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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 #285 on: July 01, 2013, 08:58:55 PM »

7) Granville Island Brewery (last tour at 5:30pm)- open till 9 PM\



Kosher? under who?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #286 on: July 01, 2013, 09:01:22 PM »
2. Gastown, China town, Granville island, Grouse Mountian and Capalino Suspension Bridge- Can I do all this in one day?
No
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 #287 on: July 01, 2013, 09:04:59 PM »
How would you recomend I split it?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #288 on: July 01, 2013, 10:50:48 PM »
Kosher? under who?

Beer is beer....Ask your LOR

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #289 on: July 02, 2013, 12:46:57 AM »
A month and a half.

Almost every night is available, besides that night.

I spoke to the hotel, there is some kind of event going on that night.

One night is C&P and the other is just points.

Are revenue rates available?

I was going to say wait, but if there is an event there, it may not open up.
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #290 on: July 02, 2013, 12:53:07 AM »
Are revenue rates available?
I have right now Sunday and Monday night in The WB, but the hotel is sold out the following night.
I was going to say wait, but if there is an event there, it may not open up.
They put me down for wait list, but that would technically be for revenue and then I would need a way to switch it.

Assuming I can't get the the third night in the WB. What do you suggest?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #291 on: July 02, 2013, 08:41:44 AM »
They put me down for wait list, but that would technically be for revenue and then I would need a way to switch it.

Assuming I can't get the the third night in the WB. What do you suggest?

Forgive me for clarifying. Some people round these parts are... ambiguous.

At this point is reserve whatever I can at WB and ALSO HR and wait for it to open.
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #292 on: July 02, 2013, 08:49:35 AM »
Forgive me for clarifying. Some people round these parts are... ambiguous.
No Problem.
At this point is reserve whatever I can at WB and ALSO HR and wait for it to open.
The problem is if I am going the HR route, then I would probably be booking out of someone else's account and don't want to go through the whole hassle/transferring points etc. if it is not definite .

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #293 on: July 02, 2013, 08:51:43 AM »
No Problem. The problem is if I am going the HR then I would probably be booking out of someone else's account and don't want to reserve if I am for sure not staying there.

Except you're not "for sure not staying there."
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #294 on: July 02, 2013, 08:53:29 AM »
Except you're not "for sure not staying there."
See edited post.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #295 on: July 05, 2013, 05:56:12 PM »
Should I write a TR or are there enough YVR TRs?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #296 on: July 05, 2013, 06:10:26 PM »
Should I write a TR or are there enough YVR TRs?
If you don't mind please write one.

I would love to see it.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #297 on: July 09, 2013, 10:34:21 PM »
Did anyone join the Kollel for meals?
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #298 on: July 09, 2013, 10:55:06 PM »
Did anyone join the Kollel for meals?
Yes, they only have Friday night
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #299 on: July 10, 2013, 08:02:08 PM »
Yes, they only have Friday night
What was your experience eating at the kollel meal?
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