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Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

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  • Paige H.
    "flight options."(42 Tips)
    Michael B.
    "international departures"(22 Tips)
    Somnath S.
    "Get the air Canada iPhone app :D and check in on-the-go!"(13 Tips)
    Tse
    "Beautiful airport...one of the most beautiful I've seen & Free wifi!"(73 Tips)
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  • Spoon C.
    Spoon Carvalho3 weeks ago
    One of the better Airport I've flown through. Flying to the US was time consuming. A single line just to get to the TSA. Going though US customs was a joke, get their early if flying internationally.
  • Bee P.
    Bee P3 weeks ago
    Been here 25+ times
    Has to be one of the best airports in the world. Make sure you have a Nexus pass to skip the line in departures!
  • Yves R.
    Yves Ruk3 weeks ago
    Long walk to get to the international D area when arriving from Edmonton with a short transit time.
  • Nils
    NilsMarch 27
    Spacious airport, lounges are okay, friendly staff, well organized and it even features a little waterfall in the arrivals area 😃
  • Worldbiz
    WorldbizMarch 21
    Customs are friendly and efficient
  • Byron K.
    Byron KhooFebruary 6
    Most airport staff are not friendly and ruined Vancouver's image with their behavior.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelJanuary 30
    Easy to get to via sky train from downtown, which is nice. Security was slow though and computer system for delta was down.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PawlukJanuary 15
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice airport. The fountains are a nice touch. Free wifi with adequate speeds.
  • Y S.
    Y SJanuary 10
    Been here 10+ times
    Gateway to Whistler, and Vancouver area. Great airport.
  • Staci S.
    Staci StevensJanuary 8
    Orange Julius in the delta terminal made my day
  • osbornation
    osbornationDecember 18, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    best airport on the continent by far.. EXCEPT worst baggage handlers perhaps in the world. average wait for luggage is 30+ minutes. i imagine the baggage handlers strive for YVR to fail. seems so.
  • Angel T.
    Angel TorrellaDecember 18, 2016
    The best airport in North America, with no doubt.
  • SirWhiskers H.
    SirWhiskers HartwickDecember 16, 2016
    There's no restaurant in intl departure area. Unless you're keen on A&W, eat before you go in. Also no booze. There is approximately 1 million sqft of crappy perfume and maple syrup though
  • Moe D.
    Moe DexlerDecember 15, 2016
    Everything moves slowly here. If I didn't know better, I would have thought I was in Miami, FL.
  • H S.
    H SDecember 14, 2016
    Vera's double burger, amazing
  • Gage H.
    Gage HartwellDecember 13, 2016
    Overall a nice airport but if you have a long layover, there's not too much to check out for fun.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RoseNovember 27, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Very pleasant venue. Avoid checking bags inbound if you can as bag delivery is mysteriously slow. A Nexus card speeds immigration and customs.
  • Joshefo J.
    Joshefo JacquesNovember 4, 2016
    Don't forget to drink a goog cup of hot chocolate at Tim Hortons.
  • Annie C.
    Annie CNovember 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Named Best Airport in the World 2016
  • Linda A.
    Linda AntwiSeptember 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful airport! Make sure to have your camera ready for the amazing artwork!
  • Bettina M.
    Bettina MelendezSeptember 14, 2016
    Get ready to be amazed!
  • Starskreem T.
    Starskreem TAugust 31, 2016
    A really clean and well kept airport. Ignore the lounges and look for the calm seating area by the pond. The free wifi is decent too. Restaurants past check in are unfounded a refurb at the moment.
  • Krstović A.
    Krstović AAugust 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The airport has free wifi and lots of charging stations for your electronics. It's electronic heaven!
  • Mat B.
    Mat BrownAugust 18, 2016
    Check out the SkyTrain for a ride to the city that is both slower and more expensive than a cab.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyAugust 13, 2016
    Not impressed.
  • Magnus V.
    Magnus VojbackeJuly 22, 2016
    They have some nice souvenir shops for that last minute gift you forgot to buy your loved ones!
  • Danette S.
    Danette SusanneJuly 16, 2016
    All of the restaurants are closed and only food court options are open. If you want wine and a quiet seat, you'll need to pay $35 for the lounge.
  • David D.
    David DruckerJuly 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best airport in North America. Beautiful, clean and efficient. The aboriginal art and water features contribute to a wonderful arrival experience.
  • Cathy P.
    Cathy PJuly 13, 2016
    Free WI first and great helpful staff
  • Cathy P.
    Cathy PJuly 13, 2016
    Very friendly and helpful staff.
  • Melon L.
    Melon LJuly 12, 2016
    Free wifi! Though sometimes the security lines are a nightmare. 😕
  • Fran C.
    Fran CormackJuly 2, 2016
    Fabulous airport. And quick
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaJuly 1, 2016
    Canadian immigration officers love to harass and interrogate you randomly inside terminal if you're Asian. They assume everyone is mainland Chinese and carry loads of $$$ on hand. 😂😂😂
  • Sandro D.
    Sandro Di SimplicioJune 26, 2016
    Small, cozy, not many people around, quick security, free WiFi
  • K M.
    K MJune 24, 2016
    If you're making a domestic connection you'll have to go through security again.
  • Paulo P.
    Paulo PuglisiJune 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The airport is modern and welcoming
  • Soroush 苏.
    Soroush 苏儒石June 19, 2016
    Free WiFi, has totem poles to look at.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussJune 10, 2016
    Head to the Canuck's bar and throw back a few Kokanee's.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LinJune 6, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    normally you go through US immigration and customs here at YVR, except for flights leaving after 8pm, then you do it when you land. (E gates are US-bound only with pre-clearance: D gates are int'l)
  • Manu V.
    Manu VethJune 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Security and customs are the slow and inefficient. We missed a flight due to the overly bureaucratic customs procedures. Vancouver has a world class facility that suffers from bureaucracy
  • Danielle A.
    Danielle AdamsMay 15, 2016
    Try the Vietnamese food US Flight's terminal. Veggie roll is great!
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WoodsApril 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pleased to see YVR stopped dedicating 100 wheelchairs & staff to assist incoming foreigners from the plane to immigration. Because that kinda seemed parasitic. Oops! Did I just say that?? Thanks YVR.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WoodsApril 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    YVR is truly a world class facility. One of my favourites. Domestic departure section has some great sandwich shops. International departures has ample places to sit and charge devices. Streamlined!
  • Mat C.
    Mat CollisApril 26, 2016
    Terrible security and a pretty boring airport
  • Alexander B.
    Alexander BlanchardMarch 29, 2016
    Free wifi, not too busy and easy to navigate.
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.March 23, 2016
    Lots of food options!
  • S P.
    S PMarch 11, 2016
    International/Asian pleasant feel, not stressful.
  • Antal János M.
    Antal János MonoriFebruary 17, 2016
    The wifi is free and works well!
  • Antal János M.
    Antal János MonoriFebruary 17, 2016
    Such a bad customer service at the international departures food court! A&W can't take order correctly, Subway can't explain their menus, at Hanami they talk to you like a hobo. No good food options!
  • Moe S.
    Moe ShehataFebruary 11, 2016
    Nice, clean, big airport. Lots of nice hidden places no one knows off 😉
  • Leigh-Anne M.
    Leigh-Anne MJanuary 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Giant chess set just past D58 in the international terminal
  • Benjamin Y.
    Benjamin YongNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Watches and (sometimes) shoes and hats can stay on through security screening.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WilsonNovember 6, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Accept for customs, it's often times a pretty smooth and uneventful airport. Plenty of memorabilia options.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysOctober 29, 2015
    Just minutes from downtown Vancouver you’ll find the Capilano Suspension Bridge which is suspended 230 feet above the Capilano River and has several thrilling activities for you to do!
    Upvoted Feb 9
  • Jenamae N.
    Jenamae NacarOctober 14, 2015
    Free wifi always!!☺😊😀
  • Frederik V.
    Frederik VerleyeOctober 6, 2015
    A modern and efficient airport surrounded by spectacular views
  • Frederik V.
    Frederik VerleyeOctober 6, 2015
    First thing I noticed was that there are a lot of Asian migrant workers at the airport
  • Anne F.
    Anne FreemanSeptember 21, 2015
    Cruised through customs, had time to shop and plane was on time. Unlike the flight here. Going home is awesoms.
  • Malia H.
    Malia HSeptember 3, 2015
    Make sure to bring some ice when home
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco AzevedoAugust 10, 2015
    Excellent service
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco AzevedoAugust 10, 2015
    Excellent service! Very good and outstanding airport!
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekAugust 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Really spectacular airport, especially the new international terminal. Lots of good food options here.
  • Mete T.
    Mete TurkyilmazJuly 11, 2015
    Free wifi, good shops, friendly staff
  • Imran G.
    Imran GhoryJuly 11, 2015
    Definitely not here setting traps for Kevin
  • Mary S.
    Mary SJuly 7, 2015
    Nicest airport I've ever seen! Beautiful inside!
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerJuly 7, 2015
    One of the cleaner, more modern airports I've been to, free wifi also helps.
  • Kent G.
    Kent GeorgiJuly 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The bear is always here to give you a high 5! #smile #enjoylife
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarshallJune 25, 2015
    One of the best (if not the best) airport with native art. Have your camera out when leaving the plane
  • Erin G.
    Erin GreeneJune 24, 2015
    U.S. Terminal has the worst options for food. Orange Julius (bad version of jumbo juice), Skyway (terrible deli-type food), and a Starbucks (sadly this is your only salvation) with a line that wraps.
  • LorynLulu
    LorynLuluJune 14, 2015
    Free wifi, friendly staff, breakfast places open early and nice restrooms. Very good first impression!
  • F.R. K.
    F.R. KApril 30, 2015
    You get of the plane and you feel like in a tropical jungle 👍👍
  • Fanny R.
    Fanny RApril 27, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Airport with a nice view of the Rockies.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DanielApril 19, 2015
    Very clean + free wifi. Customs is kind of slow here.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LaiApril 12, 2015
    The duty free clerk will tell you NRT doesn't accept STEB bags for Intl transfer, so you can't purchase. BUT, NRT does accept STEB bags, just make sure you don't open it before your final destination.
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁April 5, 2015
    Vancouver - Beautiful scenario & its comfortable airport
  • Paige H.
    Paige HunterMarch 29, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Best airport in the world in terms of clear signage, efficiency, decor, and flight options.
  • Robert E.
    Robert ElrickMarch 26, 2015
    Small plane
  • Robert E.
    Robert ElrickMarch 26, 2015
    Great weather!
  • Gary S.
    Gary StortzMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Gate B20 is in the middle of nowhere.
  • Roberto Bert T.
    YVR is like my second home
  • Allermanger
    AllermangerMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    They're voted best in North America for 6 straight years in a row. They always have clean bathrooms
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'SullivanMarch 9, 2015
    Cleanest airport I've ever been to.
  • Greg E.
    Greg EckenrodeMarch 8, 2015
    White Spot is roomy and even had an open port for powering my phone. All around the food court are plenty of outlets to recharge. Especially on a 5 hour layover.
  • hyperjetlag
    hyperjetlagMarch 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Why always empty?
  • Greg E.
    Greg EckenrodeFebruary 22, 2015
    Great wifi. Easy to get on and good speed.
  • Elle M.
    Elle McFearsinFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are connecting from within a Canadian city to a us one, there is no nexus line. Give yourself lots of time. Also, if you don't have nexus, you should.
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan MeierFebruary 1, 2015
    Disappointed that the Tim Horton's have left.
  • Shazzi B.
    Shazzi B.January 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Free WiFi, easy to navigate
  • Barry F.
    Barry FurzerJanuary 28, 2015
    Over 30 minutes to get luggageThey call this a international airport
  • Dennis P.
    Dennis PangJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're looking for places to eat in town, check out my Instagram feed. http://instagram.com/dennispang
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RoyJanuary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty and functional. Possibly my favorite airport in the world, and always a pleasure to transit here.
  • Raymond A.
    Raymond AaronJanuary 19, 2015
    Clean and great art
  • Fabio R.
    Fabio Rodrigues da MottaJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The Best Airport in the Americas
  • Keri D.
    Keri DingJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Hertz car rental is located right in the airport parking lot, so no need to take a rental shuttle if you rent from Hertz
  • Shanté S.
    Shanté SmallsJanuary 11, 2015
    Very efficient security lines, free wifi, free charge kiosks, decent food selections, semi-not-too-uncomfortable seats
  • Nelfi N.
    Nelfi NovaDecember 25, 2014
    Free Wi-fi, Great Food, Quick Customs Check
  • Chris P.
    Chris PennerDecember 21, 2014
    Off to Palm Springs
  • prima f.
    prima filiDecember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Quiet airport with awesome decoration based on nature motifs-including a live aquarium! Also lots of native American art. Beautiful. Food is OK. Lots of power points and free WiFi!
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LernerDecember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Free wifi and clean washrooms.
  • Arvid S.
    Arvid Schneider2 days ago
    Big and organized airport
  • Arvid S.
    Arvid Schneider2 days ago
    It's very big and organized
  • Lore M.
    Lore Méndez3 weeks ago
    Si vas a comprar souvenirs de última hora, procura que sea en la zona de embarque, es más económico que en la zona de documentar
  • Alan x.
    Alan x el mundoOctober 25, 2016
    Excelente aeropuerto con wifi gratis
  • Nely R.
    Nely ReyesJuly 24, 2016
    Solo diré esto: En mis pocos años viajando, este es el aeropuerto más hermoso en el que he estado ♡ comfy as heaven!
  • Gemita G.
    Hermoso aeropuerto!! Está lleno de lugares donde comer y esperar. Un buen café de tim hortons no cae mal.
  • Gemita G.
    Es un aeropuerto muy lindo para esperar!!
  • Fatma Afife I.
    Fatma Afife ILSEVERApril 27, 2016
    Herşey mükemmel
  • M.A.T
    M.A.TMarch 19, 2015
    وداعا يا احلى ديره
  • Luiz V.
    Luiz VelazquezJanuary 31, 2015
    Un aeropuerto moderno con wifi gratuito, genial
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