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14 minutes ago, CUDAcores89 said:

Ill just bring you then since you seem to know a lot about vancouver XD

I lived there for 15 years, and it's a tiny city 😛 I know my way around.


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23 hours ago, dizmo said:

Do not stay in Surrey if you're looking to stay somewhere safe. Also avoid anywhere within say 4 blocks of East Hastings, until you reach Burnaby.

New Westminster isn't a place I'd stay either. At night it can be a bit sketchy.

If you're looking at Google Maps for Vancouver proper, I would avoid:

  • Anywhere north of Prior/Venabales/East Hastings
  • Downtown Eastside
  • Strathcona
  • Grandview-Woodland, South Vancouver, Sunset, Marpole are all so-so, not bad, not great

Other than that it's pretty safe all around. 49th and points south can be a little rough around Knight St.

Granville, Yaletown, Davie, Commercial Drive are night life areas, so you'll deal with drunks during evening hours.

If you stay on the North Shore (might be cheaper), keep in mind the Seabus times.

 

Try not to get stabbed 😛 Seriously though. Watch yourself at night.

I'm staying in the civic autograph collection marriott in downtown surrey so I think I'll be fine lol

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46 minutes ago, TheSwayzieExpress said:

I'm staying in the civic autograph collection marriott in downtown surrey so I think I'll be fine lol

If you stay in the hotel, maybe. That hotel is in Whalley, one of the worst parts of Surrey. The Surrey mayor once said "Air One (the RCMP helicopter used for the entire Lower Mainland) might as well be ours, it never leaves Whalley/Newton."

 

Avoid the skytrain at night. Surrey Central has one of the highest rates of disturbances.


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@PrincessHeinz57 If you like ice cream, a place to definitely go check out is La Casa Gelato. They have something like 260 flavors on offer at once, and a catalog of over 500. It's pretty packed in the summer, but they offer small spoon samples of any flavor before you buy. It's a must stop place IMO.


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15 hours ago, dizmo said:

If you stay in the hotel, maybe. That hotel is in Whalley, one of the worst parts of Surrey. The Surrey mayor once said "Air One (the RCMP helicopter used for the entire Lower Mainland) might as well be ours, it never leaves Whalley/Newton."

 

Avoid the skytrain at night. Surrey Central has one of the highest rates of disturbances.

For anyone staying in Whalley/Newton, rent a car and you should be fine since you won't be taking transit. No need to worry about the crazies if you're not on the skytrain or bus and just go to the car from the hotel.


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18 hours ago, dizmo said:

@PrincessHeinz57 If you like ice cream, a place to definitely go check out is La Casa Gelato. They have something like 260 flavors on offer at once, and a catalog of over 500. It's pretty packed in the summer, but they offer small spoon samples of any flavor before you buy. It's a must stop place IMO.

I do, My kid has a severe nut/peanut allergy so I would feel bad eating ice cream in front of him. I may sneak though.


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17 hours ago, Edzel Yago said:

For anyone staying in Whalley/Newton, rent a car and you should be fine since you won't be taking transit. No need to worry about the crazies if you're not on the skytrain or bus and just go to the car from the hotel.

I was planning on driving up from the U.S. Thanks for all the information guys! I had no idea it was so sketchy but that's also probably my incorrect mental image of canada being sunshine and rainbows lol 

On 3/8/2019 at 12:22 AM, dizmo said:

If you stay in the hotel, maybe. That hotel is in Whalley, one of the worst parts of Surrey. The Surrey mayor once said "Air One (the RCMP helicopter used for the entire Lower Mainland) might as well be ours, it never leaves Whalley/Newton."

 

Avoid the skytrain at night. Surrey Central has one of the highest rates of disturbances.

Since I am staying in Surrey a few days before the event I planned on exploring the surrounding area (or going to Vancouver) what's the best stuff to do/eat from a locals perspective that won't get me shanked?

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3 minutes ago, TheSwayzieExpress said:

Since I am staying in Surrey a few days before the event I planned on exploring the surrounding area (or going to Vancouver) what's the best stuff to do/eat from a locals perspective that won't get me shanked?

Something outside of Surrey 😋

Honestly though, I'd just take the train into Vancouver and explore from there. Vancouver is a tiny city, everything within it is easily walkable. Check out Stanley Park, the aquarium is ok, walk the seawall, head up to the North Shore and do the Grouse Grind (of you're in shape), Metrotown in Burnaby is ok if you like malls. The Lonsdale Quay is fun to explore, as is the Granville Market. Commercial Drive has some cool shops on it, and great eats. Walking through some of the fancier neighborhoods can be amusing; some of the houses are jaw dropping, others just plain confusing. VanDusen gardens are beautiful if you're into that kind of thing. I can't think of anything noteworthy in Surrey other than beaches and parks, all of which are bountiful elsewhere. 

 

For food, I could give you a list a mile long of places to try, but it'd be easier if you said what kind of food you liked (or hated). 


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3 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Something outside of Surrey 😋

Honestly though, I'd just take the train into Vancouver and explore from there. Vancouver is a tiny city, everything within it is easily walkable. Check out Stanley Park, the aquarium is ok, walk the seawall, head up to the North Shore and do the Grouse Grind (of you're in shape), Metrotown in Burnaby is ok if you like malls. The Lonsdale Quay is fun to explore, as is the Granville Market. Commercial Drive has some cool shops on it, and great eats. Walking through some of the fancier neighborhoods can be amusing; some of the houses are jaw dropping, others just plain confusing. VanDusen gardens are beautiful if you're into that kind of thing. I can't think of anything noteworthy in Surrey other than beaches and parks, all of which are bountiful elsewhere. 

 

For food, I could give you a list a mile long of places to try, but it'd be easier if you said what kind of food you liked (or hated). 

Haha I guess with a name like Surrey I should've really how close that was to slurry 🤣 A few years back I was stationed in Korea and had some of the best Asian food I have ever tasted. Since I'm in a landlocked state (Colorado), I have been dying to get good sushi, Korean, Thai, etc. Basically any kind of Asian food as Colorado is so white it parallels snow.

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10 hours ago, TheSwayzieExpress said:

Haha I guess with a name like Surrey I should've really how close that was to slurry 🤣 A few years back I was stationed in Korea and had some of the best Asian food I have ever tasted. Since I'm in a landlocked state (Colorado), I have been dying to get good sushi, Korean, Thai, etc. Basically any kind of Asian food as Colorado is so white it parallels snow.

I can't wait to go to China Town. I have read several articles on Pinterest about the food to try in Vancouver and they all mention China Town. I want to try REAL ramen and find good sushi. I also must try Poutine, but since @LinusTech is a connoisseur of all things Poutine, I want to ask him first. I don't want my first Poutine to be subpar. 


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10 hours ago, dizmo said:

Something outside of Surrey 😋

Honestly though, I'd just take the train into Vancouver and explore from there. Vancouver is a tiny city, everything within it is easily walkable. Check out Stanley Park, the aquarium is ok, walk the seawall, head up to the North Shore and do the Grouse Grind (of you're in shape), Metrotown in Burnaby is ok if you like malls. The Lonsdale Quay is fun to explore, as is the Granville Market. Commercial Drive has some cool shops on it, and great eats. Walking through some of the fancier neighborhoods can be amusing; some of the houses are jaw dropping, others just plain confusing. VanDusen gardens are beautiful if you're into that kind of thing. I can't think of anything noteworthy in Surrey other than beaches and parks, all of which are bountiful elsewhere. 

 

For food, I could give you a list a mile long of places to try, but it'd be easier if you said what kind of food you liked (or hated). 

So I have heard there are swimming beaches. Are they extremely cold? Anytime I think of Canada, I always think of freezing temps.


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5 hours ago, PrincessHeinz57 said:

I can't wait to go to China Town. I have read several articles on Pinterest about the food to try in Vancouver and they all mention China Town. I want to try REAL ramen and find good sushi. I also must try Poutine, but since @LinusTech is a connoisseur of all things Poutine, I want to ask him first. I don't want my first Poutine to be subpar. 

Good to know! I will also have to check out China Town.

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The street markets in chinatown are really cool! Last time I was up for LTX (2017) I went over there and it was really something for a small town folk like me.


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9 hours ago, Bonzay0 said:

Does Vancouver have some well known Japanese restaurants? 

 

I heard Toronto has "little Tokyo" area, is there anything similar in Vancouver?

I googled it for you. I love Japanese food too. It looks like there are several places. I didn't see anything about a little tokyo though.  https://www.tourismvancouver.com/activities/sightseeing/vancouver-japanese-culture/


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1 hour ago, PrincessHeinz57 said:

I googled it for you. I love Japanese food too. It looks like there are several places. I didn't see anything about a little tokyo though.  https://www.tourismvancouver.com/activities/sightseeing/vancouver-japanese-culture/

That's awesome, thank you!

 

The little Tokyo is in Toronto, I think they don't call it that officially just between the locals.

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I'm flying in from Hong Kong and am looking for people to hang out before/during the event. I just realized that due to time differences I will actually arrive one day earlier than my departure.

 

I planning to book an Airbnb accommodation. If people are interested in sharing an apartment, we could share the cost and get a whole apartment/floor with LTT fans and cook, explore the city and play games together (I also love playing board games). I'm looking at somewhat between $50-$75 per person per night. I am staying in Vancouver between 25th-29th (4 nights). Oh, and I'm 26.

 

If anyone is interested, please contact me!

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On 3/8/2019 at 6:27 PM, PrincessHeinz57 said:

I do, My kid has a severe nut/peanut allergy so I would feel bad eating ice cream in front of him. I may sneak though.

Haha, shoulda fed him more peanuts as a small child ;)

10 hours ago, TheSwayzieExpress said:

Haha I guess with a name like Surrey I should've really how close that was to slurry 🤣 A few years back I was stationed in Korea and had some of the best Asian food I have ever tasted. Since I'm in a landlocked state (Colorado), I have been dying to get good sushi, Korean, Thai, etc. Basically any kind of Asian food as Colorado is so white it parallels snow.

Haha, well it's Vancouver; if Asian is your thing, you're in the right city. Especially if you venture into Richmond; it's basically China.

Anyway, here's 6 of my favorite Asian food spots:

  • Ro Sushi
    Small spot, good prices, good rolls
  • Mega Sushi
    Big sushi rolls, lots of variety, but a little heavy on the sauce
  • Sawasdee
    Amazing Thai food, usually smart to book a table in advance
  • Royal Seoul House Restaurant
    Korean food. Only Korean place I can recall being to, so take that for what it's worth
  • Banana Leaf
    Great food, a little on the pricey side
  • The Eatery
    A wide menu of various awesome foods...though I was dating the owner's niece so I might have gotten better service

If you head into Richmond, there's tons and tons of options. I can't recall any of the good ones, I just went where the girl I was dating at the time suggested.

If you haven't had hotpot, it'd be a great thing to try with a bunch of people.

22 minutes ago, PrincessHeinz57 said:

I can't wait to go to China Town. I have read several articles on Pinterest about the food to try in Vancouver and they all mention China Town. I want to try REAL ramen and find good sushi. I also must try Poutine, but since @LinusTech is a connoisseur of all things Poutine, I want to ask him first. I don't want my first Poutine to be subpar. 

There's so many good poutine places in Vancouver, that serve poutine and poutine only.

La Belle Patate, Mean Poutine, Frenchie's, and Belgian Fries top my list.

21 minutes ago, PrincessHeinz57 said:

So I have heard there are swimming beaches. Are they extremely cold? Anytime I think of Canada, I always think of freezing temps.

Haha, yes. Well, not super super cold, but not warm. Also don't expect nice sand, it's very much really small pebbles.

Don't you live in Seattle? We're not that much farther north. Our beaches will be similar to yours.


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18 hours ago, dizmo said:

Haha, shoulda fed him more peanuts as a small child ;)

Haha, well it's Vancouver; if Asian is your thing, you're in the right city. Especially if you venture into Richmond; it's basically China.

Anyway, here's 6 of my favorite Asian food spots:

  • Ro Sushi
    Small spot, good prices, good rolls
  • Mega Sushi
    Big sushi rolls, lots of variety, but a little heavy on the sauce
  • Sawasdee
    Amazing Thai food, usually smart to book a table in advance
  • Royal Seoul House Restaurant
    Korean food. Only Korean place I can recall being to, so take that for what it's worth
  • Banana Leaf
    Great food, a little on the pricey side
  • The Eatery
    A wide menu of various awesome foods...though I was dating the owner's niece so I might have gotten better service

If you head into Richmond, there's tons and tons of options. I can't recall any of the good ones, I just went where the girl I was dating at the time suggested.

If you haven't had hotpot, it'd be a great thing to try with a bunch of people.

There's so many good poutine places in Vancouver, that serve poutine and poutine only.

La Belle Patate, Mean Poutine, Frenchie's, and Belgian Fries top my list.

Haha, yes. Well, not super super cold, but not warm. Also don't expect nice sand, it's very much really small pebbles.

Don't you live in Seattle? We're not that much farther north. Our beaches will be similar to yours.

He was diagnosed as a baby. 5 months old. Almost died :( I live in Tennessee. We are landlocked. I have only been to beaches in the Carribean and Florida. Thanks for the Poutine suggestions. Time is going by fast. I can't wait to get up there.


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Yea if you havent been to the lower mainland before, and are NOT having access to a car and are not the most bus savvy people should probly find somewhere kind of close to the event. All hotels close by will be expensive, there aren't many houses near the event so air bnbs will be a bit of distance And like someone else said, all the drug addicts are within like a 2-3 block radius so dont go near main and hastings unless you are looking for the CHEAPEST hotel rooms. In that case, there are a few that honestly aren't horrible and are cheap and some hostels if you dont mind that. And honestly even if you do walk through the garbage dump of vancouver (main and hastings) you will usually make it out with all your belongings 

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On 3/14/2019 at 2:40 PM, PrincessHeinz57 said:

He was diagnosed as a baby. 5 months old. Almost died :( I live in Tennessee. We are landlocked. I have only been to beaches in the Carribean and Florida. Thanks for the Poutine suggestions. Time is going by fast. I can't wait to get up there.

Ahhh terrible. Yeah, don't expect awesome beaches, that's not what we have up here at all. They're quite rocky, water is quite cold. Nice on a hot day, though. Vancouver beaches are often packed because they're tiny. Don't go to Wreck beach unless you're down for some nudity.


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I'm travelling from the UK, booked into a hostel called Samesun on Granville Street, near Yaletown I believe. An 18-minute walk from the convention google says. Good reviews and very cheap, and hopefully not too sketchy. If anyone knows the area and can give any advice do let me know. Also if anyone else staying near there or in the vicinity and is heading to the con, it would be great to meet and chill

 

 

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