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Vancouver YVR Airport Terminal Map

Main Terminal / Concourses at Vancouver YVR Airport

Terminal Layout; US Arrivals/ Departures; Getting Around, Terminal Details of Vancouver International Airport, and Transfer Formalities for U.S. departures/arrivals:

The passenger terminal complex at Vancouver Airport includes 3 passenger terminals: International & Domestic Terminals and  the South terminal
used for small carriers  & accessible via shuttles. Domestic & International terminals are connected on level 2 at their unsecured areas, housing from east to west: Fairmont Hotel, US check-in; US & International Arrivals, International check-in (in center), & walkway to Canada Line, and Canada check-in.
U.S. Arrivals/ Departures:
1. International & U.S. Arrivals need to go through Canada's customs & immigration process. 
2. Departing passengers to the United States
will be able to go through U.S. Preclearance, saving time on arrival at the U.S.; however, eligible passengers departing Vancouver Airport for the U.S. are now able to use BorderXPress APC kiosks - which reduce US Customs inspection by 89 percent, & passenger wait time is cut in half.

Getting around: 
South Terminal to either the International or Domestic terminals: Board the shuttle inside the South Terminal, near the baggage carousel. If you need to transfer from the International or Domestic Terminals to the South Terminal, go to the second level. 
2. Vancouver to Domestic/International terminals: take the Canada Line, an elevated people mover, to the ‘Canada Line Station’, located across the parking garage, with walkways to US & International and Domestic departures on Level 2.
3. Vancouver to the float plane facility or South Terminal: take the Canada Line from Vancouver to the Bridgeport Station & transfer to the C-92 bus which stops in front of both facilities.
4. Signs to gates are clearly marked:
Domestic A, B & C gates: marked with Canadian flag;  International D gates: marked with blue globe or American Flag.
For flights to the US,
follow international sign, then US connections sign (yellow circle, person & US flag), leading to E gates.
5. The Train to the City can be accessed from level 4 of the International Terminal.


The Domestic Terminal, which was recently renovated, houses:
on level 1 the Airport Service Plaza,
on level 2 baggage carousels 1-6,
on level 3 domestic check-in counters & food court; with security checkpoints on opposite ends leading separately  to A & B gates and to C gates (with a pre-security connection to International check-in). The gate areas offer some services & amenities, and there is a food court in the C gate area. GATES:  A gates 1-10, B gates 11-28;  C gates 29-52 (divided  into 4 areas, with gates 50-52 to the right).
Level 4 houses the public observation area.

The International Terminal has a US Preclearance Annex for US-bound flights. Shops, restaurants & services are available at pre- & post-security areas.  The Service Plaza is on level 1 and offers restaurans, shops & services.
Level 2 is the street level and is for check-in & for international  & US arrivals. It is divided into: (a) left:  international check-in - at left, and (b) right: USA check-in and the Fairmont Hotel.  Both sides offer information counters & banking facilities, & have separate security check areas.  The food court in the center serves both sides.  While international departure passengers (other than those heading for the U.S) can proceed after security check to their gates, US-bound travelers - after security check, will go through US Customs & Border Protection services before proceeding their gates.
Level 3, the Departure level is also divided between US Departures & all other international departures:
(a) U.S. Departures (left) use E gates 67-99 - divided into two piers with E gates 71-87 & 90-96;
(a) All other international departures (right) use D gates 48-78.  A food court is between gates 67 & 53. 
Duty-free and a large World Duty Free shopping areas are both  available at post-security.
Level 4 leads to the elevated train station to the City.

The South Terminal, and the public Seaplane Facility on Fraser River, are located on Airport South (a regional hub for small aircraft float planes, helicopters, and corporate charters). Airlines serving on a regular schedule are KD Air, Orca Airways & Pacific Coastal Airlines. Shuttles run between the South Terminal , the International Terminal at Arrivals Level 2, Busbay 1; and the Domestic Terminal at Arrivals Level 2, exit door F.

Procedures for Passengers Departing for, or Arriving from, the United States:
1. Passengers departing to the United States: It is recommended to arrive at least 3 hours before scheduled flight, particularly for flights departing 4-9am & 3-5pm and Holidays & Spring Break. Proceed to the US departures area.
2. Passengers arriving from the United States:  Upon arrival at Vancouver Airport, you go through Canadian Customs and check the illuminated display panels for your assigned carousel number, then proceed to the baggage claim area where you find baggage trolleys. Your airline representative can, at your request, also call for a porter. Before proceeding to the public hall, present your customs declaration card to CBSA border services, where you might be directed for further manual inspection or search, if deemed necessary.


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