There is something fascinating about secondhand objects and the history they hold. Which is why the Vancouver Airport Chaplaincy Thrift Store is one of the most interesting places on Sea Island.
Operated by the YVR Chapel, the little shop just off site from the main terminal at Unit 1136 at 4871 Miller Road opens its doors every Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
Any traveller who has ever had a pocket knife or a pair of scissors confiscated during pre-board security screening, left a neck pillow sitting on a bench or abandoned something heavy in an attempt to meet weight restrictions will find hundreds of replacement items here. The sheer volume is impressivel; bins are filled with Swiss Army Knives and scissors and neck pillows are stacked to the ceiling. All items can be had for a fraction of the fraction of the regular cost, which draws a crowd every week. Another unbeatable deal is the collection of discarded and forgotten paperbacks, attractively priced at only 25 cents per book!
Besides being a great place to find some unbeatable deals, the Thrift Store is an important source of funding for the YVR Chapel. Stop by to find an elusive bargain and meet longtime YVR Chaplin Layne Daggert, featured in this YouTube video.