The Anahim Lake Airport, located three hours west of Williams Lake , BC and operated by the Cariboo Regional District, chose to use wood as part of their new terminal building. The 90 square metre, two-storey facility serves passengers on regularly scheduled flights as well as other airport users such as fishing and heli-ski charters or fire centre initial attack crews.
This project offered the opportunity to incorporate a variety of structural wood solutions and wood-based insulation products in combination. Among the technologies employed are ‘woodcrete’ foundations, cross-laminated timber panels for the lower walls, and a combination of glue-laminated timber and conventional wood framing for the superstructure. Both fibreboard and blown cellulose insulation are used, and the building is clad in solid timber planks.
The building is a beautiful and functional structure that waits to greet visitors to the west Chilcotin and also promises to serve efficiently and effectively for many years to come.
darron campbell, manager of community services Cariboo regional District