Indulge in Whistler

whistler_springIt’s that time of year in Whistler when our fabulous shoulder season brings indulgent deals around the resort of Whistler starting Sunday May 1st.

Indulge in Whistler provides visitors and locals the opportunity to enjoy special spring rates for popular resort activities such as golf, spa, and dining deals around town.  It’s a beautiful time to be in Whistler with the Village and surrounding lakes and trails ablaze with walkers, runners, bikers, shoppers, explorers and wanderers.

For more information check it out at www.whistler.com/indulge.

And Indulge in Whistler this Season!

Certificate of Excellence for our Services!

Certificate of Excellence for our Services…

A Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and regular feedback from our clients has us patting our team on the back for a job exceptionally well done!

Our efforts are endless to ensure each and every ride is a true success and our clients would agree, thus honoring us with a Certificate of Excellence for 2015 from TripAdvisor.
Here are a few recent testimonials that make us blush!…

Conference Direct says…
“I recently worked with Luxury Transport Inc. for my client’s 150 person conference in July, 2015 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. Luxury Transport provided airport transfers to the majority of our guests and transportation for the entire group for three offsite events. We were extremely pleased with the quality of the staff and vehicles, their prompt attention to our questions and their ability to adapt quickly to our travel manifest changes. We received many compliments from attendees that appreciated the drivers’ friendliness and knowledge of the local Vancouver area which was shared during their airport transfers. I would recommend any organization coming to Vancouver and looking for high quality transportation services to work with Luxury Transport Inc.”

Whistler Congress Committee says…
“It is with heartfelt appreciation that the Whistler Congress Committee and all the members of Les Clefs d’Or Canada wish to say ‘Thank You’ for all your support, kindness and generosity in making the 10th  National Les Clefs d’Or Congress the most successful to date.  We are so proud to have had you as our industry partner…”

A recent Whistler client says…
“I was expecting basic service from Vancouver to Whistler, but got so much more! Our driver (Tej) was so accommodating and knowledgeable as he navigated us first to a grocery for utinsels so we could eat our picnic lunch, and then along the Sea to Sky Highway. Tej provided insight on the various places along the way, and also made recommendations on what to do and see in Whistler.”

Read more through our TripAdvisor badge of excellence posted on our website www.luxbus.com

Your Trip to Whistler and Vancouver

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A Tale of Two Cities no doubt! We’re here to help with planning for your trip to Whistler and Vancouver this 2015/2016 Season!
As we hit summer countdown into those longer late summer early fall days in Vancouver and Whistler, it’s our reminder that now is the time to start planning that Whistler trip to remember!

Take on Vancouver, take on Whistler, or split time between the two beautiful neighboring cities giving you two outrageously fun and beautiful destinations in one trip.

Both Whistler and Vancouver are well known for their breathtaking surrounding views and culinary expertise.  While Whistler boasts a charming and atmospheric resort-style Village, Vancouver excites with endless landmarks, beautiful parks, and a bustling downtown core.  While in Whistler, walk the boutique shops in the Village and take a ride up the Whistler Blackcomb Gondola and cross the impressive Peak 2 Peak Gondola, then take some time in Vancouver to take in the downtown culture of Gastown and Chinatown as well as a drive through Stanley Park, Vancouver’s coastal gem.  Then take in some live entertainment and culinary delights at Granville Island Public Market.

Endless activities awaits you on your Whistler and Vancouver adventures!

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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

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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!

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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!

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!





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