Big Lakes County owns and operates two airports – High Prairie Airport and Swan Hills Airport.
The High Prairie Airport is approximately 3.2 kilometers south of the town of High Prairie on Highway #749. It is approximately 320 acres of land with an all-weather asphalt runway that measures 4332 ft long by 75 ft wide.
It is capable of handling light aircraft including helicopters and small jets. The airport is mostly used by medivac, private planes flown by residents of the county and neighbouring towns, by waterbombers for wildfires, and by crop dusting aircrafts for applying pesticides to farms.
In terms of amenities, the High Prairie airport has a recently renovated terminal building with pilot’s lounge as well as a fueling station that supplies Jet A fuel and 100-low lead fuel (self serve credit cards).
Elevation 1975 feet MSL
There is a landing fee of $50.00 per landing for Fixed Wing Commercial Aircraft once they exceed 50 landings per calendar year at the High Prairie Airport. Aircraft completing agricultural operations are exempt from landing fee charges.
As per PW-22 Airport Landing Fees Policy and Schedule of Fees Bylaw 17-2021.
The Swan Hills Airport is approximately 3.8 kilometers south of the town of Swan Hills/Hwy 33 Jct. on Highway #32. The airport is 442 acres of land with an all-weather asphalt runway that is 4496 ft long by 100 ft wide.
It is capable of handling light aircraft including helicopters and small jets.
Elevation 3474 feet MSL