Take Off Fridays at YVR 2014


Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 — 2:14pm PST
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The Best Airport in North America (for the 5th year) is once again hosting free weekly entertainment and activities as Take Off Fridays return to YVR. Every Friday from July 4th to August 29th, YVR will come alive with fun-filled activities, free entertainment, delicious food samples and deals for travellers and locals alike.

YVR Observation Area

Take Off Fridays at YVR 2014

Running Fridays from 9:00am to 3:00pm, YVR Take Off Fridays features live entertainment by local performers and beats courtesy of the Lower Mainland’s hottest DJs. For the little ones, caricaturists and balloonists will be onsite, complemented by face painting and photos ops with the beloved YVR mascots. Lunch and shopping specials also await visitors. Join the fun at the Domestic, International & US Terminals, Departures Level 3.

YVR Observation Area YVR Domestic Terminal - Canada Line YVR Observation Area

Back for a second consecutive year is the popular YVR Take Off Fridays Paper Airplane Competition, scheduled for Friday, July 11th at 11:00am. Participants of all ages are invited to vie for the chance to scoop up huge prizes, as they square off to create an airplane that will soar past their competitors. Paper airplane expert Ralph Heldt will coach participants on the aerodynamics of paper airplanes and which folding methods will yield the farthest flights.

The free Public Observation Area will be open and it has interactive displays year-round with history and behind-the-scenes looks at Canada’s second busiest airport. Look out at the airfield through telescopes and learn more about Sea Island.

Enjoy a special YVR Take Off Fridays parking rate of $5 for up to four hours in YVR’s Parkade. You can also take the Canada Line in, making for a fun-filled day of transportation-themed education and entertainment with the family.

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