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Overnight Camping and River-Rafting Trip in Squamish

Overnight Camping and River-Rafting Trip in Squamish
Duration:
2 days
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USD 338.51
On this unique wilderness camping trip in Squamish, you'll experience exhilarating white-water rapids mixed in with extraordinary views of the Coast Mountain Range with its many glaciers, spectacular waterfalls and abundant wildlife. This rafting adventure is an ideal experience for corporate groups, families with teens, adventurous couples and groups of friends looking for a quick and fun 2-day expedition while in the Vancouver and Whistler area.

Vancouver Private Day Tour and Capilano Suspension Bridge

Vancouver Private Day Tour and Capilano Suspension Bridge
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5 hours
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Enjoy a 5-hour private guided tour in an intimate setting. Visit many of the most popular sites in Vancouver, including Chinatown, Gastown, the iconic Stanley Park, and Granville Island. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and experience the breathtaking views on a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, including the bridge itself, the Cliffwalk, and the Treetop Adventure. Local supplier partners with the parks to provide customers priority entrance, which allows you to skip the long lines. This tour is family and child-friendly.

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Vancouver International Airport

Where is Vancouver Airport?  


Vanouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR), commonly referred to as YVR Airport, or simply Vancouver Airport, is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) south of downtown Vancouver., British Columbia, Canada. YVR is one of eight Canadian Airports that have U.S. border pre-clearance facilities, and recently implemented Automated Passport Control for USA bound passengers.


YVR is one of the few big international airports to have a terminal for scheduled floatplanes. Vancouver Airport South is a regional hub for small aircraft, floatplanes, helicopters, corporate charters and sport fishing camp flights. YVR Airport South is situated on Sea Island, near Vancouver International Airport's main facilities, in the South Terminal Building. Seaplanes take off and land on the Fraser River.


In 2012, Vancouver Airport served 17.6 million passengers, making it Canada's 2nd busiest airport, after Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).


Vancouver Airport is a hub for both AirCanada and Air Transat, and a focus city for WestJet. Other airlines that operate out of YVR include Air Canada Express, Air China, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Condor, Delta Air Lines, EVA Air, Japan Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin Atlantic.


Cities with flights to YVRt include Amsterdam, Atlanta, Auckland, Beijing, Cancún, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Paris, Puerto Vallarta, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo and Zurich.


Cities within Canada with flights to YVR include Calgary, Campbell River, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Fort St. John, Kelowna, Montreal, Ottawa, Port Hardy, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Regina, Saskatoon, Tofino, Toronto, Victoria, Whistler, Winnipeg and Yellowknife, to name just a few.


Your best bet for a Vancouver Airport transfer is the SkyTrain. Details on all options are included in this guide.


Or, to truly arrive stress free, treat yourself to a private Vancouver Airport transfer from IHateTaxis.


In July 2013, Vancouver International Airport was featured on Amazing Race Canada.


 

 Other Items of Interest at Vancouver Airport


YVR Airport won the Skytrax "Best North American Airport" award in 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010, recognition it first garnered in 2007. The Vancouver Airport also retains the distinction of "Best Canadian Airport" in the regional results.

 

Services at YVR include:


  • Automated Passport Control to USA
  • Pharmacy
  • Post office
  • Chapel
  • 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'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.




Additional Vancouver Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.



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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017