Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) Travel Guide
Canada's biggest airport hosts an average of 32 million passengers, and 400,000 flights per year. Pearson's two terminals, the somewhat confusingly named Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, are connected by the frequently running LINK train.
Travelers kill stopover time with a trip back to the late-Jurassic period (150 million years ago). Pearson's Terminal 1 is home to a diorama showcasing two models cast from the Royal Ontario Museum's collection of dinosaur fossils.
This truly refreshing venture from Cart Wheels (which operates those ubiquitous mini-stores set along mall thoroughfares around the world) carries only 100 percent fair-trade, ecologically minded merchandise.
Frequent flyer miles aren't required to access this fee-entry airport lounge that's located on Level 3 of Terminal 1 in the International Departures area.
One of Canada’s most beloved bath and beauty chains, Fruits & Passion is literally for everyone—the label’s yummy potions even include organic massage oils for babies and men’s and women’s fragrances. The fruit-extract bath foams make for relaxing post-trip soaks.
This three-year public outdoor art installation—on the airport grounds and easily visible on the drive to and from the terminals—includes large-scale sculptures by Michel de Broin, Carl Skelton, and Ilan Sandler.
The airport’s jostling crowds make it easy to forget that Toronto’s landscapes were once completely inhabited by Inuit peoples, like the indigenous Nunavut.
Located within the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, which adjoins Pearson International Airport's Terminal 3, this small salon has a menu of pampering services for weary travelers. The full treament menu includes everything from hair cuts to facials, even tanning.
Displayed in Terminal 1, this glimmering, double-sided figure was created by local sculptor Harold Town in 1963. Comprised of 60 individual panels of brass, the 8-by-20-foot sculpture is etched with intricate, abstract patterns that resemble cryptic hieroglyphics.
Looking to inspire on-flight creativity? Breeze by the glass display cases here to see the fruits of the Origami Society of Toronto’s labor: airplanes and motorcycles composed of crisply creased paper.
If you need a gift to bring home, forget the maple-leaf key chains—most people would prefer Lindt’s Swiss-made chocolates any day. The best bet: a box of melt-in-your-mouth truffles in flavors like dark chocolate, raspberry, mint, and hazelnut.
When you tire of stuffy airport smells, a stroll into this meadow-fresh Canadian bath-and-beauty chain does wonders. The products here are made largely from organic fruits and vegetables and are so fresh they often call for refrigeration.
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky captures the world’s industrially changed landscape—orange nickel tailings flowing like lava over Ontario fields, tires piled by the thousands in rural California.
Located in Terminal 1 of Toronto Pearson International Airport, this offshoot of the Colorado-based sweet shop sells a huge selection of handmade chocolates and candies.
Even the weariest luggage schleppers can recharge at :10 Minute Manicure, a chain offering breezy mini-spa treatments at dozens of airports around North America.