The Best Airport in North America is once again hosting free weekly entertainment and activities as Take Off Fridays return to YVR.
Take Off Fridays at Vancouver International Airport (“YVR”) run every Friday from July 5th to August 30th, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm both before and after the security areas. Travellers and locals alike can spend some time in this award-winning airport listening to live DJs and musicians, and checking out free entertainment from caricaturists, balloonists, artists, and more. Meet mascots, dance to music, and fold your best paper airplane.
The free Public Observation Area has interactive displays year-round with history and behind-the-scenes looks at Canada’s second busiest airport. Look out at the airfield through telescopes and learn more about Sea Island.
While you’re at Take Off Fridays, you can enter to win the weekly prize draw for the ultimate “YVR Staycation Package”. This includes a behind the scenes tour of the airport (for a family of 4), one night accommodation at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport, and $250 YVR Bucks to spend at the airport’s wide range of shops and services.
If you have about an hour to spare, you can joing YVR’s Explorer Tour for a free one hour before-security walking tour. These depart at 10:00am from the The Spirit of the Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe sculpture on Level 3 of the International Terminal (across from the food court).
Other deals on Take Off Fridays include $10 lunch specials from a variety of the airport’s 20 restaurants and $5 parking (in the parkade) for up to 4 hours (between 9:00am and 3:00pm on Take Off Fridays). Parking vouchers available at the Customer Information counters. Regular parking rates apply after four hours. You can also take the Canada Line in, making for a fun-filled day of transportation-themed education and entertainment with the family.