Community Engagement

As British Columbia's gateway airport, we serve our community by providing important connectivity between British Columbia and the rest of the world.

Locally, we engage British Columbians through a number of programs building knowledge and a sense of pride in their airport. We participate in community activities and festivals and work alongside our community partners to build strong connections and encourage growth.  

As a community-based organization, we know that connecting with our communities – our neighbours, our employees and our business partners – is key to the Airport Authority’s continued success. We have a number of initiatives that contribute to the community and offer opportunities for participation and engagement.

Flight Path Park

Quest Food Exchange

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

  • 250 volunteers collected 853 kg of garbage at the Airport Authority's kick-off clean-up event at Iona Beach on Sea Island 

YVR Wheelchair Experience Tours

  • A new partnership with Spinal Cord Injury B.C in 2012
  • Sponsored the development of a series of nine of how-to travel videos, each focusing on a different aspect of the airport experience.

YVR Banner Program

  • Vancouver Airport Authority sponsored a contest to select artwork for the hundreds of street banners gracing YVR’s curbs, ramps and parking areas.  
  • 14 artists submitted 18 pieces of art celebrating the Northwest Coast First Nations art tradition and the theme of flight.

Community Survey

  • As part of our public consultation activities, each year we undertake a community survey, conducted and compiled by an external consultant.
  • Overall impressions of YVR were positive, with approximately 79% of Metro Vancouver residents giving the airport a rating of 4 out of 5 or higher.

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