YVR Take-Off Fridays


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Visit YVR any Friday from July 4th to August 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for YVR Take-Off Fridays. Enjoy delicious treats, rockin’ beats and spectacular entertainment that will have travellers and staycationers alike eager to get to the airport.


Stop by the Customer Information Counters or YVR Take-Off Fridays Event Booth to enter to win weekly prize draws and the ultimate YVR Staycation Package that includes:

Behind the Scenes Tour of YVR for a family of 4
One Night Accommodation at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport
$250 YVR Bucks


Activities for Everyone

Check out live DJs and tons of free entertainment, including local musicians and artists, caricaturists, a balloonist and interactive community partner displays. Kids will have a blast meeting mascots, dancing to music, folding paper airplanes and getting their faces painted.

Airfield Action

Check out airfield action up close with telescopes, discover Sea Island through an interactive model and learn all sorts of interesting facts about YVR at the Public Observation Area.  YVR’s Emergency Response Team will host Airside Demonstrations every Friday in August from 11 – 11:30 a.m.. Meet YVR firefighters and watch airfield emergency response vehicles in action!

Special Offers

Take advantage of special offers and samples at YVR’s  retail shops. Enjoy YVR Take-Off Fridays lunch specials at more than 30 restaurants.

Discounted Parking

Park in YVR's Parkade for up to four hours for $5 during YVR’s Take-Off Fridays (9am – 3pm).  Parking vouchers available at the Customer Information Counters.  Regular parking rates apply after four hours.

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Face Painter

Fanny Starchild
Face Painter

Cool Balloon Guy

Matthew Johnson
Cool Balloon Guy

Ted Couling Caricaturist

Ted Couling


Mark Siermaczeski


Cory Van Ieperen


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