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Old 02-18-2018, 06:20 PM   #1
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Pax drop--vancouver

The first ten days of my 5-month summer cruise includes a couple passengers who want to connect at Vancouver with a luxury train trip to Banff (these folks know how to vacation!).

They can probably afford a cab to the station, but I'm looking at possibilities and I'd like one of the locals to advise:

At the upper end of False Creek by the Science World, there are docks for the dragon boat club. Do you think they'd object if I dropped my pax on their dock for the 500 yard stroll to the train station? Using my dinghy, of course, not the big boat. I suppose I can phone them, but thought I'd ask here anyway.

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Old 02-18-2018, 07:00 PM   #2
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Are you sure that's where the train station is?

Pacific Central Station and Rocky Mountaineer Station seem to be located on the other side of downtown Vancouver, near the cruise ship docks;

https://www.rockymountaineer.com/pla...tion-locations

**Never mind...you're right.**

I was thinking of Waterfront Station...
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Are you sure that's where the train station is?


**Never mind...you're right.**

I was thinking of Waterfront Station...
Well, I was almost right; I was drawing on my experience riding into town from Seattle. Looks like there is a separate terminal next door for the "Mountaineer".
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No issue there is a dinghy dock for the village
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:23 PM   #5
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No issue there is a dinghy dock for the village
Excellent. That's the sort of insight I was seeking

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I'd use a cab. Its quite a hike with luggage. I dropped my brother there after berthing at Fisherman's Wharf (a great place to stay IMO). I had a car, but if you are putting them in a cab its not that much more.

Don't feed 'em much the day or two beforehand. That train trip is all about gourmet food on-board, best if they are hungry already!
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I'd use a cab.

Don't feed 'em much the day or two beforehand. That train trip is all about gourmet food on-board, best if they are hungry already!
Good advice. I just found out their fare includes "transfers", so this becomes a non-issue. I will probably try for a recip at the Rowing Club. If that doesn't work out, Fishermen's.
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