Transit & Airport Services

Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was named #1 Airport in North America for the sixth consecutive year by Skytrax World Airport Awards in Barcelona, Spain in 2015. It also ranked 11th among the best airports in the world, and YVR was ranked as the top airport in the world in its size category (10 to 20 million annual passengers).

Airport InteriorThe Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located on Richmond's Sea Island.  About 25 minutes from Downtown Vancouver. 

Transit Services
The Canada Line rapid transit system delivers and picks up passengers directly from inside the Airport. This is in addition to taxis, limos, shuttles and tour busses that also bring people to and from the Airport.

Business Advantage
The Airport is home to 400 businesses including 160 shops and services with more to come in 2015 with the opening of a luxury designer outlet centre.  The Airport directly employs 24,000 people. In addition, it is a gateway to international trade and commerce. Many of Richmond's top employers have chosen to locate in Richmond because of it's proximity to the Airport.

Traffic Volumes
Canada’s second busiest airport, Vancouver International Airport welcomed 19.36 million people in 2014, facilitated more than 310,000 aircraft take-offs and landings and handled over 256,000 tonnes of cargo.

Since 1992, when the Airport Authority assumed responsibility for the airport, passenger traffic has increased more than 96% from 9.9 million passengers, and cargo has increased over 78% from 144,000 tonnes. Source: 

Visitor Experience
Consistently, users rate YVR as one of the top 10 Airports in the world. YVR strives to make the Airport universally accessible and an exciting destination for both travellers and the local community.

In addition to the many shops, food courts and services, one of the highlights of a visit to this airport is  an opportunity to see aquarium marine exhibits and numerous public art exhibits featuring the "The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe", the now famous bronze sculpture, by world renowned artist Bill Reid,  located at the entrance of the International Terminal. 

Visitors can seek assistance from any of the 500 volunteers in green coats who provide directions and information in 28 languages.

For more information visit the official website for the Vancouver International Airport, and for local residents who have airport related concerns please call 604-207-7097 for noise management information see Airport Noise & the Community

Airport Fuel Delivery System
The Vancouver Airport Fuels Facilities Corporation is building a new fuel delivery system in Richmond for the  Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The system includes a Marine Terminal and Fuel Receiving Facility on the South Arm of the Fraser River and a 13-kilometre underground pipeline from the facility to YVR.
See Proposed Airport Fuel Delivery System for information on public consultation related to this project.