12/02/2013 20:46 EST | Updated 02/01/2014 05:59 EST

Amazon delivery drones coming to a neighbourhood near you? CEO Jeff Bezos has announced to the world his company’s audacious plan to deliver its products to consumers via so-called “octocopters” — a type of drone that could carry anything up to five pounds within a 10-mile radius of an Amazon fulfillment centre.

B.C. has a fulfillment centre on Annacis Island, just south of Vancouver, making the futuristic vision a possibility here too.

The CBC's Dan Burritt looks at how the Amazon drone operation might work locally — and what the hurdles to success would be.