Vancouver airport does not accept Discover Card or cash needed to check luggage. As it was early, only a 7-11 was open from which to purchase a Visa debit card and it was located at the opposite of end of airport wherein I had to drag a 50lb. suitcase, a carry-on, and handbag. I was not a "happy camper"! They would not hold my luggage until I got back, I am 73yrs old so was very irritated.
Best Deal: The "on-off" trolley, $38 with coupon from hotel, for 2 days. Able to exit at ferry which takes you across to Granville Island for a lot of boutique shopping--more than you can see. Food is superb, Vancouverites very friendly--what travel agent leaves out, they fill in.