Whistler Food and Wine Festival

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Get ready for another fabulously memorable Cornucopia Whistler food and wine festival in the mountains!

The best food and drinks from around BC and beyond will be highlighted at the festival from November 5th through 15th, 2015.
These well planned events and galas will take you through a culinary journey to be remembered!
Contact Us to book your roundtrip Whistler transfers or check out more on the event Cornucopia Whistler.

Whistler Holiday!

Whistler Holiday Skiing

 

No surprise…SKI Magazine has rated Whistler as the #1 Overall Resort for 2015!  So it’s simple…book a Whistler holiday, play, relax, enjoy, repeat.
Whistler Blackcomb is regularly recognized as a “BEST OF” around the globe and simply does not disappoint.

Right now Fall has us surrounded in the vibrant and diverse colours of the season, and with an increasing chill in the air, we are now anxiously awaiting and excitedly planning for winter.

Whistler Blackcomb opening day is set for November 27th, 2014.
If you are planning to make a Whistler holiday of it this season then now is the time to book!

Step 1: For deeper inspiration and blow-your-mind Whistler images, check out our Whistler Pinterest Board stacked with breathtaking mountain and lake pics.

Step 2: Visit our Whistler page where you can get more information on our winter promotion offering up to $50 off a roundtrip Whistler transportation service.

Step 3:  BOOK NOW or GET A QUOTE and your only weeks away from YOUR most memorable holiday of all time…your Whistler holiday.

We want you to experience the very best of Whistler, so let us answer your questions and help you with your Whistler holiday planning!

 

 

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!

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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A Family That Skis Together, Stays Together…

I came across the best article recently about a local Vancouver family that highlighted their Whistler and Vancouver outdoor lifestyle that they attribute to their happy family dynamic!

Yes, of course it’s about the skiing time they enjoy on the hills of Whistler Mountain, but it’s also very much about the time they have to chat together during their transfers to Whistler and their return back to Vancouver.  It’s about dialing in to quiet evening family time with board games and books and planning their outdoor adventures for the next day.

In the winter time they embrace the snowy hills of Whistler and in the summer months they hit those Whistler hiking and biking trails hard.  They are laying a foundation for their family and Whistler is helping them do that one skiing or biking weekend at a time!

CLICK HERE to read this article and then get up to Whistler with your family!

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Vancouver to Whistler Transportation

Time to Book Your Whistler Travel…
The word is out…crazy Whistler snow fall!!
Vancouver and Whistler experienced the most beautiful summer this year, and a hint of the winter season has taken it’s hold these past couple of days.  A new chill in the air that is telling you it’s time to book your Whistler winter holiday!

Still hanging onto the last of summer?…
There’s still ‘tail end of summer’ events to be enjoyed in Whistler, like the Whistler Outdoor Photography Summit happening Sept 26th-29th and the Spirit Within Festival at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre this same weekend.
As well, the upcoming Thanksgiving Long Weekend for the Bike Park, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola Sightseeing and golf.  And if you need to suit up with new gear for this coming winter season, the ever popular Turkey Sale for ski and snowboard gear will be taking place Thanksgiving weekend also.

Leading up to the snow season…
Once beginning of November rolls around, we’ll be clock watching for opening day on the mountains and there will be plenty of buzz in and around Whistler Village with Whistler’s annual Cornucopia Food and Wine Festival starting Nov 7th and the Whistler Film Festival starting Dec 4th.

Getting from Vancouver Airport (YVR) or Vancouver to Whistler…
During the winter months, the most convenient and enjoyable way to get to Whistler is by private transfer.
Luxury Transport Inc. offers meet & greet door-to-door service for transfers from YVR to Whistler, Vancouver to Whistler and Seattle to Whistler.
The new fleet of SUV’s, Sprinter Vans and Mini-buses are fully equipped for the winter road conditions and can accommodate any group size.  Vancouver sightseeing or stops along the Sea to Sky highway can be accommodated within the customized service.

Get on Board with Us!
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Beautiful trip to Whistler!

The journey to Whistler along the Sea to Sky Highway is really part of the whole Whistler experience.
Whistler is about 2.5 hours from Vancouver Airport (YVR) and about 2 hours from downtown Vancouver.
The road linking Vancouver and Whistler is known as the Sea to Sky Corridor and offers some of the views you could ask for.
Along the way you can expect to take in breathtaking waterfalls such as Shannon Falls, rocky beach coves of Porteau Cove and Britannia Beach, endless forest and might even be on time seasonally to experience the eagles of Brackendale or catch a glimpse of bears and other wildlife on the grassy forest hills closer to Whistler.  Sightseeing and stops along the way for photo opportunities are very popular and well worth it!
With something to admire at every turn, let us take care of your transfers to and from Whistler so you can take it all in. With a full meet & greet door-to-door service in a vehicle perfectly suited for your group size you can leave your travel worries behind you.  Your memory banks of this gorgeous journey will thank you!
Ask us about our Sprinter Vans…the perfect vehicle for those mid-sized groups that can even beat out public charter pricing!

Family Nights at Whistler Olympic Plaza!

Enjoying Whistler mid-week?  Bring the family out to this FREE and FABULOUS on-going event…

Every Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm through to March 27th Whistler’s Olympic Plaza is bringing on the family fun!
Bring the family out to enjoy some good old Canadian winter fun!
Events and entertainment change weekly, but some examples are snowman making, sled rentals for the Olympic Plaza sled zone, storytellers, musicians, hot chocolate, a community fireplace and marshmellow roasting!
What a great way to bring the community together and help create those unforgettable memories with our children.
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Getting to Whistler: Private Charter vs. Rental Car

 Private Charter vs. Rental Cars to Whistler

So you’ve booked your Whistler holiday, or you’re in research mode and are close to booking your trip to Whistler, and you are considering your Whistler transporation options.
Many things may run through your mind, or across your screen, leaving you pondering…should I book a private charter service to
Whistler or just rent a car to save some bucks?

The misconception is that booking a private charter will be the
more expensive option, which it is not.
Luxury Transport Inc. is the safer, more functional and more economical option, and here is why…
Not only does booking your private charter with us provide you with a full meet & greet door-to-door friendly and personal service, but by the time you’ve factored in your rental costs and your overnight parking costs for the duration of your stay at your Whistler Hotel, we as a private charter service just became the more economical choice between the two.
Most of Whistler’s hotels and condos are within easy walking distance to Whistler’s charming pedestrian Village as well as the Whistler Blackcomb lifts.  And some of those that aren’t have courtesy shuttles running to and from the Village for your convenience.  In short, you do not need a vehicle in Whistler.

We are also your safest option given our high level of insurance and our top-of-the-line winter tires.  Rental cars do not often come with winter tires which becomes a very clear danger when attempting the Sea-to-Sky highway to Whistler in the winter time.  Leave the driving to our fabulously friendly team of driving and customer service professionals!

Our vehicle style with the biggest bang for your buck is our 9 and 11 passenger Sprinter Vans, which can hold right up to 9 and 11 passengers with an enourmous amount of luggage.  A one-way service in a Sprinter Van is $375 plus taxes and gratuity.  Divide that by 9 or 11 passengers and you have the best service in the best vehicles at an extremely competetive rate.
Throw in our Facebook Promo going on right now that saves you $25 on a one-way or $50 on a roundtrip and it’s truly a match made in heaven!

And the winner for transfers to Whistler is…Private Charter with Luxury Transport Inc. every time!

Have questions for us?  Want to inquire about your upcoming options for transportation to Whistler?  We are happy to provide you with a quote for service.
We look forward to hearing from you…

www.luxbus.com
604.522.8484 or toll free 1.877.511.8484





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