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tclifford
04-09-2010, 01:29 PM
Just a quick note to tell you how excited I am to see you all in a few days. I leave to begin travel this evening. I know there will be loads of social media interaction at this years show. Be sure to follow @GUA_2010 and @kodakidigprint and use the hashtag #gua2010.

This is going to be great... see you soon

thomas

jstotz
04-09-2010, 04:38 PM
Here is some info I gathered on getting from the airport to the hotel:

Disclaimer: I haven't actually done this before.

First, a google map showing the route via the SkyTrain. It looks like the closest station is City Centre. You can then walk to the hotel which is less than 1/2 a mile.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=vancouver+airport&daddr=sheraton+wall+centre&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&dirflg=r&ttype=dep&date=04%2F09%2F10&time=10:21am&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=&sll=49.263588,-123.138565&sspn=0.213515,0.350189&ie=UTF8&ll=49.276317,-123.117256&spn=0.026683,0.043774&t=h&z=15&start=0

Next, the SkyTrain schedule web page. Note, on the way back from City Centre to the airport, only every other train goes to the airport. The other half go to Richmond.

http://tripplanning.translink.ca/hiwire?.a=iScheduleLookupSearch&LineName=999&LineAbbr=999

or

http://www.translink.ca/en/Rider-Info/Canada-Line/Map-and-Travel-Times.aspx

Skytrain fare info:

http://www.translink.ca/en/Rider-Info/Canada-Line/YVR-AddFare.aspx

It looks like the weekday fare is $3.75 (2 zones) plus the 5$ add-fare for coming from the airport. Weekend's or after 6:30pm, it would be $2.50 + $5. The trip back to the airport doesn't charge the $5 add-fare. Supposedly the fare machines take credit and debit cards.

jstotz
04-09-2010, 05:00 PM
Here is the 10 day forecast for Vancouver.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/CAXX0518

or

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=vancouver%20bc&wuSelect=WEATHER