Vancouver International Airport serves the coastal city of Vancouver in Canada, one of the most populated and ethnically diverse urban areas in the country. The second busiest airport in Canada (as of January 2015), Vancouver International handles more than 15 million passengers annually and has been named the best airport in North America, as well as one of the top 10 in the world, numerous times by associations such as the Skytrax World Airport Awards (amongst others).
Built in 1930, Vancouver International Airport consists of 2 terminals - one for domestic flights and the other for international. Its domestic terminal includes the A-B Connector, an expansion at the southern end of the existing compound that comes with additional boarding gates, amenities, shops and other facilities. This Connector was opened in early 2015 and cost more than 200 million dollars to construct.
Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island, only about 12 kilometres from the heart of Vancouver city. Travellers can get quickly to the city centre by taking the Canada Line rapid transit rail link direct from the airport; the ride should take no longer than 30 minutes. Otherwise, taxis are readily available at taxi stands outside the airport Arrivals area.
What to see and do
The pride and joy of Vancouver, Stanley Park is a 1000-acred haven of peace and tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. An oasis consisting of beaches, lakes, gardens, pavilions, pools, restaurants and even the country’s largest aquarium, it is considered one of the best urban parks in the continent and receives more than 5 million visitors yearly. Perfect for anything from a family day out to a romantic stroll or an evening nightcap, Stanley Park is strongly integrated into the lifestyles of Vancouver’s residents and is a must-see for visitors to the city.
After Stanley Park, mosey over to Canada’s next most iconic attraction: the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Not for the faint of heart, the 140-metre-long Suspension Bridge is raised 70 metres above the Capilano River, so those with a phobia for heights may find this a difficult crossing. The rewards on the other side are well-worth it, though: step into the West Coast rainforest filled with sweet-scented Douglas fir trees, or head to the Treetop Adventure Park - a series of 7 smaller suspended footbridges attached to centuries-old fir trees that offer visitors a squirrel-eye view of the forest. If that isn’t enough to satisfy your thrill-seeking tendencies, then hop onto the Cliffwalk, a narrow cantilevered suspended walkway attached to the granite cliff face just above the Capilano River.
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