YVR Taxiway A Extension

Vancouver Airport Authority is proposing to extend Taxiway A and construct a new Taxiway A7 at the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. The project consists of constructing and operating new aircraft taxiways and a new vehicle roadway to improve operational efficiencies and safety for aircraft maneuvering on the south airfield.  Taxiway A will be extended approximately 1,000m to the east with connections to Taxiway C and the new Taxiway A7. Taxiway A7 will be a new 200m long access to Runway 08R-26L.  The new taxiways will be capable of supporting aircraft up to Boeing777.  A new 850m long airside vehicle roadway will be constructed parallel to the new taxiway.  During construction, the project will require temporary closures of existing taxiways A, C and F and the South Runway and permanent closure of Taxiway B. All closures will be coordinated with other construction and maintenance activities on the airfield.

The Vancouver Airport Authority has completed their Environmental Assessment (CIAR #84413). Transport Canada has since been triggered to review the project under section 82 of the Impact Assessment Act due to a National Trade Corridor Funding (NTCF) application. 

Latest update

July 27, 2023 – Transport Canada issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for YVR Taxiway A Extension - July 27, 2023
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - June 23, 2023


TC Pacific Environmental Programs
Transport Canada
Email: PACEnvironment-environnement@tc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Vancouver International Airport , Richmond (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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