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Our Fleet

Liard Tours Ltd together with Liard Air Ltd operates a fleet of floatplanes which are in the air daily to in service for BC resident hunters and  our three hunting cabins.  Our main focus is the BC resident hunter, however we also offer freight and supply services to mineral exploration, outfitters, trappers etc.
Liard Air Ltd has a reputation for safely operating immaculately maintained aircraft such as the DeHavilland Canada Turbine DHC-3 Otter as well as our Cessna TU206G Stationair since 1981!
Liard Air Ltd. holds Transport Canada certification to fly external loads such as canoes, aluminum boats, lumber etc.

DeHavilland Canada Turbine DHC-3 Otter

This legendary airplane hauls 9 passengers and up to 2200 lbs of freight.  Its large cargo door allows for loading of complete 4x8 foot sheets of plywood, 45 gallon fuel drums, and pretty much any supplies hunters can imagine. DeHavilland built this airplane with performance in mind, allowing us to access high elevation and relatively small lakes.  Our machine was recently overhauled and painted.  Nicknamed the "Bush Limo" and powered by a 750 hp PT6-34 turbine this slick machine will take you and your hunting buddies to the most pristine wilderness areas in northern Canada.

Cessna 208 Caravan

The Cessna Caravan is known for its rugged utility and flexibility. With its powerful turboprop engine, the Caravan delivers the rare combination of high performance, low operating costs and ability to adapt to a wide variety of missions. This is the perfect mid-level aircraft for hauling gear into mountain lakes.

Tips to Pack

  • Consider each item you want to fly-in. Do you really need it?

  • Keep your packages small. Plastic tote boxes work really well as they can also be utilized to take the meat out.

  • Weigh your load at home and ensure that your personal weight and your gear don’t exceed the stated capacity of the airplane you charter.

  • Do not tie shoes and other items to your backpack as they could be caught while loading and unloading the airplane.

  • Close all zippers on your backpacks, duffle bags and jackets.

  • When loading an airplane, generally heavy or bulky items need to be loaded first. Lighter items can be placed on top.

  • Liard Air has the authority to carry a variety of dangerous goods. However, we need your cooperation to do so.

  • Before we load the airplane, your pilot will ask you how many kilograms of ammunition, how much propane in kilograms, how much fuel in liters, and how many internal combustion engines (chainsaws, outboard motors etc...) you have. This information is required to comply with Transport Canada’s Dangerous Goods Regulations.

  • If you bring pepper spray or bear spray, you must let the pilot know, so he can place the can into the float luggage compartment (You do not want the pepper spray to go off in the aircraft cabin…)

  • Please ensure that rifles are unloaded.

  • If you rent one of our out post cabins, you’ll need substantially less gear. Our guest frequently fly-in with smaller airplane, thereby saving significantly in air charter cost.

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