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Celebrate Chinese New Year at YVR!


Chinese New Year is fast approaching and YVR is ready to celebrate. February 5th will officially mark the beginning of the year of the Pig and this year YVR is proud to partner with LunarFest, Canada’s premier presenter of contemporary expression in Asian arts and culture. Within our terminal you’ll find plenty of ways to commemorate the occasion, including creative pop-ups, shopping deals and beautiful festive décor.

Weekdays from February 1 to 13, at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe and different locations post-security, YVR is giving passengers the opportunity to create and decorate their very own Chinese New Year lanterns to celebrate the year of the Pig. Passengers may choose to take their lanterns with them on their travels or have them adorn various archways around the terminal for all to see.  

Our terminal will also have an appearance from one of LunarFest’s Pig Heroes, part of a series of twelve cultural specialties featured at LunarFest events all throughout Vancouver.

There are also ways to save during Chinese New Year celebrations thanks to our World Duty Free stores and UnionPay. From January 25 to February 24, World Duty Free customers who spend $1,000 with UnionPay will receive a complimentary $50 UnionPay card. Customers spending $3,000 with UnionPay will be awarded with a $200 UnionPay card. All UnionPay customers will also be entered for a chance to win 2 round-trip tickets from Vancouver to Shenzhen courtesy of Hainan Airlines.

Not flying through YVR? You still have a chance to win! To find out how you could be the lucky winner of 2 tickets to Shenzhen, visit for your chance to enter.

YVR is proud to connect British Columbia to the world and has more Chinese carriers serving destinations in the country than any airport in North America. YVR offers up to 60 flights per week to China during peak periods, and recently announced that Hainan Airlines will now fly non-stop from YVR to Shenzhen (SZX) and passengers looking to discover the region will have even more choice in how to do so.

These flights are a huge economic generator for British Columbia, generating tens of millions of dollars for the local economy and boosting our thriving tourism industry.

xīn nián kuài lè!


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