Satgosal From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 5 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
I was at YVR spotting today, it was a great day outside. But Im wondering how to see the airplanes taking off. I see everyone there watching them come in, but where can we watch the take-offs? Thanks alot in advance.
AirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1438 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2034 times:
For arrivals on 8L or 26R The AVIS lot is the best spot IMO. You can also catch 26R arrivals from Templeton Dr.
For departures the South Terminal is the best spot (a small step stool is needed for clearing the fence). Usually it's 26L that is used, you will see the planes taxi all the way down from the terminal area, turn and start their takeoff roll from your left, sometimes they will use 8R is in use the heavies will rotate right in front of you.
From this location you can take pictures that resemble the following;