Vancouver Airport Observation Area

Vancouver Airport Observation Area is completely free and offers interactive displays along with a good view of the airport

Vancouver Airport Observation Area
Vancouver Airport Observation Area

The Vancouver Airport Observation Area is a feature at Vancouver Airport, offering non-passengers a place where they can enjoy viewing aircraft operations and flights in and out of the airport. Aviation buffs and kids will especially enjoy spending some time here and there is no admission fee.

With over 5000 square feet, this area has seats for over 150 people. Over 130 linear feet of floor to ceiling windows provide an expansive view across the west side of the busy airport. Complimentary telescopes by the windows are great for catching up close views of the arriving and departing aircraft. A large interactive model of the airport, and interactive touch-screen kiosks provide all kinds of interesting information about the development of Vancouver International Airport and its day to day operations. There are also stations where you can listen to the live communications between Air Traffic Control and the aircraft that are operating in the area.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Vancouver Airport Observation Area

Fee: No

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Category: Airports

Address: 3211 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC V7B 0A4
Canada

Phone: +1 604-207-7077

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 793 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating I have always loved VAN airport. Back in the day, I used to fly through here frequently on the way to Korea and back (before Korean Air flew over the... Read More

Deb P. Sep-15-2019

4 Star Rating This is about Air Canada international flight. Last time when I was here, there was an officer for baggage dropping but this time non. Completely automated... Read More

Mari E. Sep-12-2019

4 Star Rating Last time I was here was 18 years ago. I can't even begin to note what has changed. One thing is for certain though, this is one of the most organized... Read More

Dexter V. Sep-11-2019

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Directions

SkyTrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Canada LIneYVR Airport Station1 MInute

How to get to Vancouver Airport Observation Area by SkyTrain

Follow the signs to the main terminal. The Observation Deck located on Level 4 of the Domestic Terminal

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Video overview of the CYVR Observation Deck

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