80 Years: We’re Celebrating!

In a few short weeks, YVR will turn 80, and we are looking forward to celebrating with the community. On Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., YVR will host a community open house and celebration.

Highlights will include:

80 Memorable Moments Photo Gallery

On Level 3 of the Main Terminal, you'll find a series of 80 framed photos chronicling YVR's colourful history. The gallery will run from the Domestic Terminal food court to the Haida Gwaii sculpture in the International Terminal.

In-Terminal Entertainment

The terminal will be buzzing with activity on July 22 and 23, thanks to family-style entertainment provided by live DJs, magicians, face-painters, balloon twisters and YVR's own Green Coat volunteers distributing 80th Anniversary giveaways. YVR's shops and restaurants will be getting into the spirit, offering lunch specials and product sampling.

Vintage Aircraft Display

At YVR's South Terminal - the original home of the airport when it opened in 1931 - visitors will find an impressive collection of vintage aircraft parked on the south side apron. The South Terminal parking lot will offer the best views of these vintage beauties.

Important Details

We encourage all visitors to hop on the Canada Line for quick transport to the airport. If you choose to drive, $5 flat-rate parking coupons (for a four hour maximum visit at any of our self-park lots) will be available at our Customer Care counters throughout the terminal, 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.

Once you've arrived, be sure to pick up an 80th Anniversary brochure from one of our Customer Care counters or Green Coat volunteers for more details, and a ballot to enter to win an 80th Anniversary prize pack provided by the Fairmont Vancouver Airport.


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