Sunday, August 4, 2013

Quesnel Airport Car Rental

Found just over two miles outside the small Cariboo District city of Quesnel in British Columbia, Canada, Quesnel airport (IATA: YQZ) is a small regional airport with a lot of character. While it is by no means the largest airport in Canada, or indeed the local area, it is an important transport link to Vancouver and other areas for those living in the local community.

Quesnel itself is a small city located between Prince George and Williams Lake on the main route into the north of British Columbia and the Yukon. While it claims to host the world’s largest gold pan, this is often disputed by Nome in Alaska, amongst other cities worldwide. Sister city to Shiraoi in Japan, Quesnel hosted the British Columbia Winter Games in 2000 and is close to the popular canoeing area of Bowron Lake Provincial Part in the Cariboo Mountains.

There is limited public transportation in the area surrounding the airport, which has led to a rise in the number of car hire companies who are looking to offer their services to arrivals. Many who take out a policy upon arrive find it would have been cheaper had they compared Quesnel airport car hire before arrival, although some find that the difference is negligible. The airport is served solely by Central Mountain Air, who fly a regular service to Vancouver only. While this is the only official route out of the airport, notwithstanding any hired charter flights, it is one of the most important that could possibly be offered to local residents, providing an excellent connection to the international airport which would otherwise be a nightmare to get to by road. 

Quesnel Lake Dock. Creative Commons Image Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Quesnel_lake_dock.jpg