Search Results for posts made by: Putterdude

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

It's really a matter of personal choice, however...
It's really a matter of personal choice, however Granville Is. is, depending what you want to see and do, about a 3 to 5 hour junket, so I would be inclined to go there on the Sunday and take...
In October you shouldn't have a problem unless...
In October you shouldn't have a problem unless you are there on a weekend and particularly on our Thanksgiving Weekend which this year is October 7- 9th.
Yes it entirely feasible to see the Fly Over...
Yes it entirely feasible to see the Fly Over Canada on you embarkation morning. The luggage porters normally start accepting luggage at Canada Place at about 0930 so you can check you luggage and...
Dudette has MS and before it came to the point...
Dudette has MS and before it came to the point that she must travel/cruise in her own wheelchair here is how we confronted the line issues at Canada Place and other terminals throughout North...
We have stayed at that property several times in...
We have stayed at that property several times in the past 18 months and have left our car with them for 2 to 3+ weeks and always have been extremely happy. They properties are owned by a well known...
I am a bit surprised that the Burnaby Accent Inn...
I am a bit surprised that the Burnaby Accent Inn no longer offers the package you are want but frankly having stayed at both properties a number of times we rather prefer the airport property for its...
Had a ride on the new Polish built Salish Orca...
Had a ride on the new Polish built Salish Orca from Powell River to Comox today. I must admit that I had some apprehension about a ship built in Poland that had to go thru a lot of modifications...
Yes, he will be but he will need to get away on...
Yes, he will be but he will need to get away on weekends.;)

I was reading about that contract last night and it occurred to me that this was a announcement of the previous government's...
For those who may not know it, the good ship...
For those who may not know it, the good ship Persephone was restored a few years ago and has permanent resting spot in Gibsons (Landing) short few paces from Molly's Reach.
...
Yep, just like Nick's boat.....but it's in a...
Yep, just like Nick's boat.....but it's in a little trouble with the ALR folks. However, now that marijuana is all but legal us Coasters are looking for a new cash source.:cool:

...
It's funny, I was recently in touch with DW and...
It's funny, I was recently in touch with DW and got a commitment for a scholarship for an educational foundation that I am on the board of. As for BCF, he is too busy building ships for the Royal...
I hadn't realized that the Q of B had been on the...
I hadn't realized that the Q of B had been on the block since December and they only had the one bid that materialsed 48 hrs before bid closing. Evidently the price was $425k just $25k over the...
The purchase price is one thing, however moreage,...
The purchase price is one thing, however moreage, maintenance and insurance would be a real killer.:) BCF spent a ton on her a few years ago, much more than then they budgeted, dealing with life...
We stayed at the BW Royal Santina about 2 years...
We stayed at the BW Royal Santina about 2 years ago and were very pleased with it. It was about a block and a half from the Temini, the HOHO stopped and finished across the street, there were several...
Vancouver's downtown is quite compact so all of...
Vancouver's downtown is quite compact so all of the downtown hotels are pretty much within a mile of Canada Place. However, here is a list of many 3*+ hotels that are within 6 to 8 blocks of Canada...
You will be 25 to 30 miles off the coast so it...
You will be 25 to 30 miles off the coast so it won't really matter. You will have some scenery from Vancouver until you exit the Strait of Juan de Fuca which is the body of water that separates...
By way of a footnote to my post above, I would...
By way of a footnote to my post above, I would advise keeping your US banknotes small as you most likely will receive any change in CAD.
Yes they will be happy to. However, if the...
Yes they will be happy to. However, if the exchange rate remains as it is the approximate fare will be about $35 CAD so $35 USD will represent the fare as well as a very nice tip....do not be tempted...
I am not trying to be smart but may I ask where...
I am not trying to be smart but may I ask where you want to go in Victoria? If it's downtown then I would go to the bus depot.
[QUOTE=martincath;51145230]Corrections to...
[QUOTE=martincath;51145230]Corrections to PCL/BCFC route.


It's a very nice tool to compare what your overall options are, but it does need careful reading - e.g. it includes the Pacific...
The road at Canada Place will be closed from 1015...
The road at Canada Place will be closed from 1015 to 1115 for the royals. The city is crowded this weekend with cruise ship passengers, trade show participants and royal watchers. My advice would be...
It is just under 10 miles and is normally a 30 to...
It is just under 10 miles and is normally a 30 to 35minute trip. The flat rate for a taxi from Airport to Canada Place is $35 CAD plus a tip. The cab fleet in the city consists of Prius sized cars...
As budget is not a major issue that makes it...
As budget is not a major issue that makes it easy:

The Pan Pacific at Canada Place is obviously as close to the cruise ship terminal as you can get, has some great views but is about 6/7 blocks to...
Dudette, my wife, has MS, travels in a wheelchair...
Dudette, my wife, has MS, travels in a wheelchair so accessibility is always our number 1 priority. I will tell you that Vancouver is very accessible and many hotels have accessible rooms. However,...
For seafood around the Lonsdale Quay where the...
For seafood around the Lonsdale Quay where the SeaBus goes I would recommend Fishworks (however it is not open for lunch on weekends), Pier 7 which is open or lunch 7 days a week. If you would like...