Visiting: Victoria Worldwide Airport (YYJ)

Illarion Gallant’s ‘Bouquet of Recollections’. Photograph by Ray Shipka

Caught on the Airport hopped on the Victoria Clipper for a 3-hour ferry experience from Seattle, Wa to Victoria, British Columbia. And on arrival, we jumped in a cab and headed north about 15 miles to Victoria International Airport (YYJ) for a glance across the expanded terminal. And to style some award-winning gin.

Courtesy Victoria Int’l Airport. Photograph by Landon Copplestone

Artwork at Victoria Worldwide Airport

Arriving passengers at Victoria’s YYJ airport enter the terminal’s vivid central rotunda. And there they discover reside vegetation, floor-to-ceiling home windows, inviting seating areas, and, overhead, Robert Smart’s gently transferring “Roulette” sculpture.

Courtesy Victoria Int’l Airport

There’s numerous different artwork in and across the terminal as properly.

Out in entrance of the terminal, Illarion Gallant’s colourful “Bouquet of Recollections” welcomes departing passengers with large aluminum and metal poppies.

Additionally out entrance, Charles W. Elliott’s “Totems” trio.

Photograph by Ray Shipka

Elliott’s carvings are additionally featured within the Eagles Touchdown Commentary Lounge on the YYJ’s third flooring and within the bag declare space.

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And two rotating exhibitions curated by the Artwork Gallery of Better Victoria each show works by space artists and provide the work on the market.

Meals and Drink at YYJ

A number of steps past Tim Horton’s is the Fickle Fig Farm Market, whose farm might be noticed throughout the airport airfield. The menu options seasonal, sustainable, and really locally-grown gadgets.

And post-security you’ll discover an outpost of Victoria Distillers, which produces a full line of award-winning Empress 1908 gins and different spirits at a waterfront distillery close by in Sidney.

Victoria Distillers at YYJ presents vacationers complimentary samples of all its gins and sells bottles of all its gins to go. There may be additionally workers on responsibility to mix, bottle, and hand label the corporate’s purple-hued Empress 1908 Indigo Gin.

This well-known gin is mixed with botanicals, the signature black tea served on the Fairmont Empress Lodge in Victoria, and butterfly pea blossom, which provides the gin the signature indigo shade.

The one different airport that has a distillery on its premises is London Gatwick Airport (LGW). There, The Nicholas Culpeper – the world’s first airport distillery – has been open since 2016. The distillery makes ‘The Nicholas Culpeper London Dry Gin,’ which is known as after a well-known botanist and is distilled from an unique mix of components, together with Chinese language Cassia Bark and Angelica root from India.

British Columbia Aviation Museum at YYJ

Courtesy British Columbia Aviation Museum

One other bonus amenity at YYJ is the British Columbia Aviation Museum situated on the southeast nook of Victoria Worldwide Airport’s property. The museum has a variety of plane, in addition to engines, pictures, fashions, and different aviation artifacts associated to the historical past of aviation in Canada, with an emphasis on British Columbia aviation historical past.

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