Metro Vancouver is expected to get approximately 5 to 15 cm of snow tomorrow. As a result, YVR airport is alerting passengers that their travel plans may be disrupted.
Passengers should check with their airlines for current flight timing and status before departing home. In addition, they should allow ample travel time to the airport. Updates will also be provided on the YVR website on an ongoing basis.
During a major snow storm, YVR will use up to 80 pieces of snow-removal equipment. This keeps runways, taxiways and aprons safe for aircraft and passengers.
YVR’s snow-response fleet can clear the equivalent of Granville Street. This means full width and full length, from the Fraser River to Burrard Inlet, in less than 15 minutes.
General YVR Travel Tips
- Allow ample time to 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 atyvr.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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