Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Guide - Vancouver Flights

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YVR

CYVR

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+1 604 207 7077

+1 604 276 6099

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Vancouver - Driving Directions

The airport is located on the Grant McConachie Way. To airport is linked to Vancouver via the Arthur Laing Bridge and then Highway 99. Follow the signs for Highway 99 South and then the pointers to the airport.

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Vancouver - Public Transport

Taxis

Over 400 licensed taxis are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for YVR customers.

All taxi vehicles serving YVR are seven years old or newer, and drivers have completed comprehensive training courses in safe driving, customer service and assisting persons with special needs.

Pre-bookings of 4-door sedans, mini-vans or Wheelchair Accessible Taxis are not required; simply inform one of the BC Corps Commissionaires (stationed at the taxi queue area on the curb and roadway).

Taxis charge a metered rate based on time and distance travelled, the approximate fare to downtown Vancouver is $23-$26 (inclusive of all taxes) under normal conditions.

Standard 4-door sedan taxis can accommodate up to four or five passengers with baggage.

Taxis are readily available outside both the Domestic and International terminals. The following cab companies service the airport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

Black Top Cabs Bonny's Taxi Coquitlam Taxi Delta Sunshine Taxi Guildford Cab 1993 Ltd. Kimber Cabs MacLures Cabs Newton-Whalley Taxi North Shore Taxi Richmond Cabs Royal City Taxi Sunshine Cabs Surdell-Kennedy Taxi Vancouver Taxi White Rock/South Surrey Taxi Yellow Cabs

Limousines

Limojet Gold Express provides exclusive limousine service from the airport 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Limousines are conveniently located immediately outside the Domestic and International arrivals areas.

Limousines comfortably accommodate a maximum of six passengers (luggage pending) and charge flat rates to all destinations.

The rate to Downtown is $41.73 (inclusive of all taxes).

Canada Place & Ballantyne Ship Terminals are $50.29 (inclusive of all taxes).

Limojet Gold Express can be contacted at 604.273.1331 for further information or through e-mail at: info@ limojetgold.com

Scheduled Buses

Vancouver Airport has many options for getting to and from the airport:

Scheduled Buses

Scheduled bus services are available to major hotel destinations in downtown Vancouver, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Vancouver Island and Washington State.

Downtown Vancouver

Airporter

Vancouver only): 604.946.8866

(outside the Vancouver area): 1.800.668.3141

The Airporter provides bus service to major hotel destinations in downtown Vancouver, the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and the bus depot/train station.

Departure times from the airport:

International Terminal - every 20 minutes from 8:55 to 21:25. Domestic Terminal - every 20 minutes from 9:00 to 21:30.

The Airporter bus is located on the International and Domestic Arrivals level curb. No reservations required.

Tickets may be purchased at the Airporter counter, their pickup locations or on the motor coach.

Fares One-Way Round Trip

Adult $13.00 $20.00

Child 5-12 yrs $6.00 $12.00

Senior 65+ yrs $10.00 $20.00

Family* $26.00 $40.00

Further information on service, schedules and fares may be obtained from the Airporter counter located on the International and Domestic Arrivals levels, their website, www.yvrairporter.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.yvrairporter.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.yvrairporter.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.yvrairporter.com, or by calling the telephone numbers noted above.

Resort Municipality of Whistler

Perimeter's Whistler Express

(Vancouver): 604.266.5386

(Whistler): 604.905.0041

Whistler Express provides bus service to the Resort Municipality of Whistler, its village and the Whister/Blackcomb Mountains.

The Whistler Express bus is located on the International and Domestic Arrivals level curb.

Tickets may be purchased at the Whistler Express counter, their pickup locations or on the motor coach.

Fares (GST included)

Type Age Hotel Service Door-to-Door Condo Service

Adult 13+ years $71.69 $78.11

Child 5-13 years $48.15 $51.36

Tots 1-4 years free

Group* 4-5 persons 10% off

Group* 6+ persons 20% off

(* Group fares must be pre-purchased the day prior

to departure, group must travel together)

Further information on service, schedules and fares may be obtained from the Whistler Express counter located on the International and Domestic Arrivals levels, their website, www.perimeterbus.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.perimeterbus.com, or by calling the telephone numbers noted above.

Vancouver Island

Pacific Coach Lines

(Vancouver): 604.662.8074

(Victoria): 250.385.4411

(outside the Vancouver area): 1.800.661.1725

Victoria departure times from the Airport: 0740, 0940, 1140, 1340, 1540,1740 and 1940 daily. The Victoria bus service connects through the Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminals.

The Pacific Coach Lines bus is located at the Victoria bus pick up position on the International and Domestic Arrivals level curb.

Tickets may be purchased at the Pacific Coach Lines counter, their pickup locations or on the motor coach.

Further information on service, schedules and fares may be obtained from the Pacific Coach Lines counter located on the International and Domestic Arrivals levels, their website, www.pacificcoach.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.pacificcoach.com, or by calling the telephone numbers noted above.

QuickShuttle

(Vancouver): 604.940.4428

(outside the Vancouver area): 1.800.665.2122

Email: rez@ quickcoach.com

QuickShuttle provides bus service to Bellingham Airport, Everett, Downtown Seattle and SeaTac International Airport in Washington State.

The QuickShuttle bus departs from the International Arrivals level curb at the Airporter pickup location.

QuickShuttle tickets may be purchased at the Airporter counter, their pickup locations or on the motor coach.

Further information on service, schedules and fares on QuickShuttle may be obtained from the Airporter counter located on the International and Domestic Arrivals levels, their website, www.quickcoach.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.quickcoach.com, or by calling the telephone numbers noted above.

Courtesy Shuttles

Courtesy shuttles provide service to the Long-Term Parking Lot, South Terminal, local hotels and other locations around the airport.

South Terminal Shuttle

The South Terminal Shuttle, operated by YVR and the South Terminal airlines connects passengers between the South Terminal and the Domestic/International terminals (same day travel only).

The South Terminal Shuttle does not operate to the floatplane facilities on the river, and is available only to connecting passengers who fly to or from the South Terminal. (more info)

Richmond Hotels

Abercorn Inn (Best Western) Accent Inns Comfort Inn Airport Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel & Marina Executive Inn Express Executive Airport Plaza Four Points By Sheraton Hampton Inn Vancouver Airport Hilton Vancouver Airport Holiday Inn Vancouver Airport Holiday Inn Express Park Plaza Radisson President Hotel & Suites Ramada Inn Hotel Ramada Plaza Hotel Richmond Inn (Best Western) Sandman Hotel Travelodge Hotel Vancouver Airport Marriott

Vancouver Hotels

Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel Quality Inn Airport

New Westminster Hotels

Royal Towers Hotel & Casino

Public Transportation

Bus service to Vancouver, Richmond and beyond originate at the Airport Station Bus Terminal, located near the Delta Hotel. Airport Station and the airport are connected by Bus Route #424, which picks up and drops off passengers at the Ground Level of the Domestic Terminal.

Several public transportation bus routes service the Airport Station Bus Terminal: The 98 B Line and Route #496 connect to downtown Vancouver, Route #620 connects to the BC Ferries in Tsawwassen, Route #100 connects to Vancouver and points east, Route #491 travels to Richmond and Steveston, Route #301 connects to Surrey/Newton, Route #C 92 connects to the Airport South Terminal while Route #C90 connects to the northern portion of Sea Island.

The #424 bus stop is located on Level 1 of the Domestic Terminal. Bus schedules are available at the Customer Service Counters and at the Visitor Information Centres on the Arrivals Level of both terminals.

Fares vary depending on the destination and time of day. When boarding the bus cash fares must be paid in exact change. A change machine is available in the Domestic Terminal located near the exit doors closest to the transit area. Bus tickets may also be purchased at the 7-eleven convenience store and the Pharmasave pharmacy, both located in the Domestic Terminal. Bus service frequency and times vary depending on time of day, day of week or season.

Further information on service, schedules and fares may be obtained from TransLink or the Tourism InfoCentres and Customer Service Counters in both terminals.

Canada Line

In keeping with our goal of being a sustainable organization operating a world class airport, the Airport Authority has committed up to $300-million to fund the airport portion of the Canada Line (previously known as the RAV Line) rapid transit link. Scheduled to begin operations in late 2009, the line will connect downtown Vancouver, Richmond City Centre and YVR. The 19-kilometre transit line will add the equivalent of a 10-lane roadway and provide passengers and employees with convenient transportation to YVR.

Related Links

Translink: www.translink.bc.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.translink.bc.ca /

BCFerries: www.bcferries.bc.ca

Richmond-Airport-Vancouver Rapid Transit: www.canadaline.ca

Cycling Information

The Airport Authority has been working over the past eight years on developing marked cycling lanes on Sea Island. Currently the following roads have marked cycling lanes adjacent to the traffic lanes:

Russ Baker Way Sections of Grant McConachie Way Templeton Street Ferguson Road Sections of Miller Road Cessna Road

There are also separate cycling routes:

From Arthur Laing Bridge westbound to Grant McConachie Way westbound From Airport connector Bridge westbound to Arthur Laing northbound From Airport Connector Bridge westbound to Grant McConachie Way westbound From Airport Connector Bridge westbound to North Airport Road From Cessna Drive & Miller to North Airport Road (under Airport Connector Bridge) Between Templeton Street (south end) and Russ Baker Way

There are bicycle racks available:

Outside of the International Terminal building on Level 2 At the Airport Station bus loop In the 'M' parking lot At the Air Services Building at the South Terminal For employees on Level 1 of the Domestic Terminal in the cycling facility

Although, not separated from traffic, there are marked cycling lanes on the Arthur Laing Bridge leading to Vancouver, and wider lanes on the Number 2 Road Bridge into Richmond. Cyclists can also consider a combination of cycling and transit as most transit buses are outfitted with front-mounted bicycle racks.

For more information and a cycling map and guide please look at the Translink website at:

www.translink.bc.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.translink.bc.ca/Transportation_Services/Bikes /

The City of Richmond also provides information on cycling and routes online at:

www.richmond.ca/services/ttp/cycling /

Ferguson Road and the paths leading out to Iona Beach on the north side of Sea Island are popular for recreational cycling.

Getting to Work at the Airport

The Vancouver International Airport Authority recognizes the contribution that vehicle traffic makes to air pollution in the Lower Fraser Valley. As such, we support the expansion of commuting choices such as the Richmond-Airport-Vancouver (RAV) rapid transit line and improvements to cycling facilities on Sea Island. As an employee working at YVR or on Sea Island, there are several transportation options available to you.

Public Transit

Translink operates public buses and rapid transit in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Translink offers a discount to employers that sign up under its Employer Pass program committing 15 or more employees to buy monthly passes for one year.

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Vancouver Airporter

The Airporter bus offers a monthly rate for employees at the Vancouver International Airport

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Carpool/Rideshare

The Jack Bell Rideshare has a matching service to connect commuters to form rideshares and carpools. Jack Bell also provides cars and vans for carpooling groups for a fee.

www.ride-share.com

Carpool.ca connects commuters who are interested in ride sharing to specific destinations, including Vancouver International Airport.

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Cycling Facilities

The Airport Authority maintains a locked bicycle storage and change room facility on the first floor of the Domestic Terminal building for employees working at YVR. Access to this facility can be gained through the Airport Authority's Environment Department:

environment@ yvr.ca

Translink publishes a cycling map and guide, available where transit tickets are sold and also online at:

www.translink.bc.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.translink.bc.ca/Maps/cycling_map_guide.asp

Car Sharing

The Cooperative Auto Network provides joint access to a fleet of vehicles without the costs of owning one yourself. Consider membership in this program if you need only limited use of a vehicle.

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Vancouver - Car Parking

Parking:

Vancouver International Airport offers four distinct parking facilities - ranging from Gateway Valet & Concierge's convenient curbside vehicle drop-off and pick up to the lowest priced on-airport Long-term Parking.

Hourly/Daily Parkade

Convenient parking for short-term and long-term directly across from the terminals.

Convenient self-parking directly across from domestic and international terminals Express self-serve check-in terminals Express pay stations for quick exit Covered parking on Level P2 for daily parking Hourly covered parking on Level P1 Height restriction in the Parkade is 2 meters (6'6"). Over height vehicles please use the Economy or Long Term Lot parking lots

Economy Lot

The Economy Parking Lot offers value priced parking within walking distance to the terminals.

Self-parking within walking distance to the terminals Covered walkway access to the terminals Map of Parking Facilities (PDF PDF File, 75KB) AeroplanTM partner 250 AeroplanTM Miles for a minimum 1-day stay

Long Term Parking

The Long-Term Parking Lot offers the lowest priced parking with complimentary shuttle service.

# The Lowest Priced On-airport Parking

As Low As $8.50 /day $54.75 /week With Discount Coupon from your travel agent, plus taxes

# Complimentary 24-hour shuttle service

# Located on-airport, minutes from the terminals

# Brand new fleet of shuttle buses

# AeroplanTM partner

# Wheelchair accessible parking and shuttle service

Valet Parking

Gateway Valet & Concierge

Provides:

Convenient curbside vehicle dropoff and pickup at the Domestic and International terminals Personal concierge service included with no additional fee Secured on-airport compound for vehicle storage 24-hour service, no reservations required

South Terminal Parking

Services all flights from the South Terminal Convenient parking outside the South Terminal Hourly or daily parking

Accessible Parking

Dedicated parking spaces are available for mobility-impaired persons with vehicles displaying a valid blue decal at both the International, Domestic and South Terminal.

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Vancouver - Intra Terminal Transfer

South Terminal Shuttle

The South Terminal Shuttle, operated by YVR and the South Terminal airlines connects passengers between the South Terminal and the Domestic/International terminals (same day travel only).

The South Terminal Shuttle does not operate to the floatplane facilities on the river, and is available only to connecting passengers who fly to or from the South Terminal. A voucher for travel issued by a South Terminal carrier is required to board the Shuttle.

At this time the service is not available to floatplane customers and others who do not connect between the South Terminal and the Domestic or International Terminal.

Please arrange alternate connection accommodations between the Floatplane Facility on the river and the Domestic/International Terminal. Some floatplane operators offer a Shuttle service to the International Airport. Please contact your floatplane operator to determine whether this service is available.

Taxi cost to the Domestic/International Terminal from the Floatplane Facility is approximately $12.00 CAD.

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Vancouver - Car Hire

Car Rental Companies at the Airport

Car rental facilities are conveniently located just steps from the terminal on the ground floor of the parkade. Companies operating their vehicle pickup and return services directly from these facilities include:

National Car Rental Alamo Rent-a-Car Hertz Canada Avis Rent-a-Car Thrifty Car Rental Dollar Rent-a-Car Budget Car Rental

Car Rental Companies Close to the Airport

Off-airport car rental companies serving the airport include:

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Discount Car and Truck

Customers can contact these companies at the pickup location located just past the parkade in the vicinity of the Economy Parking lot.

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Vancouver - Info And Helpdesks

Super Natural British Columbia Visitor Info Centre

Need help with accommodations, sightseeing bookings or ground transportation tickets? Simply approach the Super Natural British Columbia Visitor Info Centre and a trained counsellor will assist you with your travel needs. The centre also offers multi-lingual services.

Phone: 604.683.2000

Location: Level 2, Domestic Arrivals (Pre-security)

Location: Level 2, International Arrivals (Pre-security)

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Vancouver - Airport Facilities

Things to Do at YVR

You can never arrive too early for your departure from Vancouver International Airport. Everything you need to do, you can do here.

Shopping:

# Apparel

BC Sports Zone, Mountain Style Shop, Northern Impressions, Roots

# Books, Music & Newsstands

Daily News, Great Canadian Book Company, Hudson News, News II You, Relay, Sea to Sky News, To Go!, Vancouver News Connection, Virgin Books & Music

# Confectionery

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Sweet Factory

# Convenience

7-Eleven, BC Lottery Ticket Centre, West Coast Liquor Store

# Fashion Accessories

$15 Boutique, Charmed Designs Retail Cart, Tickers Watches Retail Cart, Tie Rack

# Flower Shops

Salamandra Flowers, Vancouver Airport Florist

# Golf Shop

PGA Tour Shop

# Personal Care

Crabtree & Evelyn, The Body Shop

# Souvenirs & Gifts

Aeropet, British Columbia and Beyond, Christmas in Vancouver, Discover Vancouver, Discovery Channel, Exploration, Gifts of the Raven, Kids Works, Toy Land Retail Cart, Vancouver Kitchen

# Specialty Foods

Tastefully Canadian, The Fish Market

# Travel Accessories

Bentley’s Leather

Duty free:

Shop at YVR Tax and Duty Free for top brands at incredible savings!

It's that simple. The assortment is astounding and the prices will make you wonder why you ever paid regular price for cosmetics, fragrances, liquor, confectionery, fashion, and accessories. Why pay more?

Arrive Early at Vancouver International Airport, and enjoy great savings and selection while shopping at over 12 tax & duty free stores and specialty boutiques.

We have over 12 tax & duty free shops and specialty boutiques at Vancouver International Airport:

Avenue Collections

Top fashion luxury brands at duty free prices.

Burberry

An icon of enduring and classic style.

Connoisseur Shop

Fine wines, rare liquors, and imported cigars.

Folli Follie

Exceptional sterling silver and 18k gold jewelry, handbags, fashion watches and scarves.

Hermčs

One of fashionżs most highly revered brands.

Maple Creek General Store

A Canadian offering of gifts & souvenirs.

Rare Earth

Precious souvenirs and luxurious mementos in 14k or 18k gold.

Roots

Oh Canada! T-shirts, signature sweatshirts, hats and accessories., Spirit of the North, A collection of Canadian gifts, apparel and souvenirs.

Swarovski

The magic of crystal, an ideal gift or collectible.

Tastefully Canadian

Specialty Canadian products, including smoked salmon, teas, and maple syrup products.

Tax and Duty Free

Four of our flagship duty free stores can be found along the U.S. and International Departure corridors

To contact us, you can reach us by phone at 604.303.3103

Food&Beverage:

You can never arrive too early for your departure from Vancouver International Airport. Everything you need to do, you can do here.

# Bars & Restaurants

Elephant and Castle, Happy Landing Lounge, Jetside Bar, Medallist Bar & Grill, Palomino Bar & Grill, Peak’s Lounge, Voyages

# Casual Dining

Hanami Japanese Restaurant, Legends Bar & Grill, Milestone’s Restaurant & Bar, Pacific Grill

# Coffee Bars

Green Bean Cafe, Roasters, Starbucks, Toast! Cafe

# Fast Food

A&W, Big Apple Bagels, Burger King, Cinnabon, Hanami Cafe/Hanami Asian Cuisine, Hanami Express, Harvey’s Swiss Chalet, OPA! Souvlaki of Greece, Pizza Hut, Subway, Sunshine Coast Juice Company, The Marketplace, Tim Hortons, Wok n’ Roll

# Fine Dining

Globe@YVR

Internet Access

Travellers can surf the Internet or check for e-mail messages at Vancouver International Airport.

TELUS Internet Payphones

The airport has 22 "eMillennium" Internet access payphones at locations throughout the terminals, in addition to more than 400 voice payphones. The �eMillennium� offers high-speed Internet and e-mail connection, utilizing a small keyboard, mouse and 6.5-inch LCD screen. Access fees for "eMillennium" are 35 cents a minute, while access to Vancouver International Airport's website ( www.yvr.ca ) is free from the home page.

Children's Play Area

Children�s play areas are located throughout the airport. They are available both before and after the security checkpoints. Play areas are not supervised.

Nursery

There is one nursery located across from USA airline check-in, USA departures level. The nursery is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. It contains cribs and changing facilities, and is not supervised.

Diaper change tables are available in all public washrooms. Family washrooms are also available throughout the International and Domestic terminals.

Video Games

Video games are available in several areas including the food court on Level 2 of the Domestic Terminal and several departure gates throughout the terminal.

BANKING:

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada is located in the Domestic Terminal Building, accessible to all passengers. Services offered range from RSPs, loans and a wide range of personal and business banking.

Phone: 604.665.8708

Location: Level 3, Domestic Departures (Pre-security)

Cash Machines / ATMs

Several Bank machines are located throughout the Airport, at pre-security and post-security checkpoints.

Post-security locations include C Pier, International Holdroom. U.S. Holdroom and International/U.S. Arrivals.

Pre-security locations include Domestic Departures, International/U.S. Departures, International/U.S. Arrivals.

Change machines

Several change machines are also available throughout the Airport.

International Currency Exchange

ICE is located throughout the airport in various locations. Services offered are: foreign exchange, redeeming travellerżs cheques, cash advances and sale of travel insurance. Instant Tax Refund services available on Level 3 of U.S. Departures (Pre-security).

They also provide fax and photocopying services 24 hours on Level 3, International Departures (Pre-security). Phone: 604.656.1704.

Travellers departing on Transborder flights now have access to post-security foreign exchange services. ICE Currency Services opened a kiosk beside Voyages Bar on February 4. Open daily from 0500 to 2000.

Phone: 604.656.1705 / 1704

Location: Level 3, International Departures (Pre-security)

Location: Level 3, International Departures (Post-security)

Location: Level 3, Domestic Departures (Pre-security)

Location: Level 3, U.S. Departures (Pre-security)

Cash Machines / ATMs

Several Bank machines are located throughout the Airport, at pre-security and post-security checkpoints.

Post-security locations include C Pier, International Holdroom. U.S. Holdroom and International/U.S. Arrivals.

Pre-security locations include Domestic Departures, International/U.S. Departures, International/U.S. Arrivals.

Change machines

Several change machines are also available throughout the Airport.

Instant Tax Refund

Global Refund will pay you an instant cash refund when you take your eligible GST Refund claim to ICE Currency Services at Vancouver International Airport 2 locations.

Hours:

6:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m. (Pre-security)

7:00a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Post-security)

Phone: 604.270.6366

Location: Level 3, U.S. Departures (Pre-security)

Location: Level 3, U.S. Departures (Post-security)

Visitor Rebate Program

Under the Visitor Rebate Program (VRP), non-Canadian residents who have purchased goods while visiting in Canada are eligible to receive a rebate on the goods and services tax (GST) paid. Canada Border and Services Agency (CBSA) administers this program.

To obtain a GST rebate, passengers must present a) the purchased goods and b) their accompanying receipts to Canada Customs for validation prior to check-in and going through security. Receipts must have a value of $50.00 CAD each or more. Hotel receipts are not required to be stamped. Passengers connecting thru YVR from Domestic cities with their bags in the care of airline transfer, have no option but to send in their receipts along with their ticketing information to show proof of transiting via YVR.

Hours and locations of the Visitor Rebate Offices are:

# Daily from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. � International Terminal Building Departures - Level 3 - across from the USA check-in counters #200-#210 and adjacent the Starbucks outlet.

# Daily 24 hours per day: International Terminal Building Arrivals - Level 2 adjacent to the 'Elephant & Castle Restaurant'

Once the receipts have been validated (stamped), Canada Customs will advise passengers on options for obtaining the tax rebate. A popular option is to receive an instant cash GST rebate at the Global Refund kiosk adjacent to the Visitor Rebate Office within the ICE Currency Exchange.

There is also an Instant Tax Refund location on Level 3, U.S. Departures (Post-security). Passengers must have their receipts validated by Canada Customs prior to receiving an instant cash GST rebate at either location.

HEALTH:

Pharmasave

Full-service pharmacy for over-the-counter, self-care and prescription products, vitamins, natural health care items, cosmetics and greeting cards. Photo finishing is also available.

Phone: 604.303.7033

Location: Level 1, Domestic Arrivals (Pre-security)

Vancouver Airport Dental Centre

Offering a complete spectrum of dental services, both restorative and preventative.

Phone: 604.276.2121

Location: Level 1, Domestic Arrivals (Pre-security)

Vancouver Airport Medical Clinic

Providing comprehensive health care to the airport community. Travel medicine and vaccinations, aviation medicine, primary health care and aid to minor injuries. No appointments required.

Phone: 604.207.6900

Location: Level 1, Domestic Arrivals (Pre-security)

LONGES:

Alliance Atlantis Screening Lounge

An airport first, featuring both the latest movie trailers and behind-the-scenes footage from Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Distribution LP’s upcoming movie releases, and clips of shows from across Alliance Atlantis’ broadcast channels. Open daily during all hours of flight activity.

Location: Level 3, Domestic Departures (Post-security)

MetroNaps

Take a power nap at the airport. Semi-private napping chairs provide a tranquil, relaxing environment in which travellers may rest before their flight, arrive refreshed and rejuvenated.

Hours: 09:00 - 19:00

Phone: 778.858.7133

Location: Level 3, U.S. Departures (Post-security)

Plaza Premium Departures Lounge

The Plaza Premium Departures Lounge is available for passengers departing on international flights. Located just past international security on the duty free retail corridor, the beautifully appointed lounge offers comfortable furnishings surrounded by expansive views of the mountains.

Phone: 604.276.6688

Location: Level 3, International Departures (Post-security)

PERSONAL

Absolute Spa At YVR

Passengers and visitors can experience a wide range of luxurious treatments such as the manicures, pedicures and chair massage at three convenient locations. The Absolute Spa experience is available daily with down to earth prices and pampering that is guaranteed to leave you floating on air.

Phone: 604.270.4772

Location: Level 3, International Departures (Pre-security)

Location: Level 3, Domestic Departures (Post-security)

Location: Level 3, U.S. Departures (Post-security)

Location: Level 3, Fairmont Hotel, International Terminal (Pre-security)

Absolute Spa and Salon YVR

Opened in August of 2005, this location offers a full services salon with mens' and ladies' hair treatments, manicures, pedicure, chair massage as well as facials and full body massage. If you have a layover stop by for a steam shower and a rest in our massage spa suite.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily

Phone: 604.278.2514

Location: Level 1, Domestic Arrivals (Pre-security)

Airport Fabricare Cleaners

Offering dry-cleaning, laundry and alteration services 6 days a week (Monday - Saturday). Same day service is available upon request.

Phone: 604.207.1621

Location: Level 1, Domestic Arrivals (Pre-security)

Airport Luggage & Shoe Repair

Enjoy the convenience of shoe, luggage and leather repair services while you wait at the airport! Also available are shoe shine and key cutting services. Open Monday-Saturday.

Phone: 604.231.1914

Location: Level 1, Domestic Arrivals (Pre-securit)

Aurora Shoe Shine

You are one step closer to a great shoeshine. Quick and easy for the traveller on the run with two convenient locations to serve you.

Phone: 604.833.6790

Location: Level 3, Domestic Departures (Post-security)

Location: Level 3, U.S. Departures (Post-security)

Canadian Post

Full service postal outlet for all your mailing needs located inside 7-Eleven.

Phone: 604.207.8942

Location: Level 1, Domestic Arrivals (Pre-security)

Health Club & Spa

After tiring travel or hectic days, the Health Club offers travellers the perfect venue to rejuvenate. The fully equipped centre features a jet-swim pool, children’s wading pool, whirlpool, sauna’s and fitness equipment.

Spa at the Fairmont is the perfect place to pamper yourself before and after your trip. Unique spa favourites are available including a variety of treatment options from hydrotherapy to manicures and massage therapy services. Enjoy exclusive treatments and product lines geared to assist guests in conquering jet lag.

Phone: 604.248.2772

Location: Level 3, Fairmont Hotel, International Terminal (Pre-security)

TRAVEL:

CDS Baggage Storage

Short or long-term baggage storage. Rates range from $3.00 to $6.00 per item, based on a 24-hour period. Same rates apply to storage less than the 24-hour period.

Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Phone: 604.303.4519

Location: Level 2, Domestic Arrivals (Pre-security)

Location: Level 2, International Arrivals (Pre-security)

Lockers are not available at YVR

Travel Insurance

Available from any of ICEżs seven foreign exchange locations, Travel Guard Canadażs policies cover a range of options, Single Trip Inclusive Plan, Medical Only Plan, Flight Guard Only Plan, Baggage Only Plan.

Phone: 604.656.1704 / 1705

Location: Level 3, International Departures (Pre-security)

Location: Level 3, International Departures (Post-security)

Location: Level 3, Domestic Departures (Pre-security)

Location: Level 3, U.S. Departures (Pre-security)

Uniglobe Advance Travel

Uniglobe Advance Travel offers full service vacation and corporate travel consulting, airline ticket change and re-issue services and the sale of travel insurance.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Daily)

Phone: 604.273.2771

Location: Level 1, Domestic Arrivals (Pre-security)

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The Fairmont Vancouver Airport

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel can cater to your meeting or conference needs.

Phone: 604.207.5200

Location: Level 3, Fairmont Hotel, International Terminal (Pre-security)

CDS Business Centre

Internet access, workstations, fax and photocopying service at this location. Document delivery service, including Fedex available.

Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Phone: 604.303.4500

Location: Level 2, International Arrivals (Pre-security)

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There is a general information line for the hearing impaired (tel: 604 207 7070) Parking for the disabled as well as wheelchair accessible taxis is available. The airport is wheelchair accessible.

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TELLUS Mobility provide WiFi internet access through Restaurants & waiting areas in Domestic, International & South Terminals. ($10.00 per hour / $15.00 per day / $25.00 per week / $40.00 per month)

AirCanada provide FREE WiFi internet access in Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge.

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The Fairmont Vancouver Airport

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport - a Four Diamond, AAA, fully soundproofed, state-of-the-art facility - offers an unparalleled hospitality experience for even the most discerning traveller. The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is the only airport hotel in the world to make the prestigious Conde Nast magazine 'Top 100 Gold List'. Conveniently located in Vancouver International Airport, the hotel lobby extends directly into the U.S. Departures Level concourse.

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport was designed with the busy traveller in mind, offering 392 soundproof and luxurious guest rooms, an entire floor fitted with Hypoallergenic rooms, the exclusive Fairmont Gold floor, health club with fully-equipped fitness facility, luxury day spa, 14 executive meeting rooms, business centre and high-speed Internet access in every guest room.

Whether staying overnight or just meeting arriving or departing friends for a cocktail, The Fairmont Vancouver Airport offers exciting alternatives in airport dining. Globe@YVR, the hotel's signature restaurant, is a plane spotter's paradise serving creative West Coast cuisine. Jetside Bar offers fireside seating, floor-to-ceiling windows and live music 6 days a week.

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport?the world's best window seat!

Each guest room features:

More than 37 square meters (411 square feet) of soundproofed luxury Computer data port with high-speed Internet access in all rooms INNCOM - smart room technology In-room electronic safe Two queen beds or one king bed Complimentary coffee and tea In-room refreshment centre Pay movies, satellite TV and Nintendo Separate shower and soaker tub Floor to ceiling windows overlooking runways

Reservations & Information:

web: www.fairmont.com

Phone: 1.800.441.1414

Location: In Vancouver International Airport, above U.S. Departures Level

Address:

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Vancouver International Airport

PO Box 23798

Richmond, BC

Canada

V7B 1X9

Phone: 604.207.5200

Fax: 604.248.3219

Other Hotels

Need help with accommodations, sightseeing bookings or ground transportation tickets? Simply approach the Super Natural British Columbia Visitor Info Centre and a trained counsellor will assist you with your travel needs. The centre also offers multi-lingual services.

web: www.hellobc.com

Phone: 1.604.207.0953 (Domestic Terminal Building)

Phone: 1.604.207.1598 (International Terminal Building)

Location: Level 2, Domestic Arrivals, Pre-security

Location: Level 2, International Arrivals, Pre-securit

There are also hotel boards in the arrivals area of both terminals to phone for buses.

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A380 Visit to YVR

[Last updated on 11/21/2006 at 8:07:50 AM]

YVR will be the only North American stop for the Airbus A380 as it visits 10 different airports worldwide on four trips. The aircraft will be arriving the morning of November 29 and departing later the same day. The visit is part of a certification process for the A380, demonstrating its capabilities on a continuous typical airline schedule.

Unfortunately, the A380 visit to YVR is not open to the public. The aircraft will not be visible from any pre-security parts of the terminals and due to the parking position of the aircraft and time of day for arrival and departure, there will be no suitable outdoor viewing points. The public is advised that the best view of the A380 will be through local media coverage.

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