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« on: October 21, 2010, 09:47 PM »

So on Halloween I am heading up to Vancouver BC... and I'll be there through the 3rd. The hubby is going to a huge geek convention for software devs... and I am coming for the fun of it. So, I need some suggestions about where one might fly up there.

I'm taking 4 very packable kites with me. Smiley

Thanks in advance!

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 10:34 PM »

Garry Point Park. A great place to fly a kite!
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 03:40 AM »

Can't personally vouch for it but if I was in Vancouver I would head over to Vanier Park, the home field of Ray Bethell, I've been watching Ray since 1989 and am still not tired of seeing him, we have in fact driven 3 hours each way to a festival just because Ray was going to be there. One of the best entertainers and a genuinely warm person.

Since your new to kiting I don't know if you've met Ray yet, here's a couple of vids on youtube.

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 08:14 AM »

I'm from Vancouver and agree to the above two locations.  Vanier park is in the heart of the city near Granville island and has a great view of the mountains the Bay and downtown.

Gerry park is a bit of a drive from downtown but supposedly is a great location for flying too.
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 08:48 AM »

Also a Vancouver flyer and both locations get high marks from me. A few things...

Vanier is useless for the most part if the wind isn't coming from the west, however, the scenery can not be beat. Beware of parking, use the boat ramp launching lot to the east of the Planetarium, it's far cheaper.

Garry Point is much more flexible with regards to wind direction and usually has some flyers out on the weekends as well.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 09:10 AM »

You guys are SO awesome... I can't hardly stand waiting...lol I want to be on vacation... and I want to come fly BC... I'm starting in the SF Bay area, and will be flying Half Moon Bay??? and any other place I can find.

Hi... my name is victrinia... and I am a kite addict.  Huh

Warmly,

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2010, 09:13 AM »

Also... I'm staying at:

The Plaza 500 Hotel

500 W 12th Ave

Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M2

Are any of these suggestions relativly close to this location? Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2010, 10:26 AM »

Vanier Park is 4km heading North East

Garry Point is 20.2 km heading South

The extra haul to Garry Point might be worth it if Rip (Ricardo) is out and about.  You might be able to swing a free buggy ride.  Smiley

This is Rip and Maria taking a run at the tandem speed record (and succeeding  Huh ) at NABX/Ivanpah (LV) this year.

1 Pilot 1 Buggy 1 Passenger - Speed Record "NABX 2010"


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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2010, 10:32 PM »

So what is a km closer to... a foot or a mile? ...lol

(Sorry... couldn't resist.)  Cool

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 12:04 AM »

So what is a km closer to... a foot or a mile? ...lol


I guess that all depends on how big your feet are  Huh  Ba Dum Chhh

Cheesy

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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2010, 01:03 PM »

It's a nice day today, I'll be down at Garry Point this afternoon.
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2010, 01:46 PM »

I will be with you in spirit skb™.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2010, 05:55 PM »

We had very light winds, but it was T-shirt warm and sunny. I dug out the A Little Pizazz (designed by Dick Barnes) that I made quite a while ago and had fun playing in the pond with it.
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