Chilliwack Airport Car Rental

Chilliwack Municipal Airport Background…

Chilliwack Municipal Airport takes pride in its small town stature. The airport proudly proclaims it sits on one hundred and thirty-nine acres of land with a main terminal designed to accommodate up to nineteen passenger planes. The airport sports only one four thousand foot runway and is therefore only able to accommodate the landing and takeoff of a single plane at a time. However, despite its size the airport still does quite a bit of business and serves as a major contributor to the town’s economy with more than twenty businesses and seventy-five aircraft calling the airport “home”.

The airport was sold in 1975 and promptly torn down to allow room to rebuild a more modern facility in its place. This left the airport closed for a bit and required nearly everything to be rebuilt from scratch. The two notable attractions of the airport are the free air show called Chilliwack Flight Fest that is carried out during the last week of August each year and the Airport Coffee Shop, which is discussed further down.


Chilliwack Airport

Chilliwack Municipal Airport Car Rentals…
 
 
There are four car rental companies that offer their services to the passengers of Chilliwack Municipal Airport, but none of them are located on-site. Budget, Hertz, Enterprise and National all have their own separate locations and offer free shuttle services to and from the airport. All you have to do is called the company you want to rent from to pick you up after landing. If you reserve your vehicle ahead of time you can even set a scheduled pickup time and have the shuttle waiting for you when you land. Finding the phone numbers for the rental car companies is as easy as a quick Google Maps search, but the airport also has the numbers for people who can’t or don’t wish to look it up themselves.

Three of the four companies, Enterprise, Budget, and Hertz, are located just northwest of the airport. This is extremely convenient for anyone wishing to visit Chilliwack since Downtown Chilliwack is in the same place. As soon as you turn out of any of the aforementioned three rental lots you’ll find yourself in the heart of the city. National, on the other hand, is located just southwest of the airport. To get to the downtown area from it you’ll have to turn right onto Vedder Rd and follow it as it turns into Yale Rd. When you reach Yale Rd W and Airport Rd you’ll be on the outer fringe of Downtown Chilliwack.

Chilliwack Airport Directions to Abbotsford…

Due to its proximity, Chilliwack Municipal Airport makes a great secondary airport for anyone traveling to Abbotsford. If you wish to visit Abbotsford, travel from any of the three rental lots in the downtown area to Yale Rd W and head south. The road will turn into Vedder Rd just before the Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp, which you’ll need to stay right on in order to take. If you’re coming from National, head up Vedder Rd and be on the lookout for the left turn onto the Trans-Canada Highway that you can make at the light under the overpass. Once on the Trans-Canada Highway, getting to Abbotsford is as easy and sitting back and enjoying the spacious highway road.
 
The Airport Coffee Shop…

The Airport Coffee Shop is more known and revered than the airport itself. It has been around since the airport’s earliest beginnings, but didn’t make a name for itself until it was purchased by Neil and Kathleen McNeill in 1970. The fresh cooked meals appealed to pilots and passengers of the airport instantly, but unfortunately the restaurant closed with the airport in 1975. It started back again in 1980 after being purchased and has been a famous source of freshly cooked food and homemade pie ever since. I highly suggest trying it out during your visit to Chilliwack.




Other Car Rental Options at Chilliwack Municipal Airport…

Your options at the airport are pretty much limited to a shuttle, but from there you can get whatever you want. Make a reservation or else you’ll probably find yourself wasting a ton of time riding shuttles back and forth or making a bad deal because you don’t want to waste time finding a good one. Foresight will definitely take you far at Chilliwack Municipal Airport.

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