Any Vancouverites here?

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Postby MIKExT » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:52 pm

Looks like I'll be living here for at least the summer. I'll be working on Granville street. I've been on the west coast before, but only as far north as the Bay Area.

I may be asking for a miracle here, but is there any decent-ish areas where I could swing a 2 bedroom place with a ~$1800 budget?

Also, where's the best place to find out about shows?

Any general advice / cool shit to do, etc.. would be appreciated.
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Postby JD » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:15 pm

Google Black lab and 333 for shows, and $1800 will get you a nice 2 bedroom anywhere but downtown.

also http://www.rickshawtheatre.com
http://www.straight.com
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Postby RealVile » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:32 pm

Sup dogg? I pay $850 all in for my own lil place, basically one big room I live in with a little kitchen and bathroom, its right on the edge of the city though, but it still only takes about 30 minutes to get downtown.

And yeah Black Lab and 333 are a couple of cool places, 333 just had drug church play. Music scene here is pretty weak though I gotta be honest.
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Postby MIKExT » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:43 am

thanks dawgs. Are there any areas I would outright avoid? And what would be a decent non-downtown place to look if I would be commuting to Granville St?
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Postby MIKExT » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:00 am

Also, I know that the descendents are doing two shows in Vancouver in August. At least there's that.
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Postby JD » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:48 am

Anywhere along the skytrain is ok for an easy commute, but you might end up in a basement apartment . If ya wanna be around a busy strip try searching commercial dr, mt pleasant or kits ( if ya wanna be close to the ocean).
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Postby RealVile » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Yeah Kits is nice, affordable too for what it is and Commercial Drive is awesome. I'd also recommend Main Street but its more bus than train, but honestly this cities so small no where is really cut off.

Look on Craigslist to get an idea of prices, thats how 90% of people find accomodation.
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Postby MIKExT » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:17 pm

sweet, thanks again. I have a car too and they're paying for my way out there, so I guess I won't really need to rely on public transportation, but it's good to know.

A girl in my graduate program is from Vancouver and had recommended Mt. Pleasant, too.
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Postby JD » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:42 pm

MIKExT wrote:sweet, thanks again. I have a car too and they're paying for my way out there, so I guess I won't really need to rely on public transportation, but it's good to know.

A girl in my graduate program is from Vancouver and had recommended Mt. Pleasant, too.


Car is a bonus for getting out hiking, hitting lakes etc, but if your working on granville (downtown side) your not gonna wanna bother unless they are paying for your parking. Craigslist has a lot of scams up, if the place is too good to be true, it is. The vacancy rate is low so its pretty cut throat out there.
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Postby smartlowit » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:31 am

come kick it in bellingham USA
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Postby Roofies Pizza » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:43 am

There's a Vancouver Hardcore Facebook group thats pretty ok if you wanna check that out.
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Postby MIKExT » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:29 am

smartlowit wrote:come kick it in bellingham USA

definitely will be making the trek to Seattle at some point during the summer
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Postby MIKExT » Wed May 03, 2017 2:33 pm

Is Strathcona Park just a terrible idea?
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Postby macho insecurity » Wed May 03, 2017 2:56 pm

Is there a Canada thread at all?

Anyway I'll be in Nanaimo, Vancouver and Kelowna for work in June. Thinking about driving back to Calgary thru the Interior. Is that a reasonable drive? Also-what are must stops along the way.
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Postby eilers » Wed May 03, 2017 3:53 pm

why do NFL players smoke weed if there are rules? wrote:Is there a Canada thread at all?

Anyway I'll be in Nanaimo, Vancouver and Kelowna for work in June. Thinking about driving back to Calgary thru the Interior. Is that a reasonable drive? Also-what are must stops along the way.


I live just outside of Kelowna. If you're driving through the interior there is a lot of hiking, lakes, and outdoorsy type stuff pretty much everywhere. Depending on time I'd suggest hitting up Okanagan & Kal Lake in Kelowna/Vernon. Kal Park in Vernon is good for hiking and cliff jumping. Stop in the Shuswap area, Salmon Arm is probably your best bet.

As you get closer to Calgary the obvious stops are Revelstoke and Banff, assuming you haven't already been there.
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Postby Ryker » Wed May 03, 2017 4:22 pm

why do NFL players smoke weed if there are rules? wrote:Is there a Canada thread at all?

I'm sure stiga made one.
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Postby JD » Wed May 03, 2017 8:46 pm

MIKExT wrote:Is Strathcona Park just a terrible idea?


No, great part of town.
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Postby MIKExT » Fri May 05, 2017 12:05 pm

JD wrote:
MIKExT wrote:Is Strathcona Park just a terrible idea?


No, great part of town.

I was looking at a place near there. A friend from Vancouver said the skytrain around that area may be sketchy because of it being near east hastings?

Also, snagged a descendents ticket for 8/25 :smt026
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Postby MIKExT » Fri May 05, 2017 4:30 pm

What's the word on Adanac street?
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Postby macho insecurity » Fri May 05, 2017 4:39 pm

Heh I'll be in Vancouver for meetings this Monday too. Flying in Sunday. I'll have a rental, but how shitty is parking downtown on a Sunday?
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Postby Wilson Phillips » Fri May 05, 2017 8:16 pm

adanac is tight because it's a bike connector street. will ride on again.
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Postby RealVile » Fri May 05, 2017 9:41 pm

MIKExT wrote:
JD wrote:
MIKExT wrote:Is Strathcona Park just a terrible idea?


No, great part of town.

I was looking at a place near there. A friend from Vancouver said the skytrain around that area may be sketchy because of it being near east hastings?

Also, snagged a descendents ticket for 8/25 :smt026


dont worry about what people say about east hastings, its pretty wild and crawling with drug addicts but it isn't dangerous
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Postby MIKExT » Sat May 06, 2017 9:40 am

RealVile wrote:
MIKExT wrote:
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MIKExT wrote:Is Strathcona Park just a terrible idea?


No, great part of town.

I was looking at a place near there. A friend from Vancouver said the skytrain around that area may be sketchy because of it being near east hastings?

Also, snagged a descendents ticket for 8/25 :smt026


dont worry about what people say about east hastings, its pretty wild and crawling with drug addicts but it isn't dangerous

nice. thanks for the heads up.
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Postby RealVile » Sat May 06, 2017 9:54 am

like with alot of cities its also where all the cool shit is
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Postby savedbythehorn » Sat May 06, 2017 1:21 pm

why do NFL players smoke weed if there are rules? wrote:Heh I'll be in Vancouver for meetings this Monday too. Flying in Sunday. I'll have a rental, but how shitty is parking downtown on a Sunday?


It's like 9:00am on a weekday in downtown Calgary circa 2014. Good luck
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Postby macho insecurity » Sat May 06, 2017 1:32 pm

savedbythehorn wrote:
why do NFL players smoke weed if there are rules? wrote:Heh I'll be in Vancouver for meetings this Monday too. Flying in Sunday. I'll have a rental, but how shitty is parking downtown on a Sunday?


It's like 9:00am on a weekday in downtown Calgary circa 2014. Good luck

I'm from the states so I don't know what that means, but if you mean busy then I'll likely Uber it everywhere.
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Postby Wilson Phillips » Sat May 06, 2017 3:32 pm

well it's also like 2014 cause we don't have uber here
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Postby macho insecurity » Sat May 06, 2017 3:47 pm

Goddamnit lol
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Postby JD » Sat May 06, 2017 10:28 pm

MIKExT wrote:
JD wrote:
MIKExT wrote:Is Strathcona Park just a terrible idea?


No, great part of town.

I was looking at a place near there. A friend from Vancouver said the skytrain around that area may be sketchy because of it being near east hastings?

Also, snagged a descendents ticket for 8/25 :smt026


Strathcona park is close to Hastings , so just don't keep anything of value in your car. Nothing really to worry about.
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Postby DUTCH MASTA KILLA » Sun May 07, 2017 7:09 am

Is there anywhere in Vancouver that's actually safe? I mean I've seen some wild shit happen on Granville, I have a friend who had a gun pulled on him while waiting at a bus stop in Kits, my cousin in East Van says she's had her car broken into lots, and Stanley Park is really dodgy at night.

Not saying Vancouver is this crime ridden city, but it's shitty how people just single out Hastings and Surrey because they're probably the two most economically deprived areas in the lower mainland.
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Postby macho insecurity » Sun May 07, 2017 8:01 am

Vancouver is the Chicago of Canada.
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Postby DUTCH MASTA KILLA » Sun May 07, 2017 8:47 am

Nah that'd be Winnipeg. They even shoot shitty B Movies there when they can't afford to actually shoot it in Chicago, and it's super dodgy.
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Postby Wilson Phillips » Sun May 07, 2017 11:21 am

I lived in Vancouver for 4 years with time split between east van and kits and never had issue. Most people I know have also never had anything happen to them beyond what you might experience anywhere. I would imagine your sample size is too small to draw a real conclusion.
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Postby macho insecurity » Sun May 07, 2017 12:41 pm

Beautiful day to spend here. Goddamn if not for the price of housing, I'd say it's pretty close to my idea of a perfect city.
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Postby DUTCH MASTA KILLA » Sun May 07, 2017 2:26 pm

Wilson Phillips wrote:I lived in Vancouver for 4 years with time split between east van and kits and never had issue. Most people I know have also never had anything happen to them beyond what you might experience anywhere. I would imagine your sample size is too small to draw a real conclusion.

Oh no my point is that it can happen anywhere, people shouldn't just single out certain neighbourhoods.
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Postby MIKExT » Sun May 07, 2017 5:34 pm

Looks like I'll be settling on W 10 St. I'm not too picky as for now I only planning on being here for 4 months. Looking forward to it.
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Postby xledx » Mon May 08, 2017 7:57 am

MIKExT wrote:Looks like I'll be settling on W 10 St. I'm not too picky as for now I only planning on being here for 4 months. Looking forward to it.

My brother recently moved to Vancouver from Edmonton.
He said it really is an awesome City, and he lives quite near Granville.
I will be visiting him next month, let's hangout dude! :D
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Postby JD » Mon May 08, 2017 9:52 pm

MIKExT wrote:Looks like I'll be settling on W 10 St. I'm not too picky as for now I only planning on being here for 4 months. Looking forward to it.


W 10th is a major bike route so you can take that across town in either direction and cover a lot of ground. also your a block off broadway so no matter where you are your close to anything you need. whats the cross st?
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Postby MIKExT » Mon May 08, 2017 10:30 pm

JD wrote:
MIKExT wrote:Looks like I'll be settling on W 10 St. I'm not too picky as for now I only planning on being here for 4 months. Looking forward to it.


W 10th is a major bike route so you can take that across town in either direction and cover a lot of ground. also your a block off broadway so no matter where you are your close to anything you need. whats the cross st?

Waterloo St. I believe.
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Postby JD » Tue May 09, 2017 9:06 pm

MIKExT wrote:
JD wrote:
MIKExT wrote:Looks like I'll be settling on W 10 St. I'm not too picky as for now I only planning on being here for 4 months. Looking forward to it.


W 10th is a major bike route so you can take that across town in either direction and cover a lot of ground. also your a block off broadway so no matter where you are your close to anything you need. whats the cross st?

Waterloo St. I believe.



Close to all Beaches , Wreck beach is the best. The Eatery is a pretty cool sushi spot, tons of food all down Broadway.
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Postby MIKExT » Sun May 14, 2017 5:44 pm

Finally settled in here. Digging it so far. Feels a little smaller than what I was expecting but it's cool nonetheless. Also, what are the good chinese restaurants out of the endless supply? What are some other cool places, especially on Broadway?
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Postby SchlongConnery » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:56 pm

Any good record stores in the city to look up?
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Postby macho insecurity » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:40 pm

SchlongConnery wrote:Any good record stores in the city to look up?

i'm not sure of any in Van, but on Van Island (specifically Victoria) there are quite a few that came recommended.
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Postby Gamblor » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:51 pm

SchlongConnery wrote:Any good record stores in the city to look up?


Audiopile
Neptoon
Red Cat
Beat Street near Gastown is also a good spot if you like hip hop
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Postby RealVile » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:23 pm

if you're lucky you'll bump into nardwar in some of those
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Postby xledx » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:49 pm

Yo! I will be in Vancouver from the 24th up until January 3rd.
Anyone here down to hangout? Any shows around that time?
Also, which record store should I checkout for Punk/HC/Metal stuff?
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Postby Van-Isle Keith » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:11 pm

there's a facebook group called Vancouver Hardcore. lots of stuff happening in that scene these days, i dont go out much any more but i know its poppin off. I suggest tracking that down.


Working on Granville sounds like a nightmare. I dont go "downtown" unless i literally have to (and that's been like... 2-3 times in 2 years)
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Postby macho insecurity » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:12 pm

downtown Vancouver is a horrible place to even bother with a vehicle.
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Postby Van-Isle Keith » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:17 pm

MIKExT wrote:Finally settled in here. Digging it so far. Feels a little smaller than what I was expecting but it's cool nonetheless. Also, what are the good chinese restaurants out of the endless supply? What are some other cool places, especially on Broadway?


Where on Broadway are you?

Bon's at Nanaimo/Broadway is great for a $3 basic breakfast in a dingey diner atmosphere. Bandida's for vegan mexican food (my fav place, but usually busy. Right off Commercial)
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