Vancouver Airport Informational Guide to Vancouver Airport (YVR) - NON OFFICIAL

Main Terminal Vancouver Airport (YVR)

Vancouver Airport Main Terminal is in charge of international flights and domestic flights along Canada.

Also known as Terminal M, it is divided into Domestic Area and International Area.


Vancouver Airport Main Terminal has 4 levels: 

Level 1

Services Plaza. 

Level 2 

Arrivals area with baggage claim area. 

Level 3 

Departures area.

In Domestic area there are Concourses A, B and C.

C gates 29-52; A gates 1-12 and B gates 11-28. 

Aside of this, International gates can be accessible through airside area as they share same terminal facilities. 

International gates are divided into several concourses: 

Concourse D: With gates D50 to D59, D62 and from D68 to D78. 

Concourse E: With gates E76 to E88 and from E90 to E96. 

Level 4 

It houses public observation area and train to the city. 

Check-in Area and Arrivals and security check.

There are services available for all passengers. 

Inter-terminal transportation

There is no need to take any shuttle to move from the domestic and international areas, since they are located within the same terminal building.

If passengers wish to get to the South Terminal, there is a Courtesy Shuttle which connects the South Terminal and the Main Terminal.

Pick up and drop off locations:

- South Terminal: Outside the arrivals door, at the south end of the terminal.

- Main Terminal: Outside the Domestic Arrivals, level 2. Outside the International Arrivals, level 2, Bus bay 3.

Service Hours

Weekdays: International Area: 06:45 am - 08:05 pm. Domestic Area: 06:50 am - 20:10 pm

Saturday: International Area: 07:05 am - 07:05 pm. Domestic Area: 07:10 am - 07:10 pm

Sunday: International Area: 07:35 am - 07:45 pm. Domestic Area: 07:40 am - 07:50 pm


- Restaurants and cafés
- Shops
- Duty Free
- ATMs
- Currency Exchange
- Quiet Area
- Postal Services
- Chapel
- Porter Services

See more Services


Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Gate C29): Domestic Area. Services: Snacks, food, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, among others. 

Passes start at 35$ per passenger. 

Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Gate B15): Domestic Area. Services: Snacks, showers, drinks, TV, premium food, among others. 

Passes start at 35$ per passenger. 

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Domestic Area. Service hours: from 5:00 am to 12:00 am. Services: Snacks, Wi-Fi, TV, newspapers and magazines, printers and copiers, telephone, among others. 

Plaza Premium Lounge: International Area. Services: Wi-Fi, shower, snacks, drinks, premium food, among others. 

Passes start at 35$ per passenger. 

Air Canada Signature Suite: International Area. Open from first departure until last departure of the day. Services: Snacks, premium food, Wi-Fi, drinks, 

SkyTeam Lounge: international Area. Services: Premium food, showers, drinks, snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi. 

Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge: International Area. Open from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm and from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. Services: Premium food, snacks, drinks, showers, Wi-Fi, among others. 

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: International Area. Open from 8:45 am to 12:45 am. Services: Wi-Fi, showers, drinks, premium food, Wi-Fi, among others. 

Purchase your pass to Vancouver Airport Lounges