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 AreaFee: No
Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.
- 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
3211 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC V7B 0A4
Phone: +1 604-207-7077
Shonah M. May-03-2020
So what on earth was I doing at YVR you ask? Well I'll never tell! Coronavirus has truly wrecked havoc on peoples lives & up ended life as we once knew it... Read More
Lisa A. Jun-23-2020
Customs doesn't open until 5:30am so don't rush to arrive early for your morning flight (international or not)!!! I was highly annoyed by that especially... Read More
Lisa A. Jun-05-2020
This airport is trash. Ain't nothing open at 6:30am not even duty free!!! It took forever for cbp to even open- they said because there's less flights due... Read More
Accommodations near Vancouver Airport Observation Area:
|SkyTrain Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Canada LIne||YVR Airport Station||1 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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