Nanaimo Airport, the “Gateway to Vancouver Island,” wants to book a firm to create a marketing campaign to increase brand awareness and recognition of its service offerings.

Vancouver Island has a population around 850K and is home to British Columbia’s capital city of Victoria.

The Nanaimo facility opened in 1942 as a training field for Royal Canadian Air Force glider pilots and an emergency wartime airfield.

Air Canada, WestJet and Canadian North currently serve Nanaimo Airport, which has scheduled flights to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, plus Toronto seasonally. 

The airport’s marketing goals focus on boosting passenger education, strategic partnerships, mascot development and corporate social responsibility initiatives. 

Responses are due Feb. 21. They go to [email protected] with a subject line: “RFSOQ 20230125; Marketing Services, Attention: Keith Granbois.”

Read the RFP (PDF).