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!

Corporate Day Trips Vancouver and Whistler!

It’s time to get your staff organized for a Corporate day trip Vancouver excursion.  Get out of the office for a Corporate day trip or team building adventure!
Vancouver and Whistler have so much to offer in this regard.  Here are a few..

Harbour Cruise in Vancouver offers a most unique boat experience.  Enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, lunch or dinner and surround yourself with city skyline and brilliant coastal mountain ranges.  They are open year-round and some of their more popular cruises include a Sunset Dinner Cruise, Luncheon Cruise, and the Carol Ship Parade of Lights!

Located on the beautiful Sea to Sky, half way between Vancouver and Whistler you’ll find Britannia Mine Museum, an award-winning non-profit museum in Britannia Beach.  They offer guided tours and impactful exhibits that include a mine train, gold panning, a play area for children and underground demonstrations.
They were voted the “Best Attraction” for the Sea-to-Sky and Whistler area.

Ziptreck Ecotours in Whistler is geared to take your team on an adventure to remember!  Their Whistler Zipline Tours are a blend of education and adventure.  Choose from their Ziptreck Eagle Tour, Ziptreck Bear Tour, Mammoth Tour, Treetreck Canopy Walk, or Ziptreck Peak 2 Peak.

Whistler Blackcomb Summer Mountain Top Dining!
Travel with your team on a day excursion along the Sea-to-Sky highway all the way up Whistler Blackcomb Mountain for some summer hiking and a mountain top BBQ.  It runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain.  Choose from whole hog Fridays, slow roasted prime rib Saturdays or pacific seafood grill Sundays.  Yum yum!

Contact Luxury Transport to help plan your next Corporate event or team building excursion!

Adventure awaits you and your team!

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!

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…

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Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Adventures!

What a grand adventure to head up the Whistler Blackcomb gondolas for a day of hiking, exploring and of course fabulous dining!
The Peak 2 Peak sights are absolutely breathtaking from all angles and even the smallest of children (my 3 year old for example) can handle some of the hikes up top.
A pleasant surprise was the bin of ski poles that people can help themselves to for walking sticks, which the kids go crazy for of course!
There are impressive wood carvings along the trails along with plaques filled with bits of wildlife and plant info, not to mention the endless and absolutely beautiful photo opportunities.

If you are up to take advantage of the whole day and into the evening, it is well worth attending one of the Mountain Top BBQ’s that they do so well over the course of the summer.
Taking place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain, a dining experience is waiting for you at 6000 feet at the top of the Whistler Village Gondola.

This coming Sept 7th, 8th, 9th weekend, the weekend of the GranFondo, is the last weekend of the summer to take in this experience and all it’s delicous fixings!

Ahhh, Whistler..get up there!
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Vancouver & Whistler Golf!

Time to GET YOUR GOLF ON in Vancouver and Whistler this summer season!
Here are a few great new incentives to get your group together and swing those sticks…

In Whistler, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club now has colour GPS systems in their new carts, Whistler Golf Club is sporting new Bent grass greens, and Nicklaus North Golf Course remodelled its signature par 3, 12th hole.

In Vancouver, some local favourites include the University Golf Club, just minutes from downtown Vancouver, Mayfair Lakes, only minutes from the Airport, Morgan Creek in South Surrey with their new club house, and Northview Golf & Country Club with two 18-hole public golf courses and only 15 minutes from the US Border.

And nestled almost right in between Vancouver and Whistler, along the brilliantly scenic Sea-to-Sky highway, is the Furry Creek Golf & Country Club.  A challenging and fun course with panoramic ocean views.

Contact us for roundtrip rates to and from your golf game!
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Whistler Blackcomb is HOT with summer activities now open!

Summer time is coming on strong and Whistler Blackcomb has officially opened many of their amazing summer time activities for all to enjoy!
Peak to Peak Sightseeing, Family Adventure Zone, Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park, Bear viewing and Ecology Tours, and Whistler Blackcomb Glacier skiing and riding are all open for Whistler adventure seekers.

Much of this is available to experience in a day trip to Whistler or a Whistler overnight.  Contact us to help you customize the perfect Whistler trip and Whistler transfers to suit you and your group’s transportation and sightseeing needs.

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