Take-Off Friday Events at YVR Airport

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YVR Take-Off Fridays

Visit Vancouver International Airport any Friday from July 5th to August 30th, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm for YVR Take-Off Fridays. Enjoy delicious treats, rockin’ beats and spectacular entertainment that will have travellers and staycationers alike eager to get to the airport.

Whether you’re looking for an entertaining new family activity or looking for an added reason to arrive early for your next flight, YVR has something for everyone.

Stop by the Customer Information Counters to ‘Enter to Win’ weekly prize draws and the ultimate ‘YVR Staycation Package’ that includes:

– Behind the Scenes Tour of YVR for a family of 4
– One Night Accommodation at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport
– $250 YVR Bucks

Check out live DJs and tons of free entertainment, including local musicians and artists, caricaturists, balloonist, popular airside demonstrations and more. Kids will have a blast meeting mascots, dancing to music, folding paper airplanes and getting their faces painted.

Festivities continue at YVR’s Public Observation Area, where families can explore interactive displays and videos for a behind-the-scenes look at Canada’s second busiest airport. Check out airfield action up close with telescopes, discover Sea Island through an interactive model and learn all sorts of interesting facts about YVR.

If you’ve got an hour to spare, join YVR’s Explorer Tour for a free one-hour before-security walking tour to learn about our legendary art and architecture.  Tours 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).

Or, simply relax and peruse the shelves of YVR’s world class retail shops to take advantage of special offers. Enjoy $10 lunch specials including tax from nearly 20 restaurants located throughout the airport.

Park in YVR’s Parkade for up to four hours for $5 during YVR’s Take-Off Fridays
(9am – 3pm).  Parking vouchers available at the Customer Information Counters.  Regular parking rates apply after four hours.

DOMESTIC TERMINAL ENTERTAINMENT

LEVEL 3/4 – RETAIL, FOOD COURT
AND OBSERVATION AREA

Cory Van Ieperen
Caricaturist
Level 3 – Virgin Books & Music
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Fanny Starchild
Face Painter
Level 3 – Food Court and
Level 4 – Observation Area
10:00am – 2:00pm

Matthew Johnson
Cool Balloon Guy
Level 3 – Virgin Books & Music
9:00am – 11:45pm

Mascots
Roaming – Level 3
10:00am – 12:00pm

DJ Relly
Level 3 – Food Court
9:00am – 3:00pm

INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL ENTERTAINMENT

LEVEL 3 – THE SPIRIT OF THE HAIDA GWAII: THE JADE CANOE

Cassandra Bangel
Musician
11:00am – 11:45am
1:00pm – 1:45pm

Pilkey Sisters  
Performers
10:00am – 10:45am
12:00pm – 12:45pm

Mark Siermaczeski
Caricaturist
9:00am – 11:45pm

Matthew Johnson
Cool Balloon Guy
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Mascots (Roaming)
12:00pm – 2:00pm

DJ Juice
9:00am – 3:00pm

 

Source: YVR

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