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YVR 2037 Master Plan

YVR 2037 is a multi-year planning and consultation process that is an integral part of creating YVR’s new Master Plan, a roadmap that helps guide us to our future destination

The Master Plan looks forward to the future and creates a 20-year plan (to 2037) that will ensure the best use of YVR’s fundamental resourceland.  We update our Master Plan every 10 years.  The Master Plan helps outline:

  • How growth in passenger, aircraft and cargo volumes will be accommodated
  • How the needs of stakeholders and the communities we serve will be met in the future
  • How our longer-term viability will be supported
  • How our key strategic objectives will be achieved 

The YVR 2037 Master Plan was approved by the federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau in 2018. The Master Plan guides land use decision making and facility development at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) over the next 20 years. We would like to thank our community: our neighbours, employees, travellers, business partners and our valued stakeholders who contributed their ideas during this process. YVR 2037 was founded on British Columbians' expectations of a world-class airport that is safe and secureone that instills pride, brings economic benefits to British Columbia and Canada, and respects local communities and the environment. We will continue to engage with our communities and stakeholders as future area planning and development opportunities arise.

YVR embarked on a multi-phase consultation process in 2015 and used a variety of tools and methods to gather information and facilitate meaningful dialogue with business partners, employees, travellers and local communities. Community and stakeholder feedback helped shape future enhancements in six key areas: ground access, environment, community amenities, airside and airspace, terminals and land use.

From bringing British Columbia's majestic outdoors into the newest terminal expansion to creating more community connections by integrating multi-use pathways and incorporating technology to improve operational efficiencyover the next few years, many of the ideas developed with input from the community will be brought to life.

As outlined in the Master Plan, YVR will work with government and regional partners to improve transportation options to and from the airport. YVR will also explore the possibility of a new runway to welcome and connect more passengers and planes from around the world. Growth and expansion will be safely and sustainably managed, while providing continued economic well-being to the regioun, support for the community and protection for the environment.

Sea Island's ecology will be respected, with plans for water quality monitoring and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste. Green space and other amenities will be incorporated into YVR's development projects wherever possible, and the implementation of the Master Plan and Land Use Plan will be consistent with the obligations in the Musqueam Indian BandYVR Sustainability & Friendship Agreement.

We welcome you to view the YVR 2037 Master Plan.

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