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If all goes well I'm going to Vancouver real soon, like probably next week.

I've never been, and only heard great things about the place.
So I've been reading my lonely planet guide book and doing some research.

But I thought I'd ask for your input on neighborhoods and things to do, places to go, etc.
I've been looking around Kits and Granville for places, I may end up living there a few years.
Also looking for people to fish with. lol.

So, my BC Xterra pals :) What says you?
 

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Welcome! climate wise, not too much different from Oregon. Kits and Granville area is nice, just depened on the type on neighbourhood you want to be in and how deep your pockets are. Are you planning on renting or buying?
 

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Thanks, I'm looking to rent, and all my pockets have holes in them cuz they're not as deep as I wish they were. lol. So affordable is the word. From what I've seen those areas seem reasonable as far as price and safety. Tell me if you know different. My contract is for 1 year with possible extension.


Thx!
 

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Sounds like you need to live closer to my neighborhood, East Van....yay-ya!!
Keep us posted if you're a definite go!
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I got my positive LMO in hand and all necessary papers, I think.
So its up to the CIC once I get to the border.

And if this project is like most of the others, there won't be a lot of play time,
but I'm definitely looking fwd to meeting up and getting out when possible.

Not sure what qualifies as east van, but
I think the office is near pine and Broadway,
so I'd like to be in walking or biking distance.


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Oh yeah, you're right by Earls & Cactus Club Cafe....both good places to eat and get your eye candy on :)
Rent in that nieghbourhood will probably be a but pricey, might be worth looking into Kits Beach area since rent should about the same.
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Well its official: I got my temporary visa and social insurance number! I'm here until they get rid of me.
 

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Yup I'm here. Its a little crazy getting up to speed w this location. But I'm getting there.
 

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Awesome, welcome to beautiful British Columbia :)
I know it's probably quite busy for ya figuring things out and what not.
But, just in case you have time and are interested....there's a couple of us (so far) going wheeling this Sunday.
Just throwing it out there.
Where did you end up getting a place anywho?
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That might be cool, theyve got me some temp housing off of Seymour st. downtown, too much concrete.
But I've got to find a place to live before labor day.
 

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That would be sweet if you can make it :)
As for housing your best bets are craigslist & ads posted in laundry mats!
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That's a good tip. Thanks! ... just need to find some Laundry mats in the areas I want to live. lol.
Oh, I'm also running light on my armor right now, so if its an easy trip theres a better chance.
 
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