Perison Airport (CYJM)

Airport Profile

Fort St. James Perison Airport was originally built in 1964 as a gravel strip during the region's mining boom, on land originally donated by Harold Perison. By 1980, the airport provided a commercial link to the community and the region's float and ski plan operations serving remote industry and recreation.

There are no scheduled flights, but charter services are available.

Current Airport Statistics:

NOTAM Freq:126.4MHZ
Type:Airport (Airfield)
Use:Public/Civil (VFR)
Location:2.75 NM South of Fort St. James
Latitude:54°23'48"N (54.397222)
Longitude:124°15'42"W (-124.262777)
Elevation:2,364 ft (721 m)
Runways:10/28 – asphalt
3,937 ft x 75 ft (1,200 m x 23 m)
Lighting:10-AS(TE ME), 28-AS(TE ME)
ARCAL - 123.2 type K
Comm:Traffic 123.2 5NM 5400 ASL

Airport Revitalization

The District of Fort St. James applied under the British Columbia Air Access Program (BCAAP) for funding in 2023 to extend the runway and install airfield lighting and guidance equipment. These improvements were intended in part to support enhanced medivac, wildfire, and emergency response for the community, however, would also provide improved airport services for the general public using both commercial and private aircraft.

View the 2024 Airport Development & Master Plan

Completed in Phase 1:

  • New airport beacon adjacent to apron - flash type, 20 flashes/min
  • New medium intensity runway and threshold edge lighting
  • New RTIL approach lights
  • New LED Windsocks
  • New Pilot Radio Control of airfield lighting (ARCAL Type K - frequency 123.2)