Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the second busiest in Canada, with over 20 million passengers annually. To address the high traffic volume to, and within the airport, Entro worked together with YVR on the rollout of the airport’s updated wayfinding programs.
A priority of the vehicular wayfinding was to develop a clearer visual hierarchy between key areas: such as terminals, departures / arrivals, parking lots, and passenger pick-up / drop-off locations. Colour coding in particular was implemented to highlight and differentiate the range of parking options, whether short- or long-term, and proximity to the terminals (walking or shuttle access). The program utilized existing sign structures, retrofitted and adapted to form one cohesive system.
On the airport’s interior Entro developed signage standards that contribute to clear and efficient wayfinding. The program uses a modular system with standardized layouts and colours, which enable YVR to perform internal updates. Holistically, the exterior and interior signage is meant to promote seamless travel for all YVR passengers.