Stockyards at YKF now open at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)

Posted On Wednesday May 29, 2024

Waterloo Region – Today, Stockyards is officially open for business at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF). The newly constructed space features a licensed sit-down dining area, grab-and-go options and retail merchandise located within the departures lounge. A valid boarding pass is required for entry.

“We are excited about our partnership with Stockyards, enhancing the passenger experience at YKF,” said Karen Redman, Chair of the Region of Waterloo. “This airport drives our economy and improves residents' quality of life. Stockyards at YKF brings a world-class dining experience highlighting Waterloo Region’s farm-to-table supply chain.”

Stockyards food, beverage and retail offerings celebrate everything Waterloo Region has to offer. A curated line of products is available for purchase from local suppliers including, but not limited to Big Jerk, Goodvibes Shots+, Horse & Buggy Brands, Poppy’s Bagels, and Snyder Acres maple syrup.

In addition, Stockyards have tasked their team to create two YKF-branded beverages. Roastmaster Chris Johnston created YKF Jet Stream coffee, a light roasted coffee blend with undertones of chocolate and cherry using fair trade Ethiopian bean and Brewmaster Brett Croft has created a light beer with a sweet and dry flavour profile.

“Today marks the realization of a year-long journey to build and deliver an unforgettable passenger experience here at YKF,” said Ryan Lloyd-Craig, Chief Operating Officer of Stockyards. “From the fresh dining experience to the grab-and-go items and retail, all of it is fueled by this community. We are grateful to have access to the best fresh local ingredients in the country and you can taste the difference in everything we offer. The sky is the limit.”

To round out their offering Stockyards unveiled a line of YKF branded apparel at today’s event. The YKF baseball hat, t-shirt and hoodie are now available for purchase in the departure lounge, at Stockyards Brewing in St. Jacobs and online at along with the YKF Jet Stream coffee and lager.

YKF continues to be one of the fastest-growing airports in Canada, with 445,312 passengers moving through the airport in 2023.

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The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) 
is a full-service facility that supports commercial, corporate and general aviation. YKF is owned and operated by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada). For more information visit

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