Pearson Voted the Worst Canadian Airport

May 9, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Pearson International Airport was voted the worst Canadian airport in an online poll. (

Toronto’s Lester Pearson International Airport was voted the worst airport in Canada in an online poll conducted by

In the poll, respondents were asked to name the best and worst airports in major cities in Canada, the U.S., and internationally.

In Canada, Pearson was ranked the worst airport with close to 37 percent of the votes, followed by Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport with around 19 percent, and the Edmonton International Airport with 12 percent.

Pearson was also ranked the worst Canadian airport in’s 2010 survey with over 26 percent of the votes.

Internationally, among the 14 airports considered, Pearson was voted as the second worst airport after London’s Heathrow International.

The best Canadian airport according to the poll is the Vancouver International Airport with 35 percent of the votes.

The survey respondents said that waiting for security was one of the major factors affecting their choice of best and worst airports, along with quality of service and dining options available in the terminal.

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