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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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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2010, 08:59:04 AM »
If thats BC Kosher, then yes!
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2010, 10:08:57 AM »
how much time do i need to give my self at YVR going to JFK via cathay pecific in biz, for the US costums line, leaving tonight?

do they have a special line for b/c travelers?
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2010, 05:48:10 PM »
Check out the new Maple Grill restaurant. it is supposed to be amazing.
Thanks
for all your help, yes! we tried the Maple Grill the food was absolutely great ........

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2010, 12:24:59 AM »
Did you have a chance too go out too whistler?
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2010, 09:07:11 AM »
Did you have a chance too go out too whistler?
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2010, 12:02:14 PM »
can anybody give me any nice ideas as to what to do in vacouver afternoon and nights
Thanks

Capilano suspension bridge & Grouse mountain are both great. In that order. Whale watching is expensive but where else will you have killer whales swimming under your boat  :)

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2010, 12:12:23 PM »
Dan, et al...

Leaving shortly for a Tour/Cruise of Alaska;  cruise ends in Vancouver on a Friday morning (8/27).  Flying home on Sunday morning (8/29).

Any suggestions on where I should stay (with wife) for Shabbos that will be accessible to food, a shul and, perhaps, some interesting sites to see on Shabbos afternoon?

Thanks for your input.
 ::)  rondee

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2011, 01:51:18 PM »
does anyone have any ideas for me- needs to be inside because the weather is not great today.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2011, 01:27:53 AM »
I booked the sheraton wall centre in vancouver for a few nights in june using cash and points. Does anyone know if its worth it to switch to the westin by the airport?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2011, 12:51:10 AM »
how was/is sheraton wall centre?
i am going june14-17.
was looking for a starpoints friendly hotel.
any advice would be appreciated. thanks

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2011, 12:58:40 AM »
How far is maple grill from the airport ? I have a six hour stopover but without luggage is it worth it and would I make it?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2011, 09:14:16 AM »
How far is maple grill from the airport ? I have a six hour stopover but without luggage is it worth it and would I make it?
it is about a 15-20  min drive obviously depending on traffic. From what i hear if you are used to new york food it is not worth it. If you are not or you are not expecting new york level food than it is worth it

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2011, 10:21:28 AM »
Can anyone help w/ a 1 day car rental?

Sun. Aug. 14...seems to be tricky/expensive in YVR..a local location would do the trick too. (age 24)

Thanks!

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2011, 12:47:17 AM »
Can anyone help w/ a 1 day car rental?

Sun. Aug. 14...seems to be tricky/expensive in YVR..a local location would do the trick too. (age 24)

Thanks!
I'm 24 and used usaa with budget for sixty bucks on the tenth of august from yvr

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2011, 03:09:07 AM »
for the 10-12 i picked up a decent price w/ enterprise using lkwd. Problem is that Sunday the 14th is like $100 per day!