We will be arriving in Vancouver next week and staying for 3 days. Our flight gets in around 6pm so depending on how long it takes to get through customs, we are looking to get from the airport to the city (Haro Street) around 6.30 or 7pm. Would it be better to take the Canada Line or to take a cab? I saw that the transit fares went up on July 1st, but obviously the Canada Line would be a little cheaper (and maybe quicker?) than a cab.
However, a cab drops you off in front of the hotel and given that we're a group of 3, the price might not be so bad (and would be better for hauling luggage too). Is there always a flat rate to get to the city or are there metered taxis too? Or would it be better to book a car ahead of time through a private company?
As mentioned above, we are staying at The Buchan hotel on Haro Street. Does anyone have any good restaurant recommendations to share? We don't mind having to walk for awhile in whichever direction to get places. We're mostly looking for mid-range priced places and the type of cuisine doesn't really matter as none of us are picky eaters. We love food and are willing to try anything!
Our hotel doesn't include breakfast, so if anyone knows of good breakfast places nearby, let me know!
Thanks in advance :)