Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the second busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic, serving over 27 million passengers in 2019. It is located in Richmond, British Columbia, just 12 kilometers from downtown Vancouver. YVR is a major hub for Air Canada and WestJet and offers direct flights to over 120 destinations around the world. The airport is also home to a number of shops, restaurants, and other amenities, making it a convenient and enjoyable place to start or end your journey. 

YVR is committed to sustainability and has been recognized as one of the most sustainable airports in the world. The airport has a number of initiatives in place to reduce its environmental impact, such as using energy-efficient lighting and vehicles, and recycling and composting waste. YVR is also working to improve its accessibility for passengers with disabilities. The airport has a number of features to make it easier for people with disabilities to travel, such as accessible washrooms, elevators, and signage.

General Information about Vancouver Airport

The following table is an overview of YVR Airport indicated below:

AirportVancouver International Airport
Airport TypePublic
OwnerTransport Canada
OperatorVancouver Airport Authority
Built In (Year)1931
ServesGreater Vancouver
Vancouver Airport CodeYVR
Hub forAir CanadaPacific Coastal AirlinesWestJet
Vancouver Airport TerminalsTwo Terminals
Vancouver International Airport Runway3
Vancouver International Airport Coordinates49°11′41″N 123°11′02″W
Contact Number604-207-7077
Vancouver Airport Address3211 Grant McConachie Wy, Richmond, BC V7B 0A4, Canada
Elevation13 ft / 4 m

Vancouver International Airport Code

Vancouver International Airport code is YVR. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport in Vancouver. 

WMO Code71892

Vancouver Airport Map

The YVR Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Vancouver Airport International Runway

YVR Airport has three runways.

NameLength (in mtr)Length (in ft)Surface

Vancouver Airport Terminal

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has two terminals: the Main Terminal and the South Terminal. The Main Terminal contains Domestic and International concourses, while the South Terminal is primarily used for floatplane operations.

Vancouver Main Terminal

The Main Terminal is the larger of the two terminals and handles most of the airport’s passenger and cargo traffic. It is divided into two concourses: Domestic and International. The Domestic Concourse is located on the north side of the terminal and handles flights to domestic destinations within Canada and the United States. The International Concourse is located on the south side of the terminal and handles flights to international destinations.

Vancouver South Terminal

The South Terminal is located approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) south of the Main Terminal and is primarily used for floatplane operations. It also has a small passenger terminal that handles a limited number of scheduled and charter flights.

Nearest Airports to Vancouver International Airport YVR

Some of the International and Domestic airports near YVR

  • Vancouver Harbour Water Airport – 14 km
  • Bellingham International Airport – 77 km
  • Abbotsford International Airport – 80 km
  • Victoria International Airport – 84 km
  • Nanaimo Airport – 109 km
  • Victoria Inner Harbour Airport – 108 km
  • Friday Harbor Seaplane Base – 183 km
  • Roche Harbor Seaplane Base – 200 km
  • Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base – 220 km

Airlines Operating from Vancouver Airport

The following airlines operate from Vancouver International Airport:

Air CanadaAC
Air Canada JazzAC
Air Canada RougeAC
Air ChinaCA
Air FranceAF
Air IndiaAI
Air New ZealandNZ
Air North4N
Air TransatTS
Alaska AirlinesAS
American AirlinesAA
British AirwaysBA
Capital AirlinesJD
Cascadia AirCBF
Cathay PacificCX
Central Mountain Air9M
China AirlinesCI
China EasternMU
China Southern AirlinesCZ
Delta Air LinesDL
Eva AirwaysBR
Fiji AirwaysFJ
Flair AirlinesF8
Hainan AirlinesHU
Harbour AirH3
Helijet AirwaysJB
Horizon AirAS
Iskwew AirSG
Japan AirlinesJL
Korean AirKE
Lynx AirY9
Pacific Coastal Airlines8P
Philippine AirlinesPR
Porter AirlinesPD
Purolator Courier19
Seair SeaplanesSS1
Sichuan Airlines3U
Sun Country AirlinesSY
Tofino Air25
Turkish AirlinesTK
United AirlinesUA
WestJet AirlinesWS
WestJet EncoreWS
Xiamen AirlinesMF

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