charges passengers an Airport Improvement Fee.
The fee is CAD$5 for passengers to British Columbia and Yukon destinations,
CAD$10 for other North American destinations, and CAD$15 for destinations
outside North America.
The Airport Improvement Fee can be paid at the automatic ticket
machines or the manned pay booths located near the security check.
Cash (Canadian or American), major credit cards and Canadian debit
cards are accepted for payment. The fee can also be pre-paid with
your airline ticket at some travel agents.
Passengers are not permitted to enter the flight departures areas
beyond the security check without an Airport Improvement Fee sticker.
does not apply to passengers with connecting flights on the same
carriers under federal jurisdiction such as airlines, railways and
ferries are obliged to ensure that travellers with disabilities
do not encounter "undue obstacles" while using their services.
Public buildings have special facilities such as ramps, properly
equipped washrooms and automatic doors. In recent years, owners
of many commercial buildings have put similar facilities in place
as well. By law, there are public parking places at all public buildings
and shopping malls for the vehicles of persons with impaired mobility.
These vehicles are required to display a disability sign in the
accessibility information can be obtained from:
780 S.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6P 5Y7
Tel: (604) 324-3611
Fax: (604) 326-1227
and Speech Impairment Services are available for persons with
hearing and speech impairments by contacting:
Institute for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2125 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V9K 1X9
Tel: (604) 736-7391 (voice)
Tel: (604) 736-2527 (TTY)
The Royal Canadian
Mounted Police (RCMP) are frequently requested to communicate urgent
messages to people on vacation. Many tourist facilities co-operate
with RCMP, so if you see your name listed in newspapers, at Visitor
Info Centres or hear it on a radio or TV, please phone the number