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Rick Hansen Foundation awards gold certification to YVR for accessibility

YVR has received an ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program. YVR is the first airport to receive the rating and is the highest rated building in the program. The RHFAC program is based upon the holistic user experience of people with varying disabilities affecting their mobility, vision and […]

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YVR celebrates 25 million annual passengers

On December 18, 2018 YVR served its 25-millionth annual passenger, two years ahead of forecast. This accelerated growth can be attributed to a strong B.C. economy and an impressive three years of air service development due to ConnectYVR—YVR’s five-year aeronautical rates and charges program. ConnectYVR rewards airlines for growing their services at YVR, which creates […]

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Fly Calm initiative introduced at YVR to reduce travel stress

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) BC Division, the Fly Calm initiative has been introduced at YVR. The launch of the initiative on October 10 coincided with World Mental Health Day and included a host of new resources, including an interactive website with several videos, as well as an on-the-go colouring book […]

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YVR’s 2037 Master Plan has arrived

Upgraded bridges and roads on Sea Island, new taxiways to improve aircraft movement and one of the largest GeoExchange energy systems in Canada are just some of the exciting enhancements outlined in the YVR 2037 Master Plan. Approved by the federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau earlier this year, the Master Plan will guide land use […]

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YVR partners with PADS

As part of a new partnership with Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), YVR recently sponsored a litter of Golden Retrievers and put out a call on social media for YVR-themed puppy name suggestions for the three adorable puppies. The PADS organization breeds, raises and trains certified assistance dogs, partnering them with people living with disabilities. […]

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