01/31/2014 02:48 EST | Updated 04/02/2014 05:59 EDT

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrives in Vancouver

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford arrived at the Vancouver International Airport this morning. He and his family are here for a funeral over the weekend and will be returning to Toronto Sunday.

"Ford's arrival created quite a stir comparable to what you'd get with the arrival of a celebrity," said CBC reporter Tim Weekes, who was at the airport for Fords Friday morning arrival.

A number of people approached the toronto mayor for pictures and autographs.

"There were people running up to reporters to announce, 'He's here. He's here. It's Rob Ford,'" said Weekes.

Ford says he is a little torn being in Vancouver at Super Bowl time because he knows the Seattle Seahawks are widely supported here, but he has a friend playing for the Denver Broncos and that's the team he'll be cheering.

Nonetheless, Ford says he's still pleased to be in Vancouver.