Got a tip about YVR airport? You've come to the right place for help on getting to, through, and between Vancouver airport. Share your experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

Topic Discussion

Do we need to claim our bags and recheck them? Do we leave security and then go back through security?

I am a Chinese citizen flying with Air China from Calgary to Beijing, with a connection at YVR (the Calgary-Vancouver flight is operated by Air Canada). Do I need to collect and recheck my luggages, go through security and customs at YVR? Thank you!
You don't have to do anything with your bags in Vancouver on the way to Beijing if both flights are on the same reservation. There is no Canadian customs when leaving Canada.
I am flying to Kelowna with Air Canada....there is one stop in Vancouver scheduled to be 45 this enough time to make the connection? I only have carry on bag
Where are you flying into Vancouver from?
Flying from Beijing landing in Vancouver then onto Calgary booked with same Air Line. Do you pass thru customs in Vancouver when changing planes? Also seems that the flight from Beijing is always late, will they put you on another flight if connection is missed. Thanks
Yes, you will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. Yes, if you miss your connection you will be rebooked on a later flight to Calgary.
Thank You for your help.
I am going trough Vancouver from NYC to Manila. What is the process at the airport to make the connection
If everything is on the same reservation you will go through Canadian passport control and to your departure gate.
ZAP, when you say Canadian passport control or Canadian Immigration and Customs in Vancouver, do you refer to the same agent or they are different?
Do I get my bag to clear customs then redeposit it to go onto Victoria?
I'm flying from Calgary to Vancouver then catching a flight to Hawaii. I know I have to clear US preclearance customs, but do you have to go through security again?
Chinese national, US green card holder, have Canada eTA in hand.
Portland==>YVR(through Air Canada)==>China Guangzhou (through Southern China) , transition at YVR the same day.
1) Do I need to go through Canada Customs and Immigration at YVR, 2) Do I need to identify and recheck in my bags with southern China at YVR?
Flying from LHR on Air Canada to Vancouver and then on Air Canada Jazz domestic to Terrace. Do I need to collect checked bag in YVR and recheck or will it go all the way through to Terrace
We will flight to Vancouver by Hainan Airline and transfer to Seattle. Do we need to go through Canada custom? Thanks.
If everything is on the same reservation you will go straight to US Immigration and Customs Preclearance in Vancouver.