Mrs TP - I am always intrigued by the Ikea shuttle from Vancouver Island! How do they fit all the sofas in on the way back?? We moved from Toronto last year and I was relieved to find not one, but two within striking distance. Oh - and yes, would love a meet up! Vancouver or lower mainland would be good.
Darn! The title of the thread pulled me in but I can see you guys are going to go for "West Coast" Canada, which is obviously fine but not gonna work for me at that time of the year. I'm definitely in if you decide to schedule something in Western Canada in the wider sense and/or not in mid-Winter.