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Flight Options (as of 04/18)

Cathay Pacific flies directly to/from JFK (777-300ER).         

Final date for this route, 02/23/20

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 pointer on February 16, 2020, 11:32:24 PM »

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #460 on: August 03, 2014, 04:39:11 PM »
Doh!

Forgot about that  :D

I don't recall the food being that great, actually. Maybe it was different due to the dates, as I don't think they serve different mains based on class.
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #461 on: August 03, 2014, 04:40:38 PM »

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #462 on: August 18, 2014, 10:41:10 PM »
I'll be staying in Vancouver for two nights and would like to pack in as much as I can. Any particular tips (not mentioned in the TR's)?

Is it worthwhile to spend a night in Whistler at the Westin Resort?

TIA

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #463 on: August 18, 2014, 10:48:19 PM »
If you're there two nights I'd stick to yvr proper
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #464 on: August 18, 2014, 11:46:29 PM »
Is Vancouver worth going to for one night? Two full days..

I'm thinking of going just want to see if its worth it or wait till I have at least 2-3 nights.
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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #465 on: August 19, 2014, 12:55:29 AM »
I believe they serve the same thing in both, but F.

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Best airplane food?  I just flew first class Jfk-yvr. food was horrible .  They served regel business.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #466 on: August 19, 2014, 01:10:49 AM »
Is Vancouver worth going to for one night? Two full days..

I'm thinking of going just want to see if its worth it or wait till I have at least 2-3 nights.
You can hit up Grouse mountain and the Suspension bridge of your choice one day and Granville Island and Stanley park the other day. It could be tight, but under the right circumstances (like no kids and little traffic) I think it's doable.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #467 on: August 19, 2014, 08:48:20 AM »
You can hit up Grouse mountain and the Suspension bridge of your choice one day and Granville Island and Stanley park the other day. It could be tight, but under the right circumstances (like no kids and little traffic) I think it's doable.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #468 on: August 19, 2014, 10:25:20 AM »
Hyatt Regency or Westin Grand?

Can anyone who's stayed at either or both share their opinion?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #469 on: August 22, 2014, 08:43:40 AM »
A new dairy restaurant, Cafe 41, opened recently. It's under Chabad hashgacha. Food is really good.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #470 on: August 22, 2014, 10:24:52 AM »
A new dairy restaurant, Cafe 41, opened recently. It's under Chabad hashgacha. Food is really good.
Do you have an address?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #471 on: August 22, 2014, 10:28:42 AM »
Do you have an address?
1-5750 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 2V9
604-563-4141
The corner of 41st and Oak

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #472 on: August 22, 2014, 10:30:13 AM »
1-5750 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 2V9
604-563-4141
The corner of 41st and Oak
Nice. If only I knew earlier, I just came back from Vancouver and we could've used a daily restaurant.
I guess next time!!

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #473 on: August 22, 2014, 03:17:37 PM »
Nice. If only I knew earlier, I just came back from Vancouver and we could've used a daily restaurant.
I guess next time!!
By any chance were you on the JFK-YVR CX F this past sunday?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #474 on: August 22, 2014, 03:19:00 PM »
By any chance were you on the JFK-YVR CX F this past sunday?
No but I know who you are I guess

Did we meet in maple grill?

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #475 on: August 22, 2014, 03:24:12 PM »
No but I know who you are I guess

Did we meet in maple grill?
Nope.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #476 on: August 22, 2014, 03:25:14 PM »
Nope.
Yea realized that from your previous posts!! But I do know who was on that flight in F

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #477 on: August 22, 2014, 03:29:29 PM »
Yea realized that from your previous posts!! But I do know who was on that flight in F
I know one of them trying to figure out the other one.

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Re: Vancouver Master Thread
« Reply #478 on: August 22, 2014, 03:30:36 PM »
I know one of them trying to figure out the other one.
I thought I was the only stalker.....

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« Reply #479 on: August 22, 2014, 03:34:09 PM »
I thought I was the only stalker.....
LOL