Renting a car from the airport. The web says go to Donald's Market on Hastings and Nanaimo for cheap groceries. Any thoughts or other suggestions and places to go before heading the Whistler for a week?
Also, regarding liquor, do prices differ at Whistler and Vancouver liqour stores?
I wouldn't bother going to Donalds. Hastings and Nanaimo is a clusterfuck. No parking and traffic is always at gridlock. Just stop at the Extra Foods in squamish Extra Foods - Squamish. They're just off the highway and the prices are better than any small local store.
What about getting there from the airport on a Saturday afternoon?
Taking Granville to Seymour to West Georgia to the Trans Canada the best way to go through Vancouver?
I guess it really doesn't matter because I don't mind driving around and seeing things.
Not a bad scenic route through the heart of the city. Not the express way but if it's your first time - once you're into Stanley Park and headed across the Lions Gate... you'll forget about all that gross traffic... unless there's more traffic! But you're from the big smoke, yer prab'ly used to it!
Also, unrelated - McGill over Hastings A L L D A Y U M D A Y.
There is a company that delivers groceries to your cabin/hotel/room whatever so that It is already there when you arrive. I did it..amazing.. Had food, booze, and cigars(for rolling up one of BC's major exports) already stocked in my place.. Not the cheapest route..but if you dont mind paying a lil extra, i highly reccomend it.
I cant remember exactly which company I went through..but here is one I found