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  • Totally agree with a lot of people that say stay out of Vancouver to bring your costs down a bit and use the Skytrain as it goes literally across the street from Rogers Arena. 

    Here is an example..

    This Holiday Inn Express at Metrotown mall is across the street from Skytrain and is only about a 25 minute train ride into downtown. It's $269 a night on Expedia right now..

    http://tinyurl.com/yu5t9jun
  • SpunkieSpunkie I come from downtown. Posts: 5,439
    edited February 19
    ^ Yes, and the Marriot Civic Autograph Collection at Surrey central skytrain has a nice rooftop pool.
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capital Posts: 3,226
    Thanks for starting this thread. Never been to the city before and excited to check it out between shows. Should be fun navigating the Marathon on the 5th. Anyone know if it goes through the downtown area?
    Yes, marathon does shut down alot of the streets around Vancouver on the 5th
    Also the seawall around Stanley Park will be shut down that day
    I am probably running the Marathon that morning, despite the show the night before!

    I just saw this, said, "Oh! I had no idea!" and now my husband, who has a bum knee, is saying, oh, we could run it! Do you want to? That sort of runs counter to my idea of a romantic long weekend, but it would be a far more "us" thing to do.
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  • ZodZod Posts: 10,071
    Oh crap, I was thinking of trying to drive out of vancouver and hike st. mark's summit on the off day. Is it going to be a complete shitshow trying to get in/out of downtown that day?
  • jimjam1982jimjam1982 AZ Posts: 1,169
    I booked at YWCA Hotel Vancouver - no clue - seemed the most reasonable downtown and semi close.  Hope it's a safe area and decent enough spot.
  • blairs1blairs1 Ontario, Canada Posts: 145
    I booked at YWCA Hotel Vancouver - no clue - seemed the most reasonable downtown and semi close.  Hope it's a safe area and decent enough spot.
    I almost booked that - but looks like shared bathrooms?
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,506
    edited February 20
    Any hotel in downtown Vancouver will work for you the downtown core isn't that huge, and no matter where are you in it you can either walk or hop on a bus or the skytrain easily and take a really quick ride to get close to or all the way to the arena. And like someone said, any hotel on the skytrain lines (the Millenium, Expo, Canada, and Evergreen lines) will be pretty convenient too, so that opens up Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam, all of Vancouver, and Surrey. Your options are almost infinite! :)
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  • blairs1blairs1 Ontario, Canada Posts: 145
    easiest way to get to/from airport if staying near arena.
    especially for an early flight after a show?
  • halvhalv Posts: 676
    I booked at YWCA Hotel Vancouver - no clue - seemed the most reasonable downtown and semi close.  Hope it's a safe area and decent enough spot.
    Great location and a block from the venue. 
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,506
    edited February 20
    blairs1 said:
    easiest way to get to/from airport if staying near arena.
    especially for an early flight after a show?

    Uber. Don't rely on the skytrain at hours like that. It doesn't run through the night. I think it stops running at like 1am, and starts up again at maybe 5:30am. 
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  • ekwiptekwipt Vancouver Posts: 281
    For those visiting Vancouver I highly, highly recommend getting a sandwich at the Downlow Chicken Shack. It’s outside the downtown core but you won’t regret it. 
  • SpunkieSpunkie I come from downtown. Posts: 5,439
    I booked at YWCA Hotel Vancouver - no clue - seemed the most reasonable downtown and semi close.  Hope it's a safe area and decent enough spot.
    My PJ gf stays there. Insists it's nice after recent reno.
  • YAKIMATSUYAKIMATSU Santa Fe Posts: 542
    It's nice to be able to exhale.  I got a great deal on a round trip non-refundable flight 7 weeks ago from NM and booked a wonderful AirBNB a couple of weeks ago.
    Thankfully I got seats today although I would have preferred to stand. 
    I assume that an AirBNB staying with someone in their home is the good kind, right?
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,506
    edited February 20
    YAKIMATSU said:
    It's nice to be able to exhale.  I got a great deal on a round trip non-refundable flight 7 weeks ago from NM and booked a wonderful AirBNB a couple of weeks ago.
    Thankfully I got seats today although I would have preferred to stand. 
    I assume that an AirBNB staying with someone in their home is the good kind, right?

    AirBnBs in someone's home is the only legal kind of AirBnB allowed in Vancouver now, since the full property ones were hurting our housing market. So I guess if I were you I'd find comfort in the fact that you'll be staying with an owner who follows the rules, lol.
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  • YAKIMATSUYAKIMATSU Santa Fe Posts: 542
    PJ_Soul said:
    YAKIMATSU said:
    It's nice to be able to exhale.  I got a great deal on a round trip non-refundable flight 7 weeks ago from NM and booked a wonderful AirBNB a couple of weeks ago.
    Thankfully I got seats today although I would have preferred to stand. 
    I assume that an AirBNB staying with someone in their home is the good kind, right?

    AirBnBs in someone's home is the only legal kind of AirBnB allowed in Vancouver now, since the full property ones were hurting our housing market. So I guess if I were you I'd find comfort in the fact that you'll be staying with an owner who follows the rules, lol.
    Thank you.  1st time for me but I'm trying to save money for a home.
  • If you’re lookin for stuff to do in the days between shows, consider visiting the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Bill Reid’s sculpture is astounding, as are other works. You can get an insight into his work right at the Airport. Here is an article:
    https://bcheritagefairsalumni.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/bill-reid/ 
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  • DJ253147DJ253147 Posts: 597
    edited February 20
    If you’re lookin for stuff to do in the days between shows, consider visiting the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Bill Reid’s sculpture is astounding, as are other works. You can get an insight into his work right at the Airport. Here is an article:
    https://bcheritagefairsalumni.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/bill-reid/ 
    I'm local (well out in the valley) and definitely need to check this out. I've driven by the Museum Of Anthropology enough times. It's a spectacular setting too as is the UBC campus and surrounding area. The adjacent Pacific Spirit Park is amazing, miles of hiking and biking trails.you'll  feel like you're  miles from the big city. Poke your head out of the forest and check the stunning views of the northshore mountains, English Bay and a get completely different view of the downtown skyline just 10 km or so to east. Not too surprising you can drop $60,000,000 CDN on a mansion right in this area.
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  • steven87steven87 Posts: 1,171
    edited February 20
    Hi all! I’m looking for one or two GAs for either show if anyone happens to have any extras available. I also have reserved pairs to trade if anyone would prefer to have seats. Additionally, I have a P1 reserved pair for Philly N2 that I’d potentially be open to trading for a Vancouver GA pair as well. Thanks! And looking forward to seeing you all at the shows!
    Post edited by steven87 on
  • Anyone lined up for N1 yet? 🤣

    Can't wait for N1!
  • steven87steven87 Posts: 1,171
    Anyone lined up for N1 yet? 🤣

    Can't wait for N1!
    Yeah I just lined up this morning and I don’t even have a GA ticket yet. Also, there are about 100 people in front of me 🤣🤣🤣
  • kmcdonaghkmcdonagh Toronto Posts: 7
    edited February 20
    Got pair GA for Van 2 May 6. Anyone get GA for Van 1 May 4 and want to be +1 each night ? not looking for seat trades thanks
  • Booked L'Hermitage yesterday using CC points.  It's about 6 blocks away and looks pretty nice!  Taking the train up from the Seattle area so it will be nice to not have to deal with a border crossing, etc.
  • 100 Pacer100 Pacer Toronto, ON Posts: 8,495
    100 Pacer said:
    Seeking a single GA for Vancouver 1.

    Trading a single GA for Vancouver 2.

    Let me know if interested.

    Trade has been initiated.
    Thank you.

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  • My wife and I booked the Sandman just before the announcement.  Great hotel and close to the venue.  We stayed there a couple of years ago when we went to see The National.  We're coming from Calgary for night 1 only.

    If you like seafood I highly recommend the Fanny Bay Oyster Company.  Two minutes from the hotel.
    http://www.fannybayoysters.com/location/oyster-bar--shellfish-market
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  • Horse2345Horse2345 Posts: 3,227
    edited February 20
    Looking for single GA for both nights, have P1 if interested.
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  • jimjam1982jimjam1982 AZ Posts: 1,169
    edited February 21
    blairs1 said:
    I booked at YWCA Hotel Vancouver - no clue - seemed the most reasonable downtown and semi close.  Hope it's a safe area and decent enough spot.
    I almost booked that - but looks like shared bathrooms?
    I had a room that says private bathroom - only reason i bit on it. But they did have rooms that were cheaper but no private br. 

    Next important topic...best Canadian beer not named Labatt's or Molson!
    Post edited by jimjam1982 on
  • ekwiptekwipt Vancouver Posts: 281
    blairs1 said:
    I booked at YWCA Hotel Vancouver - no clue - seemed the most reasonable downtown and semi close.  Hope it's a safe area and decent enough spot.
    I almost booked that - but looks like shared bathrooms?
    I had a room that says private bathroom - only reason i bit on it. But they did have rooms that were cheaper but no private br. 

    Next important topic...best Canadian beer not named Labatt's or Molson!
    Four Winds gets my vote!
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    blairs1 said:
    I booked at YWCA Hotel Vancouver - no clue - seemed the most reasonable downtown and semi close.  Hope it's a safe area and decent enough spot.
    I almost booked that - but looks like shared bathrooms?
    I had a room that says private bathroom - only reason i bit on it. But they did have rooms that were cheaper but no private br. 

    Next important topic...best Canadian beer not named Labatt's or Molson!
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  • blairs1 said:
    I booked at YWCA Hotel Vancouver - no clue - seemed the most reasonable downtown and semi close.  Hope it's a safe area and decent enough spot.
    I almost booked that - but looks like shared bathrooms?
    I had a room that says private bathroom - only reason i bit on it. But they did have rooms that were cheaper but no private br. 

    Next important topic...best Canadian beer not named Labatt's or Molson!
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  • blairs1 said:
    I booked at YWCA Hotel Vancouver - no clue - seemed the most reasonable downtown and semi close.  Hope it's a safe area and decent enough spot.
    I almost booked that - but looks like shared bathrooms?
    I had a room that says private bathroom - only reason i bit on it. But they did have rooms that were cheaper but no private br. 

    Next important topic...best Canadian beer not named Labatt's or Molson!
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