In my opinion, the best time to be at YVR
is around mid to late morning when all the Asian stuff comes into YVR
. There is a road that wraps around the north side of airport, just west of the Air Canada maintenance hangar. The road is off of the main street that leads into the terminal. At the end of the runway, there is a gravel/dirt area that you may see a lot of people spotting. You can take some awesome pictures there.