#YVR Take-Off Fridays are back July 4th-August 29th,2014!

When you think of airports, you think of long queues waiting to check-in, go through security and waiting around for your flight to board.


Well, YVR has a little something special in store from July 4th – August 29th, 2014.

Take-off Fridays will be returning and there’s a whole lotta fun in store for the entire family!

Take-off Fridays

Check out live DJs and tons of free entertainment, including local musicians and artists, caricaturists, a balloonist and interactive community partner displays. Kids will have a blast meeting mascots, dancing to music, folding paper airplanes and getting their faces painted. And be sure to visit the Customer Information counters or  the YVR Take-Off Fridays Event Booth 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


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.  YVR’s Emergency Response Team will host Airside Demonstrations every Friday in August from 11am – 11:30am. Meet YVR firefighters and watch airfield emergency response vehicles in action!

Or, simply relax and peruse the shelves of YVR’s world class retail shops to take advantage of special offers and samples. Enjoy YVR Take-Off Fridays lunch specials at more than 30 restaurants.


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.


Take-off Fridays are every Friday from July 4th – August 29th, 2014, 9:00am-3:00pm.


The 2nd Annual Paper Airplane Competition will be held Friday, July 11th, 2014 from 11am-12:30pm, where the winner will walk away with a $1,000 travel gift card courtesy of Uniglobe Travel.


Participants will construct their aircraft with the help of the BCIT Aerospace Technology’s team’s tips and techniques and compete for a chance to win HUGE prizes. Watch as paper planes soar through YVR’s Public Observation Area and kids and adults alike put on their game faces in hopes of a BIG win. A celebrity-judging panel featuring aviation professionals will rate 20 contestants based on distance, creativity of design and aerial acrobatics.

Who knew going to the airport could be so much fun!



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