Whistler for the Long Weekend!

Whistler for the Long Weekend

The long weekend is fast approaching.  What are your plans??

Whistler for the long weekend is the perfect plan!  Before the back-to-school life-in-the-fast-lane picks back up get up to Whistler to enjoy some late summer activities and beautiful views!

Riding the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler is breathtaking in itself as you travel alongside those amazing ocean colours and backdrop mountains the whole way up.

Once in Whistler, TAKE IT UP a few notches with activities such as taking the gondola up for some Whistler Blackcomb mountaintop hiking and a memorable ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, or hit the Mountain Bike Park for your adrenaline rush, or take a canoe or kayak down the winding River of Golden Dreams from Alta Lake to Green Lake.  Still have time to spare in your day?  Go for a tree top adventure, zip-lining, or ATVing to fill those adventure gaps.

Or, TAKE IT DOWN a few notches by enjoying a leisurely bike ride or walk along the Whistler’s extensive and peaceful Valley Trail for a picnic at one of Whistler’s amazing lakes, beaches or parks. If you’re looking for some serious down-time, be sure to visit the Scandinave Spa, or book a tee time at one of Whistler’s impressive golf courses, or grab your rod and drop a line for a quiet afternoon of fishing.
Wanting to continue on that relaxation train?  Enjoy a walk through the boutique shops in Whistler Village and stop into one of Whistler’s many award winning restaurants for drinks and delectable eats.

It’s your time to be inspired.  Head to Whistler this long weekend and plan your perfect itinerary.
For transfers to Whistler information click here.

Whistler Transportation with Bikes

We are your solution for Whistler transportation with bikes!

There is always lots of cyclist activity along the Sea to Sky highway and there are a number of note-worthy bike events coming to Whistler this season…

Coming to Whistler…

BC Bike Race – July 5th
Subaru IRONMAN Canada – July 27th
RBC GranFondo – September 6th

 

Luxury Transport Passenger Sprinter Vans

Many athletes will be organizing Whistler transportation with bikes back to Vancouver or Vancouver Airport (YVR).

Our Mercedes Sprinter Vans can accommodate up to 5 people with luggage and up to 5 bike bags/boxes.
Very spacious, captain’s chairs, over 6-feet of headroom, large viewing windows.
*no additional costs for your bikes.

Whistler to Vancouver in a Sprinter Van = $370 one-way + 5% GST and driver’s gratuity
($88.80 per person for groups of 5 people inclusive of tax/gratuity)

Whistler to YVR in a Sprinter Van = $395 one-way + 5% GST and driver’s gratuity.
($94.80 per person for groups of 5 people inclusive of tax/gratuity)

Contact Us for more info or Book Now!

And best of luck to all the athletes taking part in these upcoming and exciting events!

Langley Wine Tour

Backyard Vineyards
Luxury Transport Inc. offers private Langley Wine Tours for small to large groups.  We recently visited our local Langley Wineries to indulge in some fabulous flavours and take in some beautiful scenery.

Langley wineries are only about 45 minutes outside of downtown Vancouver and offer an extraordinary escape and memorable experience.  There are a great number of first class wines to taste and some of the finest cuisine to be paired with it.
Truly a unique day tour experience!

Township 7 Winery Township 7 Vineyard & Winery oozes charm with a open-style tasting room overlooking the vines that produce their award-winning wines.  Some of the grapes also come from the south Okanagan Valley.  They are open year round, so you can pop in for a tasting or tour or even plan to attend one of their wine or culinary events or seminars.

Backyard VineyardsBackyard Vineyards’s grapes are made from 100% BC grapes grown in their Langley vineyard with fruitful additions from the Fraser Valley and South Okanagan.  They are known for their fun and bubbly wines and have been recognized both locally and internationally for them.  They also offer an exceptional picnic lunch with a variety of mouthwatering platters to choose from for your group as well as charming indoor and outdoor tasting and picnicking spaces.

Vista D'Oro WineryVista D’Oro Farms & Winery prides itself in very traditional techniques and are dedicated to the production of unique wines made in small batches on their Langley farm.  They grow their own produce on Vista D’Oro that is then used on their production and they stand out with their hand-crafted and unique walnut wine.  Fresh and fabulous.

Domaine De Chaberton WineryDomaine De Chaberton Winery & Bacchus Bistro is an award winning Langley Winery that sits on 55-acres of impressive property.  It is the 3rd largest winery in BC and the oldest in the Fraser Valley.  Guests are welcome to pack their own picnic to enjoy in their massive garden space and picnic tables out front or make reservations to dine in culinary French bistro bliss at their Bacchus Bistro.  Their tour is well worth it with a walk-about through their private tasting room, their all impressive production machinary, and an up close and personal feel of their coveted Cedar Room full of fabulous wood barrels.  They really allow you deep into the process.

Domaine De Chaberton WineryMake time this summer for a private Langley Wine Tour!  A 4-hour tour will take you to experience tastings and tour at all 4 of the wineries above and a 6-hour will allow time for a picnic or dining experience.  Let us plan the day for you and take you on a wine and culinary experience to remember right in Vancouver’s backyard!

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Whistler and Vancouver in Summer!

West Coast

Ahhhhh, what a blue bird day in Vancouver and Whistler today!

Can’t help but make plans for summer.

There’s a crazy amount of cool events to choose from in Whistler and Vancouver in Summer!

Upcoming Whistler Summer Events…

Whistler Mountain Bike Park is opening May 16th.
Gear up and turn up the adrenaline for way too good of a time in the trails on two wheels.
There are a wide variety of Whistler biking trails to suit all abilities.

GO Fest – Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival runs May 16th – 19th.

A fresh new four day festival celebrating outdoor recreation with a long list of events and activities.  Join the play party!

Tough Mudder – seriously one of the toughest events coming to Whistler June 21st – 22nd.

Time to get your tough on!  Or at least watch others challenge themselves with hardcore mental and physical obstacles.  So fun!

**Need to get to Whistler or from Whistler with your bike??
We have new and incredibly spacious Sprinter Vans in our fleet that easily transport your group and bikes to and from Whistler.
Contact us for a quote on getting you and your bike to or from Whistler this summer.
Sprinter Vans

 

Upcoming Vancouver Summer Events…

Cirque De Soleil presents Totem in Vancouver from May 16th – July 6th.

An amazing and impressive journey of the human species in true Cirque De Soleil artistic style.

Stanley Parks Miniature Train now open!

A unique way to take in Stanley Park in all its beauty!  It has become one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions and offers different themes throughout the seasons.

Vancouver International Children’s Festival May 27th – June 1st.

A lively and colourful annual festival of performing arts for children and families since 1978. Educating, entertaining and inspiring or all!

Contact us for a quote on private transfers to and from your special event this summer!
Need more convincing?  Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor for feedback on our services.

Happy Summer Planning!

Mother’s Day Special!

Mother’s Day Special!

Top of the Quarry Rock Hike in Deep Cove, North Vancouver

Top of the Quarry Rock Hike in Deep Cove

 

With Mother’s Day approaching this Sunday it’s that time to celebrate all those wonderful Moms out there!

Book any one of fabulous Private Tours between now and this Sunday and receive 10% off your booking…

Vancouver Half Day Tour:  4-hour Vancouver City Tour designed to capture a few of the ‘greats’ of our City.

Vancouver Full Day Tour:  8-hours of exploring Vancouver’s hot spots and greatest landmarks.

Langley Wine Tour:  Awaken your senses with a 4 or 6-hour tour with tastings and lunch/dinner options.

Victoria Day Tour:  A 12-hour day trip to Victoria to enjoy Butchart Gardens and downtown Victoria.

*Your certificate is good to use for the spring and summer months right through to September!

Contact Us…
604.522.8484
inquiry@luxbus.com
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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!
http://www.luxbus.com/private-tours/wine-tour/

All Aboard for Cruise Season!

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!
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