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Old 12-31-2012, 09:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Groceries before going to Whistler

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?
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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.
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+1 on Squamish.....I'd buy all the liquor, plus a little extra, before I pulled into Whizzler.
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That's awesome.
Thank you!

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.
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Going from Richmond to North Vancouver is not going to be easy no matter what you do. You might as well just lie back and think of England.

Your way is as good as any.
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That's awesome.
Thank you!

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.
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richmond sucks

north: nothing but residential vancouver with no highway system
south: mASSey tunnel
west: water
east: surrey
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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

Grocery Delivery in Whistler Resort by Creekside Market - Whistler Grocery Store - Deliver Groceries To Your Accommodation Rental

They leave a reciept so you know what everything costed..we split it 5 ways and it was perfect.. food/booze lasted us 5 days for around 60$ per person
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Thanks for the responses. Another question, does anybody know if they have public microwaves in the mountain lodges (not base lodges) and/or free hot water dispensers?
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I stayed at a condo slopeside next to the Wizard lift and it has a full kitchen
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