Vancouver International Airport, Canada

Vancouver International Airport is the main terminal serving the city of Vancouver in Canada. Located about 12km from the city, the Airport is located on the Sea Island in the state of British Columbia. It is highly acclaimed as one of the most distinguished airports in North America and the world, and is the aviation hub for Air Canada. Numerous other domestic and international flights operate here, including KLM, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, and Philippine Airlines.


The Airport is split into three terminals. The Domestic and International Terminals are housed under a singular building divided into two sections, while the South Terminal is situated on another end of the Airport grounds.

The Domestic Terminal serves flights traveling within Canadian borders, covering cities like Montréal, Toronto, and Victoria. The International Terminal operates carriers connecting to major foreign destinations such as London, Sydney, Auckland, Amsterdam and Paris. The South Terminal serves regional airlines mostly within British Columbia, with seasonal or chartered flights to and from areas like Masset, Kelowna, Victoria Harbor, and Prince George.

The South Terminal Building is linked to the main Airport grounds by the complimentary South Terminal Shuttle. The service is available at the International Terminal on Arrivals Level 2 at Bus Bay 3, at the Domestic Terminal on Arrivals Level 2, in front of the South Terminal for drop-off, and inside the South Terminal near the baggage carousel for pick-ups.

Services and Facilities

Vancouver Airport has a variety of offerings to entertain its visitors. Passengers are fed well at its number of restaurants and bars, and shopping enthusiasts can find themselves occupied with the spoils of duty-free bounty throughout the terminals. A spa and hair salon service to keep you well-rested and rejuvenated is at your disposal.

There are also several Children’s Play Areas where the kids can let loose. A Public Observation Area in the Domestic Terminal on Level 4, before security, allows visitors to rest and watch the aircraft at work.

The Airport also offers several free tours for curious passengers with more time on their hands. The Explorer Tour introduces visitors to the monumental achievements and developments of Vancouver Airport, and the school tour programme gives schoolchildren a chance to experience the operational aspects of an airport. Self-guided tours are available for download too.

For more serious business, currency exchange services are offered throughout all three terminals. The Royal Bank of Canada is situated at Level 3 of Domestic Departures before security. A medical clinic, a pharmacy, and a dental clinic are available in the common area of Level 1. Canada Post is also located in this area.

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 Getting To & From the Airport

Driving hide 

Across Arthur Laing Bridge and onto Grant McConachie Way, leading directly to the Airport

Trains hide 

Canada Line rapid rail link operates at the YVR-Airport Station; half an hour to or from city center

Buses hide 

Public bus #424 “Airport”

Courtesy shuttles transfer passengers between the Airport and many local hotels. Pick-up and drop-off areas located at green canopy outside Arrivals Level 2 of the International Terminal and Arrivals Level 1 of the Domestic Terminal

Various long-distance scheduled buses travel to Whistler, Squamish, Victoria, the Gulf Islands, and Washington State in the U.S.A.

Taxi hide 

Licensed taxi ranks located outside the International and Domestic Terminals, Arrivals Level 2

 Who flies to Vancouver International

 Airport Contact Details

Vancouver International Airport

PO Box 23750,
Airport Postal Outlet,
V7B 1Y7,

Tel:+1 (1)604 2077077
Fax:+1 (1)604 2766099


Vancouver International Airport Authority

 Location Details

Longitude:123° 11' 7'' W
Latitude:49° 11' 13'' N

 Airport Location

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