Category Archives: News

Vancouver was honoured with a slew of awards and accolades. In 2016

Six reasons Vancouver keeps breaking tourism records

Tourism Vancouver reports more than 10 million tourists visited the city in 2016, a new best for Metro Vancouver’s tourism industry, and the third record-breaking year in a row. Here are six reasons why Vancouver is so popular:

1. Vancouver hosted 29 conventions in 2016 that attracted some 160,000 attendees, including the TED Conference (1,800 attendees) and the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting (8,000 attendees).

2. Vancouver’s biggest travel market, the United States, brought 2.3 million overnight visitors last year, up nearly 10 per cent from 2015. China remains Vancouver’s largest overseas visitor market with 280,000 total visitors in 2016.

3. Rugby fever. The World Rugby Sevens held its inaugural event in Canada at B.C. Place Stadium in March, drawing a crowd of more than 60,000, exceeding all expectations.

4. People love Vancouver’s summer. July, August and September were 2016’s strongest months for Vancouver’s accommodation sector. In July, daily occupancy in Metro Vancouver hotels was 94.1 per cent.

5. Vancouver’s cruise season keeps them coming. Port Metro Vancouver welcomed 826,820 passengers on 28 ships making 228 voyages in 2016.
Each time a cruise ship arrives in Vancouver, it stimulates more than $2 million in economic activity.

6. Vancouver scored a bounty of awards and accolades. Skytrax World Airport Awards named YVR the best airport in North America for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year; The Guardian recognized English Bay as one of the world’s best city beaches; and Forbes named the BMO Vancouver Marathon among the world’s top marathons worth travelling for.

It’s estimated that the tourism industry in Vancouver contributes about $4.4 billion to the Metro Vancouver economy annually and provides more than 70,000 full-time jobs.

Vancouver was honoured with a slew of awards and accolades. In 2016

Vancouver was recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the world’s best cities

Skytrax World Airport Awards named YVR the best airport in North America for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year.

The Guardian recognized English Bay as one of the world’s best city beaches.

Forbes named the BMO Vancouver Marathon among the world’s top marathons worth travelling for.

Mercer Quality of Living Survey once again named Vancouver the most livable city in North America.

The prestigious Watkins Research Group Meeting and Planners Survey ranked Vancouver top convention city in Canada and second in North America, among other honours.

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Vancouver the top city in North America for international meetings.

It is estimated that the tourism industry in Vancouver contributes approximately $4.4 billion to the Metro Vancouver economy annually and provides more than 70,000 full-time jobs.

The top 10 hotels in Canada, have been revealed

The top hotels in Canada, have been revealed in a prestigious new 2017 ranking, by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2017 Best Hotels in Canada

1. Ritz-Carlton, Montreal

Acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant, Maison Boulud offers gourmet French cuisine
Ritz-Carlton’s signature ‘sophistication’ has pushed the Montreal address to the top spot in the Canadian ranks.
The lavish guestrooms and bathrooms, which feature heated seats, were also singled out as ingredients for success.
Acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant, Maison Boulud, offers gourmet French cuisine and the hotel has won awards from TripAdvisor and Conde Nast.

2. Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

The grandeur of the Rosewood Hotel’s bedrooms and restaurants wowed travellers and critics alike
Attention to detail and an opulent aesthetic impressed visitors to Rosewood Hotel Georgia, which came second in the Canadian top 10.
The spa and garden terrace were also praised.
Locals and travellers alike rated the Lobby Lounge and formal Hawksworth Restaurant as spots to while away a Vancouver evening.

3. Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

Chi, The Spa, the outdoor pool and Market, created by Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten are revealed as attractive hotel features by the judges

Located in downtown Vancouver, the Shangri-La Hotel, which came third, boasts rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, deep tubs and free Wi-Fi.
Chi, The Spa, the outdoor pool and Market, created by Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten are also revealed as attractive hotel features by the judges.  Read more: 

Of the Top 50 hotel in Canada, British Columbia has 21 Hotels rounding out the list

4.   The Wickaninnish Inn Tofino
7.   Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver
11. Magnolia Hotel & Spa Victoria
13. Four Seasons Whistler
15. Loden Hotel Vancouver
17. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
18. Wedgewood Hotel Vancouver
19. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
20. Fairmont Chateau Whistler
21. Nita Lake Lodge Whistler
24. Pan Pacific Vancouver
26. L’Hermitage Hotel Vancouver
29. OPUS Vancouver
30. Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
31. Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver
33. Oak Bay Beach Hotel Victoria
35. Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
44. Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort Victoria
49. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

New Year’s Eve in Vancouver

True North NYE
Vancouver’s official New Year’s Eve Party is the ultimate multi-room experience. Headlined by The Sheepdogs.  Also includes premium viewing of the fireworks shows at 9 p.m. and midnight. • Vancouver Convention Centre West, Canada Place • Dec. 31 • $129,

NYE 2017
Slow Jam Sunday’s sexy dirty dance party with your favorite slow jams spun by The Boyscouts. • Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St. • Doors 9 p.m. • $40,

Illuminate NYE 2016
Feel like a movie star as you enter on a red carpet. Once inside, you’ll be welcomed by a complimentary Ciroc drink where you can enjoy music from DJs in two different rooms. • Opus Hotel, 322 Davie St. • $50,

Bonnie Scott AC/DC Tribute NYE Party
Ring in the New Year and kick 2016 to the curb with Bonnie Scott AC/DC Tribute, Japanese Cowboy Ween Tribute and Sabotage. • Pat’s Pub, 403 E. Hastings St. • Dec. 31, 8 p.m. • $12/$15, Zulu, Red Cat, HighLife,

Prohibition New Year’s Eve Party
Celebrate the start of 2017 in style with live entertainment from The Wonders and DJ Myles Bigelow Duo. Follow the green light, descend the stairs and enjoy the decadence and glamour of when speakeasies thrived. Enjoy a complimentary coupe of champagne and an extensive cocktail and drinks menu. • Prohibition at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 W. Georgia St. • Doors 8 p.m. • $45+,, 604-673-7089

Black Wizard & Black Breath – New Years Eve
Vancouver and Seattle riff-heavy metal bands co-headline NYE at the Rickshaw. With guests Hasteroid, DJ’s Cam Pipes and Joel James Loewen. • 254 E. Hastings St. • Doors 7 p.m. • $18.50,, Neptoon, Red Cat,

Elements Casino NYE
Ring in the New Year with a buffet dinner and live music by the band Atlantic Crossing. • Elements Casino, 17755 60th Ave., Surrey • Dec. 31, 7 p.m. • Dinner + show/$49.95, show only/$10,

Burton Cummings
Canadian icon and lead singer and songwriter of the band The Guess Who will perform his string of hits. • Dec. 29: Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, $89.50/$99.50, | Dec. 31: River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, $119.50,

QuiRING in the New Year
The Quiring Chamber Players return for their 9th annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Collaborating with violinist Jennie Press and cellist Janet Steinberg, from the Vancouver Symphony, this show will include works by Beethoven, Gershwin and Dvorak. • Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam • Show 8 p.m. • $16, $36, $40, 604-927-6555,

New Year’s at the Hotel Vancouver
For the fourth year in a row, Arrival is back with another legendary multi-room party at the iconic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Each of the hotel’s ballrooms will boast unique programming where you can expect a mix of DJs, musicians, performers, and so much more. • Fairmont Hotel Vancouver •

NYE 2017 Waterfront Gala Ball
Two rooms: The Grand Ballroom will feature California DJ Ryan Live and DJ Downlowe, and the Ice Bar will see DJ TBA and guests spinning the best classics. Includes appetizers, champagne toast, a photo booth, red carpet media wall and more. Ages 25+ • Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Place • $140,

Cirque Gala NYE 2017
Ring in the New Year in style at this multi-level nightclub. The event features house and hip hop DJs, Cirque performance artists, and champagne at midnight. • Fivesixty Nightclub, 560 Seymour St. • $50/$65,

Fortune Sound NYE 2017
Ring in the New Year with Sailor Gerry + DJ Seko x DJ Marvel of The Freshest and host Dkay. Includes a balloon drop, party favours, free bubbly at midnight and confetti cannons. • Fortune Sound Club, 147 E. Pender St. • Doors 10 p.m. • $20,

Frontliner – New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year with punk, dance/electronic DJ and producer, Frontliner. • Harbour Event Centre, 750 Pacific Blvd. • 10 p.m. • $50,

Hazelmere: News Years Eve Gala
This NYE gala will feature party favours, a deluxe dinner buffet, dancing in all three rooms and a champagne toast at midnight. • Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club, 18150 8th Ave., Surrey • Doors 7 p.m. • $75, 604-538-1212,

NYE 2017: Glitz & Glamour Gala
Dinner and dance party features four parties in one, with eight DJs, and two dinner bands. • Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Ave., Burnaby • Dec. 31, doors 6 p.m. • Dinner + dance/$99, dance only/$60 at,

Carnival NYE ‘17
A Latin American-themed New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring DJs from Mexico, Spain and South America. • Lux Lounge, 1180 Howe St. •

Party 2017 with Loverboy
Ring in the New Year with this iconic Canadian rock band. • Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam • $149.50,,

Jubilee Hall New Year’s Extravaganza
Dance to a mix of live country, southern and classic rock music provided by the Ken McCoy Band, and enjoy a buffet-style dinner. Includes party favours and champagne at midnight. • 7989 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford • Doors 6:30 p.m. • $40,

Magic Yacht Tours: New Year’s Eve Cruise
Enjoy a meal while sailing aboard the Magic Charm and take in the city sparkle as you sail around the Vancouver Harbour. Dance the night away to live music and countdown to the New Year with a glass of bubbly and a fireworks display. • Westin Bayshore Marina, 1602 Bayshore Dr. • Dec. 31, boards at 9 p.m. • $137, 778-886-9792,

The Golden Age NYE 2017
Ring in 2017 in style at this black tie event. Features five world class DJs, four bars, VIP areas serving canapes, and more. • Roof Garten, 670 Smithe St. • Dec. 31, 9 p.m. • $30+,

Telus World of Science New Years Eve 2017
Two floors with two rooms of music, featuring six of the top DJs in Vancouver, plus insane party special effects, including top sound and lighting systems, and one of the biggest countdowns in the city. • Telus World of Science, 1455 Quebec St. • 9 p.m. • $100/$85,

New Years Eve Extravaganza Club Crawl 2017
All aboard the party bus! Get ready to take a wild ride to four of the hottest nightclubs in town. • Dec. 31, check-in between 5:30-6:30 p.m. • tickets at

New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Dinner & Dance
NYE-themed murder mystery during cocktails and dinner, featuring seven professional actors dispersed amongst the guests incognito…until all hell breaks loose. Includes a four-course dinner, live music and a DJ after the show. • Brock House Restaurant, 3875 Point Grey Rd. • Dec. 31 • $147, 604-224-3317,

Final Countdown to Midnight with Brian ‘Elvis’ Simpson
Ring in 2017 with the King! Features dazzling costumes and dozens of Elvis hits, plus a 50/50 draw and a raffle. • Admiral Pub & Grill, 4125 E. Hastings St., Burnaby • 9 p.m. • No cover charge, 604-298-7158,

Larger Map to Hotels near Canada Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre

Family Friendly New Year’s Eve in Vancouver 2016


Concord’s NYE Vancouver
The largest New Year’s Eve party in Vancouver. Features free live musical entertainment, sponsor exhibitions, food trucks, live on-site broadcasts, a family fireworks display for families with young children, and a midnight countdown with fireworks over Coal Harbour. • Burrard Landing and Coal Harbour • 6:30 p.m. • Free,

Fraser Valley First Night 2017
Come out and enjoy some family-friendly New Year’s Eve fun. Features fireworks, a balloon drop midway rides, face painting, bouncy castles, live entertainment and more. • TRADEX, 1190 Cornell St., Abbotsford • Dec. 31, doors 5 p.m. • $15/$12,

Mount Seymour: Family First Night
Enjoy snow tubing and tobogganing, take in live entertainment and a magic show, watch a fire spinning routine, enjoy snowshoeing along lantern lit tails to a chocolate fondue, plus an early countdown with fireworks and party favours at 9 p.m. • Mount Seymour, North Van • Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m. •

NYE at Castle Fun Park
A family-friendly celebration featuring face painting, a holiday movie, door prizes, party favours, hot chocolate and cookies, and balloon drops at 9 p.m. and midnight. • Hwy 1 & Exit 95 at Whatcom Rd., Abbotsford • Dec. 31 • 604-850-0411,

Whistler New Year’s Eve Celebration
A family-style celebration where your wristband gives you access to multiple ticketed venues full of entertainment, games, kids countdowns, crafts and activities. Ice skating in Whistler Olympic Plaza and a Fire & Ice Show round out the evening. • Multiple venues in Whistler Village • Dec. 31, 6 p.m.-midnight •

The Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Variety Show: Celebrate with family and friends at this NYE variety show. Experience circus acrobats, magic and one of Vancouver’s biggest balloon drops. Appropriate for all ages, yet not just for kids. • Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 W. 41st Ave. • Dec. 31, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., $25+ at

New Year’s Eve Pizza Party
A fun and relaxing New Year’s Eve with dinner and entertainment for the kids including face painting, balloon twisting, pizza making and an early New Year’s count down. Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano: 4 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., 604-730-0321 | Rocky Mountain Flatbread Main Street: 4-7:30 p.m., 604-566 9779 • Rocky Mountain Flatbread locations • Dec. 31 • $25/adult, $20/child,

Canada’s 150th birthday at the largest New Year’s Eve party in Vancouver

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at the largest New Year’s Eve party in Vancouver on December 31, 2016

Situated along Canada Place Way from Howe Street to Thurlow Street at Burrard Landing, Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver on December 31, 2016 is downtown Vancouver’s only waterfront celebration to ring in 2017.

It features free live musical entertainment, sponsor exhibitions, over 20 food trucks, live on-site broadcasts, a Family Fireworks display for families with young children, and a Midnight Countdown with spectacular fireworks over Coal Harbour.

Last year’s inaugural event attracted over 80,000 people, making it Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve event in terms of attendance.

This year’s event, kicking off at 6:30 pm, is officially part of the federal government’s Canada 150 festivities celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.  … more

Hotels near Canada Place

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
By Canada Place

Westin Bayshore Hotel Vancouver
Resort and Marina at the entrance to Stanley Park and Canada Place

Pinnacle Vancouver Harbor Front Hotel 
Near the Canada Place

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Vancouver
Luxury Hotel a few short blocks to the Canada Place

Shangri La Hotel Vancouver
Luxury Hotel with an easy walk to the Canada Place

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Across the street from the Vancouver Canada Place

Loden Hotel Vancouver
Top Rated Luxury Hotel steps from the Canada Place

Delta Vancouver Hotel
An all suite Hotel near Vancouver Convention Centre

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
Luxury Hotel right at Canada Place Vancouver

St Regis Hotel Vancouver
Boutique Hotel a few blocks from Canada Place

Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver
Large full service Hotel a few short blocks away

Ramada Limited Vancouver Downtown
affordable hotel near Canada Place

Days Inn Vancouver
affordable accommodations near the Canada Place

Le Soleil Hotel Vancouver
Boutique Hotel a few blocks from Canada Place

Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel
near the Canada Place and Convention Center Vancouver

Vancouver Metropolitan Hotel
luxury near Canada Place and the Convention Center Vancouver

Larger Map to Hotels near Canada Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre

Metropolis at Metrotown Holidays Hours for Shopping

Metropolis at Metrotown Holidays Hours

Black Friday – Nov. 25, 2016 8:00am – 9:00pm

Extended Holiday Hours – Dec. 4, 11, 18,  2016  10am – 8pm

Moonlight Madness – Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22 23, 2016 10am – 10pm

Christmas Eve – Dec. 24, 2016 10am – 6pm

Christmas Day – Dec. 25, 2016 Closed

Boxing Day – Dec. 26, 2016   8am – 9pm

New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31, 2016 10am – 6pm

Metropolis at Metrotown
4700 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia

Regular Business Hours
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Metropolis at Metrotown is home to over 400 shops with the biggest selection of fashion and accessories, sporting goods and apparel, beauty boutiques, restaurants and more.

Hotels and Accommodations located at Metropolis at Metrotown

Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Vancouver Metrotown
Elements Hotel Metrotown

If you want to stay downtown Vancouver it is about a 15 min ride on Skytrain with easy access to these downtown Vancouver Hotels

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver
Delta Suites Hotel Vancouver
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel
Days Inn Downtown
Loden Hotel Vancouver
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourside
Shangri La Hotel Vancouver
Westin Bayshore Hotel
Ramada Limited Vancouver

BC Lions Football

The BC Lions Football Team play at BC Place in downtown Vancouver, come watch the team roar in 2016.

BC Lions Football Vancouver
BC Lions Football Vancouver

You can easily walk to BC Place from most Hotels in Downtown Vancouver or you can find Hotels that are in the Greater Vancouver Area that have access to the Skytrain.

BC Lions Football Nov Home Schedule
NOV 5 SAT @  BC Place @ 04:00 PM
BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders

Hotels near BC Place Stadium

CHECK RATESRosedale Hotel near BC Place home of  Lions
Moda Hotel Vancouver Downtown near BC Place
Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
Westin Grand Hotel  near BC Place
Opus Hotel Vancouver Yaletown Luxury Boutique Hotel
L’Hermitage Hotel blocks away on Robson Luxury Boutique Hotel
Hampton Inn Hotel Vancouver across from BC Place
St Regis Hotel downtown Vancouver Luxury Boutique Hotel
Sandman Hotel across from BC Place Stadium and the Rogers Arena
Hotel Blu  On Robson Street at Cambie close to BC Place

Larger Map to Hotels near BC Place

Vancouver Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place

These 4 Hotels are at the Waterfront Station and a quick 5 min ride away
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Fairmont WaterFront Hotel
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Coast Harbour Hotel

Burnaby Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place
From Metrotown Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
Hilton Hotel Metrotown Burnaby

From Brentwood Station  30-35 minute skytrain ride
Executive Hotel Burnaby

New Westminster Hotels with easy Skytrain Access to BC Place
From New Westminster Station 30-35 minute skytrain ride
Inn at Westminster Quay

North Vancouver Hotels with easy Seabus to Skytrain Access
From the Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Richmond Hotels with easy Canada Line Access to BC Place

Closest Canada Line station to BC Place would be the Yaletown Station or Vancouver City Center both a 6-8 block walk to Arena

Halloween in Vancouver

Halloween in Vancouver is one of the better times of the year as the tree lined streets become a bit scarier as we approach October 31. From ghostly activities to haunted houses,here are some of the Highlights of Halloween in Vancouver.

The Zombie Syndrome Theatre Adventure
an “interactive theatre adventure” that happens outside; this year, the production moves from Downtown Vancouver to Granville Island. Audience members find clues to stop a zombie plague, all while outrunning the walking dead!

Fright Nights at the PNE
The most popular Vancouver Halloween attraction is undoubtedly Fright Nights at the PNE. During Fright Nights, the PNE’s Playland amusement park becomes a thrill park, with themed rides, creepy attractions, and seven seriously haunted houses.

Pumpkin Patch at Richmond Country Farms
Want to run through a pumpkin patch for Halloween in Vancouver? Richmond Country Farm is located just 20 minutes south of Vancouver and is home to the area’s most famous pumpkin patch, plus a corn maze, animals, and more.

Stanley Park Ghost Train
The ride takes visitors past creative and (gently) spooky tableaux created by the amazing performers of Mortal Coil, which, though aimed at kids 10 and under, are fun for the whole family.

Vancouver Haunted Trolley Tours
Aimed at visitors 13 and older, Vancouver Haunted Trolley Tours explore Vancouver’s creepiest spots, including Mountain View Cemetery and the autopsy room of the Vancouver Police Museum.

The Valley Haunt
This haunted house in North Vancouver has evolved from a neighbourhood haunt to a popular Halloween attraction. Geared towards kids over 8 (and adults!), this year’s haunt has themed rooms, including “Valley View Cemetery,” “Dr. Dume’s Research Lab,” “CarnEVIL,” and “Zombie Casino.”

Glow in the Garden – Halloween at VanDusen Botanical Garden
NEW for 2016: Gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden–which famously puts on one of Vancouver’s best light displays every winter with its Festival of Lights–celebrates Halloween with the brand-new-for-2016 Glow in the Garden, a kid-friendly event that includes light decorations, “ghoulish music, and glowing pumpkin characters created by award-winning carvers Clive Cooper and Bruce Waugh.”

Haunted Village at the Burnaby Village Museum
The Burnaby Village Museum–an outdoor 1900s village–celebrates Halloween with a Witch’s Ball, Circus Sideshow, and carousel rides, ideal for kids 10 and under. Bring the kids in costume!

Halloweenie at the Granville Island Kids Market
One of the few free Vancouver Halloween Attractions for Kids, the annual Halloweenie party at Granville Island’s famous Kids Market includes a Halloween Balloon Hunt, crafts, games, and a free hotdog and beverage for kids who come in their costumes

Potter’s House of Horrors
The House of Horrors at 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey is a professional presentation in a labyrinth like walk through of approximately 9,000 square feet. It consists of several rooms and displays connected together by dark twisty hallways.

Halloween in Vancouver
Halloween in Vancouver

Vancouver Airport (YVR) has been named the best airport in the world.

The CAPA Centre for Aviation crowned YVR with the prestigious title at the Aviation Awards in Amsterdam on Thursday.

CAPA said the Vancouver Airport also has been a leader on the technology and environmental fronts. Last year the airport received an innovation award from CAPA for its BORDERXPRESS Automated Control Kiosks, which has reduced waiting times by more than 50% and is now in use at 32 airports across North America and the Caribbean.

Some of the highlights implemented and offered at YVR include a 32% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per passenger over the last decade and is the first airport to secure a salmon safe certification, highlighting its commitment to protect water quality and aquatic life.

Award Winning Art and Architecture
A stunning west coast-themed international departure area, and almost unanimous customer satisfaction reports (91 per cent), YVR features the largest Northwest Coast Native art collection in the world and two satellite Vancouver Aquarium exhibits.

Restroom for Pets
The pet-friendly restroom features a puppy potty and a grass floor as well as features to allow easy access for people with disabilities.

Free Yoga Space
Need a stretch before heading on that long flight? Vancouver International Airport has a room for you.
YVR and Yoga have announced a new pilot program that will provide a free yoga space for departing passengers.

In Terminal Hotel and Spa
Fairmont Airport Hotel and Absolute SPA located right in the YVR Terminal

This is the first time YVR has earned the ranking and is the first North American airport to do so. Previous winners are Singapore Changi Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and Beijing Capital International Airport.

YVR has grown from serving only 1,072 passengers in 1931 to an expected 22 million in 2016. It now serves over 35 airlines from around the world.

Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel
Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel