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Jacksmania Sun 04-Nov-12 03:44:50

Who's up for a meet-up in BC?
Or Alberta, depending on how many we get.

Sign in here with your location and your preferred meet-up spot!

I'm just east of Vancouver. Anywhere in the Lower Mainland or BC Interior would work for me.

We'll probably have to look at a date in the New Year, but let's start planning now. smile

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 04-Nov-12 03:48:34

Vancouver Island here. I will kill puppies to have an excuse to go to the mainland Ikea.

nooka Sun 04-Nov-12 03:53:07

I come into Vancouver fairly often for work, so could probably work something in around that.

Jacksmania Sun 04-Nov-12 04:06:31

Kill puppies?? How bad could the Island be?? grin

But, if there's no IKEA... ok...

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 04-Nov-12 04:08:09

Well, we have a lot of puppies and no IKEA, in my defense.

WestCoastWinnie Sun 04-Nov-12 04:08:23

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.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 04-Nov-12 04:10:33

I've done it once. You carry what you can and the rest is shipped. At massive expense. All worth it.

WestCoastWinnie Sun 04-Nov-12 04:12:56

DS finally sloped off to bed so time for Netflix and wine ... hope to meet you all soon!

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 04-Nov-12 04:19:10

We've got Dr Who. DD is asleep. All good here. Looking forward to putting faces to names.

Jacksmania Sun 04-Nov-12 15:27:09

Ok, so this month is out for me, as is December.
Shall we plan for January?

VivaLeBeaver Sun 04-Nov-12 15:34:24

Can I pick peoples' brains please about BC?

Does anyone have information about how to get from Vancouver to midway? And also from hope to Vancouver?

I'd prefer to avoid Greyhound as Ill have a cycle with me and they can apparently be funny sometimes about taking a cycle.

Are there trains between these places? Thanks, am struggling to find much info out.

Jacksmania Sun 04-Nov-12 15:38:09

Vancouver to Midway Island?
Wow - no, but I have a travel agent friend I could ask. Will get back to you.

I'm fairly certain that the train passes through Hope, but will check on that, too.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 04-Nov-12 15:55:25

Not midway island, it's just a town/village called midway a bit east of Hope. In the kettle valley. I'm wanting to cycle the kettle valley trail.


VivaLeBeaver Sun 04-Nov-12 15:58:21

Thanks for checking Jacksmania, appreciate it.

Jacksmania Sun 04-Nov-12 16:05:59

Oh FFS I'm an idiot blush
Have just been reading WWII book. Hence jumping to Midway Island.

Jacksmania Sun 04-Nov-12 16:08:17

I've just been looking at the page you linked to - there is a Contact Us tab, with someone to email. I imagine they'd be able to tell you how to get there?

VivaLeBeaver Sun 04-Nov-12 16:08:53

I've just googled Midway Island, no that's not where I want to be! grin

VivaLeBeaver Sun 04-Nov-12 16:10:20

I've emailed the main email address and not had a reply. I'll try some of the individual persons email addresses next.

Jacksmania Sun 04-Nov-12 16:17:46

I've just emailed them for you, as well.

Jacksmania Sun 04-Nov-12 16:18:45

Well, Midway Island could be interesting. grin

VivaLeBeaver Sun 04-Nov-12 16:38:43

Cycling between hope and midway island certainly would be. I'd need shark spray never mind bear spray!

Jacksmania Sun 04-Nov-12 19:05:47

However, cycling around Midway Island would be, as far as I can tell, a short trip grin

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 05-Nov-12 15:32:47

Is everyone good for January? I could do with something to look forward to after Christmas.

Jacksmania Mon 05-Nov-12 18:54:40

Me, too. As far as I can see we have no plans for any weekend in Jan.

lazydog Mon 05-Nov-12 20:18:16

Darn! sad 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. smile

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