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Flight Options (as of 04/18)

Cathay Pacific flies directly to/from JFK (777-300ER).         
Economy:
12.5K BA OW
17.5K AS OW
20K CX OW (30K RT)

Premium Economy:
25K BA OW
20K AS OW
24K CX OW (36K RT)

Business Class:
37.5K BA OW
25K AS OW
30K CX OW (50K RT)

First Class:
50K BA OW
35K AS OW
40K CX OW (70K RT)
Air Canada flies directly to/from EWR (787-800).
Economy:
12.5K SQ, UA, AC OW

Premium Economy:
20K AC OW

Business Class:
20K SQ OW
25K UA, AC OW

There is also a Delta flight direct to/from JFK in the summer months (prices vary as expected from Delta).   

DP01 (07/13): CX availability becomes better closer to the flight. (MEIR613)
DP02 (04/18): CX availability disappears 3-5 days out on BA and AS. (SLMYRCB)


Food - BC Kosher List

Cafe Forty One (dairy - cholov yisrael) formerly Shuk Eat/Play
5750 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC
V6M 2V9, Canada
Tel: 604-563-4141
Delivery Service via Skip The Dishes (Fairmont Pacific Rim is not within the deliverable area)
"Really great, everything tasty good value, best Caesar Salad ever, and order pizza in advance for good "camp" like homemade yummyness." (shiframeir)
"Nice selection of pastries in addition to their dairy menu. The pizzas and sandwiches are very good." (SLMYRCB)

Nava Creative Cusine (dairy/pareve - non cholov yisrael)
950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 676-7579
Located at the JCC - right around corner from Cafe Forty One

Omnitsky's Kosher (meat)
5775 Oak Street,
Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 321-1818
Just across the street from Cafe Forty One

Sabra Bakery (meat)
3844 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 733-4912
Two miles down Oak Street near the Sharei Tzedek Shul

Maple Grill (meat)
1967 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1Z3, Canada
Tel: (604) 568-4885

Mount Royal Bagels - North Vancouver
701 Queensbury Ave
North Vancouver, BC
V7L 3V9, Canada
Tel: (604) 904-1116

Real Canadian Superstore
Marine Drive
Has kosher products

Kosher Food Warehouse
612 Kingsway (rear)
Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 709-9889


Shabbos

Chabad Downtown - walkable from many hotels, no Eruv, Shacharis on Shabbos followed by Kiddush, Friday night Minyan last weekend each month.
TheKollel - in the community, yes Eruv, Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre only points hotel in the Eruv, Airbnb options, all Minyanim, free Shabbos meals. Some hotels downtown (outside the Eruv) are about an hour walk.
Eruv - https://goo.gl/maps/D2oLBC39GT72


Activities

Stanley park - trolley, rent bikes at Bayshore Bike/Spokes/lots of other places (Westin Bayshore provides 2 hours of free bikes), playground/water are, 9 o'clock gun
Aquarium in Stanley Park
Capilano suspension bridge - also tree walk and cliff walk
Capilano Salmon Hatchery
Lynn Canyon suspension bridge and hikes (Twin Falls, 30 Foot Pool) - free
Grouse Mountain - gondola up, can take chairlift even higher, then an elevator to top of windmill, view of Vancouver, ziplining, parasailing, lumberjack show, see grizzly bears, Grouse Grind - way to hike up the mountain instead
Granville island - market, street performers, kayaking, stand up paddleboat, false creek ferries, brewery tour, kids play area, rent a boat, can bike to here
Seaplane around Vancouver harbor or to Whistler -  http://www.harbour-air.com/index.php 
Whale watching
Victoria Island - ferry to the island/back, Butchart Gardens (expensive, underwhelming), Miniature World, Fisherman's Wharf, oldest Synagogue in Canada. Victoria seems to be very expensive, ferry $30, to bring a car $100, gardens $30.
Bowen Island
Seabus - cheap ferry across harbor and back
Deep Cove kayaking
UBC Garden - Greenheart TreeWalk (look for Groupon)
Zoo
Harbor boat tours - boatrent.ca, Harbor Cruises was terrible - dpk4588
Sea wall
Watch sea planes
Cypress Mountain
Seymour Mountain
Art Museum
Science center imax
Pacific Center Mall
See Olympic torch
"Tour Guys" free walking tour
Rivers to see salmon spawn (swim upstream)
Robson street
Denman street
Vancouver Convention Center - Olympics memorabilia
Kitsilano Beach
Kids Bowl Free
Takaya golf centre
Poets cove
Elizabeth gardens
Van dusen gardens - better than Elizabeth gardens
Canada Place - fly over canada ride experience
Brittania Mine Museum
Vancouver Lookout
Gastown - steam clock
Chinatown
Yaletown
http://scenicrush.com/ - exotic car drive up the Sea to sky highway
Dr SunYatSen Chinese Garden (Dan and a DDFer said not worth it)
Free Chinese Garden
Lighthouse park
Safari Eco Boat Tour and Seaplane flight  Sewellsmarina.com

On the way to Whistler: (see Whistler Master Thread)
Sea to sky highway
Sea to sky gondola in Squamish, can hike up and take gondola down
River rafting in Squamish
Shannon Falls
Brandywine Falls
Panorama Ridge Hike in Lake Garibaldi in between Squamish and Whistler

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Vancouver Master Thread
« on: February 09, 2010, 04:59:34 PM »
I am planning to go from NYC to Vancouver (YVR) in June, what will be my deal with mileage? I have A lot of SPG, CO, US Air points

Looking to fly b/c.

What about any nice kosher places to Eat??
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 05:13:04 PM »
That's easy!
Redeem AA miles for travel on the nonstop JFK-YVR on Cathay Pacific.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 05:43:09 PM »
Well the best flight is with Cathay Pacific Airways out of Hong Kong, Excellent Airline.

they are one world, so you can redeem BA miles or AA.

also even though it is an international flight, it is only 25,000 miles for a coach ticket!!

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 05:45:44 PM »
I am planning to go from NYC to Vancouver (YVR) in June, what will be my deal with mileage? I have A lot of SPG, CO, US Air points

Looking to fly b/c
id say cathay pacific, because its a oneworld, you could use aa miles for it.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 12:00:18 AM »
I beleive BA will charge fuel surcharges for a Cathay flight but I'm not sure.

AA definitely won't.
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 12:17:35 AM »
i have booked cathay flights with ba miles, total taxes are around $50

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010, 12:55:57 AM »
i have booked cathay flights with ba miles, total taxes are around $50
$50 for which flight?
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010, 09:04:04 PM »
Dan, $50 for the NYC - YVR in taxes.

Yosel, there are a few places to eat, look here http://www.lubavitchbc.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/422525/jewish/Visitor-Information.htm

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2010, 03:28:57 PM »
could anybody offer me any good deal for a hotel room in downtown Vancouver Checking in Sunday June 13 checking out Wednesday June 16 (late checkout) for 2 people

I am currently booked at the Hotel La Soleil

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2010, 11:14:07 PM »
Check out the new Maple Grill restaurant. it is supposed to be amazing.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2010, 11:17:49 PM »
Check out the new Maple Grill restaurant. it is supposed to be amazing.
From my own experience, IT IS!!

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2010, 10:00:53 AM »
Check out the new Maple Grill restaurant. it is supposed to be amazing.
maple grill is under the supervision of BCK, is this a good hechsher?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2010, 10:19:37 AM »
That's easy!
Redeem AA miles for travel on the nonstop JFK-YVR on Cathay Pacific.
Thanks, Dan.
I'm booked in biz, now i need a fantastic deal on a hotel willing to pay $250 per night in downtown Vancouver 06/13/2010-06/16/2010 (late check out)

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2010, 02:33:51 PM »
can anybody give me any nice ideas as to what to do in vacouver afternoon and nights
Thanks

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2010, 08:33:15 PM »
maple grill is under the supervision of BCK, is this a good hechsher?

If thats BC Kosher, then yes!