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Meeting Places

Find suggestions and directions for passengers and greeters for well-known and easy-to-find places to meet family, friends and guests.

 

Public Greeting Area - International & U.S. Arrivals

Most passengers arriving from International & U.S. destinations, not connecting to another destination, will come to the Public Greeting Area in the International Terminal after clearing the customs and immigration processes and collecting their baggage.

Passengers

After clearing the customs and immigration processes and collecting your baggage, you will enter an area called the International Reception Lounge.  To meet your party in the Public Greeting area, follow the exit sign and proceed through the glass doors.

Greeters

After arriving at YVR, proceed to the International Arrivals area, on Arrivals Level 2 of the International Terminal.

Assistance

If you can’t find your party, please report to the Customer Care Counter located in the Public Greeting area and speak to a Customer Care representative.

 

 

Public Greeting Area – Domestic Arrivals

Most passengers arriving from Canadian destinations, not connecting to another destination or arriving at YVR’s South Terminal, will come to the Public Greeting Area in the Domestic Terminal. This area includes the baggage carousels for arriving passengers.

Passengers

After arriving at YVR, follow the signs to the baggage claim area on Arrivals Level 2 of the Domestic Terminal. To meet your party, collect your baggage and proceed out of the area surrounded by the short stone wall.

Greeters

After arriving at YVR follow the signs (picture or pictogram) to the Domestic Arrivals Level 2 of the Domestic Terminal. Check the baggage carousel information screens to see which baggage carousel your party will be using, and wait on the public side of the short stone wall.

Assistance

If you can’t find your party, please report to the Customer Care Counter located on Departures Level 3 of the Domestic Terminal and speak to a Customer Care representative.

 

 

Public Observation Area

YVR’s Public Observation Area is a great place to meet family, friends and guests whether someone is travelling or you’re just coming to experience the airport. Find out more about the exhibits and interactive displays in the Public Observation Area.

Passengers

After arriving at YVR, clearing necessary customs and immigration processes and collecting your baggage, proceed to Departures Level 3 .  The Public Observation Area is located on Level 4 of the Domestic Terminal, above the food court area.

Greeters

After arriving at YVR, proceed to Departures Level 3 of the Domestic Terminal.  The Public Observation Area is located on Level 4 of the Domestic Terminal, above the food court area.

Assistance

If you can’t find your party, please report to the Customer Care Counter located on Departures Level 3 of the Domestic Terminal and speak to a Customer Care representative.

 

 

 

Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe

The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe, by Bill Reid, is one of Canada’s most recognizable sculptures. Located in the centre of YVR’s International Terminal, at six metres long and four meters high, its presence is hard to miss.  With tiered benches all around the sculpture, the Haida Gwaii is a natural gathering and meeting point. Learn more about the Haida Gwaii and other art at YVR

Passengers

After arriving at YVR, clearing necessary customs and immigration processes and collecting your baggage, proceed to Departures Level 3 . The Haida Gwaii is located directly across from the food court area in the International Terminal.

Greeters

After arriving at YVR, proceed to Departures Level 3 of the International Terminal.  The Haida Gwaii is located directly across from the food court area.

Assistance

If you can’t find your party, please report to the Customer Care Counter located on Level 3 of the International Terminal

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