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We are Canadians from Niagara returning from an Alaskan Cruise out of Seattle. We disembark the morning of September 5th. There were no direct flights from SEA to YYZ on that day. Our AC flight booking from SEA to YVR lands at 3:14pm and our AC flight from YVR to YYZ departs at 5:00pm..... a layover of 1 hour & 45 minutes (likely less).

Will we need to claim our bags in YVR and clear Canadian customs in Vancouver or will our bags automatically make the transfer from the Seattle flight to the Toronto flight? If we need to clear customs in Vancouver, and re-check our bags, would an hour be enough time to get this done? Presumably we wouldn't need to go through airport security again. Thanks in advance for any comments. Wayne
You should not need to claim your bags in Vancouver, but you will go through Canadian immigration and customs. You have enough time.
My son (15 years old student) is flying in September from LA to Kelowna with Air Canada. From arrival in Vancouver (17:30) to departure (18:55) to Kelowna there is only 85 minutes for making the connection. Is this enough time to go to customs, do immigration, get the luggage, drop off checked baggage again and proceed to the domistic gate? Thank you very much!
Yes, that should bee enough time if everything goes smoothly.
Thank you!!
Hi! Booking a flight from SEA to HKG, but cannot get it on one itinerary on Cathay (and get the plane I want to take) If I book Alaska airlines to YVR landing at 00:18, then depart 02:05 to HKG, will that be enough time if not on same itinerary, and will also need to check bags? Thank you!
That is barely enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Thank you!!
I am coming in from an Alaska cruise. Will I need to go thru Customs? I will arrive at the airport around 10:00am, flight leaves at 12:05. Will I have time ?
Where are you flying to out of Vancouver?
Hi,

I am going from Toronto to Seattle with a connecting flight in Vancouver. The layover is 2 hours.
My questions is will I need to go through customs/border control at Vancouver which may result in me missing my flight? Or will Customs and border check be done at Toronto?

Thanks
Yes, you will go through US Immigration and Customs Preclearance in Vancouver. 2 hours is enough time.
I'll be flying from Denver to Taipei, stopping at YVR. The layover duration is only 1:10 -- is that enough time with my toddler in tow? Thanks.
Yes, that should be enough time if the flight from Denver is on-time and everything is on the same reservation.
Ok, thank you!
I guess if the flight from Denver is late, we would not have to pay to get on another flight to Taipei, yeah?
Do we need to claim our bags and recheck them? Do we leave security and then go back through security?
Hello,

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 mins....is this enough time to make the connection? I only have carry on bag
Where are you flying into Vancouver from?
Toronto. Thanks
Yes, that is enough time if everything goes smoothly. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
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.