Air Canada YVR Simulator Building Replacement Project

Air Canada is proposing the expansion and replacement of the flight simulator facility located at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), at 6001 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, British Columbia.


The project site is currently used as an existing flight simulator and building. This replacement project will require demolition of portions of the existing facility and construction of new buildings to house new flight simulator equipment.  The proposed replacement Project will be constructed in three phases:

  • Phase 1: Construction of a two-storey expansion building (approximately 700sqm).
  • Phase 2: Demolishing existing centre buildings (the east and west buildings to remain in place)
  • Phase 3: Construction of a two-storey building (approximately 1500sqm)over part of the demolished buildings footprint to connect to the building constructed in Phase 1. The north end of the demolished area will be converted into a parking area.


The project activities will include paving for the new parking area, concrete removal/paving, building demolition and building construction.


Latest update

August 25, 2023 – The Vancouver Airport Authority 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 - August 25, 2023
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - July 24, 2023


Climate and Environment
PO Box 44638 YVR Domestic Terminal RPO
Richmond, British Columbia V7B 1W2

  • Location

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

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Air Canada
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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