zone which is Class D controlled airspace. The Comox Control Zone is the rectangular zone encompassing portions of Hornby Island to the south east, Saratoga Beach to the north west, the City of Courtenay to the west and midway into the Strait of Georgia to the east.

If you have any doubt refer to the Drone Flight Site Selection Tool or contact one of our specialists.

No drone zone map

Contact information

If you have a valid drone Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations and want to fly your registered marked drone in the Comox Control Zone please contact 19 Wing Operations to begin the approval process.

  • Telephone: 250-339-8231

For more information on the rules, regulations, and restrictions on operating a drone within Canadian airspace, please visit the following websites:

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