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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
25K 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)
DP03 (08/18): CX availability can only show up on BA or AS if there is more than 1 seat remaining, if it's only 1 seat, it will only be available on CX.com Use CX.com to see actual # of seats available. (@Yehuda)


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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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #120 on: May 12, 2013, 09:52:43 PM »
Im planning to spend a few days this coming summer in Vancouver and looking for things to do. Does anyone have any recommendations of places to go and things to see? If you have an itinerary to share PM me.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #121 on: May 13, 2013, 12:15:05 AM »
For A few days with my wife
I'm in Vancouver now! will try to write up a TR as soon as I can after yom tov.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: May 13, 2013, 12:25:05 AM »
When booking Cathay Pacific with Avios how do you order a kosher meal?
My booking on BA doesnt give a special meal option and I cant access the booking on CX website?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #123 on: May 13, 2013, 12:46:48 AM »
When booking Cathay Pacific with Avios how do you order a kosher meal?
My booking on BA doesnt give a special meal option and I cant access the booking on CX website?

You can do it on CX.com
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #124 on: May 17, 2013, 07:28:05 AM »
I'm in Vancouver now! will try to write up a TR as soon as I can after yom tov.

Thanx

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #125 on: May 21, 2013, 06:05:46 AM »
any activity recommendations for going to YVR in the summer on vacation not on the thread yet...?

-they should be rosh yeshiva friendly :)

I've recommended:

Grouse Mountain
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #126 on: May 21, 2013, 02:16:59 PM »
any activity recommendations for going to YVR in the summer on vacation not on the thread yet...?

-they should be rosh yeshiva friendly :)

I've recommended:

Grouse Mountain
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: May 21, 2013, 11:11:31 PM »
anyone have any info on the westin grand? From looking at websites it seems alot nicer than westin bayshore is that accurate? Location not as good?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: May 21, 2013, 11:27:15 PM »
You can do it on CX.com

I can't access my reservation on cx.com using by ba brn

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #129 on: May 21, 2013, 11:34:43 PM »
I can't access my reservation on cx.com using by ba brn
Go here an enter your BA RL and it will give you your CX.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #130 on: May 22, 2013, 12:00:34 AM »
BA & CX will have the same confirmation #
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: May 22, 2013, 12:32:56 AM »
Go here an enter your BA RL and it will give you your CX.

dont have ba rl
all i got is ba ticket number and booking reference

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« Reply #132 on: May 22, 2013, 12:40:10 AM »
dont have ba rl
all i got is ba ticket number and booking reference
Booking reference = RL = PNR = confirmation

If it doesn't show up on CX.com the ticket is cancelled, call BA to find out why
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #133 on: May 28, 2013, 01:29:36 AM »
So... Finally made the jump! Unfortunately not too much time off, but being that i will have to go to the west coast, i am routing it through YVR.

Arriving 12:50am, booked in cathay pacific first class. Then i have a reservation at the hilton vancouver airport hotel. My flight out of YVR is 8:30pm that day. So i will have about 10 hours to go around.

Was wondering how good the public transportation is there. Would i be able to go to downtown/stanley park and lynn canyon during my "layover'?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #134 on: May 28, 2013, 12:37:36 PM »
So... Finally made the jump! Unfortunately not too much time off, but being that i will have to go to the west coast, i am routing it through YVR.

Arriving 12:50am, booked in cathay pacific first class. Then i have a reservation at the hilton vancouver airport hotel. My flight out of YVR is 8:30pm that day. So i will have about 10 hours to go around.

Was wondering how good the public transportation is there. Would i be able to go to downtown/stanley park and lynn canyon during my "layover'?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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