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IETF 88 Vancouver, BC, Canada November 3-8, 2013

Airport Transportation

Transportation to and from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Arrival Coordination

Arrival Coordination

Departure Coordination

Departure Coordination

Language

Public Transportation and Area Maps

Self-tour

Finding a route in the city with public transportation

Stanley Park Activities and Events

Museums of Vancouver

Other sites of interest

Bike rental

Getting Around (to and from the Meeting Venue)

Exercise

Vancouver Parks Smartphone App

Running Trails:

WalkJogRun Web site

Urban Parks, Seawall and Wilderness Trails

Run the Planet Web site

Hiking:

Vancouver Hiking Trails

Events

ATMs & Money Conversion

The currency of Vancouver, BC, Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD $). There are multiple places at the airport to exchange currency. The Vancouver Airport ICE Currency Exchange are open 24 hours. Locations of ICE Currency Exchange at the airport.

Currency Conversion Tool

ATM Locations Near the IETF 88 Meeting Venue

Self-Service Laundry

Laundry Valet - Coin Laundry and Dry Cleaning

1238 Davie Street

Vancouver, BC V6E 1N3, Canada

+1 604-568-2020

Electrical Plug / Outlet

Electric Plug/Outlet information for Canada

IETF 88 Apple Power Cable and Plug Swap

Electronics

Cellphones / Data

SIM Clue

* From: John R Levine

There's a Tbooth wireless store at 1024 Robson St, roughly halfway between the Hyatt and the Sheraton. They have products from a variety of carriers, see http://www.tboothwireless.ca/

There's also a Rogers dealer at 595 Burrard St, about 1/2 block north of the Hyatt. Rogers is the dominant GSM carrier in Canada.

* From: Larry Kreeger

Last time in Vancouver, I picked up a Fido SIM card at Pepper Wireless in the Royal Centre which is right next door to the Hyatt. You can get there without getting wet (assuming it will be raining in November). I think I had to buy the SIM for $10 and then add another $10 in credits to buy data access. I have no idea if this is a good deal or not.

Data on Fido is $1 for 10MB (24 hour expiration) or $5 for 60MB (7 day expiration). This was enough for me (it helps if you cache your google maps in offline mode first). It was the best deal I saw at the time, but times change! :-)

Miscellaneous Information

RIPE Atlas Probes

Supermarkets

Marketplace IGA - 909 Burrard Street, Vancouver (about two blocks from the IETF 88 Meeting Venue)

Urban Fare - 305 Bute Street, Vancouver

Granville Island Public Market - for fresh local and organic food, as well as homemade products. Also hosts a Farmer's Market on Thursdays.

Restaurants

The IETF 88 Meeting venue is in downtown Vancouver, close to a huge number of restaurants and shops. Some useful links for restaurant searches:

Searching for Vegetarian/Vegan/Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Vancouver

Searching for Halal Restaurants in Vancouver

Searching for Kosher Restaurants in Vancouver

More Restaurants of Vancouver

Food Trucks abound in downtown Vancouver (there is a smartphone app you can download from the app store so you can find the food trucks and when they are open).

Social Event & T-shirt Tickets

Espresso, Coffee, and Tea

Espresso, Coffee, and Tea

Weather

Current Weather for Vancouver, BC, Canada

Photos

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