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?
Whistler Winter Fun!
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.
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.
Welcome to the year of the DO…so do Whistler and let’s make some memories!
They are saying that consumers are more focussed now more than ever on what they DO rather than what they HAVE. We absolutely agree.
It’s becoming more about building on meaningful and memorable experiences rather than physical things. Whistler oozes with opportunity for this. With that said, here are some ideas to help you with your Whistler DO this year.
Winter Olympics 2018
Throw on your festive gear and head to the Village for a number of Olympic activities and events with live music, Olympic themed activities and Olympic Plaza broadcasts throughout the Winter Games.
Ice Kingdom Whistler
From now through March 31st, feast your eyes on the impressive 40,000 square feet of ice and snow sculptures inspired by the 300 year old Chinese tradition of gathering and creating beautiful sculptures out of ice and snow. Whistler Golf Course is hosting and will feature ice slides for children, interactive sculptures and brilliant light displays.
April 10th through 15th brings us the ever popular World Ski and Snowboard Festival! This snow and ski festival, coming into it’s 23rd year, celebrates all things Whistler. Ski races, big air competitions, live music and entertainment, and popular filmmaker showdown. Excitement to the extreme and not to be missed!
So we invite you to come to Whistler to build on or begin building your experiences and memories. DO Whistler with us!
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.
Have Winter on the mind? Plunge into the wonder of Whistler winter activities! For you, we foresee lots of snow, fun, and hot cocoa cocoa…simply the perfect place for a holiday with family and friends. Here are some highlights…
Opening Day Winter Kick-off:
With Whistler Blackcomb opening day set for Nov 24th there is much to celebrate! Come out and enjoy live music, food, and firepits with your friends and family at the base level. This is an exciting kick-off as it’s only the beginning of what’s sure to be an epic winter of endless skiing and riding across both mountains.
Whistler Film Festival:
This truly awesome festival runs Nov 29th to Dec 3rd and will bring to life epic and original adventures on film. So enjoy an early season treat! A great way to get inspired for the upcoming winter and support these amazing film makers.
Holiday Season in Resort:
With its blanket of white, bright twinkling Resort lights, a bustling Village, and endless activities on and off the mountain for the whole family to enjoy, it’s the perfect place to be this coming winter holiday.
In addition to the unbeatable daily skiing and riding, there are weekly Fire and Ice Shows mountainside every Sunday evening, Skates with Santa at the Olympic Plaza, galas, winter parades, sledding, snowshoeing, fireworks, and so much more.
Check out the schedule and book your Whistler holiday today!
Take a photographic trip to Whistler and Vancouver!
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…
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.
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.”
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.
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!!