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The City of Vancouver, biggest city in British Columbia and western Canada. Not to be confused with [vancouver-island].

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Currency exchange in Vancouver [on hold]

Are there any places in Vancouver (preferably in the downtown) where I can exchange USD to CAD whose rates are no worse than the rate which one gets when withdrawing cash from ATMs (without additional ...
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What are some inexpensive pre-paid sim card options in Vancouver? [duplicate]

What are the options for inexpensive pre-paid sim cards in Vancouver? In particular, are there any "tourist sim cards" valid for a week or something? Can I get a sim card at YVR? Or can I even ...
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Avoiding surcharges when buying/reloading a compass card at YVR

Some sources claim that there is some surcharge if you buy (or reload?) a compass card at YVR. (There should be a refundable $6 fee when you purchase the card, but I believe those sources mean another ...
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Flying out of Vancouver at 6 am

I have a flight at 6:05 am on a Monday from YVR to SFO in December. As far as I understand, I need to be at YVR at least at 4:05 am. Assume I don't want to take taxis and also assume I will be ...
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Can someone please review my (1st time traveler) itinerary? [closed]

I am going on a solo trip outside my home country India for the first time and will be traveling to Canada to attend a Hackathon (Software Development Competition) at the University of Waterloo. ...
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Transit through Vancouver International (Round trip US-India-US) [duplicate]

I would like to fly round-trip from USA to India via Vancouver International and back, on a flight operated by Air Canada (code sharing with United Airlines) in Oct-Nov 2019. I hold a passport from ...
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With a Canadian student visa, can I spend a night at Vancouver before continuing to Toronto?

I'm a Bangladeshi and I'll be attending college in Toronto. A few of my friends are living in Vancouver and I was wondering if I would be allowed to spend a day with them before I take another flight ...
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Travelling from Winnipeg to YVR to Haneda to Sydney, multiple airlines — Can I through-check baggage?

Going to be travelling to Sydney in May from Winnipeg. It'll be an Air Canada flight from Winnipeg to Vancouver, then ANA Airlines to Haneda to Sydney. Am I able to through-check from Winnipeg's ...
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Vancouver Amtrak to US from Canada

I am planning on flying from the EU to Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). I have an eTA. Then I will take the Amtrak to Seattle, Washington (US). I have an ESTA. Questions: Can somebody please ...
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Foreign storage of a carry-on

I am going on my first international flight to backpack solo near Vancouver, Canada. I would like to keep my pack as light as possible when I get to the trail head, while keeping a set of clean ...
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How long is a Canadian transit visa valid for once it has been issued?

How long is a Canadian transit visa valid for once it has been issued? We plan to travel to Mexico from the Philippines via Vancouver. We don't plan to leave the airport. Also, how soon should we ...
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What is the cheapest way of getting to Abbotsford Airport from Vancouver?

Swoop recently launched cheap flights from Abbotsford Airport to other Canadian cities. However I'm having difficulties figuring out a cheap way of getting there from Vancouver - it seems that there ...
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What is the check-in time for the Amtrak bus from Vancouver to Seattle?

I've purchased a bus ticket from Amtrak to go from Vancouver to Seattle and the booking page displayed a warning about special conditions for passengers crossing the border: Passengers traveling ...
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What car-sharing options exist in Vancouver for foreign license holders?

I will be traveling to Vancouver soon and would like to have the option of using the local car-sharing services. I have a valid EU driving license, an IDP and a credit card with a high limit, so ...
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Affordable “real” holdem poker in Vancouver BC and Las Vegas [closed]

I'm going with my younger brother and some friends I haven't seen in years to Vancouver, BC (Canada) for a couple days, and Las Vegas afterwards, before we go back to Greece and Luxembourg. One thing ...
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Canadian transit visa time constraint

I am an Indian student studying in USA. I am travelling to India from San Francisco on December 27th, 2017 and have a layover in Vancouver. I applied for a transit visa on November 28th. The estimated ...
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Best SIM card for Vancouver/Whistler-Blackcomb, BC (for: phone, SMS, almost no data usage)? [closed]

What would you suggest as the best SIM card for Vancouver and Whistler-Blackcomb (BC)? Main Usage: phone calls, SMS, almost no data usage.
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Can the CBP at Vancouver Pacific Central station generate an electronic I-94?

At several US land ports of entry, such as Blaine (coming from Vancouver by bus), although a paper I-94W form is always issued (pre-filled for those having an ESTA), officers are also able to generate ...
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How to contact CBP at Vancouver Pacific Central station?

The CBP website makes no mention of any contact details of the CBP at Vancouver Pacific Central station. I tried calling the station itself (ViaRail number), but they weren't helpful. Does anyone ...
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Where and how to celebrate Lantern Festival (last day of Chinese New Year) in Vancouver, B.C. area?

Where and how to celebrate the Lantern Festival (last day of Chinese New Year) in Vancouver, B.C. area? The Lantern Festival, according to Wikipedia, is: a Chinese festival celebrated on the ...
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How can I deal with extreme inequality when travelling to cities with sharply rich and poor areas? [closed]

Traveling to cities with distinctly rich and poor areas, causes in me anguish, indignation, and misery, as I ponder how metropolises can still have rich and poor areas. Averting the poor areas and ...
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Is October a decent time to whalewatch for orca pods in Vancouver, B.C.? Question about migratory patterns in the Pacific Northwest?

Is October a decent time to see orca pods in Vancouver, B.C.? I've gone whale watching in early spring in Seattle, Washington; mid-summer in Monterrey, California; and lower Alaska in late summer, ...
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Luggage storage / luggage check details at Vancouver, BC train station

I will likely be taking a train trip soon from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA, and I'd like to know some details about the luggage storage facilities at the Vancouver train station: Is there luggage ...
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Where can you walk onto and touch Lynn Creek, in North Vancouver?

This post dated 2015/8/5's 1st 2 pictures depict Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, whose location I already know and that that is clearly suspended high above Lynn Creek. So please see the entitled ...
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Which mountains in the Lower Mainland, BC can be ascended by private car in the summer? [closed]

Like Cypress Mountain (via Cypress Bowl Rd.) and Mount Seymour (via Mt. Seymour Road), what satisfies these criteria: They must be located within the following (demarcated) area: My grandparents ...
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Sail own boat from Vancouver to Seattle [closed]

Can you take your own boat from Vancouver to Seattle? I don't know much about any of this, so any information on type of boat required, if there are specific routes you need to take, and how to ...
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Is it more economical for a traveller to rent a car or use ZipCar, for Vancouver and Victoria?

My cousin uses Enterprise Carshare (formerly Autoshare) in Toronto, and will be driving for our vacation of 8 days in Vancouver (Please alert me if 8 days are too many) and 4 days in Victoria. ...
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How to get from Seattle to Vancouver, BC during night?

I'll be landing in Seattle at midnight from Sunday to Monday and need to be in Vancouver at about 9:00AM. What are my best options to get to the Vancouver by ground during the night? Edit: I'm not ...
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Fastest transfer from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Whistler

I know that I can drive from YVR to Whistler in a rental car in about 2 hours (have done it many times before). This time round, I'd like to take a shuttle. I noticed that there are shuttle services ...
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Will a Vancouver Day Pass Work in Victoria?

If I buy a day pass in Vancouver, hop on a ferry to Victoria, and arrive there, can I use the day pass to get around Victoria? We're heading to Butchart Gardens from Burnaby.
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Why has it become a formidable task to book an affordable hotel in Vancouver BC two weeks in advance? [closed]

I have been trying to find a hotel online in Vancouver BC two weeks in advance (for July 17) and web sites are showing 85% of rooms are taken, leaving only rooms in the $240-$550 per night range, most ...
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Chilean traveling to USA

I am a US citizen and my wife is Chilean. We live in Chile and we will be traveling to USA in June. Chile is part of the VWP. Our trip is for 45 days. during that time we will be traveling to ...
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What Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US?

Which Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US for a significant period of time (four weeks or longer), assuming the car will be returned to them in Vancouver? I'm an ...
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Was it legal to restrict access to USA when holding a valid ESTA and visiting Canada for 6 months?

I try to find "legality" of following situation: Mom (75, Slovak citizen) was traveling from Slovakia to Vancouver (Kosice-Vienna-Newark-Vancouver). The reason was to stay as visitor in Vancouver for ...
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Hiking around Vancouver, Canada?

I'm currently in Vancouver and I want to go for a hike. The obvious choice would be Grouse Mountain but unfortunately the Grouse Grind will be closed until May. So I'm looking for an alternative for ...
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What are my options to get from Vancouver to Seattle over the Easter weekend?

I want to go from Vancouver to Seattle over the Easter weekend. I plan to leave Vancouver late Thursday or early Friday and come back to Vancouver Monday evening. I'm looking for the options I have to ...
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Where can I print a document in Vancouver? [closed]

I'm traveling in Canada and currently I'm in Vancouver. I need to print a PDF file (5 times 4 pages) that is on my Laptop / USB stick. What options do I have in (downtown) Vancouver? What is the price ...
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Is it feasible to visit Yellowstone National Park from Vancouver over the Easter weekend?

I'm currently in Vancouver and for a long time have wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park. On maps, from Vancouver it is not too far but still a 12-hour drive according to Google. And I would ...
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Best option to get cheap flights for flying Vancouver to Geneva return 10 to 15 times

For the coming 5 years, my fiancee and I will travel once a year (maybe even twice a year for my fiancee) between from Vancouver to Geneva and return. I know nothing about how one can accumulate ...
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Flexible car rental in Seattle or Vancouver

How can I rent a car in Seattle or Vancouver when I only know the date of arrival? I want to be flexible on the return date (+/- 1 week or so). If this is possible, what are the options to make it ...
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Does Pacific Central Station (Vancouver) have a Global Entry/NEXUS machine?

Is there a GE/NEXUS machine at the Pacific Central Station in Vancouver? I am traveling from Vancouver to Seattle.
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Best way to sleep at Vancouver International Airport and wake up on time?

I have a layover in YVR (Vancouver international airport) from roughly 8:10 pm to 7:30 am. I don't want to spend money on a hotel or a "sleep-pod"/equivalent. I will most likely bring a sleeping bag ...
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Driving from Seattle to Campbell River, BC

I want to drive from Seattle, WA to Campbell River, BC but I'm not sure what to do. Does anyone know if there's a direct drive from Seattle to BC (Vancouver area)? Can I do a straight drive or would ...
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ANC to MNL via YVR flight requirements

I have a 17-yr old filipina niece who is currently in US under an immigrant visa and wishes to travel alone from Anchorage, Alaska, USA (ANC) to Manila, Philippines (MNL) via Vancouver, Canada (YVR). ...
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Are there any regular nonstop flights between Washington DC and Vancouver Canada?

While I have heard there are nonstop flights between one of the 3 Washington DC airports and Vancouver (YVR) I have never in practice been able to find one. Are there any regular nonstop flights ...
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Finding the station to get off at in Vancouver

I am travelling to Vancouver, BC by Greyhound bus and then catching the Amtrak train to Seattle Washington. The greyhound will stop at Homer & Georgia, Burrard & Georgia, Station Street and ...
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Can I leave Vancouver airport, flying from Manila, with a Philippine passport, valid Canadian Visa, with connecting flight to Montreal?

I have a Philippine passport with a valid Canadian Visa (multiple entry). I will be flying from Manila via Philippine Airlines to Vancouver and after a 5 hours will be on a connecting flight to ...
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How to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Stanley Park from Vancouver Airport?

Suppose I have ten hours waiting time in Vancouver airport, I want to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park then Stanley Park. What is the efficient way to do it? I don't want to miss my flight. My ...
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Connecting flight wait time 11 hours 20 minutes - is it possible to exit to see Vancouver?

I am a US Permanent Resident(Green Card). I booked a ticket from China to USA. The flight is operated by Air Canada. It will have connecting flight wait time 11 hours 20 minutes in Vancouver. My ...
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Options for cooking own food while traveling to Canada?

I'm planning to travel to Canada on my own for about one month in British Columbia area, I'll be in Vancouver part of the time, and I'll want to see more of the area. I'm looking for options for ...