Puntzi Mountain Airport
|Operator||Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Provincial Airtanker Centre|
|Location||Puntzi Mountain, British Columbia|
|Time zone||PST (UTC−08:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC−07:00)|
|Elevation AMSL||2,985 ft / 910 m|
Location in British Columbia
Puntzi Mountain Airport (ICAO: CYPU) is located 17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi) west of Puntzi Mountain, British Columbia, Canada.
The airport was established in 1951 to provide access to a base of the Pine Tree Line, part of the DEW system. It was the second-longest airstrip in British Columbia at the time. 13 D8 bulldozers were on site to keep the runway graded and, in winter, cleared of snow. 100 American servicemen and a few Canadian servicemen, some with families, staffed the base at Puntzi, which also hired local Tsilhqot'in people.