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Things to do in Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Vancouver International Airport (YVR). How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Vancouver International Airport (YVR) attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

  • Absolute Spa

    Every treatment on the menu at this full-service spa lists a duration time—so you’ll know exactly how much pampering you can squeeze in before your... More
  • Coast Salish Spindle Whorl

    A spindle whorl is a stone disc that serves as a weight to maintain the momentum of a spindle in a spinning wheel. This one, carved out of Canadian... More
  • Gifts of the Raven

    This Vancouver International Airport (YVR) shop is located pre-security on level three in the international departures wing. The open-air retail sp... More
  • Great Canadian Book Company

    A pleasant alternative to the ubiquitous newsstands of airportland, this shop has a sizable stack of fiction by Canadian authors (including Carol S... More
  • Great Wave Wall

    Canadian artist Lutz Haufschild created this 131-foot-long stained glass panel inspired by the iconic Hokusai painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa.... More
  • Hermès, Vancouver International Airport

    What this Hermès boutique in the Vancouver International Airport lacks in size, it makes up for in the grand quality of its signature scarves, smal... More
  • Plaza Premium Lounge, Vancouver International Airport

    Regardless of your airline or class of ticket, passengers can have access to first-class facilities at one of YVR’s two pay-per-use lounges. With... More
  • Roots, Vancouver International Airport

    Located in the Vancouver International Airport, just past security in the U.S. Terminal, this outpost of the Canadian brand sells a selection of th... More
  • Spirit of Haida Gwaii, the Jade Canoe

    Housed inside the international terminal inside the Vancouver International Airport, The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, known as the Jade Canoe, is the sec... More
  • Travel + Leisure

    Located in Vancouver International Airport, the Travel + Leisure store is the first of its kind in the world. The store, a partnership between Trav... More
  • Vancouver Aquarium Displays

    Outposts of the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, these two displays are situated inside Vancouver International Airport. The first, located befo... More
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

    Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the second busiest airport in Canada and welcomes millions of travelers each year. The airport is serviced... More
  • Vancouver Marketplace

    Located pre-security on level three in the international departures wing of the Vancouver International Airport, this shop sells a selection of uni... More

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