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mahasamatman Apr 5, 18 10:46 pm

A Do at the airport? It would be much nicer downtown.

Alas, we'll be boarding a cruise that weekend, so won't be able to make it.


Originally Posted by pudgym29 (Post 29607874)
If I am not mistaken [IINM], Metrotown is a bit out east from the city center. But it is on a trolley bus line, as well as a short distance from light rail.

Metrotown is in Burnaby. I don't know of any trolley buses in the area, but it's right on the Skytrain Expo Line, about 20 minutes from Waterfront.

nomadic.relief Apr 6, 18 2:54 am


Originally Posted by mahasamatman (Post 29608528)
A Do at the airport? It would be much nicer downtown.

It won't be at the airport - it's over 3 days!! :p First post covers some of the provisional plans. To be fair "YVR" is in the title, but for many of us, that uncompasses a larger region than specifically an airport. ;)

Sorry you won't make it! Would have been fun to put a face to the online persona!

And yes, Metrotown is a good 20 min metro ride to downtown.

As for other hotels, Sheraton Wall Centre, Hyatt Regency, Hilton DoubleTree, Delta Suites (Marriott), and any of the Fairmont propeties are reasonably centrally situated. There are also Choice Hotels, Ramadas, Best Westerns, (which I recommend with the caveat that they are cheaper and as such can get ... uhhh ... a bit louder in the entertainment district), and a bunch of non-branded options. Do NOT stay in a hostel. Not unless you also want a crash course in naloxone use.

krazykanuck Apr 6, 18 3:54 am


Originally Posted by nomadic.relief (Post 29608949)
Do NOT stay in a hostel. Not unless you also want a crash course in naloxone use.

What if we like living on the edge? I'll bring the Strong Zero! :D

nomadic.relief Apr 6, 18 9:16 am


Originally Posted by krazykanuck (Post 29609039)
What if we like living on the edge? I'll bring the Strong Zero! :D

I prefer your previous suggested use for that particular beverage. As a Canadian, I do not support harming others on our soil ... ;)

kirkwoodj Apr 6, 18 9:30 am


Originally Posted by nomadic.relief (Post 29609900)
I prefer your previous suggested use for that particular beverage. As a Canadian, I do not support harming others on our soil ... ;)

What was the other suggested use?

aviationp Apr 12, 18 10:06 pm

I'm in!

beckoa Apr 12, 18 10:37 pm

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Originally Posted by krazykanuck (Post 29609039)
What if we like living on the edge? I'll bring the Strong Zero! :D


NewbieRunner Apr 18, 18 6:29 am


Originally Posted by nomadic.relief (Post 29608949)
As for other hotels, Sheraton Wall Centre, Hyatt Regency, Hilton DoubleTree, Delta Suites (Marriott), and any of the Fairmont propeties are reasonably centrally situated.

I cannot find any DoubleTree but there is a Hampton Inn in Robson Street. Could it be the Hilton property you are referring to?

nomadic.relief Apr 18, 18 7:59 pm


Originally Posted by NewbieRunner (Post 29655211)
I cannot find any DoubleTree but there is a Hampton Inn in Robson Street. Could it be the Hilton property you are referring to?

Upon reflection, you are correct. Oops.

monitor Apr 20, 18 11:30 am

We are likely for this one. As many times as we have been up there and as much Chinese food as we have consumed there :D, frantic has never been on a float plane out of Vancouver Harbor and I have been telling her about it for years. If that is on the schedule for this DO, we are definitely probable.

beckoa Apr 20, 18 4:36 pm


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 29664674)
We are likely for this one. As many times as we have been up there and as much Chinese food as we have consumed there :D, frantic has never been on a float plane out of Vancouver Harbor and I have been telling her about it for years. If that is on the schedule for this DO, we are definitely probable.

...only if the float plane turns around for me when I come running for it with my chow fun takeaway :o

CDKing Apr 20, 18 7:48 pm


Originally Posted by beckoa (Post 29665632)
...only if the float plane turns around for me when I come running for it with my chow fun takeaway :o

Its not a FT DO without some kind of excitement :p

nomadic.relief Apr 21, 18 12:08 am

Oh beckoa, I have just the place for you - we might not have much in the way of food on sticks (well, there is always Chinatown ...), but there is Japadog. Yes, a hotdog stand, but Japanese infused in a Vancouver-only way! Oh and did I mention the city-centre, underground Costco?? :D

And yes, monitor and frantic, I have recieved enough interest in a harbour flight that there will certainly be one organized. Most likely more than just one (Sat/ Sun) due to capacity restrictions. I will post a poll this summer, then firm things up with the contending operators.

Mildly terrified by all the interest, but super excited to showcase a fraction of this amazing place I live in! :D

monitor Apr 21, 18 10:52 am

An underground Costco????? Do you realize that you just cost beckoa an extra vacation day?? :D :D :D

ETA that I have booked a placeholder reservation at the Sheraton Wall Center in 9/13 out 9/17.

nomadic.relief Apr 25, 18 10:38 pm


Originally Posted by monitor (Post 29667770)
An underground Costco????? Do you realize that you just cost beckoa an extra vacation day?? :D :D :D

ETA that I have booked a placeholder reservation at the Sheraton Wall Center in 9/13 out 9/17.

;)

That's where I'll be - more convenient than the SkyTrain back home, esp with my tendancy to forget to get off at the correct stop after mini-do's. :D Head's up, the breakfast offerings at the Lounge might be a touch sparse vs some lounges (no hot dishes), but the view is stunning!


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