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!!
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!
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.
It’s time to get your staff organized for a Corporate day trip Vancouver excursion. Get out of the office for a Corporate day trip or team building adventure!
Vancouver and Whistler have so much to offer in this regard. Here are a few..
Harbour Cruise in Vancouver offers a most unique boat experience. Enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, lunch or dinner and surround yourself with city skyline and brilliant coastal mountain ranges. They are open year-round and some of their more popular cruises include a Sunset Dinner Cruise, Luncheon Cruise, and the Carol Ship Parade of Lights!
Located on the beautiful Sea to Sky, half way between Vancouver and Whistler you’ll find Britannia Mine Museum, an award-winning non-profit museum in Britannia Beach. They offer guided tours and impactful exhibits that include a mine train, gold panning, a play area for children and underground demonstrations.
They were voted the “Best Attraction” for the Sea-to-Sky and Whistler area.
Ziptreck Ecotours in Whistler is geared to take your team on an adventure to remember! Their Whistler Zipline Tours are a blend of education and adventure. Choose from their Ziptreck Eagle Tour, Ziptreck Bear Tour, Mammoth Tour, Treetreck Canopy Walk, or Ziptreck Peak 2 Peak.
Whistler Blackcomb Summer Mountain Top Dining!
Travel with your team on a day excursion along the Sea-to-Sky highway all the way up Whistler Blackcomb Mountain for some summer hiking and a mountain top BBQ. It runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain. Choose from whole hog Fridays, slow roasted prime rib Saturdays or pacific seafood grill Sundays. Yum yum!
Contact Luxury Transport to help plan your next Corporate event or team building excursion!
Adventure awaits you and your team!
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
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!
Full steam ahead for the Cruise season in Vancouver! It’s that time of year where those big and brilliant boats can be seen in the Vancouver port as lucky cruisers create a stream of disembarking from great adventures or boarding for adventures soon to come.
Taking a private charter from the Vancouver Airport (YVR) or your Hotel to or from the Vancouver Cruise Pier at Canada Place is an easy and most convenient way to go. And whatever you do, taking a bit of time to tour the beautiful city of Vancouver before you board your ship or after you disembark is highly recommended.
A short 2 to 4 hour pre-cruise or post-cruise tour would allow you to see such great sights as Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, the shopping hub of Robson Street, perhaps English Bay’s beachfront, the award winning Vancouver Convention Centre, and Granville Island’s Public Market.
So if you’re a lucky cruiser this season, let a tour of Vancouver be the cherry on top of your travels!
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.
Wow, what a weather run we’ve had here in Vancouver!
We have enjoyed the best of those slightly chilled sunny mornings that gradually transition into intensified afternoon heat…so incredible!
But there is something about today’s chill…it means business.
Winter is officially on it’s way and I’m here to bring you some love in the form of heat…
Here are some great Vancouver ‘hot-spots’! Restaurants in Vancouver with nice cozy atmospheres and the needed warmth of nearby fireplaces…
Sandbar Seafood Restaurant – Granville Island
Keg Restaurant – Yaletown Vancouver
Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge – Hornby Street, Vancouver
La Terrazza – on Cambie Street, Vancouver
Altitudes Bistro – atop Grouse Mountain
The Tea House – Stanley Park
Yew Restaurant + Bar – Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Cozy up to fine foods and fireside glow as we embrace winter!
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Time to GET YOUR GOLF ON in Vancouver and Whistler this summer season!
Here are a few great new incentives to get your group together and swing those sticks…
In Whistler, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club now has colour GPS systems in their new carts, Whistler Golf Club is sporting new Bent grass greens, and Nicklaus North Golf Course remodelled its signature par 3, 12th hole.
In Vancouver, some local favourites include the University Golf Club, just minutes from downtown Vancouver, Mayfair Lakes, only minutes from the Airport, Morgan Creek in South Surrey with their new club house, and Northview Golf & Country Club with two 18-hole public golf courses and only 15 minutes from the US Border.
And nestled almost right in between Vancouver and Whistler, along the brilliantly scenic Sea-to-Sky highway, is the Furry Creek Golf & Country Club. A challenging and fun course with panoramic ocean views.
Contact us for roundtrip rates to and from your golf game!
Have you explored the exceptional wineries that Langley has to offer yet?
It’s like a hidden gem in our own backyard…full of bold, complex, sweet and smooth tastings that await you!
A Sprinter Van for the smaller groups or a 15-passenger Limobus or 20-passenger Odyssey Coach Bus are perfect for your own customized private exploration of the beautiful south Langley countryside.
A tour can be customized for anything from 4 hours to 6 hours or more and here are a few of our favourites…
Township 7 Vineyards – http://www.township7.com/
Neck of the Woods Winery – http://www.neckofthewoods.ca/
The Fort Wine Company – http://www.thefortwineco.com/
Domaine de Chamberton (great spot for lunch or dinner – reservations recommended) – http://www.domainedechaberton.com/