Travel

Getting There 

If you're arriving by air, you'll most likely be flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Located just 25 minutes from downtown, YVR is consistently rated one of the best airports in North America. There are more than a dozen international flights in and out of YVR every day, with 22 bound for the United States. For an estimate of how long it might take to fly to Vancouver, see our international flying times map in our map section


Air Canada is your best choice to Vancouver with the most non-stop flights and access from over 190 cities worldwide.

Getting to/from the Airport for additional information if departing via Vancouver International Airport. 

However, if you’re flying into Vancouver from a short-haul, domestic destination such as Victoria or other parts of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands or Whistler, you can also travel via scheduled floatplane or helicopter services. Both offer departures from downtown Vancouver, or from Richmond—close to YVR. 

See here for other transportation options such as rail or ferry. 

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