US Arrivals at YVR.

US Arrivals at YVR. Photo by Larry Goldstein and Vancouver Airport Authority

Remember the days when the thought of an airport layover brought shudders and a sense of dread? Today’s airports are breaking out of that mold — and breaking all the old rules — to offer bespoke services to modern travelers. From luxury lounges, modern spas and art museums, to wine bars, gourmet restaurants and markets filled with fresh produce, airports around the world are revolutionizing the travel experience. Discover a new place each month for your next luxe layover.

Vancouver International Airport, Canada: YVR

Vancouver International Airport sits on Sea Island, an island on the Fraser River in Richmond, British Columbia. Situated about 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, the airport started with a single runway and a wood shack in 1931.

Click here to see the complete article online that appeared in the May 2015 issue of Luxe Beat Magazine.

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