Topic Wiki

Trip Reports

Dan, AJK here and here , Chapshnell, UshDadude, sam28, YudiG, Tzfas, mochada, jagstangz, Neil, dpk4588, BKYW, tzifanya54, stever, mordechain, nafnaf12, SLMYRCB, Friars500


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

« Last edited by Zkpncs48 on August 15, 2019, 01:27:14 PM »

Author Topic: Vancouver Master Thread  (Read 117013 times)

Offline jungarmtl

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 113
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: montreal
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #750 on: May 17, 2016, 04:19:42 PM »
Yes.
It should be beautiful then
Thanks , How many days is ideal?

Offline Buruch

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 1805
  • Total likes: 12
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #751 on: May 18, 2016, 03:59:26 PM »
2-4 days. More If you want to go to whistler too.

Offline tzifanya54

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 5397
  • Total likes: 113
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #752 on: May 18, 2016, 10:29:24 PM »
Yes.
It should be beautiful then
+1
We had amazing weather in August besides for one rainy day.

Offline asks

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 1008
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #753 on: May 18, 2016, 10:37:37 PM »
+1
We had amazing weather in August besides for one rainy day.
when did you go? Last year?

Offline tzifanya54

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 5397
  • Total likes: 113
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #754 on: May 19, 2016, 12:39:38 AM »
when did you go? Last year?
2 years ago

Offline stever

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 481
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Los Angeles
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #755 on: May 22, 2016, 03:04:51 PM »
heading there next week sun-wed. anyone know of a good breakfast place? is hike from Lynn canyon suspension bridge to falls difficult?

Offline Feivish

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 808
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #756 on: May 22, 2016, 09:03:44 PM »
heading there next week sun-wed. anyone know of a good breakfast place? is hike from Lynn canyon suspension bridge to falls difficult?
Shuk @ Chabad.

See wiki.

Offline Friars500

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Sep 2014
  • Posts: 182
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: United States
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #757 on: May 23, 2016, 12:11:31 PM »
from wiki "You can also book through United from EWR on UA or AC for 25K round trip in economy and 50K in business"

How do I book on through United on AC?

Offline Feivish

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 808
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #758 on: May 23, 2016, 09:44:38 PM »
from wiki "You can also book through United from EWR on UA or AC for 25K round trip in economy and 50K in business"

How do I book on through United on AC?
Aeroplan.com

Offline asks

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 1008
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #759 on: May 24, 2016, 10:57:34 AM »
Anyone have experience getting rental car after CX 889 JFK>YVR flight which arrives at 12:50am? Seems like most airport rental locations there close at 1 or 130.

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 53961
  • Total likes: 2513
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16441
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #760 on: May 24, 2016, 10:58:58 AM »
Anyone have experience getting rental car after CX 889 JFK>YVR flight which arrives at 12:50am? Seems like most airport rental locations there close at 1 or 130.
They stay open for passengers from this flight.
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.

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 53961
  • Total likes: 2513
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16441
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #761 on: May 24, 2016, 10:59:14 AM »
How is Maple Grill not in the Wiki and what else is missing?
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.

Offline asks

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 1008
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #762 on: May 24, 2016, 10:59:45 AM »
They stay open for passengers from this flight.
Thanks! (whew)

Offline tzifanya54

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 5397
  • Total likes: 113
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #763 on: May 24, 2016, 02:58:15 PM »
Anyone have experience getting rental car after CX 889 JFK>YVR flight which arrives at 12:50am? Seems like most airport rental locations there close at 1 or 130.
keep in mind that flight is usually delayed

Offline asks

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 1008
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #764 on: May 24, 2016, 03:04:05 PM »
keep in mind that flight is usually delayed
Yeah, I see that on google flights...delayed departure and also arrival? (they don't make up the time?)