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Airport Name Biggar
Airport Category Registered Aerodrome
Nearest Community Biggar, adjacent to the north
Province: SASKATCHEWAN
Coordinates
Latitude (N): 52 03 04
Longitude (W): 107 59 18
Listed in Canada Flight Supplement Yes
Airport ident. CJF8
Appears on a VFR Navigation Chart Yes
Airport Elevation 2130
Magnetic Variation 15E
  Runway (Main): Runway (2): Runway (3): Runway (4):
Number: 09-27
Length: 2500
Width: 75
Surface asphalt
Night Flying Yes
Maintained Year Round Yes
Radio Communications Traffic 123.2 within 5 nm 5100 feet ASL
Telephone on the Airport Yes
Customs Airport Entry No
CANPASS No
Fees on Private Aircraft
Landing $: 0.00
Terminal $: 0.00
Parking $: 0.00
Airport Fuel Tax (litre) $: 0.00
Comments About Fees: no landing fees
Fuel Prices
100LL $: 0.00
Mogas $: 0.00
Jet Fuel $: 0.00
Fuel Prices with Taxes
100LL $: 0.00
Mogas $: 0.00
Jet Fuel $: 0.00
Date of Fuel Prices 0000-00-00
Fuel Price Comments
Fuel/Dealers
*(include Telephone Numbers)
no fuel available
Airport Management Town of Biggar Tel: 306-948-3317
Airport Web Site http://www.townofbiggar.com/industrans.html
Airport E-mail townoffice@townofbiggar.com
Other General Aviation Services on the Airport
Contact info
Town of Biggar 202 3rd Avenue West
Box 489 Biggar, Saskatchewan Canada
Phone: (306)-948-3317 Fax: (306)-948-5134 townoffice@townofbiggar.com
Hotels/Motels with pick up at Airport
*(include Telephone Numbers)
Westwind's Motor Hotel, the Biggar Hotel, The Homestyle Motel & Lunch
Bed & Breakfasts with pick up at Airport 
*(include Telephone Numbers)
Restaurants on the airport or nearby 
*(include Telephone Numbers)
Biggar Homestead 902 Main St Biggar SK 306 948-5444

Chicken Corral Restaurant 224 Main St Biggar SK 306 948-5355

Hannigan's Hamburgers & Pizza 706 Main St Biggar SK 306 948-3335

Snow White Family Restaurant 111 Main St Biggar SK S0K 0M0 306 948-2861

Town & Country Restaurant 110 Main St Biggar SK 306 948-5300
Camping Airport grounds: No
Washrooms No
Nearest COPA Flight Tel:
Other Local Aviation Associations & Telephone Numbers
Remarks
Local Tourism Contacts & Telephone Numbers Town's official website; http://www.townofbiggar.com/

The town's motto is "New York is Big But This is Biggar"
Local Activities, Sights & Events of Interest to Visitors Things to see in Biggar from http://www.townofbiggar.com/tourism.html

The Biggar Museum and Gallery opened its new location on 3rd Ave. West in 1997. It is open year round. It tells the history of Biggar and Area with local artifacts and displays. It also provides viewing space for traveling art shows.

Visit The Biggar Museum & Gallery

The Biggar and District Regional Park is located 1 km north of Biggar on Highway No. 4. It provides overnight camping facilities with partial hook ups and is open May to September. The regional park provides electrical and non-electrical campsites.

The Majestic Theatre, located at the corner of 4th Avenue and Main Street has been a landmark in the town since it was first built and started operating in 1911. The original building was enlarged substantially in 1916 and was again enlarged and renovated to its present size and appearance in 1929. It was closed in 1986 and sat unused until 1991 when a non-profit corporation, The Biggar and District Theatre Project, was formed to purchase and renovate the building. A two level addition at the rear of the theatre was built to provide space for meeting rooms and a kitchen was also added. The new theatre opened in 1995 and is used for a variety of community events such as weekly movies, live theatre performances, Arts Council presentations, music and carol festivals, and school programs.

The Town has many artistic and musically inclined citizens. The New Creation Community Players present a musical each spring with the local talent of the citizens of Biggar & Area. These musicals are presented in the newly renovated Biggar Majestic Theatre which has opened once again in Town.

The Town is home to many annual events. The Biggar Rodeo Days are held in June of each year. The Apple Blossom Festival happens in May and the Terry Fox Run takes place in September. East Hills Stock and Exotic Game Farm add to the excitement in Biggar also.

The New Horizons Complex building was completed in 1984. They offer a wide range of activities for our seniors ranging from shuffleboard, pool tables, and space for square dancing for our active seniors. They also offer a Courtesy Car which is used by the seniors all year round.

Roger Martin's Museum is located on Highway 51, 1 km West of Biggar. Replica buildings include a school, church, sod house, barn, wooden house, and a general store.

The Biggar & District Arts Council promotes and provides a climate of creativity in the visual and performing arts in Biggar. They bring in several performers a year to entertain and educate the citizens of Biggar.

The Biggar Community Hall, the Elks Hall, the New Horizons Complex, the Curling Club, and Jubilee Stadium all provide Banquet and Convention facilities in the Town of Biggar.

History from: http://www.townofbiggar.com/histfam.html

In 1907 the C.P.R steel passed through the district, and 1908 marked the arrival of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad. The settlement of Biggar, which took its name from W. H. Biggar, General Counsel for the G.T.P.R., was incorporated as a village in 1909. In 1910, the G.T.P.R. decided to establish a divisional point, sparking a construction boom that shot the population over the 600 mark. Biggar became one of the home terminals where train crews changed. The station was one of the largest in the west, boasting an all-night restaurant. Biggar was incorporated as a Town in 1911. Development continued and the population exceeded the 2,000 mark by the early 1920's. During the thirty years that followed, the population remained fairly stable. It wasn't until the 1950's that Biggar experienced renewed growth. Today, Biggar is a divisional point for the CN, and the railway employs about 190 people. CN brings about $12.3 million per annum in payroll into the community.

Biggar's present population is 2,351. It is a growing and prosperous community with much to offer to any potential visitors or residents.

The "New York Is Big But This Is Biggar" slogan came about in 1909 according to local legend. A survey crew had a bit too much to drink one night and wrote the phrase on a sign as a prank. As it turned out, the townspeople liked the phrase and adopted it. The sign and the slogan remain as two of the most recognizable symbols of Biggar, famous the world around.
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Date Submitted On: 2006-12-19

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