Vancouver International Airport Information
The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is Canada's 2nd busiest airport. In 2009, the airport had 16.2 million passengers. For three years running, YVR has won the Skytrax award for Best North American Airport (2010 - 2012).
Airport Improvement Fee - The cost of the airport improvement fee is included in your airline ticket price. There is no separate charge at the airport for departing passengers.
In 2007 an airport expansion project was completed. Two of the new gates that were constructed are able to handle the Airbus A380.
Below is today's Arrivals for YVR or View Departures.
When you arrive at the airport from other parts of Canada or International, you will find clear signs throughout the airport directing you where to proceed. If you would like to see the airport and get an idea of where to go after landing at YVR, this video has excellent information on navigating baggage and customs and immigration.
Located on the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is the major airport gateway for flights to Japan, China, Hawaii and other trans-Pacific flights.
Vancouver is a major Canadian airline hub for Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz, Air Transat and WestJet.
There are over 160 shops inside the airport. If you have a long layover, there are many interesting shops to explore and fine dining as well as family dining options. There is amazing Native Artwork throughout the airport. At times it feels you are in a museum of art gallery.
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is the only hotel within YVR. The Fairmont is a luxury hotel with a spa. Rooms here will set you back some. There are several good budget hotels located within 5 kilometers of the Vancouver International Airport.