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With a Canadian student visa, can I spend a night at Vancouver before continuing to Toronto?

You'll clear immmigration and become a temporary resident at your first port of entry into Canada. You told us that you would be entering at Vancouver, so this is where immigration will take place. ...
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Vancouver YVR getting to quarantine with toddler

If you have money to spare, consider using a "town car service" (also sometimes called a "limousine service", though it will not necessarily use a "stretch" limousine). ...
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Sail own boat from Vancouver to Seattle

Sure, there is no problem in doing that. You can take any route you like. After you enter US waters, you should endeavour to stop at the nearest port that has US entry facilities. There, you will talk ...
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Vancouver YVR getting to quarantine with toddler

According to the Vancouver Police Department: Q: I am a visitor to Vancouver. Does my infant / child have to be in a child restraint or booster seat when travelling in a taxi? A: The driver or ...
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How early can you arrive for a international (trans-border) flight from Vancouver YVR?

Most airlines have rules about this but they are not well documented and it often varies "by mood of the day". In my experience, the most likely scenario is: "if there is an open ...
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Questioned while in transit in Vancouver

US permanent residents are normally allowed to visit Canada without a visa (and even without a passport!). You will need to carry your green card with you and show it to immigration officers. But ...
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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 whalewatch for orca pods in Vancouver, B.C.? Wild Whales Vancouver claims Fall may be the best time: Posted on September 12, 2016 by admin The tree lines are sprinkled ...
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What car-sharing options exist in Vancouver for foreign license holders?

TL;DR: Get a certified translation of your driving record for the past 3 years (in addition to your drivers license and IDP) and you can register for any car-sharing company in Vancouver. As of 2017, ...
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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?

Pnuts provided an excellent answer above ^^^. I'm just providing a delayed update on what my personal experience was (for others who might be wondering about their chances to see orcas in October in ...
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Vancouver – Where's this boulevard with street parallel parking and enveloped with trees?

148 and 150 10th Ave Bikeway. This is the location of the partly visible houses on the left, 148 and 150, which are two spite houses. An owner of the house at 150 built the house right up to the ...
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Train from Vancouver to Seattle Airport

The cruise ship terminal in Vancouver is a couple of kilometers away from Pacific Central station; you could walk in about half an hour, or take a taxi. I'm not sure why your search failed, but King ...
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Train from Vancouver to Seattle Airport

As another option: the "Quick Shuttle" bus will take you directly from the Canada Place Pier to Sea-Tac Airport (with several intermediate stops but no transfers). According to their ...
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Is there a walking path between lower level West Vancouver and Cypress Pop-up Village?

Yes, the unnamed road is accessible via walking, but beware of trucks, workers, and loud noises. I went past a few workers while on that road and they gave me a thumbs up to pass. For anyone planning ...
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What is the cheapest way of getting to Abbotsford Airport from Vancouver?

Changing this answer since Greyhound not longer serves Western Canada. Luckily ebus has stepped in and runs straight from Abbotsford Airport to Vancouver. (I work for Busbud, the linked ticketing ...
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What is the check-in time for the Amtrak bus from Vancouver to Seattle?

In the end it was sufficient to arrive 10 minutes in advance. In fact it's better not to arrive early as the bus won't open the door until 15 minutes before departure. On the way back (Seattle to ...
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Vancouver YVR getting to quarantine with toddler

We use foldable car seats for travel. I always take them on a trip in case a taxi doesn't have a child seat or booster. Due to the adjustable seatbelt strap, it is definitely safer than no child seat. ...
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How to contact CBP at Vancouver Pacific Central station?

Your best bet is probably https://www.cbp.gov/contact: If you are unable to find the information you need [on cbp.gov], the CBP INFO Center is open Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern ...
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Avoiding surcharges when buying/reloading a compass card at YVR

I believe your sources are referring to the $5 YVR AddFare, which is charged when your eastbound journey originates at YVR, Sea Island Centre or Templeton stations and terminates at any other station. ...
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How is the train ride from Jasper to Vancouver?

I've just travelled on this train in the opposite direction, all the way from Vancouver to Toronto, about a month ago. This is about the Via Rail trip, which I assume you're taking instead of the ...
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Train from Vancouver to Seattle Airport

Is what I'm proposing manageable in a single day (I don't think it is, we probably need to overnight in Seattle) Yes. Ample time for it. then there are flights at 3:30pm or 5:30pm The last non-stop ...
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Baggage recheck international to domestic transit at Vancouver YVR

Depending on the time of week and day, 1h20 connection time can be tough at Vancouver, taking into account the possible delays of the flight, queues for immigration (depending on your immigration ...
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How early can you arrive for a international (trans-border) flight from Vancouver YVR?

This exact situation happened to me again yesterday, so I'll post what happened for me this time. I was unable to get a same-day change on the app (which is what I got last time) so I turned up at the ...
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Vancouver to Seattle by Ferry

From my experience living in Vancouver and Victoria for over 60 years, there has not been a direct Vancouver-Seattle during that time. My recommendation? The option of Clipper (Seattle-Victoria) and ...
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Driving Toronto To Vancouver through the states, places to stay/see

The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the site of Custer's Last Stand, is in Montana. It is off I-90, a highway that passes through Chicago, and continues to Seattle; this is the same ...
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How to get from Seattle to Vancouver, BC during night?

Renting a car, if you are also returning to Seattle later. You can pre-clear driving across the border with the rental car company. Rome2rio.com shows public transportation options not one of which is ...
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Luggage storage / luggage check details at Vancouver, BC train station

After taking the trip, I can describe the actual situation on the ground as of October 2016 (which is very different from what the other answer suggests): Checked baggage is useless for luggage ...
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Canadian transit visa time constraint

Sending a passport will take less then a day. Good applications will be processed quicker than a too much verbose or an incomplete application. Sometime with a fee, there is fast track (usually for ...
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Best SIM card for Vancouver/Whistler-Blackcomb, BC (for: phone, SMS, almost no data usage)?

How often will you be in Canada? For regular but infrequent use, Speak Out Wireless from 7-Eleven is hard to beat. Top-ups last for one year. 7-Elevens are easy to find throughout western Canada.
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