Each Fall, Metro Vancouver Grade Five students are invited to take part in The Future Lands Here school tour program that provides a first-hand look at Vancouver International Airport.
During the tour students learn some of the operational aspects of an international airport and take part in educational activities about airport processes, such as how to pack back for security screening. Students also receive an instructive tour of the public areas of the terminal and learn about some key pieces of First Nation's art on display.
The school tour program was first introduced at YVR in Fall 2009 to coincide with Welcoming the World for the 2010 Winter Games. The program runs for 10 weeks in the Fall, hosting approximately 2,500 students.
YVR will host the school tour program in Fall 2012. Metro Vancouver schools receive information in June to register for this opportunity.
The Future Lands Here program is offered at no charge and provides access to public areas of the airport only due to security regulations. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For stories about the school tour program, visit YVR's blog.
- The school tour program is offered to Grade 5 school groups during the Fall semester only.
- There are no other tour programs avaiable at this time.
- If you or your community group would like to visit YVR in your own time, see our self-guided tours for information about what to look for in the public areas of the terminal.