Billy Bishop Airport, although small, has plenty of things to do at 6am (or any time of the day). Sometimes traveling through a small airport can have its benefits – no getting lost, no insanely long lines and best of all, uncrowded areas for keeping yourself entertained.
On a recent trip to Billy Bishop Airport on our way to New York City, we found a whole list of things to do at 6am! Check it out below.
5 things to do at 6am at Billy Bishop Airport
1. Grab a coffee at Aroma Espresso Bar.
Newly opened, the Aroma Espresso Bar at Billy Bishop is located as soon as you enter the front doors of the airport (before going through the pedestrian tunnel). It can be a tough spot to find if you don’t know it’s there! Aroma offers similar selections to their cafes around the world but the food has been adjusted to meet their customers travel needs – what packs easily into a carry-on, what’s not going to fall apart, what will stay fresh for the flight, etc.
2. Meditate and practice your yoga poses.
There are a few wide open spaces in the airport with enough room for you to sit down and meditate or stretch out into a downward facing dog. The best meditation/yoga spots that we found were on the ground level just past the history of aviation displays, pre-security.
3. Browse the Billy Bishop aviation displays.
For those aviation lovers out there, this is a great way to spend an hour or so at 6am. They have displays set up on the ground floor of the airport where you can see historic outfits from the First World War, photos of vintage planes and more. (You can also learn more about Billy Bishop Airport on May 28th when they open their doors to the public as part of Doors Open Toronto.)
4. Keep up-to-date with the electronic world with free wifi.
There’s nothing worse (in terms of airport boredom) than getting to an airport and finding out that you have to buy wifi or only get 30 minutes of free usage for your 5-hour layover. The wifi is free at Billy Bishop Airport (yay!) and they have two rows of workstations post-security if you want to set up your laptop.
5. Get prepared before you go through security.
Billy Bishop Airport has a fantastic pre-security area for you to dump all your over-sized liquids and gels and get your smaller liquids ready for the flight. They also have a spot to throw away garbage and recycling so you don’t have to take any unnecessary items through!
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