Vancouver Magazine’s Annual Restaurant Awards!

It is no surprise that Vancouver exudes culinary expertise!

We are plentiful in well known restaurant giants as well as unique hot spots and hidden gems throughout the city.  Congrats to all those recognized in Vancouver Magazine’s  25th Annual Restaurant Awards…

  • Hawksworth – Best Upscale Restaurant
  • Thomas Haas – Pastry Chef of the Year
  • Tableau Bar Bistro – Best Casual French
  • Cioppino’s – Best Upscale Italian
  • Campagnolo Roma – Best Casual Italian
  • Maenam – Best Thai
  • Vij’s – Best Indian
  • Blue Water Café and Raw Bar – Best Seafood and Best Yaletown
  • Cactus Club – Best Casual Chain and Best Downtown (Coal Harbour location)
  • Araxi – Best Whistler
  • Homer St. Café and Bar – Best New Design
  • Brian Hopkins (Sutton Place Hotel), Denisa Johnova (Hawksworth) and Francois Rameau (Don Francesco) – Premier Crew
  • Mike Bernardo (Vij’s) – Sommelier of the Year
  • The Parker – Green Award

This post is making me hungry!!
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Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Vancouver!

Vancouver welcomes the Dine Out Vancouver food & wine festival every year.

Every early new year over 200 restaurants across the city will dazzle you with three-course dinners and dilectible wine pairings.

With the new drinking and driving laws, be sure to book your SUV, Sprinter Van or mini-bus for your private dinner transfer.

Get a quote for your transportation for this memorable and much anticipated event!

Great Whistler and Vancouver sights!

That cold and transition to wet season is upon us!

Here are a few awesome Whistler and Vancouver sights that will help you make the best of those cold, sometimes snowy, rainy days upon us in Vancouver and Whistler…

– Take a ride through beautiful Stanley Park, historic Gas Town, China Town, and English Bay’s waterfront splendor.

– Visit the Vancouver Aquarium

– Enjoy the arts at the Vancouver Art Museum

– Check out the exhibits at Science World

– Take in the entertainment and eats at Granville Island Public Market

– Make a day trip or overnight trip to Whistler and explore up the Whistler Blackcomb Gondola

-Hit downtown Vancouver’s shopping hub and shop till you drop!

We can customize a simple roundtrip transfer for you or an entire tour or day trip, all depending on what you’re looking for.

Contact us for a QUOTE!

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Langley Wine Tours!

Next stop…a local Langley Wine Tour!

It’s amazing how impressive the Langley wine region is when you take the time to explore it.  Beautiful open spaces, perfect rows of plump grapes in full view as you approach each vineyard, old barrels, beautiful wood structures, quaint picnic areas and tasting tables, friendly faces, and oh the wine!

A tour like this can be done in 4 to 6 hours.  Here are a few of our favourites…

1.  Township 7 Vineyards

What a charming entrance and lovely spaces surrounding the vineyards to picnic.  They can organize a picnic on-site for your small gathering or Corporate group.  Unbelievably friendly group and absolutely one of our favourites!

2. Domaine De Chaberton
So grand and impressive! It feels like the Mission Hill of our local grapes. Big and bold wood doors entering into a large tasting room and gift shop. You can book your own private tour for there are free tours that run daily at 2 and 4pm. Groups often like to time their stop here around a dinner at their Bistro.

3. Vista D’Oro Vineyards
It offers such a homey feel as you drive in with the vines in grand rows on your left and a charming tasting house on the right all surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers to impress. So quaint and just lovely.

4. Backyard Vineyards
What a great spot to stop with a group that is looking for a large outdoor gazebo to enjoy. This large wooden structure overlooks the vineyard on the right or you can enter through the grandeous wooden door to their tasting room and gift shop. Private tours can be booked and they are happy to organize a picnic for you and your group.

If your taste buds are tempted, Langley Wine Region offers a wonderful experience! You can book a 4-hour tour with just tours and tastings, or a 6-hour tour that includes a picnic or bistro dinner along the way.
Awaken your senses!
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Things to do in Vancouver in Summer!

Flowers in bloom, the sun beaming on the face…what a great feeling!  It’s those first signs of Spring and Summer in Vancouver that make the masses excited about all the amazing things to do in this city and its surrounding areas.

Here are some top Vancouver activities for your must-see-and-do list…

A Day in Vancouver
Grab your favourite coffee first thing in the morning and get ready to make memories exploring Stanley Park, shopping on Robson Street, feeding your cultural taste buds in charming Gastown and Chinatown, checking out the view at English Bay’s beachfront, and enjoying the vibrant hustle and bustle of Granville Island Public Market.  What a great spot to stop for lunch and take in the live entertainment!
After lunch a North Shore is definitely worth while to explore the Capilano Suspension Bridge and/or head up to the Grouse Mountain gondola.  What a brilliant day!
Time to hit a funky Yaletown restaurant or lounge for good eats and hit the pillow to rest up for day two!

A Day in Whistler
Grab your favourite morning coffee, again!  And enjoy the breathtaking coastal beauty of the Sea-to-Sky highway up to Whistler.  There are so many charming stops you can take along the way including Porteau Cove, Shannon Falls, and the Britannia Mining Museum.  Once in Whistler, the cobblestoned pedestrian Village will grab your attention.  Explore the boutique shops and enjoy a patio lunch.  Heading up the Whistler Blackcomb gondola for some sightseeing and perhaps even some hiking is a must!  And the Peak 2 Peak Gondola is such a beautiful way to take in both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

Langley Wine Tour
Ready to get your Wine on?  You could take an afternoon to explore the local wineries that continue to impress with every passing year.  Neck of the Woods, Township 7 Vineyards, Glenugie Winery, the Forte Wine Company and Domaine de Chaberton are some of the favourites.  Leaving time to dine at Domaine de Chaberton is highly recommended!

A Day in Victoria
Yes, more coffee…must have that morning coffee!  And then grab a morning ferry out of Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to Victoria.  Wander around the gorgeous and all impressive Butchart Gardens and then into downtown Victoria to explore the main streets, restaurants and charming shops before grabbing your return ferry.  Might even see a pod of whales out there as you sail from one coast line to the next.  Simply beautiful!

Summer in Vancouver is fast approaching and there is much to consider and even more to do!!  We’d love to make your Vancouver experience something to remember.
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Happy travels!

Our Top 4 Tours!

Here are our TOP FOUR Vancouver tours, transfers & sightseeing…

1. Vancouver City Tour
Drive through Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Downtown Vancouver shopping (Robson Street), Granville Island (great spot for lunch), or Queen Elizabeth Park (also a great luncheon spot), explore Gas Town and China Town.

2. Langley Wine Tour
Tempt your taste buds with an amazing tour of the Langley wineries. Begin with Township 7 Vineyards, to Glenugie Winery, The Forte Wine Company, and all impressive tour and lunch at Domaine de Chamberton. This one is also great as a Harrison Hot Springs overnighter because then it’s on to Lotusland Vineyard and Mount Lehman Winery before reaching your final hot springs destination. Yah, I know…WOW!

3. Osoyoos and Vancouver Golf Trip
We do trips like this every summer season and people truly love it. This one includes Vancouver golf transfers as well as a trip to Osoyoos and is so worth it!
Begin in Vancouver at one of our local public courses followed by a road trip to Osoyoos to play Fairview Mountain, a perennial ‘must play’ pick by Golf Digest.
On a smaller scale, we can simply provide your group’s roundtrip transfers for your local Vancouver golf game, or we’re a great option for that tucked away Furry Creek.

4. Whistler Sightseeing Daytrip
We’ll take you on a Sea-to-Sky highway adventure for the day! Enjoy some breathtaking viewpoints along the way, take in the wonderous site of Shannon Falls and discover Britannia Beach and the Britannia Beach Mine Museum before continuing on to Whistler Village for a late lunch, shopping, dinner and a relaxing return home. Hopefully we’ll catch a brilliant sunset sky over the coastal mountains on route!

Take your pick of smaller SUV’s, Sprinter Vans, Limo-style minibuses or shuttle buses.

Can’t decide on a tour? Let us bring you along for the ride. We offer custom Vancouver sightseeing and city tours! We can build a day of sightseeing in Vancouver for you and show you what this beautiful west coast city has to offer with our unique Vancouver tours and sightseeing.





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