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YVR reminds travellers to plan ahead, arrive early, and use travel tech during Labour Day weekend

Musqueam Territory / Richmond, B.C. (August 28, 2023): Vancouver International Airport / Aéroport international de Vancouver (YVR) is expecting to welcome more than 316,000 passengers over the Labour Day weekend, from Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4. This reflects an increase of more than 60,000 passengers over the same period last year.

During this last long weekend of summer, YVR continues to remind travellers to plan ahead, arrive early, and use travel tech available.

This includes YVR TimeLine, a new digital tool designed to support passengers in their journey to get to their gate on time. With YVR TimeLine, passengers can determine whether they are at risk of missing their flight. To access YVR TimeLine, passengers scan a QR code and then insert their flight number. The system will identify whether they are at risk of missing their flight and instruct them to see one of YVR’s Guest Experience representatives, who will assist them with getting to their gate. Signs displaying the QR code and instructions for use are located throughout security screening lanes at YVR. 

YVR continues to encourage travellers to arrive at the airport early—two hours ahead of domestic flights and three hours ahead of U.S. and international flights.

TimeLine is another measure that YVR has implemented to help travellers navigate the airport more easily. Other digital tools available at YVR include the Passenger Journey tool, which outlines step-by-step guides to navigate the airport. The guides are available alongside flight information on the departures or arrivals pages of YVR EXPRESS, Mobile Passport Control, and ArriveCAN are also available to help passengers save time throughout the travel process.

Reports on YVR’s operational performance continue to be available at, including the latest data for on-time performance and security screening wait times.

This weekend, YVR will connect travellers to 103 destinations across Canada and the world. Notably, the top destinations for departing YVR passengers over are:

  • Domestic: Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, and Winnipeg
  • U.S.: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, Honolulu, and Chicago
  • International: London, Hong Kong, Delhi, Incheon (Seoul), and Frankfurt

YVR reminds all travellers to be aware of latest travel advisories and plan accordingly.

For the latest travel information, visit or follow the airport on Twitter: @YVRAirport or @YVRAeroport.

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