Geoscience at YVR: domestic terminal

The Sea-to-Sky Wall

The Sea-to-Sky Wall

“The Sea-to-Sky Wall” is located in the domestic terminal of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) domestic terminal. The accompanying signage is a delightful tribute to our local geology.

Granodiorite & Rhyolite

Granodiorite & Rhyolite

The Garibaldi Golden Granite is a coarse-grained granodiorite, and part of the Cretaceous-Tertiary Coast Plutonic complex. Water running through thin patches of iron-rich till has been seeping through the granite for thousands of years, weathering it to the distinctive rusty yellow colour.

The rhyolite cools in columns, and is part of what makes the Sea-to-Sky corridor drive so pretty.

Related Reading

Industrial Minerals: Garibaldi Golden
Ashlu River Quarry
Glaciers & Volcanism
Canadian Cascade volcanism

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