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YVR Do September 14-16, 2018

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Map for YVR Do - Hotels, Meet up points, etc
YVR Do Eventbrite signup

Availability for Friday evening for pre-drinks/dinner:
  1. Bohemian1 (I'm up for any pre-dinner drinks.)
  2. NewbieRunner (As I'm arriving on Thursday I'll be around on Friday for any daytime activities and drinks/dinner.)
  3. polkacat (I get in Friday around 12:45 pm so am up for some group functions that day.)
  4. ANC RED-EYE (arrive Thursday evening)
  5. jrl767 +1 (ETA ~1600)
  6. pudgym29 (Available for Friday daytime activities also.)
  7. boxo (arriving AS PDX YVR Friday 11:05 am)
  8. TravelKane (Arriving Thurs)
  9. angra (arriving Friday DL 1805 @ 1227)
  10. beckoa (AS2266 8:44 PM)
  11. DrunkCargo (should be around, but didn't register for tickets on time)
  12. greendx (arriving late Thursday night, may need to work from my hotel on Friday, if not will be available)
  13. Bob W (arriving Thursday)
  14. canadiancow (arriving AC 569 @ 1912)
  15. jackal (arriving Thursday)
  16. margarita girl (arriving AC103 @ 09:52)
  17. Altaflyer (arriving Flair 8135 @07:35am Fri)
  18. keitherson (i arrived Wednesday!! )

CONFIRMED for Do:
  1. nomadic.relief - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  2. NewbieRunner - Hampton Inn (Available for daytime activities and drinks/dinner on Friday)
  3. polkacat +1 - Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown
  4. angra - currently GEC Granville Suites Downtown - Arriving early afternoon friday
  5. aviationp
  6. monitor - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  7. Frantic - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  8. BOB W- Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  9. Bohemian1 - Commuting from the burbs (signed up for Saturday dinner)
  10. jrl767 +1 - Marriott Delta Suites; ETA Fri ~1600
  11. CMK10 - Westin Grand
  12. keitherson - i live here!!
  13. Zorak - Westin Grand
  14. ANC RED-EYE
  15. Majuki- Westin Grand (Saturday activities only)
  16. pudgym29 - Hostelling International - Vancouver Downtown
  17. boxo - Park Inn & Suites
  18. TravelKane - Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
  19. beckoa Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
  20. DrunkCargo (is home)
  21. greendx - Park Inn & Suites
  22. canadiancow - Couch surfing
  23. PhilElite
  24. jackal - Ramada Limited Vancouver Downtown
  25. margarita girl - Sheraton Vancouver Airport
  26. Altaflyer - HI Vancouver Central
  27. Finkface - Local, but may get a room after looking at this list


MAYBES:
  1. CDKing
  2. rxgeek +1
  3. Smiley90
  4. Viridianne
  5. srletend
  6. canopus27

NOT THIS TIME:
  • mahasamatman
  • kirkwoodj
  • King Chung Huang
  • f0zzyNUE
  • Zorak
  • GrjApp

Walk details: (from https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30202123-post245.html)
Saturday: Meet at 10:15am for a 10:30am departure by the Starbucks inside Waterfront Station (601 W Cordova Street)
Sunday: Meet at 10:15am for a 10:30am departure in the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery (850 W Georgia Street)
Walks will last about 2 hours and should end in the vicinity of food.
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Old Apr 5, 18, 10:46 pm
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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 View Post
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.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 2:54 am
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
A Do at the airport? It would be much nicer downtown.
It won't be at the airport - it's over 3 days!! 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.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 3:54 am
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
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!
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Old Apr 6, 18, 9:16 am
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What if we like living on the edge? I'll bring the Strong Zero!
I prefer your previous suggested use for that particular beverage. As a Canadian, I do not support harming others on our soil ...
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
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?
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Originally Posted by krazykanuck View Post
What if we like living on the edge? I'll bring the Strong Zero!
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Old Apr 18, 18, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief View Post
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?
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Old Apr 18, 18, 7:59 pm
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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.
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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 , 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.
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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 , 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
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...only if the float plane turns around for me when I come running for it with my chow fun takeaway
Its not a FT DO without some kind of excitement
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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??

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

ETA that I have booked a placeholder reservation at the Sheraton Wall Center in 9/13 out 9/17.
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Old Apr 25, 18, 10:38 pm
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An underground Costco????? Do you realize that you just cost beckoa an extra vacation day??

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. 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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