We will be arriving by rental car from SeaTac and plan to stay at a hotel on Capilano Road in North Vancouver due to my husband's preference for not staying in the metro area. The car is necessary for further travel to a family gathering in Abbotsford later in our trip. I've been reading about the cost of parking in Vancouver. I'm wondering what the public transit options are from that area of North Vancouver. Any recommendations? Also, if it is necessary to bring a car into town, where are there parking facilities with daily or hourly rates, and how much do these run? Or, would we be better served - despite hubby's objections - by staying in a more central area and leaving the car at the hotel? I have been able to find a couple of hotels in the West End that include free parking; no small feat, I infer. Thank you for any suggestions!