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Cannabis at YVR

Travelling with cannabis? This page provides key information for airport users, including FAQs and links for further information.

YVR is committed to providing a safe, secure and healthy airport experience for everyone. We provide a smoke- and vape-free environment inside the airport—at all times and for all substances—and have designated smoking and vaping areas outside the terminal building for public use. Airport users, as a condition of using the airport facilities, must obey smoke-free and vape-free signage at all times and for all substances.

Smoking and vaping of cannabis is permitted on airport property in designated areas only—outside the terminal building in clearly marked areas. Persons smoking or vaping cannabis must use the facilities provided.

It is the responsibility of those passing through YVR to understand and adhere to all applicable local, provincial, federal and international regulations regarding the carriage and possession of cannabis. Transporting cannabis across international borders is illegal. Monitoring and enforcement is the responsibility of law enforcement agencies.

Picture of YVR cannabis signage


Looking for more clarification on travelling through YVR with cannabis? Please visit our FAQ page for travel tips and information.

Further Information 

The following websites provide more information on cannabis use and possession:

Get Cannabis Clarity (Government of British Columbia)

Cannabis and International Travel (Government of Canada)

Cannabis and U.S. Travel (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Cannabis Legalization (CBSA)

Cannabis and the Border (Government of Canada)

Know the Laws of Other Countries (Government of Canada)

Cannabis in Canada (Health Canada)

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