Vancouver International Airport
The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located on Richmond's Sea Island. About 25 minutes from Downtown Vancouver.
The Canada Line rapid transit system delivers and picks up passengers directly from inside the airport.
The Airport is home to 400 businesses and it directly employs 26,000 people. In addition, the Airport is a gateway to international trade and commerce. Many of Richmond's top employers have chosen to locate in Richmond because of it's proximity to the Airport.
Canada’s second busiest airport, Vancouver International Airport welcomed 17.0 million people in 2011, facilitated more than 296,000 aircraft take-offs and landings and handled 223,900 tonnes of cargo. Since 1992, when the Airport Authority assumed responsibility for the airport, passenger traffic has increased more than 71% from 9.9 million passengers, and cargo has increased nearly 55% from 144,000 tonnes.
Consistently, users rate YVR as one of the top 10 Airports in the world. YVR was named Best Airport in North America for the third year in a row as part of the 2012 Skytrax World Airport Awards. YVR also ranked as the top airport in the world in its size category (10 to 20 million annual passengers).
In addition to 160 shops and services, one of the highlights of a visit to this airport is an opportunity to see the public art exhibits featuring the "The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe", the now famous bronze sculpture by Bill Reid located at the entrance of the International Terminal.
For more information visit the official website for the Vancouver International Airport www.yvr.ca, and for local residents who have airport related concerns please call 604-207-7097 for noise management information see Airport Noise & the Community.
See Proposed Airport Fuel Delivery System for information on public consultation related to this project.