This website is the only portal through which to obtain Seasonal Pre-Authorized access to restricted lakes in BC Parks. BCFA Membership is required.
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Welcome to the BC Floatplane Association Website!


Tweedsmuir Park

The BC Floatplane Association represents the interests of floatplane pilots flying in B.C.  The BCFA is a COPA  flight 72.

The BCFA works actively to:

The BCFA offers free membership to pilots who have recently received their float endorsment through one of the British Columbia flying schools.

BCFA members are kept up to date on new events, access issues and many other items of interest through our website, meetings, newsletters and email.

Tatlatui Lake

Aircraft access to BC Parks and Protected Areas is governed by the recently amended Section 27 of the Parks Regulations, which states that ".. a person may use an aircraft to arrive at or depart from a Park or Recreation Area.." subject to Schedule A, where it lists a number of Lakes with access restrictions. BCFA members may obtain seasonal pre-authorization for access to many of these restricted locations through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Partnership Agreement (PA) between BC Parks and the BCFA. This seasonal pre-authorization is available only to paid up BCFA members, through this website. The majority of lakes in the Park system are now open to aircraft access without any pre-authorization requirements.

In the Members Only Section you can:

The Freedom to Fly Floats in BC Scholarship 2015

The BC Floatplane Association (BCFA) recognizes the need to continue our freedom to fly floats in BC.  The BCFA is offering one $2,500.00 scholarship towards a seaplane rating. The applicant must be a BC resident currently holding a valid Canadian Private Pilot Licence or higher with a minimum of 150 hrs total time. The winner of the BCFA scholarship must successfully complete the seaplane training in BC and their Licence endorsed within twelve (12) months of the time the scholarship was awarded. Funds will be paid directly to the flight school of choice. The recipient will be chosen on a basis of merit, career aspirations and dedication, as well as contributions to their community. One of the two recommendation letters must be from a pilot you have flown with. The BCFA 2015 Scholarship Guidelines references the additional requirements to be met.

(Scholarship Value: $2,500.00 & One  Year BCFA Membership Free)

Click here for guidelines.

Click here for application. 

Free Membership for new floatplane endorsments!

Yes that's correct - free membership - The BCFA will give pilots who have obtained a floatplane endorsment in British Columbia free BCFA membership for 1 year. Just apply within 90 days of getting your floatplane endorsment and we will get you signed up.

Don't have your float endorsement yet?

Check the list of schools here.


We would like to thank the following organizations/people for their financial donation to the B.C. Floatplane Association

LangleyAero Structures
Bronze Sponsor - Dec '15

Experienced & well equipped Transport Canada approved shops in Langley & Fort Langley float base. 

604 530 4077 

AeroSport Power
Bronze sponsor - Dec '15

Our engines consistently take top spots @ the Valdez competitions!

2965 Airport Rd.Kamloops, B.C. V2B 7W8
Tel: (250) 376-6226  1-800 667 0522

Inland Communications Services
Bronze Sponsor - Dec '15

ICS Avionics

Avionics Sales and Service since 1972.
Kamloops, BC  250.376.1121

Progressive Air
Bronze Sponsor - Dec '15

Distributors of Continental & Lycoming engines, parts & accessories

Custom engine & accessory overhaul

2965 Airport Road, Kamloops, BC  V2B 7W8

250 376 6226     1 877 376 0861   


Seaplanes West Inc.
Bronze Sponsor - Dec '15

Seaplanes West Inc. supplies C-180 & 185 engine mounts & is the Aerocet Float Dealer! 

6400 Tronson Rd, Vernon BC V1H 1N5  250 545 4484 

Lakes District Air Services Ltd
Bronze Sponsor - Dec '15

Easily accessible on the west side of Burns Lake – Close to town

 Stop by for fuel anytime! – CFS Identifier CLD3

Please call prior to landing so we can be ready for you!  250.692.3229

1810 Hwy. 35, Burns Lake, BC  V0J 1E2