Family Travel

Family Travel

Fairmont Vancouver Airport recognizes that family travel can be stressful and is pleased to provide our guests with amenities and services to compliment your journey.  Whether you are kicking off your vacation with us or taking time to explore Vancouver and beyond, we’ve identified popular family friendly activities for you build the perfect itinerary.


Plane Spotting // A favorite amongst children and adults alike, check our online plane spotting guide here or dial '0' to request a copy for your room.  Guests staying on Fairmont Gold also enjoy an in-room spotting scope, perfect for viewing the runway action up close.  Outside of the hotel, visit YVR’s pre-security observation area or visit Larry Berg Flight Path Park for jets soaring directly overhead.  Ask our Concierge about arranging a ride over to the park, complimentary for hotel guests with advance notice.

Pool Time //  Visit the hotel’s Pool, located on the lobby level and open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for hotel guests, where you’ll find a children’s wading pool and mechanized lap pool and saunas for mom and dad.

Picnic // Ask our In Room Dining service about packing up a picnic lunch or snacks and explore Sea Island for an afternoon of fun in the sun for the whole family. Whether it's Iona Beach, Flight Path Park or the banks of the Fraser River, YVR is surrounded by neat places to spend the day enjoying the natural scenery and occasionally looking up to see a 747 flying overhead.

Biking // With Iona Beach and McDonald Beach Park only minutes away, request one of the hotel’s complimentary BMW bicycles and go exploring for the afternoon.  


Stanley Park // One of North America's largest urban parks covering 1,000 acres, Stanley Park is perfect for the nature lover or fitness enthusiast. Facilities include the Vancouver Aquarium, a pitch & putt course and outdoor tennis courts. There are also cycling and rollerblading paths as well as 22 miles (33km) of hiking and walking trails.

Vancouver Aquarium // Visit Canada's largest aquarium and winner of Attractions Canada's 'B.C.'s Best International Attraction'. Get up close with some of the world’s most elusive creatures; every visit is an unforgettable one. Located in Stanley Park, they’re open to visitors from around the world 365 days a year.

Capilano Suspension Bridge // Visitors are invited to experience a toe-tingling trip 25 stories above the Capilano Canyon on the longest suspended footbridge in the world. The nature park also offers a large selection of colorful Totem Poles and First Nation carvers continue this centuries-old tradition on a daily basis for visitors to watch.

Grouse Mountain // Located 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, this year round destination offers a skyride tram which, on a clear day, looks back onto the extraordinary beauty of Vancouver.  Enjoy downhill skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides in the winter or join an interpretive hike, a lumberjack competition, or try paragliding in the summer.

Science World // An interactive science centre fun for the entire family.  Enjoy seasonal exhibits, a Kid's Space Gallery for younger children, and films in the Omnimax Theatre which is the world's largest big screen dome. 


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