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Old 02-08-2011, 05:11 PM   #811
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Aquarium

Can someone tell me how far the aquarium is from Canada Place? Is it walkable?

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Old 02-08-2011, 05:28 PM   #812
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Aquarium

Can someone tell me how far the aquarium is from Canada Place? Is it walkable?

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It's 2 miles away from Canada Place, according to Bing Maps
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:06 PM   #813
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I personally would go to Vancouver on Monday. The border crossing is notorious for delays.
The reports are that the Amtrak does a "prescreen" that keeps this delay from being bad. That's how we plan to travel there.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:19 PM   #814
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The reports are that the Amtrak does a "prescreen" that keeps this delay from being bad. That's how we plan to travel there.
Prescreen or no prescreen, in the United States, commercial rail traffic always has right of way over passenger rail traffic. Out of the 50 or so rail trips I have taken in the United States, fewer than 10 were on time, and, according to another poster, this particular trip is late 55% of the time. I love passenger rail, but not if I absolutely have to be somewhere by a certain time.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:26 PM   #815
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All I know is I added one-way transfers to my reservation from port to Vancouver airport and was charged $25/person.
This is what my TA (Dreams Unlimited) quoted me as well. For transfers from the port to the airport (one way) through DCL.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:03 AM   #816
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Do you think DCL will do US Direct?
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:36 AM   #817
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Do you think DCL will do US Direct?
I don't think so; they aren't on the list: http://www.portmetrovancouver.com/en...ctprocess.aspx
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:54 AM   #818
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Late flight after cruise - suggestions?

I posted this last summer after booking flights, but now that it is getting closer I thought my DISfriends might be able to help me out.

We are flying out around 11 PM after getting off the cruise. Since we will be in Vancouver for 5 days before the cruise and staying at the Pan Pacific, we won't need to do any sightseeing that day.

I think I am just looking for a hotel that would let us check in around noon and out around 8 PM. Enough to relax, maybe swim, and take a shower before heading to the airport. Should I look into airports at/near the hotel or in Vancouver itself? Any suggestions? TIA
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:56 AM   #819
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I posted this last summer after booking flights, but now that it is getting closer I thought my DISfriends might be able to help me out.

We are flying out around 11 PM after getting off the cruise. Since we will be in Vancouver for 5 days before the cruise and staying at the Pan Pacific, we won't need to do any sightseeing that day.

I think I am just looking for a hotel that would let us check in around noon and out around 8 PM. Enough to relax, maybe swim, and take a shower before heading to the airport. Should I look into airports at/near the hotel or in Vancouver itself? Any suggestions? TIA
It's unlikely they will let you get a day pass, but the La Quinta Vancouver Airport usually has decent rates, and a small (but DEEP) indoor pool, and they will take you to the airport. It isn't usually very expensive.

Alternatively, this place has a great waterslide: http://www.sandmansignature.com/richmondlocation.html , but again, I think you'll have to pay the full nightly rate.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:03 PM   #820
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Deal on Whale Watching

For those who are flying into Seattle--you'd have to rent a car to get there, but today's Groupon for Seattle is a 44% discount on a whale watching tour:

http://www.groupon.com/deals/mystic-...les_2011-01-07
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:53 PM   #821
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I posted this last summer after booking flights, but now that it is getting closer I thought my DISfriends might be able to help me out.

We are flying out around 11 PM after getting off the cruise. Since we will be in Vancouver for 5 days before the cruise and staying at the Pan Pacific, we won't need to do any sightseeing that day.

I think I am just looking for a hotel that would let us check in around noon and out around 8 PM. Enough to relax, maybe swim, and take a shower before heading to the airport. Should I look into airports at/near the hotel or in Vancouver itself? Any suggestions? TIA
I believe the Faimount Vancouver Airport Hotel which is located right in Vancouver Airport has day rates. Can you post if you get a rate from there please.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:35 PM   #822
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Clothes for kids in Alaska

I know many of you may already have something like this but those of us from sunny Florida don't have warm/stay dry clothing. I found these rain pants from Land's End.

http://www.landsend.com/ix/index.htm...rls+rain+pants

They are $24.50 and there is free shipping now. The code is:
Springprev and # 2335.

They have a nice elastic waist so you can pull them over a pair of jeans and the ankles have a zipper on them so you don't have to take off your shoes.
They are not lined but are a nice weight.

They have them for boys also.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:46 AM   #823
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I know many of you may already have something like this but those of us from sunny Florida don't have warm/stay dry clothing. I found these rain pants from Land's End.

http://www.landsend.com/ix/index.htm...rls+rain+pants

They are $24.50 and there is free shipping now. The code is:
Springprev and # 2335.

They have a nice elastic waist so you can pull them over a pair of jeans and the ankles have a zipper on them so you don't have to take off your shoes.
They are not lined but are a nice weight.

They have them for boys also.


Thank you, Weedy!

Along with these rain pants I'm also looking at the Navigator fleece-lined raincoat for DS.

I got an email from Land's End this morning with a different coupon code -- Use STAYWARM (and PIN 4918) for 25% off outerwear, including rainwear. It expires tonight at 11:59pm central time.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:06 PM   #824
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For those visiting Seattle, also remember the Mariners may be in town during your stay.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:15 PM   #825
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I originally posted this on a cruise meet page, but since many of you may be thinking of driving up from Seattle and parking in Vancouver, I'll repost it here, since it may be of interest:
We're flying into and out of SEA and, so far, it looks like its more economical to keep the car during the cruise rather than dropping it at YVR and renting another to go back to SEA, even with paying for parking in Vancouver.

As of now, we're staying the night before in the Days Inn near the airport. They don't have a "stay and park" option, but they recommended that instead of using parking near the cruise, that I park at YVR, then take the Skytrain back to Canada Place (to save a few bucks, I could even drop the family off at Canada Place, then drive myself to YVR and Skytrain it back). Anyway, the folks at the Days Inn advised me that I should keep an eye on the official YVR website, because they often run long term parking promotions. (For example at www.yvr.ca, there is a coupon posted now thru 7/31/11 for $10.96/day $66.96/week parking). Specifically, this coupon is at:
http://www.yvr.ca/Libraries/PGT_docu...2011.sflb.ashx
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