Since 1992, providing universal access has been a top priority in every expansion and new building project at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Today, YVR is considered one of the most accessible airports in the world.
Art and Architecture
For many visitors, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) provides the first and last impression of British Columbia with art and architecture reflective of the province’s diverse landscape and people. YVR currently houses the largest collection of Northwest Coast Native art in the world.
Vancouver International Airport is home to two satellite Vancouver Aquarium Marine Exhibits – a 114,000-litre main aquarium and a smaller 1,800-litre jellyfish aquarium – that house a rich collection of marine life native to British Columbia.
YVR is Canada’s second busiest airport, serving approximately 17 million passengers in 2011 and handling more than 258,000 aircraft landings and take-offs on its runways. Here are a collection of fun and interesting facts about YVR and its Sea Island home.
Ground Run-up Enclosure
Vancouver Airport Authority announced details of Canada’s first Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE), a state-of-the-art facility designed to minimize noise from engine run-ups that are conducted as part of regular aircraft maintenance work.
Simplified Passenger Travel
Vancouver Airport Authority is an industry leader and pioneer in the area of simplifying passenger travel. Since 1996, the Airport Authority has continually introduced innovative programs that enhance the ease and speed of transit through its terminals, with a goal of creating a hassle-free travel experience.
Maintaining a safe and secure airfield for aircraft and passengers is the focus of everything we do at Vancouver International Airport, including Vancouver Airport Authority’s snow response program.