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Old 07-10-2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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Yo! It looks like I am moving back to the Lower Mainland and I hoping that people can share your commute times from some different areas. I will be working right downtown on the east side of Gastown. (No, I won't be selling smack.)

The areas I am curious about are:

Coquitlam (North of Barnett)
North Delta
Ladner
Tsawwassen

Drive or transit. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:34 AM   #2
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Yo! It looks like I am moving back to the Lower Mainland and I hoping that people can share your commute times from some different areas. I will be working right downtown on the east side of Gastown. (No, I won't be selling smack.)

The areas I am curious about are:

Coquitlam (North of Barnett)
North Delta
Ladner
Tsawwassen

Drive or transit. Thanks in advance.
First of all, it's good to hear you're coming back out here.

As far as commute times, it will vary greatly with time of day. For raising a family, I think many people overlook Ladner/Tsawwassen. Many of my co-workers who live there say it's a great place for families but the tunnel is a hassle if you have to travel during peak rush hour times.

North Van? Jump on the Seabus and walk to work.

Heh, the condo next to me is for sale, 5 minute walk to Canada Line and 10 minute ride downtown I'm guessing you want a house though.
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:26 AM   #3
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I would choose Ladner/Tsa over the other's in a heart beat. Or even temporarily Richmond in the vicinity of the Canada Line. You'd have a very easy commute to Gastowns.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:39 PM   #4
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Ladner is mostly good until some stupid people smacks it up around the tunnel, then it turns into a mess. Now before 7:30 or after 9 is the key - anything in between you will see loads of traffic. I used to leave at 9am and it takes me roughly 5 minutes from Hwy10/Hwy17 through the tunnel, same for 7:15am. Don't know how it is over Oak St bridge but I know Knight St Bridge is ok at those times, since most people commute between 7:30-9

And to add - on certain training days where I have to be Downtown by 9, I leave at 8 and usually ends up in the parkade by 8:45 but that was quite a while ago when I last tried - will be doing that for a week come August
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:02 PM   #5
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I will mostly be able to work a bit off peak hours 9:30-10:00 AM start and leave around 6 or 6:30 so that's in my favour. We definitely need to get a house and have some yard.

There will also be lots of driving to Newton area of Surrey as that's where my wife's family live.
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:39 PM   #6
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Ladner to Surrey is a breeze as well in off-peak times. I was recently working out there and my cousin's GF is out there and I really liked it. It would definitely be my choice for yard/family oriented house/community.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:54 PM   #7
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88 views yet and no one commutes from these areas to downtown?
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:34 PM   #8
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I commute to downtown, from downtown.

Commuting is for suckers
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:25 PM   #9
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Commuting is for suckers
I think I'll make a note of this thread and bump it after you have a couple kids and move out to the suburbs

Unless of course you can afford a house right in Vancouver
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:09 AM   #10
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I commute from Port Moody to Gastown for work.
About 35-45 min drive in morning rush.
But you can take the West Coast Express and its 21 mins from Port Moody station to Waterfront and then a 5-10 minute walk to Gastown.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:55 PM   #11
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I think I'll make a note of this thread and bump it after you have a couple kids and move out to the suburbs

Unless of course you can afford a house right in Vancouver
I don't want a house, I want a townhouse. Also, 10 minutes on Skytrain from Burnaby to Downtown is not "commuting"
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:05 PM   #12
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I don't want a house, I want a townhouse. Also, 10 minutes on Skytrain from Burnaby to Downtown is not "commuting"
10 minutes from Burnaby to downtown on the Skytrain? Did they add an express train

Commuting does suck but we all have to make choices. Heck, I worked with a guy who commuted from Moncton New Brunswick to Vancouver for about 5 years
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:42 AM   #13
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Moncton might be the closest place to Vancouver that I can afford a house.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:56 AM   #14
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There's always Burkeville if you don't mind the sound of airplanes
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:01 AM   #15
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Port Coquitlam is afordable for most families and is only a 30 minute ride on the West Coast. The train is a nice way to get downtown, very relaxing. I work in the North Shore so it is too much of a hassle to take a train, seabus and bus to get to work. But I leave PoCo around 5.30am and get to the north shore in 30mins and that is driving down Hastings street.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:21 PM   #16
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Port Coquitlam is afordable for most families and is only a 30 minute ride on the West Coast. The train is a nice way to get downtown, very relaxing. I work in the North Shore so it is too much of a hassle to take a train, seabus and bus to get to work. But I leave PoCo around 5.30am and get to the north shore in 30mins and that is driving down Hastings street.
That's the solid info I was hoping for. Thanks for this. I have a feeling it may end up being PoCo. I wish they added one or two more trains to the schedule. 6:20 PM is pretty early for a last train.

Does anybody live in North Delta? What's that like?

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Old 07-12-2010, 01:19 PM   #17
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That's the solid info I was hoping for. Thanks for this. I have a feeling it may end up being PoCo. I wish they added one or two more trains to the schedule. 6:20 PM is pretty early for a last train.
After 6:20 the traffic is usually pretty light so you can fly out without too much traffic. There is also of course the "train bus" - you pay the same as the WCE but you take a greyhound-esque bus that only stops at the WCE stations.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:45 PM   #18
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If you need to commute to D/T, stick north of the Fraser. You get more options from accessing the Skytrain system, bus and WCE.
From your choices, I'd pick Coquitlam or any tri-cities because WCE >>> all other transit and sure as heck better than driving in on rush hour. It's comfortable, fast, rarely any delays and scenic. The train will drop you off on the Waterfront stn which is a short walk to Gastown.

I'm glad I don't work in d/t vancouver anymore.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:08 PM   #19
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My buddy lives in North Delta, and he likes it. Being a welder, he's all over the lower mainland for work, and ND provides him with quick access to the freeways. He considers it to be the most central location to live, in his price bracket of course.

I'm just off the highway in South Surrey, and I agree with him that it's quite well located. I can be in Richmond in 20 minutes, or hit the freeway down 176th and be in Burnaby in 45 minutes.

However, Gambit makes a good point...

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If you need to commute to D/T, stick north of the Fraser. You get more options from accessing the Skytrain system, bus and WCE.
Agreed.
Commuting across the bridges sucks major donkey nuts. It's not too bad if you have to cross to go to the beach, or visit grandma, but for work it's horrible. Not to mention, it's only a matter of time before the new Port Mann bridge is built, and it's going to cost a fortune to cross...
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:21 PM   #20
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the drive from Poco to downtown is not that bad about 35mins and if you have 2 persons then you get the HOV this helps big time dureing rush hr. only problem liveing in Poco right now is no skytrain yet
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:23 PM   #21
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Traffic from Burnaby (Near Coquitlam) isn't too bad in the morning (6am to 8am). But after work from downtown is hell (4:15pm to 7:00pm). I choose the skytrain, less stress overall.
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I work a 5-minute drive from my house...it's the best.
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:03 PM   #23
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I'm just off the highway in South Surrey, and I agree with him that it's quite well located. I can be in Richmond in 20 minutes, or hit the freeway down 176th and be in Burnaby in 45 minutes.
Steve are we neighbours now? I relocated a month ago to the same area - 172nd & 3rd

Commuting from here is great, until you need to trek across town. Like Steve said, I can be in Richmond in 20 (tunnel traffic pending of course) or in East Langley in 15, Abby in 30.
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:33 PM   #24
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You're a bit further south than I am, but close.

I'm trying to think of where you are. Close to the border, in the flat lands?
Is it a farmhouse? Or did they build new properties out there?
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:34 PM   #25
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I think Coquitlam is looking like our likely destination. I just need real estate to crash in BC.
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