Whistler Vacation this Winter

A Whistler Vacation this Winter should top your holiday list this season! And it all starts the moment you get to travel the breathtaking Sea to Sky coastal highway from Vancouver to the Resort of Whistler.

If you’re a skier/rider, then Whistler Blackcomb’s endless trails and valleys will keep you entertained for days. Find your favorite groomers, go for elevation, or tuck into great tree runs, then of course find rest, eats and hot bevies at any of the lodges and huts each of the mountains have to offer.

Looking to stretch out your relaxation time? Scandinave Spa, with it’s hot and cold pools, hammocks, reading nooks, has become a very popular spot to unwind and rejuvenate in the most beautiful and peaceful outdoor setting.

We just can’t get enough of the outdoors here in Whistler, and so a walk through the pedestrian cobblestone Village, lit up in brilliant lights, is an absolute must. The scenery, charming boutique shops, restaurants, and hustle bustle of various Village activities and events makes it a great place to be with friends and family.

If you’re looking for a fun and unique evening experience, Vallea Lumina returns again to Cougar Mountain this winter and invites you on a multimedia night walk where you are embark on a search for Whistler’s hidden wonders.

And if speed is your thing, the Coca Cola Tube Park is outdoor fun at it’s best and is sure to have you smiling from ear to ear! Grab your tube and head up the magic carpet to any of the blue/black level tube runs. Hang on tight and maybe bring ski goggles for the ride. A great family/friends activity!

There are so many great places to stay in Whistler and most are so close to the Village that a car is simply not needed. Let us take you door-to-door on your own schedule from Vancouver to Whistler and/or Vancouver Airport to Whistler. We’ll take care of the getting to Whistler portion for you so you can simply take in every other part of all that Whistler has to offer.

The Perfect Whistler Trip!

Whistler Inukshuk

The Perfect Whistler Trip

The perfect Whistler trip could mean a million different things to a million different people. To me it was our ‘Tourists In Our Own Town’ time here in Whistler and it went a little something like this…

Driving, Biking, Hiking

A beautiful coastal drive along the Sea to Sky Highway with stops at Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls to stretch our legs along the little forest pathways, climb some trees and rocks, and of course take in the sights and sounds of the Falls.
Onto our bikes we go! The Valley Trail is your family friendly cycling and walking connection to all things Whistler. We took the trail toward the Village with fun stops at a couple of bike parks along the way to test our skills. The kids win!
Off to the GLC (Garibaldi Lift Company) at the base of the mountain in Whistler Village for lunch, a few bevies and a great viewing spot to watch the mountain bikers rip down the mountain trails.
The following day we embarked on a hike we had never done before – Loggers Lake/Crater Rim Trail. Wow, challenging but the reward at the end was magnificent! A pristine lake with a fallen log you can walk on that reaches toward the middle. Absolutely beautiful!
The bike home along the Valley Trail took us by Green Lake north of the Village. Too cold to swim there but oh so gorgeous.
Another day, another Whistler adventure – we took the Whistler Gondola up the mountain for some hiking and a ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for spectacular views, finishing the day at Portobello at Fairmont Whistler, a local favourite, for coffees and doughnuts!
We’re exhausted, our hearts are full, and we can’t wait to do it all over again!

Fall has arrived and no matter what the season, Whistler is adventure-ready.
Thank you Whistler for OUR perfect Whistler trip. What will yours be?

Green Lake Whistler

Green Lake Whistler

Private transportation to from your Whistler adventure!

Private transportation to/from your Whistler adventure!

Whistler Winter Fun!

Whistler Winter Fun!

Tourism Whistler/Vince Emond

Tourism Whistler/Vince Emond

Ho Ho Snow!  It’s that magical time of year in Whistler again and so much Whistler winter fun to be had by all.

Here’s a list of highlights to check out whether you’re in the Village or on the slopes…

  • Ride of course!  Whistler and Blackcomb are open and in full snow swing.
  • Olympic Plaza skating rink is open for the holiday season.  Bring your own skates or visit the rental shop.
  • Take a ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.  Did you know it’s celebration its 10th year in operation this year?
  • Take a walk through the Village illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights.
  • Need serious relaxation?  Visit the Scandinave Spa for some awwwww.
  • Check out a Snowshoe Tour, ATV or offroad buggy tour, or even a snowy zipline adventure!
  • Visit The Gingerbread House in Creekside for some hot chocolate, arts and crafts, a visit with Santa, and even a gift wrapping station.

There’s plenty of excitement in the air and endless options in Whistler this holiday season.  Get up here!

Whether it’s for just the day, or for an extended stay…it will be a magical and most memorable time.

Season switch up in Whistler!

Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova

Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova

It’s a season switch up in Whistler!

Fall is here.  It’s a season switch up in Whistler and the colours in and around the Village are absolutely breathtaking.  Not to mention the excitement in the air as Whistler was treated to its first snowfall of the season.  Fall is beautiful, and winter will be EPIC!

The time to plan your Whistler holiday is now.  Here are some fun upcoming happenings to get those travel bug juices going…

-October 5th through 8th is the annual Turkey Sale where you can buy up all things ski and snowboard for the upcoming winter season.

-October 11th through 14th Whistler welcomes its Writers Festival featuring guest writers, readers and storytellers of all levels.

-Every Friday throughout October (5-7pm) you can indulge in a Whistler wine walk between various private and public art galleries excited to share their arts, eats and wines with you.

-October 12th through 14th the Fairmont Chateau hosts the ‘All About Me’ Women’s Weekend.  A rejuvenating and inspiring women’s weekend retreat.  Need we say more?

-October 13th is a big day for teams and individuals participating in the annual 50 Relay & Ultra! This 50 mile race is centred around the Village and scenic Valley Trail system.  Be a runner or part of the cheering squad and join the excitement!

Furthermore, there are lots of Fall Hotel Packages available right now to tempt you.
And we’re already seeing snow along the Sea to Sky Corridor so BOOK your transportation with us for a safe, easy and enjoyable journey to and from the Resort.

Any questions?  We can’t wait to hear from you.  Contact us today.

Vancouver Wedding Day Transfers

Rachel Barkman Photography

Rachel Barkman Photography/@rachelbarkman

Vancouver Wedding Day Transfers for your Guests…

And she’s off! Looking beautiful as she embarks on her special day. Thank you for entrusting us with your wedding day transfers and sincere congrats to the happy couple!

It’s wedding season! Vancouver is such a beautiful host city for a wedding, and with so much to plan and remember leading up to the big day, let us take care of your wedding day transfers for your guests.

Depending on your group size from wedding party to large guest groups, we have Sedans, SUVs, Sprinter and Transit Vans, as well as Executive Minibuses to suit any group size.
From a Vancouver Hotel to the ceremony site and then off to photos around town or straight to the reception, we can customize your Vancouver wedding day transfers to reflect your preferred itinerary.

Contact us today so you can easily and confidently check that box on your wedding to-do list!

Wedding transfers

Vancouver Day Tour

Capilano Suspension Bridge/Tourism Vancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge/Tourism Vancouver

Vancouver Day Tour

It’s the perfect time of year to explore our beautiful city of Vancouver on a private Vancouver day tour!

Begin with a breathtaking drive around Stanley Park, the gem of our City, with visits to Prospect Point and the Totem Poles for great photo opportunities.  Explore the heights and beauty of Capilano Suspension Bridge and/or the views that Grouse  Mountain has to offer.  Then feast your eyes on Robson Street, the shopping hub, and into historic and cultural Gastown and Chinatown.  Finally, take in all the amazing local eats and treats at Granville Island Public Market, with its cobblestoned streets filled with shops, kiosks and live entertainment…delights for all the senses.

Additional sights could include Fly Over Canada with time to enjoy the views from Canada Place, the lovely Queen Elizabeth Gardens, or stop for ice cream in English Bay and touch your toes to the sand at its waterfront.

Book now!

Private Sedans for just the two of you, SUVs for your group of up to 5, Sprinter Vans for parties of 6 to 11 and Minibuses for larger groups.  We can set a flexible schedule for your day tour or you are welcome to customize it to best suit how you wish to explore Vancouver.  Half day or full day options. Vancouver awaits you!

Contact us today!

Tourism Vancouver/Clayton Perry

Tourism Vancouver/Clayton Perry

More Winter Whistler Powder is Here!

Tourism Whistler/Chad Chomlack

Tourism Whistler/Chad Chomlack

Even more fresh winter Whistler powder is upon us this weekend.

It was forecasted, we heard it, we waxed our skis and boards, and we’re ready!
Powder days ahead for Whistler Blackcomb and it’s an exciting time to be in Resort with the upcoming events…

Jan 21st through 28th:  Whistler Pride and Ski Festival.

Whistler is gearing up for a packed week of events including epic skiing, snowboarding, parties, social events and comedy gigs.

WSSF: April 10th through 15th.

We’re stoked with the announcement of a new partnership with Whistler Blackcomb and Gibbons Whistler to bring yet another World Ski and Snowboard Festival.  Celebrating its 23rd year with the best in culture, art, music and of course immense and intense snow sports with big air competitions.  They’re calling it a revitalization…bring it!

Family Après: Every Monday and Wednesday through March 28th.

Who doesn’t love a great après ski?  Olympic Plaza in the Village is doing it up family style this season once again with music, lights, local entertainment, sweet eats and much more.  Come out and enjoy the fun every Monday and Wednesday after you’ve had your fill on the hill.

Getting to Whistler.

Remember, Whistler has great in-Resort transfer and shuttle options available to you so leave your car at home and let us get you to Whistler safely, easily and comfortably.
#OnlyinWhistler

 

New lift upgrades for Whistler Blackcomb!

Mike Crane

Whistler Peak (Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane)

It’s been big news recently that Vail Resorts has announced a massive $66 million gondola & lift upgrade to Whistler Blackcomb Mountains for the coming year.  Way!

New Gondola

First of all, a new gondola on the Blackcomb side, in addition to lift upgrades will make both mountains even more accessible.  So this will allow you to really maximize your time enjoying the slopes!

The new 10 passenger gondola that will replace the Wizard and Solar chairlifts at the base of Blackcomb will move a whopping 4,000 people every hour.  This will out-do all others in North America in capacity.

Lift Upgrades

In addition, and in terms of lift upgrades, the Family Zone’s Emerald Express will see a face-lift from a 4 passenger to a 6 passenger high speed.  The 3 passenger Catskinner chair will be replaced by a 4 passenger high speed.

We know it’s difficult for anyone to think about anything else right now outside of easier and quicker access to Whistler Blackcomb mountain (get me up there now!!)… But for anyone thinking ahead to summer, part of the expansion and improvements includes upgrades to the bike park.   This will involve a monumental addition of 21 km’s of biking terrain to Whistler Blackcomb’s already amazing mountain bike park.

In short, if you haven’t already booked your upcoming Whistler holiday, get up here!

Inspiring Images of Whistler and Vancouver

Take a photographic trip to Whistler and Vancouver!

Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

There’s something so special and inspiring about a beautifully captured photographic moment.

Looking for some great pics and info on your upcoming Whistler holiday or Vancouver trip?
We’ve been looking too, and really enjoying the search.  Feast your eyes on our collection of breathtaking pins.
From the Peak of Whistler Blackcomb to its colourful cobblestoned pedestrian Village, along the scenic Sea to Sky highway into beautiful downtown Vancouver and all its wonder, take a quick photographic trip!
So even if you’re not there in person just yet, these great captures can momentarily take you there.

Check out our Boards…

https://www.pinterest.ca/luxtransport/boards

The images encapsulate all seasons, as both destinations have so much to offer year round in terms of activities and sightseeing.
Word has it that Whistler is in for another great season of snow for this upcoming winter, so pay close attention to those amazing winter shots of the Resort and surrounding mountains.

Enjoy!

Tourism Vancouver/Al Normandin

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!





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