Lounges at Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver, Canada (CA)

Popular lounges at Vancouver International Airport

Buy access to Plaza Premium Lounge

Transborder Terminal (USA Flights). Pier E, Transborder Departures, near Gate E87.

Freshen up and relax a little, or a lot, before departing on your journey across the border. Spacious, with great views of arrivals for watching the world go by, this calm, quiet oasis is well appointed. Enjoy sandwiches and unlimited beverages at the self serve bar. Boost your productivity - walk past the entrance, leave the chaos behind. NOTE: This lounge is only accessible for passengers departing on flights to the US. Alcohol is offered starting from 11:00 am daily. Children under 2 years old are admitted free with an adult.
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Buy access to Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Gate C29)

Domestic Terminal. Domestic Departures, Pier C, Level 3, near Gate C29.

A space this relaxing and comfortable, with ample seating and power ports everywhere, certainly doesn’t come easily. Delight in a collection of freshly prepared food. Let your taste buds loose on the signature clubhouse sandwich, mini-burgers, and pulled pork sliders. NOTE: This lounge is accessible for passengers departing on domestic flights only. Alcohol is offered starting from 11:00 am daily. Children under 2 years old are admitted free with an adult.
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Buy access to Plaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Gate B15)

Domestic Terminal. Domestic Departures, Level 3, near Gate B15.

A space this relaxing and comfortable, with ample seating and power ports everywhere, certainly doesn’t come easily. Delight in a collection of freshly prepared foods. Let your taste buds loose on the signature clubhouse sandwich, mini-burgers, and pulled pork sliders. Live cooking pasta stands and Canada’s famous poutine with confit excite. NOTE: This lounge is only accessible for passengers departing on domestic flights. Alcohol is offered starting from 11:00 am daily. Children under 2 years old are admitted free with an adult.
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Layover & relax

Save 10% at Plaza Premium Lounge International departures

Located in pier D, directly after security

The newly opened flagship lounge located in pier D, directly after security screening, boasts a whole new airport lounge design by renowned designer Kinney Chan of KCA. The new facility accommodates up to 180 guests in luxurious comfort. Spanning over 6,800 sq. ft., this lounge has multiple seating zones and a separate dining area, with interactive dining booths, serving international cuisine.

For travellers who require a place for a nap – this lounge has 3 nap rooms available for use. Men’s and ladies washrooms and shower facilities are also available. 

Open 08:00-01:30 (Sunday - Monday) 08:00 - 24:00 (Saturday)

Save 10% on your entry to the lounge, only with FLIO. 

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Aquarium

International Terminal

The airport has a large, 114,000-litre aquarium showcasing 850 indigenous sea animals. This is a great place to take the kids and kill a bit of time whilst you wait for your flight.

Location: International Terminal, Departures Level

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Showers and Private Resting Areas Rooms

Plaza Premium Lounge

Regardless of your airline, you can pay for first-class lounge facilities at Plaza Premium. There is one in every terminal: Concourse A in the Domestic Terminal (open 06:00-21:00 Sun-Fri; 06:00-20:00 Sat), Gate D53 in the International Terminal (08:30-01:00 Sun-Fri; 08:30-24:00 Sat) and Gate E86 in the U.S. Terminal (05:00-19:00 Sun-Fri; 05:00-18:00 Sat). You will find showers in lounges and private resting areas in the domestic and international departures lounges. Drop-in fees start at 40 CAD for two hours.

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Health Club day passes and day rooms

At the Fairmont Hotel

If you’ve got some extra time and would like to burn off a little steam, you can get a day pass to the Fairmont Hotel’s gym, pool, sauna, and showers for CAD 18 per person. The Health Club is situated directly above the US departures terminal and the health club is open daily from 06:30 to 23:00.

You can also book day-use rooms from CAD 119 (4 hours).

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Absolute Spa

Pool, workout and showers

The Absolute Spa, is a perfect place to freshen up. Access is CAD 15 plus taxes, including access to the pool, healthclub (workout facilities) and showers.

Main Terminal, before security, lobby level
US Terminal, after security, near Gate E85

Hours: 08:30-21:00 daily

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Showers

In the lounges

There are no public showers, but you can freshen up here:

  • Plaza Premium Lounges: Airside, International and Domestic Terminals. Cost: USD 32 for 2hrs, USD 40 for 3hrs, USD 56 for 6hrs.
  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Clubs: Airside, Domestic and US Terminals. Cost USD 50 for non-members.
  • Fairmont Vancouver Aiport Hotel Heatlh Club: Directly above the US Departures terminal. Hours: 06:30-23:00. Cost: USD 18 for entry to health club, sauna and showers. 
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Great views

Observation Area

This is a great place to meet your friends or watch the activity on the tarmac at the airport's observation area. There are telescopes, interactive kiosks and an interactive model of Sea Island.

Location: Domestic Terminal, Level 4 (Landside)

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Long Layover

Visit Chester Johnson Park

Chester Johnson Park is a great outdoor space which offers a calm respite from the action of the airport. 

Nestled in the shadow of the Control Tower, the park features the three ‘Ksan Totems, carved by Earl Muldoe and Walter Harris from the Skeena River Valley in Northwestern British Columbia. 

In the park you’ll also find a small pond, benches, and a tree-lined pathway to explore with the kids. 

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