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!

Langley Wine Tours!

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/

 

For more information, visit www.luxbus.com and let us take you on an outing to local wine country!

 

Things to Do in Vancouver!


It’s summertime in Vancouver and there is so much to do!

Here are a few of the top rated…

~ Kooza, the new Cirque du Soleil show has opened and is absolutely spectacular.
~ Take a tour around Stanley Park and to the end of Denman for a beautiful beach view and an ice cream cone
~ “Celebration of Lights” fireworks are on now every Wednesday and Saturday!
~ Grab your friends and go on a Golf Trip or Fishing Trip
~ Head up Grouse Mountain to visit the “Eye of the Wind” – the world’s only wind turbine with an elevator that ascends 20 storeys to a glass viewPOD! Wow!

One of our Limobuses, Shuttle Buses or smaller SUV’s or Sprinter Vans can charter your group for any one of these awesome adventures. Visit our website at www.luxbus.com for more information on our fleet and simply email us at inquiry@luxbus.com for a quote or call us anytime at 604.522.8484.

Looking forward to enhancing your summertime fun!





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