June 1, 2018
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Located 15km (9 miles) southwest of the city center, it is a major gateway between the Pacific Rim and many North American cities. It serves over 15 million passengers annually, making it CanadaÕs second busiest airport. The international and domestic terminals are connected directly to one another. The South Terminal handles float plane and helicopter services that commute to the downtown waterfront on Burrard Inlet. There are shuttle services to the city, suburbs, and resort areas. Public transit and taxis are more than adequate.
As the primary provider of coastal ferry service in the province, BC Ferries's many routes are an important part of any visit to Vancouver. These ferries maintain a constant flow of goods and services to many unique destinations, this sevice is essential to all coastal communities.
VIA Rail is the national rail service provider. Many choose rail for scenic trips however renting a car or flying is more efficient for most trips in and round the city and many outlying resorts.
Pacific Central Station, the terminus for the main transcontinental lines, is located at 1150 Station Street, adjacent to the main bus station. Facilities include bureau de change, food and drink concessions, gift shop and newsagents. Services on the coastal line (such as trains from Whistler) terminate at the BC Rail Station at 1311 West First Street in North Vancouver.