Vancouver Airport (YVR) is the closest airport to the famous ski holiday destination Whistler, which is located is the Coastal Mountain range in British Columbia, Canada. Whistler is the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic Games and due to the additional investment that the resort has had means it is a great place to enjoy your skiing holidays in Canada. The Olympic Games are being held from February 12th – 28th and the Paralympic Games are held March 12th to 21st, so if you are planning on going skiing in 2010 then you’ll need to book around these dates. Although Vancouver Airport is the closest airport to the Whistler it is still 134km away which can take around 2 hours by car.
YVR has four runways 08L/26R which is 9,940FT, 08R/26L 11,500FT long, 12/30 7,300FT long and 26A which is a short 3,500FT in length.
The airport has 4 terminals; the domestic terminal was originally built in 1968 and has very recently undergone a full restoration. The international terminal was only built in the early 1990’s. The south terminal is placed in a remote part of the airport but mainly only serves short internal flights within British Columbia. The domestic and international terminal can really be classed as one building that is separated into buildings.
Back in 2005 the government reduced the rent on which the land lies on by at least 54% which will reduce the cost of the lease be $840 million CAD or $5.0 Billion over the entire term of the lease which ends in 2052.