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Tower Lights For a Cause

YVR is proud to bring light to important global and national events through the airport control tower lights. New this year, we are also excited to illuminate the tower lights to support charitable causes in British Columbia that are Empowering People, Supporting Communities and Creating a Sustainable Future. If your charity or non-profit organization is recognizing a special awareness day or month, YVR may be able to show support to your event by lighting the Air Traffic Control Tower lights with up to three colours associated with your cause (based on schedule of availability). 

For a list of upcoming Tower Lights for a Cause dates, please click here.

Submitting a Lighting Request

Tower Lights for a Cause requests will be granted to charitable and non-profit organizations as well as specific general causes recognized by communities in British Columbia. All community requests must be received at least 30 days in advance and must not represent a political or religious cause. YVR will consider all requests within our eligibility guidelines and schedule availability. Based on organizational capacity, we may not be able to fulfill all requests. 

To submit a YVR Light the Tower community request, please fill out this form

YVR Control Tower lit up in orange pink and purple


  • Request submitted at least 30 days in advance
  • Event/cause fits in the availability of the tower lighting schedule
  • One light up event per calendar year per organization/cause
  • In the case of multiple organizations submitting a request for the same momentous day/week/month, there will be one combined light up for that cause.

Please note YVR will not considered the following Community YVR Tower Light Requests:

  • Personal, corporate or business occasions and milestones
  • Political or religious observances
  • Organizations of discriminatory nature including but not limited to hatred, violence, and racism

. You will receive a written response within two weeks notifying you of the outcome of your request.

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