Vancouver’s YVR Airport Gets Domestic Terminal Facelift

Image sourced from YVR Blog

Image sourced from YVR Blog

A $5 fee here, a $20 fee there … and suddenly you have a new $213-million domestic terminal area.

A new section of Vancouver International Airport’s domestic terminal is now open for business, featuring new shops, gates, lounges and artwork. The improvements were paid for by YVR’s airport improvement fee ($5 for flights within BC or the Yukon; $20 for flights elsewhere), which is automatically added onto ticket prices when you use the airport.

The new section of the 1968 terminal is known as the A-B Connector. In the past, passengers arriving from certain areas – like Prince George or Nanaimo – would have to go through security all over again before continuing to their next stop.  Now, however, they can breeze through the A-B Connector and skip the security lines.

But given the new shops and services inside the A-B Connector, they might just want to stay and linger awhile.   Continue reading:
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Happy Labour Day weekend!  Plan the last long weekend of the summer with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Another gorgeous forecast ahead!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Gear up for the weekend with World Cup Final viewing parties, street dance lessons, music festivals, and more!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of dance, music, fashion, and community celebrations this weekend.  How many can you fit in 3 days?  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday to Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Who’s Got North America’s Best Airport? Survey Says …

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Photo from Wikimedia Commons

12 million people voted.  And Vancouver’s own YVR Airport came out on top in North America.

The results of the 2014 Skytrax World Airport Awards (the “Oscars” of the airport world) are out.  And for the fifth year in a row Vancouver International Airport was ranked the best in North America.  It also ranked 9th worldwide, sandwiched between Zurich Airport (8th) and London’s Heathrow Airport (10th).

 

For the awards, passengers from around the globe were asked to assess more than 400 airports based on 39 different criteria, from passenger experience and signage to amenities and friendliness.  The resulting rankings were based exclusively on these surveys, with no influence from sponsors or other factors.

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Vancouverite Steve Thomson Wins Japadog Eating Contest at YVR

Japadog. Photo credit: Flickr user Ruocaled

Hot dog! Vancouverite Steve Thomson won the highly anticipated Japadog Hot Dog Eating Contest that took place during lunchtime today at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Thomson, who’s been called “the sensei of speed eating” and “top dog,” downed seven Japadogs in 10 minutes. That’s about half a Japadog every 43 seconds. The runner up was close, managing to wolf down six.

Japadog is Vancouver’s most venerable multicultural, creative food cart with a strong following of locals and a reputation as a “must try” visitor experience. The dogs come in beef, turkey, pork and veggie. The topping combos are what fans (including celebrities Ice Cube, Daniel Dae Kim, Public Enemy and chef Anthony Bourdain) drool over: terimayo sauce, seaweed, grated daikon, miso, yakisoba noodles, kimchi, black sesame etc.

What began as one humble food cart in 2005 is now a Japadog empire, with five Vancouver locations and a storefront in NYC. Continue reading:
Vancouverite Steve Thomson Wins Japadog Eating Contest at YVR

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