YVR Vancouver Airport Information
Where is Vancouver Airport?
YVR Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR), commonly referred to as YVR Airport, is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) from Downtown Vancouver. YVR is one of the few big international airports to have a terminal for scheduled floatplanes. Vancouver Airport is one of eight Canadian Airports that have U.S. border pre-clearance facilities.
In 2011, YVR was the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements (296,942) and passengers (17.0 million), behind Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Vancouver International Airport offers non-stop flights daily to Asia, Europe, Oceania, the United States, and Mexico, and other airports within Canada. Vancouver Airport is an AirCanada hub as well as a focus city for WestJet and a hub for Air Transat. Alaska Airlines also operates out of the Vancouver Airport.
Vancouver Airport has won numerous notable international "best airport" awards. YVR Airport won the Skytrax "Best North American Airport" award in 2010, 2011, and 2012, recognition it first garnered in 2007. The Vancouver Airport also retains the distinction of "Best Canadian Airport" in the regional results.
Distance from Vancouver Airport to City Centre or CBD
Internet at Vancouver Airport & WiFi Access
Yes, there is free WiFi at YVR Airport.
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YVR Vancouver Airport Maps
Other Items of Interest at Vancouver Airport
Vancouver Airport's interior has a uniquely British Columbian theme, featuring the most extensive collections of Pacific Northwest Coast Native art in the world. Bill Reid's sculpture in bronze, "The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe", is displayed in the international departures area and is a popular photo op. If you are lucky enough to arrive at YVR internationally, pause to appreciate the large waterfall and native sculpture as you enter customs.
Services at YVR include:
- Post office
- Public Observation Area - Domestic Terminal, Level 4, above the food court
- Absolute Spa - Fairmont Vancouver Airport, 4 additional locations
- Satellite Vancouver Aquarium Marine Exhibits - International Terminal, Levels 3 and 4
- Jet Pet Resort Pet Hotel - next to Park'N Fly
Vancouver Airport Departures and Arrivals Airlines
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YVR Vancouver Airport Twitter Feed
Official YVR Vancouver Airport Website Links
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- Vancouver Airport Currency Exchange
- Vancouver Airport ATM & Cash Machines
- Vancouver Airport Wireless Internet Access
- Vancouver Airport Maps
- Vancouver Airport Airline Companies
- Vancouver Airport Taxi Service
- Vancouver Airport Onsite Hotels
- Vancouver Airport Train & Subway
- Vancouver Airport Hotel Shuttle Transfers
- Vancouver Airport Shuttle
- Vancouver Airport Buses & Coaches
- Vancouver Airport Limo & Private Car Transfers
- Vancouver Airport Car Hire/Car Rental
- Vancouver Airport Other Ground Transportation
- Vancouver Airport Parking & Passenger Pickup
- Vancouver Airport Stopover & Layovers
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