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Vancouver Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR), is the international airport serving Vancouver and surroundings. It is the second busiest airport in Canada in terms of passenger traffic behind Toronto Pearson Airport.

Vancouver Airport

The Airport has won notable awards, and it has been the Best North American Airport by Skytrax for 9 consecutive years. Vancouver Airport is a hub for Air Canada and a focus city for WestJet as well. Vancouver Airport has nonstop flights daily to Europe, Asia, Oceania, U.S., Mexico and other airports within Canada.

The airport is located in Sea Island, Richmond, British Columbia. About 12km (7,5 miles) southwest of downtown Vancouver. YVR it is also one of the few major international airports to have a terminal for scheduled floatplanes. In 2017 the airport handled 24,166,122 million passengers, this number is the top one in terms of passenger traffic at the airport.


It has a Main Terminal divided in two different areas: International and Domestic.

  • International Terminal: It has a couple of concourses: D and E.

– Concourse D: It hosts boarding gates D48-D78.

– Concourse E: Gates E67-E99.

  • Domestic Terminal: It consists of three concourses: A, B and C.

– Concourse A: Gates A1 to A12.

– Concourse B: Gates B12 to B28.

– Concourse C: Gates C29 to C52.

  • South Terminal: It is another terminal that serves regional airlines that fly (most of them) within British Columbia, helicopter or chartered flights.
Inter-terminal transportation

To get to the South Terminal and to the Seaplane facility from both International and Domestic Terminals, passengers have at their disposal a couple of courtesy shuttles.


In Vancouver Airport there are lots of restaurants divided between domestic and international areas as well as shops, duty-free shops, cafés, restaurants, bars, etc.

Vancouver Airport offers the possibility to all passenger to take food on the fly in a travelling bag.

Aside of these services, the airport offers as well the following ones among others:

  • Banking & Currency
  • Baggage Storage
  • Health Care Services
  • Spa and Beauty
  • Lounges
  • Clothing Cleaning & Repair
  • Hotels and Conference Facilities
  • Postal Service

Contact information

Address: 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC V7B 0A4, CANADA

Phone: +1 604-207-7077 


  • Rail: Canada Line rapid rail links Vancouver Airport to downtown Vancouver. Travel time is about half an hour. Trains are accessible from both terminals, it is located between Domestic and International terminals. Passengers can arrive to Canada Line from arrivals and departures levels.
  • Long Distance Buses: Whistler goes and comes back from Vancouver airport to different destinations. The service is offered from de depart area from both terminals.
  • Hotel Shuttles: Some hotels provide free shuttle service to go and come back from the airport. Please, ask to your hotel.
  • Taxis: Get within 20 minutes to downtown Vancouver. Taxis are located on Level 2 of the Domestic Terminal and at the arrivals area of the International Terminal. 

Vancouver airport in numbers

  • Located 12 km southwest downtown of Vancouver
  • It is the second busiest airport in Canada
  • Has one main terminal and the South Terminal
  • In 2017 handled over 24 million passengers
  • Is a hub for Air Canada
  • Serves as a focus city for WestJet

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