Travelling through YVR this summer? Top travel tips from YVR

As summer travel peaks throughout July and August, over 2 million passengers are expected to travel through YVR. As British Columbians and visitors prepare for travel, here are some top travel tips and information

  • Arrive early. YVR strongly encourages all travellers flying from YVR to arrive at the airport early—at least two hours ahead of domestic flights and at least three hours for U.S. and international.
  • Have a parking plan. If you’re driving to the airport, here are four ways to park at YVR
  • Know before you go. Be sure to understand the entry requirements of your destination. Have your travel documents, including your passport and proof of vaccination and test results if required, ready before you check in for your flight. Learn more about testing options at YVR.
  • Follow latest health measures. Masks continue to be required in the terminal and onboard your flight.
  • Take note of departures level signs and in-terminal signs. Follow curbside and in-terminal signs to help you navigate easily to your airline check-in counter and gate. Learn more about checking in for your flight here.
  • Be prepared for passenger screening. Please be patient as CATSA staff are doing their best under very busy and challenging circumstances and be prepared to help agents move you through screening as efficiently as possible. Ensure liquids, gels and aerosols are in containers that are under 100 milliliters and are packaged into one transparent, closed, and resealable plastic bag with a capacity of no more than one litre. Check the full list of CATSA requirements here.
  • Check out new culinary offerings and YVR Order Now. Travellers through YVR can look forward to new culinary offerings, including Dirty Apron and Pacific Farms Market as well as a new option to pre-order meals from a number of the airport’s food and beverage and retail stores.
  • Questions? More information to help you plan your trip is available at YVR.ca/ready. YVR’s Guest Experience team and Green Coat volunteers are stationed at Information Counters and throughout the terminal and are ready to answer any questions you may have. We’re also available on social media: @YVRairport.

Arriving in Canada? ArriveCAN continues to be mandatory for all travellers to Canada. Travellers arriving at YVR can include their customs declaration information through the updated ArriveCAN app thereby speeding up their processing.

More information about ArriveCAN can be found here.

More information on travel to Canada can be found here.