Constructed by the federal goverment in 1943 as part of the wartime effort to serve as housing for employees of the nearby Boeing manufacturing plant, Burkeville earned its moniker through a naming competition by Boeing employees. The competition resulted in the selection of Burkeville as a name, after the president of Boeing Canada at the time, Stanley Burke.
The theme for this year's Tourism Richmond Service Awards was Up-Up and Away - Taking Service to New Heights, so maybe it was fitting that Vancouver Airport Authority came away with Partner of the Year at the annual gala to recognize great service in the industry, held Wednesday at the River Rock.
The airport greeted more than 17.6 million passengers last year, and a lot of those folks needed to be pointed in the right direction.
Each month we pick a specific aircraft type to be featured as our Aircraft of the Month. We try and give you some insight in to its use at YVR as well as provide specifications for aviation buffs. This month our aircraft is an Airbus A330-300.
This month marks 30 years of Cathay Pacific service at YVR.
Every month we select one photo from the amazing pictures we are sent for our Canada from the Air gallery and bestow upon it the honour of Photo of the Month.
Travellers flying out of Vancouver International Airport will have the opportunity to sample some of the world's finest whisky over the next couple of months as Whisky Fest barrels in to YVR. For the next two months, free samples of high-quality whisky will be available at World Duty Free from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at International Departures, post-security, and 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at United States Departures, post-security.
Quest Food Exchange is one of YVR's community investment partners that provides food programs to reduce hunger with dignity. Quest has an opportunity to raise a significant amount of funds towards their efforts at the upcoming BMO Marathon, but need some volunteers to help them hit their goal.
The Vancouver Canucks embark on another journey for Lord Stanley's Cup tonight, so we decided to sit down with a very special individual, Even Morgan, Canucks home game telecast statistician, who has been there since the puck dropped for the very first game in franchise history more than 40 years ago.
A YVR favourite is back up and running after some extensive renovations, and while the facade may have changed, the warm welcome you receive upon entering and the delicious food has remained the same at Hanami.