Travelling from YVR to Vancouver? This great video created by the Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism Association does a great job showing how easy (and scenic) the route is.
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Earlier this spring, while we were all distracted with Royal Wedding fever and playoff hockey, a very special honour was quietly bestowed on our own hometown airport. At the prestigious (and little known) World Airport Awards in Copenhagen, Vancouver International Airport (YVR, to us regulars) took home the prize for North America’s best airport.
Award organizers collected 11 million questionnaires from travelers around the world. More than 240 airports were ranked on 39 different criteria, including accessibility, public transportation options, cleanliness, comfort, friendliness of staff, clarity of signage and other amenities.
And when the smoke cleared, YVR was North America’s best.
Now, if you’ve done any amount of flying, you probably know that the award is well deserved. YVR might not be the biggest or glitziest airport out there. But it does stand out for a lot of reasons.
If you’re one of the thousands of air travellers coming to or going from Vancouver this summer, the year-old Public Observation Area at Vancouver International Airport is worth a stop-over.
Opened in sumer 2009, the Area is located in the public, pre-security section of the Domestic Terminal on Level Four, in the middle of the Food Court area. You can meet family and friends, and/or enjoy a snack or meal while admiring the floor-to-ceiling views of airport operations and the beauty of Sea Island.
My friend and fellow travel writer Randall Shirley posted a vintage newsreel clip about Vancouver on Facebook and it’s too fun not to share further afield.
Sorry I couldn’t make it appear here–embedding iFrames in a WordPress post is beyond my skill set–but this link will take you directly there: Rockies Flight to Vancouver.
Vancouver was evidently quite the hottie in her youth–but she’s definitely aging well! Enjoy the trip down memory lane…
Plan to arrive extra early for your flight–and use the extra time as an excuse to check out the terrific new public observation area at YVR.