Schools Program


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 bags 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 and the architecture at YVR.

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.

Registration information is sent out to Metro Vancouver schools early in June each year. Schools applying receive confirmation of tour dates by the end of the school year in order to prepare for Fall programming.   

The Future Lands Here program is offered at no charge. It provides access to public areas of the airport only due to security regulations. For more information, contact

For past stories about YVR's school tour program, visit YVR's blog.

Please note:

  • The school tour program is offered to Grade 5 school groups during the Fall semester only. 
  • There are no other tour programs available 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.


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