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ChrisAbajian

Where to stay in Squamish and Vancouver?

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Planning to head up from Seattle this weekend. Wondering

  • Chief campground: crowded, full? Other, better place nearby?
  • Border crossing issues: is driver's license enough?
  • Going to spend a couple nights in Vancouver. Inexpensive places to stay downtown?
  • Smoke bluffs: nice place to go with semi-novice or am I tripping?

Any beta greatly appreciated.

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[*]Chief campground: crowded, full? Other, better place nearby?

 

yes it will be crowded

 

[*]Border crossing issues: is driver's license enough?

it has been in the past, last time I went through with just my license the canuck guards gave me more hassle about me getting back into the states than the US guards

 

[*]Going to spend a couple nights in Vancouver. Inexpensive places to stay downtown?

 

what do you consider inexpensive, unless you know of a hostel down there, everything else i have seen downtown is expensive

 

[*]Smoke bluffs: nice place to go with semi-novice or am I tripping?

yes, there is a lot of good, semi-novice stuff there. just don't trip on the way to the crag.

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Border crossing issues: is driver's license enough?

you can usually get through but count on having to deal with bs, going into immigration/customs and getting your car searched. you're better off bringing a passport or birth certificate if you've got one.

 

as for staying in vancouver, downtown is definitely not cheap. there is a hostel downtown. and another out in jericho. and there are much more affordable motels on the other side of lion's gate bridge.

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