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80 Years: Come Celebrate!

July 12, 2011

From a single runway and small, wood frame building to a world-class airport that last year served 16.8 million passengers and employed 23,600 people, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has come a long way over the past 80 years.

In recognition of our 80th anniversary on July 22, 2011, Vancouver Airport Authority is inviting our community to come celebrate at their airport with a free open house on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Download and view our 80th Anniversary event guide and map

Family-friendly highlights will include:


While you’re at YVR, visit Globe@YVR (inside the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel) to experience 80th anniversary dining: a Five Course Anniversary Table d’Hôte menu, priced at $80 per person (plus applicable taxes). Or, take advantage of a special Fairmont offer: book a two-night consecutive stay at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport between July 22 and July 31, 2011 and receive the second night at a special anniversary rate of $80 (plus applicable taxes). Stays must occur between July 22 and July 31, 2011 to qualify for second night discount.

Parking Discount 
We encourage all visitors to hop on the Canada Line to the airport. If you choose to drive, $5 flat-rate parking coupons (for a four-hour maximum visit at any of our Main Terminal lots) will be available at our Customer Care counters throughout the Main Terminal Building, while supplies last.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a complementary YVR bus will be available to shuttle visitors between the Main and South Terminals. Shuttles will arrive and depart from each site every 15 minutes.



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