Navigating YVR


Safety and security is Vancouver International Airport's top priority. Pack smart and fly secure.

Passenger Pre-Board Screening

Regardless of your destination, all passengers are required to go through pre-board screening before going to their gate for departure. At YVR, there are security checkpoints in the Domestic, International, U.S. and South Terminals.

In Canada, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is responsible for the screening of passengers and their bags at airports.

Pack Smart

To ensure security and speed up the pre-board screening process, plan ahead and learn about what to pack and how to pack to make your trip go smoothly.

Liquids, Gels & Aerosols

Containers must be 100ml or less and fit in a clear, 1L bag. Learn more about packing liquids including exemptions at

Permitted and Non Permitted

Find a complete list of items permitted and non-permitted in checked and carry-on baggage at