Since we are almost ready to welcome our newest little traveler into the world, we have been trying to stay closer to home while feeling like we haven’t lost our sense of adventure. When you’re too pregnant to travel, what are you to do? Get the excitement of air travel by watching planes land and take off from YVR airport, one of the busiest airports in the country. It is plane spotting heaven watching planes land in Vancouver at Flight Path Park. If you have some extra time when you’re at or near the airport, take some time out to enjoy one of the best spots in the region to watch planes land and take off.
Located at the corner of Russ Baker Way and Airport Road, directly across the street from BCIT Aerospace, the park is directly in line with the end of the south runway, making it the perfect location to plane spot.
When that first plane flies above you, the sound and feeling of it whooshing overhead is very invigorating. The kids have a real blast plane spotting and running around on top of the world (literally). It’s also a great way to learn about Vancouver International Airport’s history, which sees an average of 250 take offs and landings each day, to and from destinations around the world.
The globe is a celebration go YVR’s role in connecting British Columbia with the rest of the world and can actually be climbed on and all over. The tail wings surrounding the globe have great historical YVR facts and educational aviation statistics that describe the story of YVR and why it is one of the best airports in the world. The boards also describe some identifying features of the aircrafts that you can spot even if you do not know much about the aircrafts, adding to the fun of spotting the planes.
Bring along a picnic on a nice day and enjoy the picnic tables, or take a seat on one of the neat ‘paper airplane’ style benches. The benches were a fabulous touch, as they really add to the theme of the park.
Take a look at some of the fun we had watching airplanes take off and land!