Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver International Airport (YVR), located in Richmond, BC, isn't just a great British Columbia airport; it's one of the best airports worldwide. In fact, the Skytrax World Airport Awards have named YVR airport the Best Airport in North America for seven consecutive years!
YVR is Canada’s second-busiest airport, expecting to welcome over 20 million passengers in 2016. More than 50 airlines serve YVR, connecting people to over 100 destinations in Canada, the US, and around the world.
Flying into YVR is stress-free. Visitors are greeted with clear announcements and easy-to-follow icon-based signs, and you’ll experience immediate visual displays of British Columbia’s culture with exceptional art installations throughout the airport. If you need some assistance, YVR’s Green Coat Volunteer program consists of 500 volunteers who provide friendly smiles and information to visitors, and speak more than 30 languages collectively.
Flights from YVR are divided into three terminals: domestic, United States and International. With dozens of restaurants, bars, cafes, lounges, art installations and more than 160 retail stores, passing time as you wait for your flight is easy. The duty-free shopping at YVR is exceptional, offering many luxury items without local sales taxes added. And Vancouver Airport Wi-Fi is fast and free.
Richmond’s 23 hotels are all within approximately 15 minutes from YVR. Richmond’s hotels range from family-friendly accommodations to conference and resort hotels with luxury suites and extensive amenities. And if you’re looking to stay right at the airport, the Fairmont Vancouver Airport is attached to YVR!
The Canada Line runs to/from Vancouver International Airport several times each hour, providing rapid transportation to stations in Richmond and Vancouver. Traveling to central Richmond from YVR on Canada Line is quick and easy, and you can actually travel from YVR to Waterfront station in Vancouver in less than half an hour. If you’re travelling between YVR and the Aberdeen, Lansdowne or Richmond-Brighouse stations, transfer at Bridgeport station. All other stations on Canada Line offer direct service to and from the Richmond, BC, airport.
You can also hire a taxi or limousine service, rent a car, or hop on a courtesy hotel shuttle to get to where you’re going. For a list of Richmond hotels serviced by the shuttle, click here.