Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a brief surprise visit to Port Alberni on Monday, July 30. Trudeau’s Challenger jet landed at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport so Trudeau could join a waiting motorcade for the drive to Tofino, where he will rejoin his family on a private holiday. TONY SHUMUK PHOTO

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a brief surprise visit to Port Alberni on Monday, July 30. Trudeau’s Challenger jet landed at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport so Trudeau could join a waiting motorcade for the drive to Tofino, where he will rejoin his family on a private holiday. TONY SHUMUK PHOTO

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stops in at Alberni Valley airport

Military Challenger jet drops Trudeau off to waiting motorcade heading west

  • Jul. 31, 2018 12:00 a.m.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a brief appearance at the Alberni Valley Regional Airport late Monday afternoon (July 30), after his military Challenger jet landed at the airport.

Trudeau was whisked into a waiting motorcade and a bystander at the airport said he was heading back to Tofino, where his family has been vacationing since the weekend of July 21.

The airport was heavily guarded by security, according to a witness at the airport. Two CF-18 fighter jets that were seen were not escorting the Prime Minister’s aircraft, a spokesperson from 1 Canadian Air Division said. “The Royal Canadian Air Force had CF-18 Hornets in British Columbia, but they were there conducting routine training and their presence was unrelated to the Prime Minister,” the spokesperson said.

Weather reports from the Tofino Airport at Long Beach forecasted fog on Monday.

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