Who's going, how're you getting around, where are you staying, what venues will you be attending???
Dates: February 12-28, 2010
Where: Vancouver, B.C.
Venues Map Here
Some information from the Seattle Times:
- A major light-rail system to move the tens of thousands of visitors expected to attend the Olympics was completed ahead of schedule and is running smoothly.
- A second daily round-trip Amtrak Cascades train will begin running between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver on Aug. 19th and continue at least through the Olympics.
- Hotel rooms are booking for about $1000/night, double occupancy, through the official booking agency for U.S. visitors, CoSport.
- For more affordable lodging, the Vancouver Board of Parks is opening up beaches and parking lots to RV camping:
About 365 sites will be available at Jericho Beach and Spanish Bank parks, on English Bay near the University of British Columbia. RVs can be a maximum of 30 feet long, said Philip Josephs of the park board. No hookups will be available, but there will be a mobile pump-out service and restrooms are available by the parking lots.
A campsite will cost about $87 a night, including shuttle service to the nearest station of the Canada Line. "No one will want to drive around Vancouver in an RV during the Olympics," said Josephs.
A Web site for reservations is expected to go online within about a week. In the meantime, RVers can e-mail Josephs at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when reservations open up.
Please add your information, comments, photos, etc. to bring us up to speed on these "stealth" Olympics.
Edited by nolo - 8/15/2009 at 01:56 pm GMT