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Winter Travel Tips

With the first snowfall of the season just around the corner, we've compiled our top tips to help those who need to travel get on their way as quickly and as safely as possible.

  • Check the status of your flight on your airline's website or the flight information on before coming to YVR. Please note that winter weather in the province or other parts of the country can impact flights.
  • Online check-in is available for most airlines. Print your boarding pass at home or have it emailed to your handheld mobile device. This also helps reduce unnecessary contact at the airport.
  • Consider taking the Canada Line to YVR, delivering you to the terminal door in 30 minutes or less.
  • Driving to YVR? Have a parking plan by pre-booking parking up to three hours in advance at
  • Allow ample time to factor in any traffic congestion, parking and walking to the terminal.
  • Is somebody dropping you off at the airport? We ask that you say goodbye outside. And please make sure you put your mask on before coming into the terminal.
  • Give yourself extra time to check-in, clear security and board your flight.

And as always, if you're in the terminal and need any additional assistance, our customer care team on the floor is happy to assist you, socially distanced of course. You can also call us directly at 604-207-7022 or send us a message on Twitter @yvrairport.

Infographic of the snow operations at the Vancouver International Airport
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