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Title: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on August 26, 2015, 07:05:55 AM
Here are the seating assignments for the Filming Location Tour on Monday 12th September. The lists will also be posted on the Gatecon notice board in the hotel foyer.

Each bus is colour coded so please make a note of the bus you have been assigned. The person highlighted in gold on each bus is the Bus Mom. The Bus Mom has volunteered to watch over the bus and to ensure everyone knows how long they have at each stop. However you are responsible for being back onboard at the correct time as the bus will NOT be able to wait.

The Bus Mom will be holding up a Gatecon card that matches your bus colour. There will be a similar card in the bus window so you will know which is your bus throughout the tour.

Packed lunches will be available to collect from 8am but please do not leave it until the last minute to get yours - again the buses will depart on time at 9am. Please head for the lunch collection table that matches your bus colour.

We have managed to seat everyone who requested to be together on the same bus, but we cannot make any further changes to the seating assignments.

If you have paid for a ticket but you do not see your name on the lists please let me know ASAP.

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Tour is FULL and bookings are closed. I will post the seating assignments in due course. They will also be posted in the hotel foyer on Wednesday


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PC - any activity marked PC means that it takes place Pre-Convention
OE - any activity marked OE is an Optional Extra and involves the purchase of a ticket add-on
FE - any activity marked FE means Free Entry and is included in your main convention ticket

The Vancouver Location Tour - OE

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Our ever-popular filming location tour will take place on Monday 12th September and is an all-day activity. You will be taken to many of the locations used in Stargate and some of the other shows filmed in the city, including a pit stop outside the Bridge Studios. Packed lunch included. Full itinerary details to follow

LIGHTS, CAMERA....BUS

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Our ever-popular Vancouver Sightseeing Tour is making a welcome return to The Homecoming on Monday 12th September 2016

Unfortunately we can no longer provide a studio tour like the good old days (yes, Gatecon was the first ever convention granted access to bring groups to Bridge Studios to visit the SGC set), however we can include a drive out to the studios as part of our filming location tour of the city.

The full itinerary is still being worked on with the bus company but you can expect to visit many well-known buildings and locations used during the course of the show including the Plaza of Nations, Bloedel Conservatory, Steveston, Seaforth Armory and much more.

A packed lunch will also be provided, from the selection listed below, with Stanley Park being the most likely lunch-time stop. Please note, although this is primarily a driving tour, there will be a few stops en route for bathroom breaks or where the location permits. Each bus will have a Bus Mom (or Dad) seated at the front who will be looking out for everyone - but if you do go wandering off it is your responsibility to be back on board in time as the bus will not be able to hold on for you.

The tour company has insurance that covers the time spent on the buses. Persons on the tour are responsible for their own safety when on foot at the stops en route. Neither International Stage Lines nor Gatecon can be held responsible for any injuries sustained whilst off the buses during the tour.

But wait, there's more!

Question : When is a bus tour more than just a bus tour?
Answer : When your tour guide is none other than Walter Harriman himself, Gary Jones.

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Gary will be joining you on the tour, dressed as Walter, and will be able to provide some interesting, and no doubt humorous, insights into the locations used in his home town. Gary will spend time on each bus during the day, approximately equal amount of time per bus, unless he has to head off early for work.

The ticket price for the Filming Location Tour, including packed lunch, is US$65

Lunchbox options:
Please note you will choose your lunch when the tickets go on sale

Choose from our selection of classic sandwiches and we'll include a side salad and dessert bar or square. All lunch boxes are labeled in a clear container to showcase the meal and include a paper napkin, salt, pepper and cutlery pack. Fresh fruit kebab will replace the bar/square in the gluten-free lunch box.


Ham Sandwich
Black Forest ham, cheddar cheese, field greens, tomato, cucumber, onion jam and Dijon mayonnaise (mixed breads)

Chicken Salad Sandwich
Oven roasted chicken and red onions infused with French tarragon and lemon zest, topped with cucumbers, field greens and Dijon mayonnaise
(served on a croissant)

Vegetarian Sandwich
Roasted vegetables tossed in a walnut pesto, parmesan cheese, alfalfa sprouts and a hummus spread (vegan available with cheese removed)
(mixed breads)

(Gluten-free options are also available for the sandwiches above)
or

House Greens Salad
Wild organic greens, shredded carrot, cucumber, grape tomatoes, shredded beets, toasted pumpkin seeds, house honey balsamic dressing

We now have more details of the itinerary for the city tour - apologies for the delay.

Before you read the itinerary please read the proviso : all locations mentioned are dependant upon traffic delays and local conditions on the day, including locations being off limits should filming be taking place.

There may also be extra drive-by locations added between now and the tour.


THE ITINERARY

Stops are planned at the following locations:

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Drive-by locations will include:

Each bus will have a bus mom who is there to make sure everyone knows when to be back on board for departure from each stop. Please do keep an eye on the time and make sure you are back at the bus in good time for departure as it may not be able to wait for you (ask Mike Amowitz!!). The buses must be back at the hotel on time.

We will be including wristbands for the tour (and the other events - banquet & cruise) in your welcome pack so please remember to wear it on the day.

You will be given an information sheet for the tour on board the bus.
Tips for the drivers are always encouraged if you feel inclined.
Packed lunches will be available to pick up in the hotel reception area from 8am.

I will post the list of bus allocations on here nearer the time. These will also be posted on the Gatecon notice board in hotel reception. If you requested to sit with friends on a certain bus we will try to accommodate everyone. We cannot accept any new seating requests now.

The plan is for Gary Jones to spend time aboard each bus during the course of the day. He will try to spend a roughly equal amount of time on each although this cannot be guaranteed. He will mingle with everyone during the stops of course.

A huge thank you to Lorna for putting together the route for us including driving it on more than one occasion to get the timings right.


Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Red on September 16, 2015, 01:43:10 PM
Has anyone thought of contacting Lynn Smith about participating ??  She used to work the tours for the "other" conventions.  I was her "sheepdog" and I know she always enjoyed the opportunity to talk about the show and her work. 
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Stargategirl on September 18, 2015, 05:22:21 PM
Definitely signing up for the film location bus tour!
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Brenda on September 20, 2015, 06:56:27 PM
I went on the one they had in 2008. Was a nice time though we didn't get to get out to explore too much. I remember stopping in Stevenson, Burnaby Mountain and maybe a couple other places.

Two years later I was back for a different con and a group of us rented a car, found a map online and did our own location tour. We saw Jack's cabin, Sam's house and tons of other places that were too cool to describe.

Next year I'll be going with a first-timer and we may have to do this tour. She's never seen Vancouver nor any Stargate-related sites. She's really going to get a kick out of it. Can't wait to see her expression. :)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Stargategirl on September 22, 2015, 11:30:53 PM
Just a quick question. Will the pickup/dropoff point be the Sheraton or at another location?
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on September 23, 2015, 02:09:44 AM
Just a quick question. Will the pickup/dropoff point be the Sheraton or at another location?

The area outside Starbucks at the Sheraton
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Marta_227 on September 23, 2015, 04:25:18 AM
I went on the one they had in 2008. Was a nice time though we didn't get to get out to explore too much. I remember stopping in Stevenson, Burnaby Mountain and maybe a couple other places.

Two years later I was back for a different con and a group of us rented a car, found a map online and did our own location tour. We saw Jack's cabin, Sam's house and tons of other places that were too cool to describe.

Next year I'll be going with a first-timer and we may have to do this tour. She's never seen Vancouver nor any Stargate-related sites. She's really going to get a kick out of it. Can't wait to see her expression. :)

... I was actually thinking about going with the bus, bhut since I don't know which places they'll show us I'm a bit uncertain... I really really want to see Jack's cabin *sighs*

So @Brenda sorry to bother you, I didn't understand, will you go with the organized bus tour or you gonna rent a car? In case you rent it and do your own tour would there be the possibility for me to join you and your friend (I'm a first time too) and the gas costs etc?

Is anyone interest in doing 'our own' tour? It would be reaaaaaaly fun!
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: sggirlky on September 23, 2015, 04:39:54 AM
I went on the one they had in 2008. Was a nice time though we didn't get to get out to explore too much. I remember stopping in Stevenson, Burnaby Mountain and maybe a couple other places.

Two years later I was back for a different con and a group of us rented a car, found a map online and did our own location tour. We saw Jack's cabin, Sam's house and tons of other places that were too cool to describe.

Next year I'll be going with a first-timer and we may have to do this tour. She's never seen Vancouver nor any Stargate-related sites. She's really going to get a kick out of it. Can't wait to see her expression. :)
.   I will be there to amuse my tour guide, expressions and all ;)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Mags on September 23, 2015, 12:52:51 PM
I went on the one they had in 2008. Was a nice time though we didn't get to get out to explore too much. I remember stopping in Stevenson, Burnaby Mountain and maybe a couple other places.

Two years later I was back for a different con and a group of us rented a car, found a map online and did our own location tour. We saw Jack's cabin, Sam's house and tons of other places that were too cool to describe.

Next year I'll be going with a first-timer and we may have to do this tour. She's never seen Vancouver nor any Stargate-related sites. She's really going to get a kick out of it. Can't wait to see her expression. :)

... I was actually thinking about going with the bus, bhut since I don't know which places they'll show us I'm a bit uncertain... I really really want to see Jack's cabin *sighs*

So @Brenda sorry to bother you, I didn't understand, will you go with the organized bus tour or you gonna rent a car? In case you rent it and do your own tour would there be the possibility for me to join you and your friend (I'm a first time too) and the gas costs etc?

Is anyone interest in doing 'our own' tour? It would be reaaaaaaly fun!

Not like you can't do both. :D
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: nonnie88 on September 23, 2015, 01:26:50 PM
Are there a set amount of spaces for the tour?
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on September 23, 2015, 01:52:56 PM
I have up to four coaches reserved for us. Hoping to fill at least three, but can get more if needed.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: nonnie88 on September 23, 2015, 02:38:12 PM
I have up to four coaches reserved for us. Hoping to fill at least three, but can get more if needed.

Sweeeeeet!
Pretty sure my mum is up for this... I think it is just so she can see me fangirl like an idiot and catch it on camera... Oh dear!!
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Marta_227 on September 23, 2015, 04:23:32 PM
I went on the one they had in 2008. Was a nice time though we didn't get to get out to explore too much. I remember stopping in Stevenson, Burnaby Mountain and maybe a couple other places.

Two years later I was back for a different con and a group of us rented a car, found a map online and did our own location tour. We saw Jack's cabin, Sam's house and tons of other places that were too cool to describe.

Next year I'll be going with a first-timer and we may have to do this tour. She's never seen Vancouver nor any Stargate-related sites. She's really going to get a kick out of it. Can't wait to see her expression. :)

... I was actually thinking about going with the bus, bhut since I don't know which places they'll show us I'm a bit uncertain... I really really want to see Jack's cabin *sighs*

So @Brenda sorry to bother you, I didn't understand, will you go with the organized bus tour or you gonna rent a car? In case you rent it and do your own tour would there be the possibility for me to join you and your friend (I'm a first time too) and the gas costs etc?

Is anyone interest in doing 'our own' tour? It would be reaaaaaaly fun!

Not like you can't do both. :D

True that... I'll have to check with my wallet though XD
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Highlander II on September 23, 2015, 07:44:00 PM

Not like you can't do both. :D

True that... I'll have to check with my wallet though XD

Those silly wallets!  Always ruining a good time when they hide all the cash! =)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Marta_227 on September 24, 2015, 02:48:14 AM

Not like you can't do both. :D

True that... I'll have to check with my wallet though XD

Those silly wallets!  Always ruining a good time when they hide all the cash! =)

So it *doesn't* happen only to me! It makes me feel better y'know? They think they are funny but it's really not! XD
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Brenda on September 24, 2015, 07:54:06 AM
I went on the one they had in 2008. Was a nice time though we didn't get to get out to explore too much. I remember stopping in Stevenson, Burnaby Mountain and maybe a couple other places.

Two years later I was back for a different con and a group of us rented a car, found a map online and did our own location tour. We saw Jack's cabin, Sam's house and tons of other places that were too cool to describe.

Next year I'll be going with a first-timer and we may have to do this tour. She's never seen Vancouver nor any Stargate-related sites. She's really going to get a kick out of it. Can't wait to see her expression. :)

... I was actually thinking about going with the bus, bhut since I don't know which places they'll show us I'm a bit uncertain... I really really want to see Jack's cabin *sighs*

So @Brenda sorry to bother you, I didn't understand, will you go with the organized bus tour or you gonna rent a car? In case you rent it and do your own tour would there be the possibility for me to join you and your friend (I'm a first time too) and the gas costs etc?

Is anyone interest in doing 'our own' tour? It would be reaaaaaaly fun!

I don't see it being a problem. Not hard to get a temporary Canadian drivers license and renting the mini van we had that day worked out to be about $20-25 each (there was 7 of us that day) if I remember correctly. It really depends though on my friend and what she wants to do and how much the bus tour works out to be.

I've heard there is a Plan A and a Plan B per Richard as to when bookings for the tour will take place. 

Plan A: Main event ticket with add-ons
Plan B: Main event ticket without add-ons; Sale of add-ons will begin at a later date

If the tickets for the bus tour go on sale during the main event sale we may just wait. Getting the money together for the event may be enough for now. Will let you know!

Here's a pic of when we visited Jack's cabin.
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Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on September 24, 2015, 08:46:30 AM
We are leaning towards Plan B right now...add ons come later. Otherwise poeple are going to spend so long adding things and choosing meals etc that they risk missing the ticket by the time they complete checkout.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Marta_227 on September 24, 2015, 09:08:52 AM
We are leaning towards Plan B right now...add ons come later. Otherwise poeple are going to spend so long adding things and choosing meals etc that they risk missing the ticket by the time they complete checkout.

Yeah you're right :D This way is gonna be easier for everyone  ;D

So I'll save my question about the bus tour for when the ticket will actually go on sale =)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Brenda on September 24, 2015, 11:18:13 AM
We are leaning towards Plan B right now...add ons come later. Otherwise poeple are going to spend so long adding things and choosing meals etc that they risk missing the ticket by the time they complete checkout.

Never thought about the time constraints when adding all the extra add-ons before check out.

Thanks for going with the second option! :D
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Mags on September 24, 2015, 09:43:58 PM
We are leaning towards Plan B right now...add ons come later. Otherwise poeple are going to spend so long adding things and choosing meals etc that they risk missing the ticket by the time they complete checkout.

I think this would be the best way to go to help with everyone's money situation.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: +ChangesAT on September 24, 2015, 11:10:05 PM
I love that Gatecon is thinking of all the different types of funding availability for attendees! Not everyone can put things on credit cards or just pay it right away! This is much appreciated! Can't wait for the tour though!
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Rincewind on September 28, 2015, 03:59:33 AM
Hi,
how much will this tour be?
Did I overlook it?
Or is it too early to say?
How about an estimate?

Thanks
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on September 28, 2015, 12:02:50 PM
Hi, yes still a little too early but will be releasing the tour details very soon
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: StargateGazer on October 03, 2015, 11:11:32 PM
I am so all in (+1). What an awesome way to see filming locations PLUS be with awesome gaters (I really wish my iPhone would stop autocorrecting gaters to haters lol). Freakin out about tomorrow already. Anyone else?!?!  :o :-\
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: +ChangesAT on October 04, 2015, 12:13:59 AM
I am so all in (+1). What an awesome way to see filming locations PLUS be with awesome gaters (I really wish my iPhone would stop autocorrecting gaters to haters lol). Freakin out about tomorrow already. Anyone else?!?!  :o :-\

No better way than to tour locations with others that will fully understand your "oh oh oh it's it's the place!!" and "I'm actually OMG here OMG" with all the hyperventilation, squees, and questions from others of "will you take me picture!"

I'm freakin out!!
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: StargateGazer on October 04, 2015, 12:19:59 AM
I am so all in (+1). What an awesome way to see filming locations PLUS be with awesome gaters (I really wish my iPhone would stop autocorrecting gaters to haters lol). Freakin out about tomorrow already. Anyone else?!?!  :o :-\

No better way than to tour locations with others that will fully understand your "oh oh oh it's it's the place!!" and "I'm actually OMG here OMG" with all the hyperventilation, squees, and questions from others of "will you take me picture!"

I'm freakin out!!

Hahaha.... SO TRUE. I went on a tour like this at Warner Brothers Studios with 20+ or so fans before a taping of The Big Bang Theory and we all lost our minds. HILLARIOUS. Can't think of a better way to see it all!!! 
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Comtraya on October 04, 2015, 05:58:46 AM
I'm rewatching SG and yesterday was an episode with Tollana.... I couldn't stop smiling and thinking..."I've been there".  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Atlantia on October 04, 2015, 09:41:37 AM
I'm rewatching SG and yesterday was an episode with Tollana.... I couldn't stop smiling and thinking..."I've been there".  ;D ;D ;D

I remember going there. Then we walked to Horizons and had lunch.  8)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: admaggies on October 05, 2015, 04:22:23 PM
The Filming location tour is always my favorite; wouldn't miss it for anything!  :-*
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: awmoore on October 07, 2015, 03:43:32 PM
Hmm... the filming tour is the 12th... and my potential roommate is checking out on the 12th... I may have to befriend one of you to stow away my luggage for that afternoon ;)

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Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on October 07, 2015, 07:23:35 PM
Hmm... the filming tour is the 12th... and my potential roommate is checking out on the 12th... I may have to befriend one of you to stow away my luggage for that afternoon ;)

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The hotel should be willing to hold it for you
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: awmoore on October 07, 2015, 08:12:53 PM
The hotel should be willing to hold it for you

Oh that is good to know... Then I think I'm set!
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: nonnie88 on October 08, 2015, 04:28:03 AM
Hmm... the filming tour is the 12th... and my potential roommate is checking out on the 12th... I may have to befriend one of you to stow away my luggage for that afternoon ;)

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Pretty sure we are checking out on the 13th, we would be happy to keep your bags in our room if you like :)!
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: awmoore on October 08, 2015, 05:19:05 AM
Pretty sure we are checking out on the 13th, we would be happy to keep your bags in our room if you like :)!

Comtraya! I think I'll take you up on that!

(http://i.imgur.com/tva5h4Z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: nonnie88 on October 08, 2015, 10:11:23 AM
Pretty sure we are checking out on the 13th, we would be happy to keep your bags in our room if you like :)!

Comtraya! I think I'll take you up on that!

(http://i.imgur.com/tva5h4Z.jpg)

Not a problem at all :D!
Will obviously plan stuff nearer the time... We are going on the tour as well :)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Comtraya on October 12, 2015, 04:20:39 PM
Pretty sure we are checking out on the 13th, we would be happy to keep your bags in our room if you like :)!

Comtraya! I think I'll take you up on that!


Someone called?  ;D ::)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: +ChangesAT on October 12, 2015, 04:42:24 PM
Pretty sure we are checking out on the 13th, we would be happy to keep your bags in our room if you like :)!

Comtraya! I think I'll take you up on that!


Someone called?  ;D ::)


Hahahaha! He was soo funny! At first he drove me nuts but after watching the series a few times he grew on me :D
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: joy_jla on December 06, 2015, 03:59:59 PM
Unless I'm missing it...What is the date of the bus tour?
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: gatetraveler on December 06, 2015, 05:52:08 PM
I registered via email for the film location tour. Can't miss Gary!
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: gatetraveler on December 06, 2015, 06:12:04 PM
Unless I'm missing it...What is the date of the bus tour?

Monday Sept 12, 2016  :)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: nonnie88 on December 07, 2015, 10:54:03 AM
I registered via email for the film location tour. Can't miss Gary!

Hiya :)!
Its gonna be on the Monday... which is the 12th September :)!
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Barbara on December 07, 2015, 02:08:50 PM
Ack, my sister and I are leaving Vancouver Monday (early afternoon).  Bummer.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: +ChangesAT on December 09, 2015, 10:05:40 PM
Soo excited for this!!!! Question though, I don't see information regarding whether or not the bus is wheelchair accessible?? I want to guess that it is, as most charter buses are these days but wanna double check first as my best-friend uses a power wheelchair and it would be awesome to do this together as we can't do the cruise.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on December 10, 2015, 05:50:56 PM
Soo excited for this!!!! Question though, I don't see information regarding whether or not the bus is wheelchair accessible?? I want to guess that it is, as most charter buses are these days but wanna double check first as my best-friend uses a power wheelchair and it would be awesome to do this together as we can't do the cruise.

I just checked with them, and they are able to store collapsible chairs but cannot take chairs into the main cabin unfortunately.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on December 11, 2015, 01:00:19 PM
The bus tour is now currently full but we are operating a waiting list. I f we get enough names on the list we will look at adding an extra bus so please click on the link to add yourself to the waiting list

WAITING LIST for the FILMING LOCATION TOUR (http://eepurl.com/bJroBr)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: +ChangesAT on December 13, 2015, 10:02:38 PM
Soo excited for this!!!! Question though, I don't see information regarding whether or not the bus is wheelchair accessible?? I want to guess that it is, as most charter buses are these days but wanna double check first as my best-friend uses a power wheelchair and it would be awesome to do this together as we can't do the cruise.

I just checked with them, and they are able to store collapsible chairs but cannot take chairs into the main cabin unfortunately.

Guess I'm not going cause my friend has a power chair and we can't leave it behind and she can't walk put the stairs. I also didn't email in time, oh well more money for photo and autographs!
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on December 14, 2015, 06:14:53 AM
We are now able to lay on an extra bus due to the number of people on the waiting list. Evereryone who had joined the waiting list has now been transferred onto the main reservations list so you need do nothing else until January when tickets go on sale.

This means we do have a limited number of spaces left on the new bus so please go to the following link to reserve a place

RESERVATIONS for the FILMING LOCATION TOUR (http://eepurl.com/bIL_uz)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Shipwreck on December 14, 2015, 04:45:02 PM
Quick question - I signed up on that mailing list for the cruise and this bus tour. I received confirmations of both.

However, a couple of days ago, I received an update from the mailing list for the cruise... But no new messages concerning this bus tour. Just wanna make sure nothing has been sent out - I don't want to be left off despite me subscribing to that list for the bus tour....
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on December 14, 2015, 05:08:10 PM
No you haven't missed anything.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Shipwreck on December 15, 2015, 09:54:57 AM
Ok, thanks.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on January 01, 2016, 01:02:01 PM
Latest info on the payment for filming location reservations due to be released in the next 24 hours.

Please note we currently have just ten seats left on the tour - we will not be able to add any more buses to the Monday excursion after that.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Marta_227 on January 03, 2016, 07:09:59 AM
Quick question: is there an idea of the itinerary yet?

Because there is one location in particular I'm really really interested in (O'Neill's cabin) and if it's not on the plan I might save the tour money and opt for an additional photo/autograph

Thanks  :D
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on January 03, 2016, 12:23:46 PM
Here is the most recent update for the location tour bookings:

Add-ons - The Latest (http://www.gatecon.com/forum/index.php?topic=96.msg2054#msg2054)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Shipwreck on January 05, 2016, 03:44:45 PM
Here is the most recent update for the location tour bookings:

Add-ons - The Latest (http://www.gatecon.com/forum/index.php?topic=96.msg2054#msg2054)

Ok. I did sign up for the mailing lists, but got nothing recently. Did a message go out?
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: SamC on January 06, 2016, 04:52:57 PM
Please note we currently have just ten seats left on the tour - we will not be able to add any more buses to the Monday excursion after that.

I have to wait for my ticket confirmation (bought it right now). Is there a chance that I get my ticket/seat number before the tour is fully booked? I want to go necessarily.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on January 06, 2016, 05:37:26 PM
Hi Irena,

I'll go and get your confirmation out to you now 😬
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: SamC on January 07, 2016, 12:29:33 AM
I'll go and get your confirmation out to you now 😬

Perfect! Thanks a lot and see you in September! :D :D
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on February 01, 2016, 01:41:19 PM
For everyone on the city tour reservations list:

The payments for the filming location tour reservations are now live - just head to the gatecon.com/members area and sign in to find your ticket/s.

The caterers doing the lunch boxes have said they are happy to provide gluten-free options on both the chicken and ham sandwiches. The house salad is already gluten-free, and on gluten-free lunch boxes they will replace the bar with a freshly prepared fruit kebab.

If you require gluten-free please choose that option from the drop-down menu and then let me know which sandwich you would like.

The reservations link will be taken offline for two weeks until we know how many reservations are still required. The city tour waiting list will come into effect in the meantime.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: gatetraveler on February 01, 2016, 04:25:30 PM
I bought my ticket. I noticed the extra choices on the menu. I wished there was an option for "without onions".
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: kourts42080 on February 02, 2016, 06:52:38 PM
Hi,

I am trying to add my name to the waiting list but the link does not work, is anyone else having this problem?

Kourts
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on February 02, 2016, 08:22:18 PM
Hi,

I am trying to add my name to the waiting list but the link does not work, is anyone else having this problem?

Kourts

I'll take a look at it in the morning and get it fixed. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on February 04, 2016, 07:19:46 AM
Waiting List link should be working now
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: unicorn on February 14, 2016, 09:43:49 AM
As someone who does not get to Vancouver very often this will probably be the only time to get to see Jack's cabin.  It will be such a disappointment if it is not included in the tour. In order of Stargate priorities for me and a few others from overseas:
Jack's cabin.... it is just so iconic to the whole programme
Sam's house .... can't forget Orlin building a stargate in the basement
Stanley Park.... so many flowers and trees!


The rest I don't really mind... whatever is left,  take me where ever you like.... I will have seen Jack's cabin so will go home happy  ;) 8)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Krisz on February 14, 2016, 04:53:09 PM
I would be very surprised if Jack's cabin was not on the tour. It is after all the most popular location, it's the most requested one whenever I've filled my car for Stargate location tours during past conventions. :)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: gatetraveler on February 16, 2016, 01:40:32 PM
Early this morning, I received an email from Paypal concerning the transaction for the location tour. It was regarding Gatecon shipping changes or something. Totally confused and just want to verify this email notice.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on February 16, 2016, 06:14:17 PM
A few of these have been reported and no idea what they are so looking into it. Nothing we have sent out.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on February 19, 2016, 03:29:01 PM
We currently have just 4 seats left for the filming location tour - please follow the link below to add your name to the waiting list and I will contact the first four people. We will then run a waiting list for an extra bus.

WAITING LIST for the FILMING LOCATION TOUR (http://eepurl.com/bOVW-n)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: SamandaMagnus on April 06, 2016, 03:10:17 PM
Hi, is there any information about where the bus tour will be going ?? Maps and locations maybe ?? We're all booked but are wondering where we Will be visiting.  😁😁😁😘
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: SamandaMagnus on April 06, 2016, 03:24:49 PM
small add on to my last post...... *cheeky smile* so need Jacks cabin and fish pond top of the itinerary 😁😁😁😁😁😁 *fingers crossed*
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on April 06, 2016, 03:37:48 PM
The Vancouver ladies who have been working hard helping with the itinerary are almost done. Once the route has been okayed by the tour company I can then post it here.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on April 21, 2016, 05:14:53 PM
I've just received the proposed final route for the tour from our Vancouver ladies, and have forwarded it on to the tour company for apporval. As soon as I hear back that its all ok, I will get the full itinerary posted here.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Kenji on April 22, 2016, 04:58:54 PM
Well better late than never.  I join the fun late as in forum and love the question at end below the captcha.
Looks like waitlist works and looking forward to joining the group on the bus, but lately my luck isn't that good so might be stuck on ever repeating loop lol.  I just might have to resort to using my rental car and tailgate the bus!
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: unicorn on May 03, 2016, 09:27:27 AM
ahhh Richard put us out of our misery!:o Where are we going ;D ;D I can't take the suspense any longer  :'( :)

but I want a refund if it doesn't include Jack's cabin..  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Sovereign on July 13, 2016, 08:21:16 AM
I've just received the proposed final route for the tour from our Vancouver ladies, and have forwarded it on to the tour company for apporval. As soon as I hear back that its all ok, I will get the full itinerary posted here.

Hello darling !

Any news regarding this ? I just posted the question on the FB group, and got redirected here by Fryn :)
Would really love to know more, if only to organize my trip even more efficiently :)

Thanks :)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on July 13, 2016, 12:46:12 PM
hehe i also replied on the FB post.

Still awaiting a response on two of the locations we are including about gaining access - so prefer to have those locked in before posting the route in case we can't get to them. One person we need to speak to is proving particularly elusive.

If we don't get a confirmation from them this week I will go ahead and post it but will add "to be confirmed" if necessary, but am hoping we can post the final itinerary instead.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on July 13, 2016, 04:37:39 PM
We now have more details of the itinerary for the city tour - apologies for the delay.

Before you read the itinerary please read the proviso : all locations mentioned are dependant upon traffic delays and local conditions on the day, including locations being off limits should filming be taking place.

There may also be extra drive-by locations added between now and the tour.


THE ITINERARY

Stops are planned at the following locations:

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Gategoers%20Forum/url_zps0wmh8bkv.jpg)

Drive-by locations will include:

Each bus will have a bus mom who is there to make sure everyone knows when to be back on board for departure from each stop. Please do keep an eye on the time and make sure you are back at the bus in good time for departure as it may not be able to wait for you (ask Mike Amowitz!!). The buses must be back at the hotel on time.

We will be including wristbands for the tour (and the other events - banquet & cruise) in your welcome pack so please remember to wear it on the day.

You will be given an information sheet for the tour on board the bus.
Tips for the drivers are always encouraged if you feel inclined.
Packed lunches will be available to pick up in the hotel reception area from 8am.

I will post the list of bus allocations on here nearer the time. These will also be posted on the Gatecon notice board in hotel reception. If you requested to sit with friends on a certain bus we will try to accommodate everyone. We cannot accept any new seating requests now.

The plan is for Gary Jones to spend time aboard each bus during the course of the day. He will try to spend a roughly equal amount of time on each although this cannot be guaranteed. He will mingle with everyone during the stops of course.

A huge thank you to Lorna for putting together the route for us including driving it on more than one occasion to get the timings right.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: xjennersonx on July 13, 2016, 04:49:30 PM
I AM SO EXCITEDDDDD
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Mike Amo on July 13, 2016, 05:11:11 PM
LOL, what don't I remember? It's only been 6 years. I know whatever happened, it would be typical. If anyone misses the bus, be ready for a cab  :D
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Sovereign on July 14, 2016, 03:46:55 AM
Need a certified first aider on hand if necessary *touches wood*?   :P
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on July 14, 2016, 06:52:35 AM
I am currently looking at adding a 5th (and final) bus to the tour but it will really depend on how many people come forward and pay for tickets. We would need everyone on the waiting list to do so plus a few new purchases.

Once I hear back from the bus company I'll post more info.
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: starfreak10 on July 14, 2016, 03:00:48 PM
Need a certified first aider on hand if necessary *touches wood*?   :P

im so excited for this,

a first aid person would me nice im clumsy  ;D
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: kruga on July 14, 2016, 03:34:17 PM
Do you think there will be enough time to get to the airport and through security with a 4:25 flight to the US ("international" travel always adds extra time)?
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: gatetraveler on July 14, 2016, 03:46:39 PM
The bus tour is an all day event...9-5
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Sovereign on July 15, 2016, 04:12:00 AM
Need a certified first aider on hand if necessary *touches wood*?   :P

im so excited for this,

a first aid person would me nice im clumsy  ;D


Well, there is clumsy and there is CLUMSYYYYYY ! Let's hope you won't need my help all the same (if you fall in the lake near O'Neill's cabin, do keep an eye out for fish !  ;D) ! But.... stil...  8) *pokes wood until hand bleeds*
But still... I'll keep an eye out for you  :P
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: starfreak10 on July 16, 2016, 11:18:15 AM
Need a certified first aider on hand if necessary *touches wood*?   :P

im so excited for this,

a first aid person would me nice im clumsy  ;D


Well, there is clumsy and there is CLUMSYYYYYY ! Let's hope you won't need my help all the same (if you fall in the lake near O'Neill's cabin, do keep an eye out for fish !  ;D) ! But.... stil...  8) *pokes wood until hand bleeds*
But still... I'll keep an eye out for you  :P

haha thanks you will know who I am, I'll be the girl with her mouth hanging open standing 10 feet away so I don't trip, then I'll realize that I need to be 11 feet away and hit a tree as I try to back up
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on July 21, 2016, 04:47:43 AM
Tour is FULL and bookings are closed. I will post the seating assignments in due course. They will also be posted in the hotel foyer on Wednesday

Extra bus for the Filming Location Tour

We are now looking at the possibility of laying on a 5th and final bus for the filming location tour on Monday 12th September 2016.

We need to reach a minimum number of tickets sold in order to go ahead with this extra bus. If we do not reach that number any payments made will be refunded in full.

For this reason we are setting a deadline for new bookings of one week. Bookings will close on Friday 29th July 2016 and a decision will then be made on whether the final bus is viable (we need to cover the costs involved).

If you wish to go on the filming location tour that includes a stop at Jack's Cabin** (public footpath not the property itself) please email me at gatecon.events@gmail.com putting City Tour as your subject line. Seats will be offered in the order in which requests are received but payment must be received by the deadline in order to secure your seat.

As soon as we reach the minimum number I will confirm with you that the bus is definite.

**EDIT - in case of confusion, if you have already paid for tickets on the filming location tour you are doing the cabin stop...it's not a separate tour.

Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: schulzmk on August 04, 2016, 08:52:40 AM
I read above that the tour will be from 9 AM to 5 PM.  Is that information correct?  Also, I'm hoping that if we bought 2 tickets together, we will be on the same bus.  I never specifically requested it, but...
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on August 04, 2016, 10:48:18 AM
Hi Marcia,

Yes and Yes :)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: StargateGazer on August 05, 2016, 06:10:25 PM
5 busses!!! SWEET!!!!! So happy they were able to add a 5th bus for everyone! We are going to be rolling around Vancouver like BOSSES!!!!!!  8)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on August 16, 2016, 05:23:16 AM
Here are the seating assignments for the Filming Location Tour on Monday 12th September. The lists will also be posted on the Gatecon notice board in the hotel foyer.

Each bus is colour coded so please make a note of the bus you have been assigned. The person highlighted in gold on each bus is the Bus Mom. The Bus Mom has volunteered to watch over the bus and to ensure everyone knows how long they have at each stop. However you are responsible for being back onboard at the correct time as the bus will NOT be able to wait.

The Bus Mom will be holding up a Gatecon card that matches your bus colour. There will be a similar card in the bus window so you will know which is your bus throughout the tour.

Packed lunches will be available to collect from 8am but please do not leave it until the last minute to get yours - again the buses will depart on time at 9am. Please head for the lunch collection table that matches your bus colour.

We have managed to seat everyone who requested to be together on the same bus, but we cannot make any further changes to the seating assignments.

If you have paid for a ticket but you do not see your name on the lists please let me know ASAP.

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Gategoers%20Forum/bus%20assignments_RED_620_zpsyjrj9mxy.jpg)

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Gategoers%20Forum/bus%20assignments_YELLOW_zpszkvnr9ly.jpg)

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Gategoers%20Forum/bus%20assignments_BLUE_620_zps3vowzpme.jpg)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: xjennersonx on August 16, 2016, 11:35:36 AM
I see my name on the green and blue buses, are there 2 Jennifer Millers?
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: Richard on August 16, 2016, 11:38:14 AM
I see my name on the orange and blue buses, are there 2 Jennifer Millers?

I thought you'd like to do the tour twice :)
Very odd though - you're on the Blue Bus
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: xjennersonx on August 16, 2016, 11:48:48 AM
I see my name on the orange and blue buses, are there 2 Jennifer Millers?

I thought you'd like to do the tour twice :)
Very odd though - you're on the Blue Bus

I mean, I'd love to, if you can get some Asgard cloning technology so I can enjoy them both at the same time ;)
Title: Re: The Vancouver Filming Location Bus Tour
Post by: starfreak10 on September 17, 2016, 09:41:08 PM
I had a Amazing time on the bus tour thank you for doing one this year, i saw Jack's cabin which i have dreamed of seeing


Side note for the once upon a time fans that were on the bus, i found out tonight that Jack's Cabin is also used as Rumpelstiltskin's Cabin so i thought i would let u other oncers know