Vancouver International Airport

First Nations Welcome Figure lands at Vancouver Int’l Airport

‘The Story of Frog Woman and Raven,” by way of Dempsey Bob, courtesy Vancouver Airport Authority

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is well-known for its astounding art application offering the paintings of many First Nations people.

Throughout and across the airport, passengers see art that attracts on and invokes the topics of land, sea and sky. 

This week, the Vancouver Airport Authority righted a beyond cultural wrong within the airport artwork program via putting in a new Musquem Indian Band welcome figure near the International Arrivals Area, in Chester Johnson Park.

The newly raised welcome discern, carved by ʔəy̓xʷatələq (Musqueam artist Brent Sparrow), is seen while you exit YVR’s International Terminal and is in a niche substantial to Musqueam lifestyle.

Courtesy Vancouver Airport Authority

Musqueam are the authentic stewards of Sea Island, that's the land in which the airport is now located. And, consistent with an settlement made among the airport and the Musqueam in 2017, the Indigenous works of art at the airport and on Sea Island are to be created via Musqueam, mirror their tradition and tradition, or be accredited via the Musqueam.

That’s why the airport also moved 3 traditional Gitxsan poles from the airport to a close-by park.

The poles had been created in 1970 by Gitxsan hereditary chiefs and students, and were on mortgage to YVR from the Museum of Vancouver considering the fact that 1995. The poles at YVR predate the airport’s agreement with Musqueam and were moved because, at the same time as Indigenous paintings, they do not constitute the Musqueam, whose land they had been on.

Celebrating the records of airports

The history department right here at is a massive fan of something having to do with the history of airports.

Airport libraries? We’ve study up that.

Moving walkways at airports? We’ve researched that too.

And we’re constantly glad to study more about airport records over at the website online.

The team there currently published their pinnacle 5 illustrated airport history memories from 2021, starting with #five: a photograph function celebrating Vancouver International Airport on its 90th anniversary. You can see that feature here.

#4 on their list is a first rate story about the records of Montréal–Mirabel Airport. #3 is a tale approximately Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) inside the Nineteen Sixties (see that story here).

And #2 on their listing is a roundup of the sector’s 10 busiest airports at the dawn of the Jet Age in 1961. See that tale right here.

And we are not amazed to look that their #1 story for 2021 is a chunk providing some notable photographs celebrating the 40th anniversary of Singapore’s Changi Airport, certainly one of our favorites. See that tale right here.

“Smell Your Journey” with YVR’s Eau de Baggage.

We’re not positive how we neglected this one, It’s not like we’ve been too busy travelling.

But we simply love this Eau de Baggage video positioned out via Vancouver International Airport (YVR) returned in February that parodies a perfume commercial and urges tourists to ‘smell your journey.’

Evidently, others cherished this too, because it simply received an award.

Face mask required at greater airports inside the US & Canada

In trying to maintain humans secure at some stage in the current COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of government entities around the united states of america now require people to put on non-clinical masks or face coverings whilst out in public.

In many towns, those rules now observe to airports.

Two examples: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).

Starting this week, Canada’s Minister of Transport is requiring all air passengers travelling to, through or from Canada to have a non-clinical mask or face protecting to cover their mouth and nose.

“Aviation passengers on all flights departing or arriving at Canadian airports can also be required to illustrate they've the necessary non-scientific masks or face covering at some stage in the boarding technique otherwise they'll not be allowed to preserve on their adventure,” Transport Canada stated in a declaration.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) jumped right on this rule – and had a few amusing with it (perhaps too much amusing?) in a Twitter thread.

Holiday hints from Vancouver Int’l Airport

Vancouver International Airport is having amusing with tour recommendations this holiday season.

First, Scuba Claus stopped by using to visit the fish within the airport’s aquarium.

Then Vancouver International Airport (YVR) shared journey tips inspired by the traditional holiday movie “Home Alone.”

Here’s a part of the thread.