The Fraser River estuary, near YVR is home to one of the most important salmon-producing rivers in the world and is an iconic symbol of British Columbia. In partnership with the Pacific Salmon Foundation, we are investing in a future for salmon by supporting volunteers in removing tonnes of marine garbage from more than 20 different salmon estuaries surrounding the Strait of Georgia.
The Pacific Salmon Foundation is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their natural habitats in British Columbia and the Yukon. With some of the most critical Chinook habitats right outside our front door, YVR is helping to ensure salmon have the wetland, marshes, and healthy estuary they need to live.
You can support this cause by making a donation to the Pacific Salmon Foundation today.
At YVR, we are proud to connect people, communities, and cultures. We value our cultural heritage in BC and share this with the world every day through our tremendous collection of Northwest Coast native art. To support emerging artistic talent in the aboriginal community, we fund a scholarship and mentorship program through the YVR Art Foundation.
The foundation also offers grants to artists of BC or Yukon Indigenous ancestry and residing in BC or the Yukon to travel to one of seven participating museums to research and study its collection of Indigenous art and artifacts.
Read stories featuring past recipients of YVR Art Foundation Scholarships and Grants, and learn more about the foundation’s work at yvraf.com
YVR teamed up with the British Columbia Mobility Opportunity Society (BCMOS) to offer people with limited mobility the chance to experience the great outdoors.
Since 2017, we have made funding contributions to support BCMOS in operating more than 100 accessible hikes in the Vancouver area each year. We also support the Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia in providing opportunities for people with physical disabilities to experience recreational and competitive sailing in fully accessible sailboats.