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Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

  • Alyx G.
    "Missed a 5:30am flight to Vancouver showing up 40min before."(10 Tips)
    Miguel L.
    "One of the nicest and more relaxed airports I have been."(2 Tips)
    glenn l.
    "Grab a spinnakers beer..."(2 Tips)
    Shannon G.
    "Quiet, pretty little airport!"(2 Tips)
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  • Dave C.
    Dave CrispDecember 11, 2016
    Airport meh!
  • Manu V.
    Manu VethNovember 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best small airport in North America.
    Upvoted May 9
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LizarragaAugust 19, 2016
    One of the nicest and more relaxed airports I have been. I just love it!
    Upvoted May 9
  • glenn l.
    glenn lethamNovember 10, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't show up before 4:30 am as security isn't open till then.
  • glenn l.
    glenn lethamNovember 5, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Grab a spinnakers beer... The prices are great, not your typical airport $$... Don't be whimpy, get a big one! ;0)
  • Tim A.
    Tim AyresNovember 3, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    The breakfast wrap from Spinnakers (inside security) is amazing and takes only 5 or 6 minutes to prepare. Don't bother with Tim Horton's, get some real food!
  • Tim A.
    Tim AyresNovember 3, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Early flight? Security can often be quite busy, and most of the line is behind the glass wall, so don't assume there's no line if you see the outside queue empty!
  • Shannon G.
    Shannon GrantMarch 9, 2015
    Quiet, pretty little airport!
  • Greg E.
    Greg EckenrodeFebruary 27, 2015
    Love the free wifi and power pods in the gate areas.
  • Josh L.
    Josh LaboveNovember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Tiny--but efficient airport. Most flights depart from a central airside waiting lounge.
  • Myra M.
    Myra MOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty quick to get through security on a Tuesday morning. Security staff were pretty nice.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HeppsOctober 6, 2014
    The flights here are good! Go here if you want to get off the island and don't want to deal with ferry traffic! Winter flights will probably always be delayed.
  • Sabrina S.
    Sabrina SawatskySeptember 22, 2014
    Small but clean and well organized airport. The public transportation is awful!
  • Maxine L.
    Maxine LevineJune 1, 2014
    Free wifi. All the staff (including security) are really nice. Currently the airport is under construction.
  • Martina H.
    Martina HarknessMay 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cloud 10 shuttle and tours is a great alternative to taxi. Dimitri picked us up at home in Langford at 0330. Very pleasant ride to the airport
  • Stefanie W.
    Stefanie WatchmanMay 19, 2014
    The Eagle's Nest Observatory Level is amazing. Quiet, comfortable and pre-security. Sneak behind Timmy's/Starbucks and take the elevator to the third floor.
    Upvoted May 19
  • Lara S.
    Lara SMay 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Water fountain past security is upstairs
  • Derek B.
    Derek BowenApril 25, 2014
    Nice restaurant after security now with lots of power outlets under the high seat counters.
  • glenn l.
    glenn lethamApril 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out this cool 3D fly through of the new airport facilities
  • Sean W.
    Sean WallbridgeMarch 12, 2014
    Rented a car from GSA auto rentals. Terry took really good care of us.
  • Heather M.
    Heather MillerFebruary 23, 2014
    Security lines can be crazy on a Sunday, but if you're late, the people are so kind that they let you into the front of the line. This DOES NOT happen in Toronto!
  • Annie L.
    Annie LoungiepantsJanuary 17, 2014
    Staff is brilliant. The elder lady behind the ibfo booth is so sweet and helpful, she made sure I got on the right bus to downtown.
  • Alec S.
    Alec SaundersDecember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No priority line at YUJ, so be sure to check in at least 45 minutes ahead.
  • Clive G.
    Clive GormanSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Today I learned I had metal plates in my shoes
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WolffAugust 26, 2013
    There's a cute lounge (not just for frequent flyers), on the third floor. Elevator right between Tim Horton's & Starbucks. Get yourself a coffee & head on up. Good viewing.
  • Beth W.
    Beth WickenheiserJuly 10, 2013
    Don't need to arrive to early. Very relaxed, friendly security staff. Wonderful airport.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GoncarovsJune 21, 2013
    Wish I'd had the 'chill' security...Apparently the tiny airport has to pick through everything that a daily traveler in major international airports never has an issue with. Vino is good.
  • Rajeev S.
    What an amazing airport. Vanity bathrooms .. Amazing people!
  • Kyla B.
    Kyla BMay 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get there early now for morning flights. The half hour before boarding time is no longer enough time. They have lots of morning flights going out.
  • Lorne B.
    Lorne BrewerMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you looking for a nice hotel to stay at close by try the airport Travelodge. They have a shuttle available call 250-656-1176
  • Robert J.
    Robert JanesJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    There are often long security lines in morning as big east coast non stops leave.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WhiteleyDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask an agent for a guest pass if you are not flying but still need to go through the security check point.
  • Kirstie P.
    Kirstie PatersonJuly 8, 2012
    Fantastic machine that will fill your water bottle, free!
  • Steph W.
    Steph WhiteJuly 5, 2012
    Bring your own food & booze to enjoy in the lounge before boarding. Everything closes super early!
  • Jon H.
    Jon HendelMay 31, 2012
    Thanks for the free wifi!
  • Vanessa P.
    Vanessa PattisonMay 4, 2012
    Don't eat here, go to The Roost 5mins away!
  • glenn l.
    glenn lethamMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Use self service kiosk and save loads of time...
  • Wendy G.
    Wendy GingrasMarch 24, 2012
    Great restaurant close to the airport. You can watch the planes while you eat great food.
  • Sandip D.
    Sandip DagliFebruary 10, 2012
    Very slow security lineup
  • Casey B.
    Casey BoydFebruary 7, 2012
    The paninis are really good!
  • glenn l.
    glenn lethamNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you have to bus from here dont get on the Brentwood bay bus that stops here its a rediculous milk run.
  • Beatrice A.
    Beatrice AOctober 31, 2011
    For parents/caretakers of little kids: on the second floor beside gates 1 & 2 are a small play area and a TV set to Treehouse.
  • ILM
    ILMAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    There is spotty bus service from the airport to downtown. Best to take the Akal airport transporter ($19) or the taxi ($55-$65). The taxi drivers are very informative, maybe with the fare.
  • ILM
    ILMAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Waiting for an arrival? Try whitespot, it's the express version which means the food is served quickly.
  • F M.
    F MagnyAugust 16, 2011
    Busy security line UPS
  • Victor T.
    Victor TabamoAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    With the completion of the mactavish renovations it is somehow more seamless to bus to and from yyj than yvr!?
  • Jay P.
    Jay PalterMay 12, 2011
    Avoid the Akal shuttle service at all costs. Cramped seating, chatty drivers, and a milk run route makes a taxi very appealing.
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly LatourMarch 7, 2011
    The fares for the shuttlebus just went up. At $19 per person it is still more reasonable than a taxi
  • Alyx G.
    Alyx GilgunnFebruary 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Even though it's small, I've learned the hard way that when it's busy, it's busy. Missed a 5:30am flight to Vancouver showing up 40min before. Today super long security line up had people panicking.
  • Salt Spring Air P.
    Salt Spring Air PhilipFebruary 22, 2011
    If you miss your flight and no others are available try jumping on the seaplane and flying over to yvr to catch one
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MersonJanuary 3, 2011
    Download the aircanada app to see when flights are arriving and if they are delayed
  • Louise H.
    Louise HigginsNovember 3, 2010
    Head to the Roost on your way to/from the airport (at the lights at the corner of McTavish & East Saanich Rd. Try the meatloaf sandwich - you can't go wrong
  • Louise H.
    Louise HigginsOctober 29, 2010
    Birds live in the airport, you can see & hear them on the lower level in the trees
  • Mike P
    Mike POctober 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent looking vending machines here! The vending guys pretty hot too!
  • AAA⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tom
    AAA⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ TomApril 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Second security screening for US destination is in effect since Dec 2009; make sure you get through the first security check early.
  • Bruce N.
    Bruce NguyenJanuary 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Shuttlebus is $18 to any downtown hotel. A cab ride will be closer to $65.
  • Todd P.
    Todd PalmerDecember 5, 2009
    Go to Victoria International and take a flight off the island...but you'll definitely return asap.
  • Lee C.
    Lee ChisholmNovember 30, 2009
    You don't need to get here too early, very relaxed airport. Security is very chill too. Nice staff!!!
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