Archive of posts tagged "YVR"

Vancouver History: Grant McConachie

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you’ve ever driven to or from Vancouver International Airport (“YVR”) then you have traveled along Grant McConachie Way. This road on Sea Island was named after bush pilot Grant McConachie, a man who Chuck Davis referred to as “a genuine Canadian hero”. From the BC Aviation Hall of Fame, excerpted from Peter Piggott’s book […]

YVR Airport: Best in North America

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

For the 3rd straight year, Vancouver International Airport (“YVR”) has been named the Best Airport in North America by the Skytrax World Airport Awards. The awards, announced today in Vienna, Austria, recognize product and service quality across the world’s airport industry and are based on an independent survey of 12 million passengers from 108 countries. […]

Jaeger Mah: Airport Living for 80 Days

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Jaeger Mah is 76 days into his 80 day stay at the Vancouver International Airport (“YVR”). During the summer he won the Live @ YVR contest to become a live-in reporter at the terminal and has stayed on Sea Island ever since. “I can officially check three items off my bucket list:1) Feed a wolf […]

Take Off Fridays, Summer 2011

Comments 6 by Jennifer Miles

Throughout the Summer, Vancouver International Airport (“YVR”) will again be hosting Take Off Fridays, which began last summer to engage travelers and locals alike. This free event takes place every Friday from July 9th until August 27th between 8:00am- 4:00pm and features giveaways, food specials, face painting, music and more. Having enjoyed this event a […]

YVR at 80

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Vancouver International Airport (“YVR”) turns 80 this year and on top of their free “Take off Fridays” they are hosting a celebration Friday July 22 and Saturday July 23, 2011 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. 1940 – Airport administration building. Archives Item#: CVA 586-171. Photographer: Don Coltman 80 Memorable Moments Photo Gallery On Level 3 of […]