British Columbia Airports

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Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Location: The airport is located eight miles (12km) south of Vancouver.
Time: GMT -8 (GMT -7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: +1 (604) 207 7077
Transfer between terminals: A courtesy shuttle is available to the Airport South terminal.
Getting to the city: The Canada Line connects the airport to downtown Vancouver in about 25 minutes. The service runs every 8-20 minutes. Scheduled buses are available to downtown Vancouver, Whistler, Vancouver Island and Washington State. Courtesy shuttles transport passengers to the Long-Term Parking Lot, South Terminal, local hotels and other destinations near the airport. Public bus services to Vancouver, Richmond and further afield are available at the Airport Station Bus Terminal.
Car rental: Car hire companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, and zipcar are represented next to the terminal building on the ground floor.
Airport Taxis: Metered taxis are available around the clock outside the terminals. Look for the green signs which indicate a taxi pick-up position. Prices and journey times are higher during rush hour. A tip of 10 to 15 percent is expected.
Facilities: The main terminal has ATMs, bureaux de change, and a bank. There is a selection of bars, restaurants, and fast food outlets scattered throughout the airport, as well as a variety of shops, including duty-free, baggage storage, and a medical centre. Children's play areas are also available.
Parking: Vancouver International Airport offers a range of parking options in the parkade directly opposite the terminals. Hourly parking starts at C$9.50 per hour but reduced daily and weekly rates are also available.

Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)

Location: The airport is located two and a half miles (4km) from Abbotsford city centre.
Time: GMT -8 (GMT -7, March to November).
Getting to the city: Shuttle services can transport passengers between the airport and the city centre. Shuttles can be booked in advance. Local bus, taxi, and limousine services are also available from the airport to the city centre.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.
Airport Taxis: Taxi services are available between the airport and various points in southwestern British Columbia. Companies include Abbotsford Taxi and Central Valley Limousine and Taxi.
Facilities: Airport facilities include a bar and bistro, shopping (including a duty-free shop), and ATMs.
Parking: Short-term and long-term parking is available at the airport. Short-term parking is available next to the terminal building and offers travellers easy access to the airport.
Website: www.abbotsfordairport.ca

Kamloops Airport (YKA)

Location: The airport is located seven miles (11km) from Kamloops city centre.
Time: GMT -8 (GMT-7 from the first Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Getting to the city: Taxis are available from the airport to the city centre. The Airporter Shuttle also offers a door-to-door service to and from the airport.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Budget, Enterprise, and National.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available from the airport to the city centre and surrounds via Kami Cabs and Yellow Cabs.
Facilities: Airport facilities include a cafe, lounge, and parking.
Parking: Short-term and long-term airport parking is conveniently located near the arrivals and departures areas.
Website: www.kamloopsairport.com

Kelowna International Airport (YLW)

Location: The airport is located nine miles (15km) from downtown Kelowna.
Time: GMT -8 (GMT -7 from the first Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Getting to the city: Regional buses are available to the city centre and the bus stop is located near the car rental parking lot. Shuttle services, taxis, and limousines are also available.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and National. Car rental companies are located in the main terminal building near the arrivals area.
Airport Taxis: Several taxi companies are licensed to operate from the airport. These include Apple Cabs, Checkmate Cabs, Lake Country Taxi, Star Taxi, and Kelowna Cabs.
Facilities: Airport facilities include a business centre, restaurants, shops, and ATMs.
Parking: The airport has bays for long- and short-term parking. Both lots are fully lit, patrolled by security, and equipped with handicapped parking.
Website: ylw.kelowna.ca
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Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

Location: The airport is located 14 miles (22km) from Victoria city centre.
Time: GMT -8 (GMT -7 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Getting to the city: Bus services are provided by BC Transit with over 20 transfers to and from the airport daily.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National.
Airport Taxis: Taxi services are provided by Yellow Cab of Victoria and YYJ Airport Shuttle.
Facilities: Airport facilities include an information desk, currency exchange, telephones for the hearing and speech impaired, ATMs, a family room, cafe, lounge, retail kiosk, children's play area, and workstations.
Parking: The airport has bays for long-term and short-term parking. Both lots are fully lit, patrolled by security, and have handicapped parking.
Website: www.victoriaairport.com
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