Share this airport:

YVR Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: YVR / CYVR
Airport Name: Vancouver International Airport
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GPS Coordinates: 49°11'40"N by 123°11'2"W
Area Served: Metro Vancouver
Operator/Owner: Transport Canada
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 14 feet (4 meters)
# of Runways: 3
View all routes: Routes from YVR

Jump to:

Facts about Vancouver International Airport (YVR):

  • Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 12 km from Downtown Vancouver.
  • Because of Vancouver International Airport's relatively low elevation of 14 feet, planes can take off or land at Vancouver International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has 3 runways.
  • The South Terminal houses the corporate headquarters of Pacific Coastal Airlines.
  • YVR recently completed a $1.4-billion multi-year capital development plan, which included a four-gate expansion to the International Terminal Wing, completed in June 2007.
  • The closest airport to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH), which is located only 8 miles (12 kilometers) NNE of YVR.
  • Vancouver Airport also has numerous features that have been implemented to assist visually impaired travellers.
  • Vancouver International Airport is owned by Transport Canada and is managed by Vancouver Airport Authority, which also manages other airports around the world through its Vancouver Airport Services subsidiary.
  • YVR is one of eight Canadian airports that has United States border preclearance facilities.
  • The furthest airport from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is Tôlanaro Airport (FTU), which is located 10,685 miles (17,196 kilometers) away in Tôlanaro, Madagascar.

Map of Nearest Airports from Vancouver International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Vancouver International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
17.63 miles (12.27 km) NNEVancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH)Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaView Vancouver Harbour Water Airport on a map Set CXH as destination Airport Get more information about Vancouver Harbour Water Airport
211.53 miles (18.56 km) SEBoundary Bay Airport (YDT)Delta, British Columbia, CanadaView Boundary Bay Airport on a map Set YDT as destination Airport Get more information about Boundary Bay Airport
321.32 miles (34.31 km) EPitt Meadows Regional Airport (YPK)Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, CanadaView Pitt Meadows Regional Airport on a map Set YPK as destination Airport Get more information about Pitt Meadows Regional Airport
423.25 miles (37.41 km) SSWMayne Island Water Aerodrome (YAV)Miner's Bay, British Columbia, CanadaView Mayne Island Water Aerodrome on a map Set YAV as destination Airport Get more information about Mayne Island Water Aerodrome
524.84 miles (39.98 km) SEBlaine Municipal Airport (BWS)Blaine, Washington, United StatesView Blaine Municipal Airport on a map Set BWS as destination Airport Get more information about Blaine Municipal Airport
627.79 miles (44.73 km) SSWGanges Water Aerodrome (YGG)Ganges, British Columbia, CanadaView Ganges Water Aerodrome on a map Set YGG as destination Airport Get more information about Ganges Water Aerodrome
730.28 miles (48.74 km) NWSechelt Aerodrome (YHS)Sechelt, British Columbia, CanadaView Sechelt Aerodrome on a map Set YHS as destination Airport Get more information about Sechelt Aerodrome
831.02 miles (49.92 km) SBedwell Harbour Water Aerodrome (YBW)Bedwell Harbour, British Columbia, CanadaView Bedwell Harbour Water Aerodrome on a map Set YBW as destination Airport Get more information about Bedwell Harbour Water Aerodrome
932.50 miles (52.31 km) WSWNanaimo Airport (YCD)Nanaimo, British Columbia, CanadaView Nanaimo Airport on a map Set YCD as destination Airport Get more information about Nanaimo Airport
1033.98 miles (54.69 km) WNanaimo Harbour Water Airport (ZNA)Nanaimo, British Columbia, CanadaView Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport on a map Set ZNA as destination Airport Get more information about Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport
1135.84 miles (57.68 km) SSEOrcas Island Airport (ESD)Eastsound, Washington, United StatesView Orcas Island Airport on a map Set ESD as destination Airport Get more information about Orcas Island Airport
1238.64 miles (62.18 km) SWDuncan Airport (DUQ)Duncan, British Columbia, CanadaView Duncan Airport on a map Set DUQ as destination Airport Get more information about Duncan Airport
1339.06 miles (62.86 km) ESEAbbotsford International Airport (YXX)Abbotsford, British Columbia, CanadaView Abbotsford International Airport on a map Set YXX as destination Airport Get more information about Abbotsford International Airport
1439.39 miles (63.39 km) SSWVictoria International Airport (YYJ)Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaView Victoria International Airport on a map Set YYJ as destination Airport Get more information about Victoria International Airport
1540.39 miles (64.99 km) SEBellingham International Airport (BLI)Bellingham, Washington, United StatesView Bellingham International Airport on a map Set BLI as destination Airport Get more information about Bellingham International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Vancouver International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Vancouver International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,685.05 miles (17,195.88 km) SSETôlanaro Airport (FTU)Tôlanaro, MadagascarView Tôlanaro Airport on a map Set FTU as destination Airport Get more information about Tôlanaro Airport
210,622.83 miles (17,095.75 km) SSEAmpanihy Airport (AMP)Ampanihy, MadagascarView Ampanihy Airport on a map Set AMP as destination Airport Get more information about Ampanihy Airport
310,578.43 miles (17,024.29 km) ESEEast London Airport (ELS)East London, South AfricaView East London Airport on a map Set ELS as destination Airport Get more information about East London Airport
410,566.09 miles (17,004.43 km) ESEMargate Airport (MGH)Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Margate Airport on a map Set MGH as destination Airport Get more information about Margate Airport
510,565.23 miles (17,003.05 km) ESEPort Alfred Airport (AFD)Port Alfred, South AfricaView Port Alfred Airport on a map Set AFD as destination Airport Get more information about Port Alfred Airport
610,537.52 miles (16,958.45 km) ESEMthatha Airport (UTT)Mthatha, South AfricaView Mthatha Airport on a map Set UTT as destination Airport Get more information about Mthatha Airport
710,532.95 miles (16,951.09 km) ESEPort Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)Port Elizabeth, South AfricaView Port Elizabeth International Airport on a map Set PLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Port Elizabeth International Airport
810,527.68 miles (16,942.62 km) SEKing Shaka International (DUR)Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView King Shaka International on a map Set DUR as destination Airport Get more information about King Shaka International
910,514.72 miles (16,921.76 km) SERichards Bay Airport (RCB)Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaView Richards Bay Airport on a map Set RCB as destination Airport Get more information about Richards Bay Airport
1010,509.44 miles (16,913.26 km) SPierrefonds Airport (ZSE)Saint-Pierre, RéunionView Pierrefonds Airport on a map Set ZSE as destination Airport Get more information about Pierrefonds Airport
1110,503.07 miles (16,903.02 km) SEPietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)Pietermaritzburg, South AfricaView Pietermaritzburg Airport on a map Set PZB as destination Airport Get more information about Pietermaritzburg Airport
1210,479.89 miles (16,865.71 km) SEHluhluwe Airport (HLW)Hluhluwe, South AfricaView Hluhluwe Airport on a map Set HLW as destination Airport Get more information about Hluhluwe Airport
1310,479.82 miles (16,865.59 km) SRoland Garros Airport (RUN)St Denis, Réunion, FranceView Roland Garros Airport on a map Set RUN as destination Airport Get more information about Roland Garros Airport
1410,450.26 miles (16,818.02 km) ESELebakeng Airport (LEF)Lebakeng, LesothoView Lebakeng Airport on a map Set LEF as destination Airport Get more information about Lebakeng Airport
1510,448.77 miles (16,815.63 km) SSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport