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Trip from Vancouver to Mission by West Coast Express Train

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Trip from Vancouver to Mission by West Coast Express Train

Hi I'd like to experience the West Coast Express and the furthest destination is Mission City. Anyone can suggest me what to do in Mission City or any interesting stops along West Coast Express Train? We'd like to have sightseeing, parks or zoos preferred, and good restaurants too.

Thanks a lot

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1. Re: Trip from Vancouver to Mission by West Coast Express Train

You know you can't get back again until the next morning, right? Only Westbound in the morning and eastbound in the afternoon.

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2. Re: Trip from Vancouver to Mission by West Coast Express Train

Yea just realized it couple mins ago...

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3. Re: Trip from Vancouver to Mission by West Coast Express Train

No zoos along the route. We don't really have a zoo anywhere in the Metro area. There is the "Greater Vancouver Zoo" but they keep losing their status with the American Association of Zoos and Aquaria because they can't maintain basic animal care standards. I stopped going years ago and so I haven't been recently, but I never hear good stories coming out of that place. If you want a good zoo, you have to go to Woodland Park north of Seattle or the Wild Animal Park in Kamloops.

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4. Re: Trip from Vancouver to Mission by West Coast Express Train

If you enjoy trains (and who doesn't?) the best option is to take the train from downtown Vancouver to Moody Centre station, then take SkyTrain from Moody Centre back to downtown.

Lots of restaurant choices around Moody Centre station if you do a TripAdvisor map search.

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5. Re: Trip from Vancouver to Mission by West Coast Express Train

There is very limited service using the 701 from Mission City back to Coquitlam Centre station

…translink.ca/Public_Timetables/141/tt701.pdf

Personally, I'd either just stay the night out there or get someone to drive a car out.

Totally agree the route along to Port Moody is gorgeous and worth the ride, and its easy to coordinate with Skytrain for the reverse trip, with plenty to do around Rocky Point Park to make the visit worth while

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6. Re: Trip from Vancouver to Mission by West Coast Express Train

Post 3: How can one keep losing status? How many times? Why re-newed each time? Something doesn't add up.

This popular 120 acre park has a lot to see and is in the general area of Mission.

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7. Re: Trip from Vancouver to Mission by West Coast Express Train

They lose accreditation, fix the problem, i.e. put heat in the hippo barn, accreditation is restored, then their heater goes AWOL and they lose accreditation again. Repeat with other animals. Simple pass/fail system that is made public.

Clinics, schools, care homes all can lose accreditation and gain it back when the required fixes are made.

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8. Re: Trip from Vancouver to Mission by West Coast Express Train

The WCE to Moody Centre a good option. Stroll in Rocky Point Park.

Then wander down to Brewer's row, possibly a food truck or two will be in residence...or have fish and chips at Pajo's in the park.Ice Cream at Rocky Point Ice Cream. Dinner in Port Moody at Spacca Napoli, Taps n Taco's, or Henry's (reservation a must for Henry's..great food in a quiet setting)

https://pizzeriaspaccanapoli.com

http://www.henryskitchen.com/index.html

http://www.tapsandtacos.ca

https://bcaletrail.ca/ale-trails/port-moody/

http://rockypointicecream.com

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