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Flights Delayed and Cancelled at YVR Airport As Snow Hits Runways

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Photo: YVR Airport

Following Thursday’s advisory, YVR is continuing to experience significant winter conditions, with a number of flight delays and cancellations due to inclement weather across the region.

YVR will continue operating as normal but the weather could cause further delays and cancellations.

According to a special weather alert from Environment Canada, 10-20cm of snow will fall on Metro Vancouver by this evening.

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Airport officials are urging passengers to contact their airlines for the latest update on their particular flights.

The snowfall is causing major issues across the region, including the shutdown of both the Burnaby and Surrey campus at SFU, as well as possible lane closures on Alex Fraser and Port Mann Bridges.


General YVR Travel Tips:

  • Allow ample time to get to the airport, check in, clear security and board your flight. Factor in time for traffic congestion, parking and walking to the terminal – all of which may take longer in a significant weather event.
  • Winter weather here in Metro Vancouver or in other parts of the country could impact flights, so be sure to check the status of your flight with your airline or at yvr.ca before you leave home.
    Travel to YVR on the Canada Line is quick and efficient, delivering you to the terminal door in 26 minutes or less.
  • When packing, remember that restrictions continue to apply for liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on baggage. These details and a complete list of items not permitted in carry-on baggage, including skis and snowboards, is available through Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) at catsa.gc.ca.

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