Since 1992, providing universal access has been a top priority in every expansion and new building project at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Today, YVR is considered one of the most accessible airports in the world.
Art and Architecture
For many visitors, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) provides the first and last impression of British Columbia with art and architecture reflective of the province’s diverse landscape and people. YVR currently houses the largest collection of Northwest Coast Native art in the world.
Vancouver International Airport is home to two satellite Vancouver Aquarium Marine Exhibits – a 114,000-litre main aquarium and a smaller 1,800-litre jellyfish aquarium – that house a rich collection of marine life native to British Columbia.
Vancouver International Airport has ushered in the Year of the Dreamliner. The Dreamliner is touted as the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the world and the first to use primarily composite materials in the construction of its airframe.
YVR is Canada’s second busiest airport, serving more than 17 million passengers in 2013 and handling more than 258,000 aircraft landings and take-offs on its runways. Here are a collection of fun and interesting facts about YVR and its Sea Island home.
Ground Run-up Enclosure
Vancouver Airport Authority announced details of Canada’s first Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE), a state-of-the-art facility designed to minimize noise from engine run-ups that are conducted as part of regular aircraft maintenance work.
Maintaining a safe and secure airfield for aircraft and passengers is the focus of everything we do at Vancouver International Airport, including Vancouver Airport Authority’s snow response program.