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Check-in Counter

Check-in counters 150-156 located at Vancouver International Airport Terminal Departure Level 3

Opening hours

02 Nov 2014 - 07 Mar 2015
CX837: 0930 - 1250
CX888: 1830
CX889: 2130 - 0100

(Check-in counters are closed punctually 40min before scheduled departure)



Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge

Location: Post security airside 3rd Level
Opening Hours: 02 Nov 2014 - 07 Mar 2015
CX837: 0930 - 1250
CX888 / 889: 1900 - 0100
Redeem Lounge Access
Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge

Airport Facilities

  • A nursery room is located in the corridor linking the International and Domestic Terminals. It is open 24 hours a day, features cribs and a washroom with changing facilities, and is unsupervised.
  • The terminal building is designed for Barrier Free Access. Special services include visual paging.
  • Internet Access is available for departing passengers at the Aerzone Business Centre (post-Security). This is also available at the CDS Business Centre located on the Arrivals Level.
  • Green Coat Ambassadors (ie Customer Service Ambassadors wearing forest green jackets) can also help you find your way in the terminal.

For further information, click on the website of Vancouver International Airport


All passengers on transit must disembark and proceed to a "Sterile" room. Only transit passengers arriving from New York en route to Hong Kong can remain onboard.

The Canada Line train service is available. The station is located above the parkade complex accessible from domestic and international terminals. The travel time from Vancouver International Airport to downtown Vancouver is about 25 minutes.

Airport Transfer

To city centre:
Bus: CAD9
Taxi: CAD25
(15km / 9 miles)

Airport Taxes

CAN $15

CAN $10

Included in the price of airline ticket, charged at point of sale

Customs Allowance

Non-residents: the same as residents except additional cigarette allowance*

Canadian Residents: personal exemptions

48 hours: CAN $400 - amount includes alcohol and tobacco

7 days: CAN $750 - amount includes alcohol and tobacco

Alcohol and tobacco exemptions are as follows (non-residents and residents)

  • 1.5 litre of wine or 1.14 of liquor or 24 x 355 ml cans or bottles (8.5 litres) of beer or ale

*200 cigarettes, 200 tobacco sticks, 50 cigars or cigarillos and 200 grams of manufactured tobacco


  • free internet access available throughout the terminal