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Good day,

I am arriving from the UK to Vancouver, but flying straight out to Seattle on the last Air Canada flight - The time betwwen landing and the next flight taking off is 1:10 minutes . Will this be enough time if i only have carry on lugguage? Do i need to go through both Canadian and American passport control? Thanks
Forgot to add that they are 2 different tickets
With carry-ons only it's barely enough time IF you are able to check in for your flight to Vancouver online. If you aren't, it's not enough time.
This will be my first international trip ever a vacation to Vancouver coming from the U.S. Can someone explain to me step by step on how getting through Canadian customs work. Do I fill out the custom form on the plane before landing or scan the passport. Are there banks in the airport where you can exchange American currency for Canadian currency open 24/7? Returning home I understand you go through the U.S. customs pre-clearance. When do I check my luggage in? Also when I am pre-cleared do I go through customs again once arriving in the U.S.? Will I have to get my luggage and re-check or just keep going to my connecting flight? Thanks for your help or any advice you can give.
Just follow instructions on your way to Canada. On the way back you will just go to the check in desk or Transborder check-in desk for your airline (if you're on Air Canada or Westjet). Your arrival in the US will be like a domestic flight and you can go directly to your second flight.
There was a delay so my layover time has been cut from 1 hur 45 min to just 58 minutes. I have a flight landing in gate e95 and I need to pass through customs to get to a connecting flight at d53. Do I have enough time to make the flight?
The flight got delayed again and now I only have 33 min. Will I make it?
Hello, I have a past DUI from 5 years ago and have a connecting flight in a Vancouver both ways to and from South Korea. Will I be denied entry? Has anyone been in this situation and what we're the outcomes? Thanks in advance.
On the way to South Korea, you will have to go through Canadian Immigration in Vancouver and could be denied entry.
Hi There,
We will be travelling Sydney AUS - Vancouver - Edmonton. Once we land in Vancouver and proceed through Customs & Immigration, will we need to exit the secure are and go through security again? Or is there a behind security connection between international and domestic? Any help would be great! Thanks
No, you do not need to exit the secure. However, you do need to recheck your luggage.
Flying from Calgary to Beijing via Vancouver, both flight segments are just under one reservation, but they are different airlines on codeshare flights. Do you think 1 hr 5 mins transit time in YVR would be sufficient? Also, what about the return flights from Beijing to Calgary via Vancouver, this time do I have to collect baggage in YVR then check them in again for the flight to Calgary? Thanks for your help.
1 hour is far enough for flight from Calgary to Beijing. However, you need more time from Beijing to Calgary, because you need to pass the Canada custom, claim and recheck your luggage.
Hi everyone,

I'm planning to fly to Victoria Island BC from Sydney, Australia.

The single ticket I'm looking at purchasing flies from Sydney to Vancouver, has a 1 hour 25 minute layover, then onto Victoria Island.

I'd like to know if 1.5 hours is enough time to disembark, clear customs & board the next flight at Vancouver International?

Or am I safer purchasing two tickets? One for Sydney to Vancouver, then Vancouver to Victoria Island with say, a three hour window between flights?

Thanks in advance,

That should be enough time if everything goes smoothly. If you miss your connection they will put you on the next flight to Victoria.
Hi, Im coming in to vancouver from the UK and flying on to LAX with handluggage only, have two seperate tickets. Do i need to exit fully and re-enter for the flight to LAX at vancouver? or can i just walk through from arrivals to the gates to US departures? is that allowed in Vancouver, is it close enough in the same terminal? I will be pre checking in online in the uk before i leave to Vancouver.
In Vancouver you will go directly to US departures/Preclearance IF you already have your boarding pass for your flight to LAX. Otherwise you will have to go through Canadian Immigration and Customs, check in for your flight to LAX, and go through preclearance. Vancouver only has one terminal.
I'm booked on Westjet Calgary to London (UK) via Vancouver return

Will i have to collect my luggage and re-check on my outbound and return legs of the trip

Where will i have Canadian customs on my return Calgary or Vancouver

I have 2 hours layover is this enough
On your return you will go through Canadian Immigration and Customs in Vancouver. You have enough time.
Traveling from Calgary to Beijing connecting via Vancouver. Connecting time at Vancouver departing for Beijing is only 1 hour 50 minutes, is this time enough? Also, do I have to collect my baggage at Vancouver then check them in again for departure to Beijing? Thanks
You have enough time if both flights are on the same reservation. There is no Canadian customs when leaving Canada.