2010 Winter Olympics.... HELP!
Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:28 AM
So BC girls recommendations please! We are going for at least a week, possibly 2 weeks. I do not want to stay at Whistler. I really want to be downtown, like yaletown or I'd even do point grey. We are going to go to a few events (mens slalom, mens halfpipe and ariel skiing) and then lots of hockey. Plus I love Vancouver and really want to be downtown. i've even looked into renting a house in North Vancouver, i could deal w/ that. I just don't want to spend a fortune, and by fortune I mean the $3000/night I keep seeing. Of course how great would it be to only pay like$100 per night, HA! But really we're looking at around $1000/week. Is this doable? Do i need to rethink this? I want to keep the money spent to a min cause we're taking a month trip to Africa (cape town to cairo) next summer and need LOTS of money for that trip! I brought this up while having dinner w/ Joes parents tonight and they jumped on and want to go so they of course are paying for the accomodations, but he doesn't want to spend much so Joe and i will be picking up the rest.
We're driving cause it's only a 9 hour drive although w/ olympics the border will be a nightmare! Have any of you heard of deals on event tickets, or on buying multiple tickets to different events?
Any advice would be great!
Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:12 AM
even tho you said you plan on driving, you never know.
Posted 23 March 2009 - 06:32 PM
The hardest part thus far is finding accomodation w/out spending a FORTUNE! Hotels are booked. There are a few rooms but if you search they are charging $3600 per night.... at the holiday inn!!!! Thats ok cause I really want a vacation rental cause we usually cook for ourselves when we go somewhere. We'll eat out a few times. I've found some rentals that are around $300 per night which is average for Van but they want a min of 2 weeks and we're really only thinking of 1 week right now.
Posted 24 March 2009 - 03:10 PM
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:37 PM
It seems like alot of the locals are actually leaving for the olympics!
My ex is one of my best friends and he lives in Van. his parents live in north van and they have a home in palm springs but they haven't decided if they are going to come home fro the olympics or stay in palm springs. and i just can't fathom spending $7000+ just for lodging for the week and a half, plus tickets to everything, etc. But i've wanted to go for YEARS to this olympics so i'm pretty set on it and the biggest thing I want to go to is the US-Canada hockey game which is gonna cost me at least another $1500 for just tickets.
We are in need of all the help we can get! LOL
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