Here is a map of YVR
with all the spots listed as red X's. If you want backlit-against-the-sun photography, then by all means, use Bruce's guide.
However, if you want to get shots with a background like most people, spot X(1) is your best bet - we call it the AVIS lot. In the winter, it's about the only do-able spot anyway, apart from X(2) which is Templeton for 26R approach shots only.
Those are from AVIS... North America's finest spot.
But by all means... go to the north spot if you like this stuff more... View Large View Medium
Photo © Bruce Leibowitz