Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond BC V7B 0A4, Canada
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  • National Post

    Peter Worthington: At some point — maybe now – we have got to amend airport security and start profiling those likely to blow the damn plane up – not patting down three-year-old children. Read more: Read more

    National Post · November 24, 2010
  • Jon R.

    free wifi, that's always nice.

    Jon Rawlinson · September 27, 2009
  • Spandy A.

    They have airplanes here.

    Spandy Andy · March 7, 2010
  • Tris H.

    The observation deck is amazing!

    Tris Hussey · September 9, 2009
  • WhistlerBlackcomb Mountain

    Take advantage of the free YVR wi-fi to download our mobile app for the latest weather conditions in Whistler: Read more

  • Carrera Girl

    If you're flying to the US be sure to allow an extra hour for security and customs.

    Carrera Girl · April 30, 2011
  • Rebecca B.

    Head to the Observation Area in the domestic terminal to watch the planes land & read up on YVR's history

    Rebecca Bollwitt · December 29, 2009
  • Brendan M.

    Free massage at security!

    Brendan M · August 5, 2010
  • Darren M.

    Free Wi-Fi at YVR is a nice touch!

    Darren Mak · January 26, 2010
  • Spandy A.

    YVR for the win!! :-D

    Spandy Andy · December 9, 2010
  • Jasmin N.

    You get treated so much nicer with electronic boarding passes :-) Go Green!

    Jasmin Norris · December 25, 2009
  • Nora A.

    Starbucks doesn't have the warm breakfast sandwich so if you really need a hot start to the day try Tim Horton's

    Nora Ahern · December 12, 2010
  • Grant F.

    YVR has had free wifi since Oct 2008

    Grant Fengstad · February 28, 2010
  • Ed L.

    Wifi is free.

    Ed L · March 19, 2010
  • Jacob U.

    Free wifi with no confusing logins. Just agree to terms and you're connected.

    Jacob Ung · December 26, 2010
  • Rob C.

    Several airlines can send an e-boarding pass to your smartphone. Paper-free and you don't have to worry about losing it!

    Rob Cottingham · November 9, 2010
  • @iamkhayyam

    Millenium Line all the way to the airport. That's what I'm a gonna do!

    @iamkhayyam · September 10, 2009
  • Jerry A.

    Free carts!!

    Jerry Aulenbach · September 13, 2011
  • Ian

    Power plugs are at the bottom of the support columns at the gate seating areas. They even have little laptop symbols indicating it is okay to use.

    Ian · October 7, 2010
  • David Z.

    Sit in the foodcourt and get all the free WiFi you could ever want

    David Z · February 28, 2010
  • Taylor L.

    Avoid the $5 airport transit surcharge by buying a pack of tickets from the 7eleven downstairs in domestic

    Taylor Loren · May 21, 2013
  • @tinhead Raj T.

    Up! Up! ... And AWAY!

    @tinhead Raj Taneja · September 13, 2011
  • Christina W.

    Watch out for Toronto girls trying to get drunk before their flight.

    Christina Walkinshaw · August 10, 2010
  • Somnath S.

    Get the air Canada iPhone app :D and check in on-the-go!

    Somnath Suresh · January 18, 2010
  • Rob C.

    U.S. lounge doesn't have many healthy breakfast food options. Best bet: Starbucks oatmeal. Yes, really.

    Rob Cottingham · October 14, 2009
  • Richard L.

    One of the few remaining airports with free wifi. Connected yet? What are you waiting for?!

    Richard Loat · February 10, 2013
  • Patrick D.

    If you're new to Vancouver and heading Downtown take the Canada Line skytrain it's way cheaper than a cab.

    Patrick Davidson · March 3, 2012
  • Justin B.

    Don't bring live chickens on the flight with you. Apparently they frown on that.

    Justin Burrows · January 15, 2011
  • Paul B.

    Tweet @FlightStatus with your flight number and get real-time flight updates via Twitter. Remember to "like" this tip :) please.

    Paul Brugger · June 10, 2013
  • Vanessa T.

    Compared to every other airport i've ever been to... I still think ours is the best :P Read more

    Vanessa Tam · October 18, 2011
  • Gagan D.

    Best lounge ever= Maple leaf lounge at YVR.

    Gagan Diesh · March 6, 2010
  • @iamkhayyam

    Leave on a jet plane...

    @iamkhayyam · September 10, 2009
  • Frank W.

    If you come up here around noon you may be lucky enough to catch a rather good looking IT department having lunch.

    Frank Wakelin · April 27, 2010
  • citieguy

    Smoked salmon on toasted bagel at Skyway Sandwiches & salads in the US terminal is a great way to start a trip. Cheap, healthy, and tasty.

    citieguy · February 3, 2011
  • Laura M.

    xray room or crotch grab..... decisions, decisions.

    Laura Murray · December 22, 2010
  • Jackie B.

    best airport so far next to LHR and DXB 👍

    Jackie Bitong · May 18, 2013
  • Rhonda S.

    When you get the "pat down" at security ask them if it was good for them too! (Smile when you say it)

    Rhonda Scharf · October 24, 2012
  • Matthew H.

    Free WiFi that works. I dig it.

    Matthew Hasselbeck · August 12, 2012
  • Haig S.

    Free wifi FTW!

    Haig Sakouyan · November 7, 2010
  • Drew C.

    Hit the Tim Hortons by the exit, get a coffee and chilli. Coffee is amazing, chili pretty damn good.

    Drew Cremeans · May 21, 2010
  • @JaumePrimero

    Free wifi! Whoever said there is no such thing as a free ride was full of it. Way to lead by example YVR!

    @JaumePrimero · September 4, 2013
  • David B.

    If you have spare time before a flight go have lunch, dinner or drinks in the lounge at the Fairmont Airport - the best airport restaurant in the country.

    David Brodie · June 16, 2012
  • C M.

    Restaurants and lounges closed? Buy booze at the duty free to mix your own drinks. Boooze.

    C Moore · October 28, 2011
  • Teresa L.

    Security gates don't open until 4am..I should know..was here before then

    Teresa Lee · May 10, 2011
  • James L.

    Get picked up at the departure level to avoid the crowd.

    James Lau · February 1, 2010
  • Irina

    YVR is as close to perfect as an international airport can get. Friendly, courteous, clean. Oh, and the views are amazing! Gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. I know!!! I am talking about an airport!

    Irina · August 14, 2014
  • Eli A.

    Smoked Salmon and cream cheese bagel at Skyway sandwiches and Salads is not only healthy, but incredible! Across gate 86

    Eli Anselmi · March 8, 2014
  • British Columbia Visitor Centre

    Make sure to check out and check into the British Columbia Visitors Centre's located on the arrivals level for discounted attractions and accommodations

  • Tod M.

    Super-fast breakfasts at Monk's, inside domestic security.

    Tod Maffin · November 2, 2011
  • Jillian W.

    Looking for a "regular" plug in the baggage area? It's on the beige wall (opposite the windows" in between carousel 2 and 3.

    Jillian Walker · March 4, 2011

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