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Departing Cruise Ship Passengers

Departure guides for cruise passengers with some check-in and travel tips.

Cruise ship passengers are encouraged to leave ample time for check-in.

USA and International departures

Follow “3-2-1” for a smooth journey:

  • 3 hours before departure, check-in at YVR and proceed through security & US Customs Border inspection.
  • 2 hours before departure, visit World Duty Free and shop for liquor, food and souvenirs.
  • 1 hour before departure, proceed to your gate and relax before the flight home.

Canadian Departures

Follow “2-1” for a smooth journey:

  • 2 hours before Canadian Departure, check-in at YVR and proceed through security.
  • 1 hour before Canadian Departure, proceed to your gate and relax before the flight home.

YVR travel tips

Arriving early?

  • Make the most of your YVR experience:
    • Before security, check out YVR’s Public Observation Area to see a busy airport in action. Watch airfield activity up close and keep the family entertained with telescopes, dynamic displays and videos.
    •  Whether it’s Timbits or sushi, your favourite YVR restaurant will pack up your selections to go. Ask for Food on the FlyTM.
    •  Still need to mail those post cards? Pop down to Canada Post located in YVR’s 7-Eleven, Domestic Terminal, Level 1, for stamps, envelopes and shipping supplies.
    •  Store your bags for a few hours at CDS Baggage Services located in the International Terminal Building, Level 2, or in the Domestic Terminal, Level 2.Take an art & architecture, family fun or sustainability self-guided tour. Learn about some of the features that make Vancouver International Airport unique.