Don’t ask why, but I randomly searched to see if there were still tickets for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics coming up in February. Surprisingly, there were, and I gave a fist pump when I saw “available” next to men’s freestyle skiing. That got me thinking, “bet I’m not the only one.” A tornado of mouse clicks and google searches ensued; here’s what I got.
Getting There:Cheapticketlinks.org has a list of budget airlines that fly into Canada: WestJet, CanJet, Flyglobespan, Horizon Air, and US Airway. Don’t forget about alternate airports to fly into: Seattle SeaTac International (SEA), Bellingham International (BLI), or even Abbotsford International (YXX).
Staying There: There’s a great article over at BootsnAll listing and describing numerous hostels in the area. They start at about $18 usd and up. Another great resource is hostelblog.org with a ton more possibilities.
Tickets: You’re going to see the games, right? So you’ll need these. Good news, you can still get your mitts on them. Many of the hockey games still have tickets, and if you aren’t picky about who you watch, you can score $25 dollar tickets. If you want to, and a little bit of me does, grab one of the opening ceremony tickets from $175 to $1,100.
Conclusion: Remember, it’s a huge event, it may cost you some dinero. Act fast, be flexible, and enjoy.
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