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
- 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'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.
Disabled Facilities at the YVR Vancouver Airport
The Vancouver Airport has comprehensive facilities for disabled travellers, catering to people with sight, sound and mobility disabilities. All public areas of the Terminal buildings are wheelchair accessible.
Airline check-in and service counters have a volume controlled amplified handset system to assist people hearing an agent in a noisy environment. Counters are also specially designed with writing surfaces and toe clearances for persons using wheelchairs.
There are TTY phones located in all areas, wayfinding for people with visual impairments or who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The Terminal Buildings are equipped with low mounted courtesy phones connected directly to the Operations Desk where staff can identify the users’ location by the phone unit and therefore give users detailed directions or send a green coat volunteer to assist if required.
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