Vacations To Go

 

Vancouver Con and Fun

 

Day 1 Thursday August 8th  
5:00 p.m. Depart: Spokane  
9:15 p.m. Arrive: Issaquah 266
11:00 p.m. Arrive: Bellingham 100
    (Take exit 256B onto Meridian. In about 3 blocks turn right on Bonney St.)  
  Lodge: Bellingham Comfort Inn
4282 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-738-1100
(King Room $98.80, 2 Queens $108.30, full breakfast, wifi)
Cancel by 4 p.m. 8/07.
 

 

 

Day 2 Friday August 9th  
9:00 a.m. Depart: Bellingham  
    (Continue north on Meridian/Hwy 539. When it enters Canada, it will become Hwy 13. Enter TC1 going left/west. Take exit 25 right, then left on McGill. Go left on Nanaimo. Turn right on Dundas, which will become Powell. Turn right on Main St, which will become Waterfront. On the right.)  
10:20 a.m. Arrive: Vancouver, BC 54
  Do: Check-in
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown
4405 Central Blvd
Burnaby, BC V5H4M3
604-438-1881
 
Paul & Mark      
    (Walk across the street.)  
    Buy a Sky Train ticket  
    (Take the Metrotown Sky Train to Waterfront Station.)  
  Do: Anime Revolution (10-mid)
Vendor Hall (11-7)
 
6:30 p.m. Depart: Waterfront Station  
    (Take the Canada Line. Get off at Bridgeport.)  
Autumn, Ray and Sherry      
    (Go right on Central. Turn right at the park on Patterson. Go left on Kingsway. After the Vancouver Library turn left on 6th. Go right on Cambie, then an immediate left on 2nd, which becomes 6th. Curve right on 4th following signs to the island. Go right on Cartwright and lefton Old Bridge St.)  
27 min.   Lunch-Granville Island (9-7) $3 hour parking  
    (Go left out of the island. Follow signs left on 4th. It will become 6th. In 4 blocks go right on Oak.)  
    Van Dusen Botanical Garden (9-8) $11.25/$8.45 Sr (25% coupon) 21 minutes  
    (Go left on Oak. Take the 1st right on 33rd. Go left on Cambie. Go right into the park.)  
    Bloedel Conservatory (10-8) $6.50/$4.35 Sr  
    Queen Elizabeth Quarry Gardens (north side of park)  
5:45 p.m.   (Come out on the east side of the park on 33rd. Turn right on Main St. Turn right on 64th. Go right on Marine Dr. Cross the Arthur Laing Bridge. Follow signs to cross the Sea Island Way/Moray Bridge. Go left on No. 3 Rd.)  
6:15 p.m. Arrive: Richmond  
  Do: Richmond Night Market (7-mid) $4.75/Free Sr  
  Depart: Richmond  
    (Go right on No. 3 Rd. Turn left on Bridgeport. Go right to enter Knight St going north. After crossing the river go right on Marine Dr. Just before Fraser Lands Church go left on Marine Dr. Go left on Sussex Ave. Turn right on Imperial St. Go left on Central. On the right.)  
  Arrive: Burnaby  
  Lodge: Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown
4405 Central Blvd
Burnaby, BC V5H4M3
604-438-1881
 

 

Day 3 Saturday August 10th  
Everyone:      
  Depart: Burnaby  
    Buy a Sky Train ticket
Journeys starting after 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, across the entire Metro Vancouver region only require a 1-Zone fare.
 
  Arrive: Vancouver  
Paul & Mark      
  Do: Anime Revolution (10-mid)
Vendor Hall (11-7)
 
Autumn, Ray and Sherry      
    (Walk up one block, then go left on Cordova. Left again on Water.)  
  Do: Walk around downtown  
  See: Gastown Steam Clock  
    (Continue on Water. Turn right on Abbott. About 5 blocks turn left on Pender. Turn right on Carrall St.)  
    Chinatown  
    Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden $14/$11 ($2 coupon) 9:30-6  
    (Go left on Carrall. Take the 1st left on Keefer.)  
    Vancouver Chinatown Festival (11-9)  
    (Continue on Keefer.)  
    Gold Stone Bakery (left side)  
    Sun Fresh Bakery (left side in 2+ blocks)  
    (Continue on Keefer. Turn left on Gore.)  
    Zhao Bakery  
   

(Continue left. Turn left on Hastings. Turn right on Howe.)

 
4:30 p.m.   Cruises Leave-Golden Princess (4:30), Crystal Symphony (6), Nieuw Amsterdam (4:30), La Soleal (7)  
  Lodge: Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown
4405 Central Blvd
Burnaby, BC V5H4M3
604-438-1881
 

 

 

Day 4 Sunday August 11th  
10:00 a.m. Depart: Vancouver  
5:00 p.m. Arrive: Spokane