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YVR Do September 14-16, 2018

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 Jun 17, 18, 1:22 pm
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Old Jun 19, 18, 11:25 pm
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My September has cleared up, and it's been too long since I've been to YVR (last visit was the 2011 SCF) so I'm in! Booked 9/13-16, staying at the Westin Grand on Robson.
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Old Jun 20, 18, 10:18 am
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My September has cleared up, and it's been too long since I've been to YVR (last visit was the 2011 SCF) so I'm in! Booked 9/13-16, staying at the Westin Grand on Robson.
excellent!
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Old Jun 21, 18, 3:05 am
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very tempting given that I already live here anyway....
when did you move from victoria?!
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when did you move from victoria?!
I think you're mistaking me for someone else haha
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Bringing a friend -please add a +1 for me.
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Old Jun 25, 18, 1:17 am
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I created a wiki with attendance based on what I could determine from posts above. Feel free to edit as appropriate!

I should have further news in regard to the float plane tours later this week.

As to the previously asked questions of where to book your hotel, Downtown Vancouver is the most centrally located area, but I realize hotels are stupidly priced that time of year. There are a couple people who have mentioned staying closer to the Broadway SkyTrain Station, which is maybe a 7-10 minute walk and then the same for the ride to downtown. Airbnb might be another solid option, heaven knows there's enough contention about housing going to that sort of "transient" population! If going that route, Gastown, Yaletown, and Coal Harbour are most central, but False Creek is also reasonable for a walker.

Fair warning, busses and SkyTrain are great for getting around the downtown core (Google maps is more than sufficient for coordinating routes, stops, times), but we do NOT have Uber. There seem to be lots of taxis, but as someone who lives in the 'burbs, I do not have a good relationship with them (many a denied ride late at night), short profitable rides should be smoother.
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Old Jun 26, 18, 9:33 pm
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Interested, and following the thread, although fairly tentative at this stage.
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Old Jul 1, 18, 2:07 pm
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So I have sourced out the flights, but there are two options for Saturday Sept 16th: $114 (so ~$87US) for 30 min flight (20min in air) or @175 (so ~$133US) for 45min flight (35 min in air). I might be able to get two separate flights, a short and a long, but the preference is for both to be the same. It would be for an Otter, 10 passengers each. Can I please get expressions of interest in the wiki to get an idea of how many would likely partake in this activity? Thx! (At this point just to get a clearer idea of numbers/flight length.)
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Old Jul 1, 18, 10:41 pm
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... an Otter, 10 passengers each. ...
these guys? @BobW — note the DHC-3T Turbo Otter floatplane


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these guys? @BobW note the DHC-3T Turbo Otter floatplane


The land based Otter has been part of my life fore decades. It will be fun to experience a water takeoff.
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Old Jul 1, 18, 11:05 pm
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That'd be them! Thanks for the photo reference, I am useless with that stuff!

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Old Jul 1, 18, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by BOB W View Post
The land based Otter has been part of my life fore decades. It will be fun to experience a water takeoff.
the landing can be even more entertaining
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Old Jul 2, 18, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post

the landing can be even more entertaining
Agreed, especially if you fly into YWH!

But even just tooling around the greater YVR area, this is a fun way to fly and I encourage all out-of-towners for the Do to give this a go. The views are amazing.
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Old Jul 2, 18, 11:56 pm
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... especially if you fly into YWH!

this is about 15 seconds from landing to the south at YWH — yes, the bank angle is about 20 degrees at an altitude of maybe 150 feet
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