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If you are staying at the Days Inn on Sexsmith Road you are very close to the Bridgeport Station. It's at the River Rock Casino. The website says the shuttle will take you to local destinations and I'm pretty sure they would drop you off at sky train. The ride is 18 minutes from Bridgeport station to Waterfront! Trains are very frequent depending on the time and day of the week. Great hotel choice as it's out of downtown and much cheaper. We've done Skytrain many times with luggage and it's super easy and cheap!

 

http://tripplanning.translink.ca/hiwire

 

It's a short walk to Stanley Park along the sea wall! Stanley Park is very large so if you wanted to see the entire park unless you want a very long walk you should hop on the Vancouver Trolley. You can see the park from the cruise terminal.

 

http://vancouvertrolley.com/

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I have read there is a bus #19 from the Waterfront Station area just up on Pender St. to Stanley Park.

 

http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/directions-to-stanley-park.aspx

 

Take transit--

TransLink's #19 bus will get you in to Stanley Park. The bus stops at:

Stanley Park Drive and Pipeline Road near Lost Lagoon

Stanley Park Loop near the Miniature Train, and a short walk from the Vancouver Aquarium

 

If you are taking the SeaBus to Vancouver, you can either take a short walk to transfer to the #19, or walk, bike or rollerblade along the waterfront Coal Harbour Route to Stanley Park. There is no public transit service around the park. Visit the TransLink website for more information.

Visit TransLink

 

The Canada Line runs every 7 Min. during the day from YVR to Downtown and takes about 25 min. to Waterfront Station.

 

Extra $5 surcharge by Transit buying the ticket in the machine at the Airport to depart.

 

Get a Day Pass if you are traveling around for the day. [Transit is changing the fare system by summer? ]

Day Pass is $9.75 CAD each- right now for Adult. $7.50 CAD for Sr.

 

http://www.translink.ca/en/Fares-and-Passes/DayPass.aspx

 

http://www.translink.ca/en/Fares-and-Passes/Single-Fares.aspx

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Extra $5 surcharge by Transit buying the ticket in the machine at the Airport to depart.

 

 

I did not know this. We used the sky train last time we sailed out of Canada place but we came in by Amtrak that time. This time we are flying in and staying at the Westin Wall Centre. I figured worst case we could take the included airport transportation back to the airport and jump on the sky train. Might have to rethink that if it's an extra $5 to purchase tickets there.

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Extra $5 surcharge by Transit buying the ticket in the machine at the Airport to depart.

 

 

I did not know this. We used the sky train last time we sailed out of Canada place but we came in by Amtrak that time. This time we are flying in and staying at the Westin Wall Centre. I figured worst case we could take the included airport transportation back to the airport and jump on the sky train. Might have to rethink that if it's an extra $5 to purchase tickets there.

It is only applied at the YVR stations.

It does not apply to the Day Pass, only the 90min. transit ticket purchased from the machine.

A cab is around $35CAD or more from YVR to downtown area. If one was staying in town for awhile a book of tickets can be purchased at the 711 store Domestic Terminal Level 1.

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Thanks for all the great information. I knew I could count on you CC people.

We are flying in the day before our cruise and Days Inn will pick us up at the airport. We under stand the hotel is just a couple blocks from skytrain. Next morning after breakfast we want to go to the port, check our luggage and then go check out Stanley Park.

Do any of you know what time we can check our luggage?

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Thanks for all the great information. I knew I could count on you CC people.

We are flying in the day before our cruise and Days Inn will pick us up at the airport. We under stand the hotel is just a couple blocks from skytrain. Next morning after breakfast we want to go to the port, check our luggage and then go check out Stanley Park.

Do any of you know what time we can check our luggage?

 

 

The earliest we've been at Canada Place is 10:30 and they were taking luggage then. I'm not sure what time they start.

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Thank You! I'm going to check that out now.

 

You will find that the porters at Canada Place are finished off loading luggage by about 0930 and will begin accepting luggage from embarking pax between 0930 and 1000.

 

As a matter of fact--Putterdude is one of my favorite from the Canada Port of call board. LOL :D

 

PS--we got to Canada Place around 10:20 am and everything was open and accepting passengers. There was no line. It was the fastest check-in I have ever had. I was on the ship by 11 am.

 

It was a beautiful day [i even swam in the pool later in the afternoon]. We sat on the top deck and watched the sea planes take off and land near the ship.

 

Have a great trip. :D

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