Vancouver International Airport is home to incredible works of art, historical anecdotes and unique architecture. We offer a number of different tours tailored to groups or individuals so you can explore YVR either on your own, or as a collective with your very own tour guide. Take a look at the options below, decide what's best for you and apply for your very own YVR Tour!
When travelling through YVR, we’re often in such a hurry to catch our flight that we don't get to experience all the amazing things around us. That’s why we’re happy to invite the community to take their time to enjoy the beautiful and interesting surroundings of North America’s number one airport.
Twice a week throughout the year, the community has the opportunity to book a free, guided, interactive pre-security tour of YVR. The YVR Explorer Tour program offers tours for everyone to enjoy, including all schools and community groups such as day camps, seniors and people with special needs.
Highlights will include our globally-renowned First Nation’s art collection, environmental programs, architecture, accessibility, airport operations and travel tips. Tours will wrap up in the Public Observation Area, which features interactive exhibits and unobstructed views of the airfield out to the Strait of Georgia.
Have you ever wanted to take a tour at YVR? Maybe you have some extra time to spare while waiting for an arriving flight or you're on a long layover? Are you planning a day out at the airport with family and friends? Perhaps you are involved with a community group and looking for things to do on short notice. Our self-guided tours cover a variety of different topics and only take a couple of hours.