A Tale of Two Cities no doubt! We’re here to help with planning for your trip to Whistler and Vancouver this 2015/2016 Season!
As we hit summer countdown into those longer late summer early fall days in Vancouver and Whistler, it’s our reminder that now is the time to start planning that Whistler trip to remember!
Take on Vancouver, take on Whistler, or split time between the two beautiful neighboring cities giving you two outrageously fun and beautiful destinations in one trip.
Both Whistler and Vancouver are well known for their breathtaking surrounding views and culinary expertise. While Whistler boasts a charming and atmospheric resort-style Village, Vancouver excites with endless landmarks, beautiful parks, and a bustling downtown core. While in Whistler, walk the boutique shops in the Village and take a ride up the Whistler Blackcomb Gondola and cross the impressive Peak 2 Peak Gondola, then take some time in Vancouver to take in the downtown culture of Gastown and Chinatown as well as a drive through Stanley Park, Vancouver’s coastal gem. Then take in some live entertainment and culinary delights at Granville Island Public Market.
Endless activities awaits you on your Whistler and Vancouver adventures!
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.
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.
We want you to experience the very best of Whistler, so let us answer your questions and help you with your Whistler holiday planning!
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.
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
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)
And best of luck to all the athletes taking part in these upcoming and exciting events!
Ahhhhh, what a blue bird day in Vancouver and Whistler today!
Can’t help but make plans for summer.
There’s a crazy amount of cool events to choose from in Whistler and Vancouver in Summer!
Upcoming Whistler Summer Events…
Whistler Mountain Bike Park is opening May 16th.
Gear up and turn up the adrenaline for way too good of a time in the trails on two wheels.
There are a wide variety of Whistler biking trails to suit all abilities.
GO Fest – Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival runs May 16th – 19th.
A fresh new four day festival celebrating outdoor recreation with a long list of events and activities. Join the play party!
Tough Mudder – seriously one of the toughest events coming to Whistler June 21st – 22nd.
Time to get your tough on! Or at least watch others challenge themselves with hardcore mental and physical obstacles. So fun!
**Need to get to Whistler or from Whistler with your bike??
We have new and incredibly spacious Sprinter Vans in our fleet that easily transport your group and bikes to and from Whistler.
Contact us for a quote on getting you and your bike to or from Whistler this summer.
Upcoming Vancouver Summer Events…
Cirque De Soleil presents Totem in Vancouver from May 16th – July 6th.
An amazing and impressive journey of the human species in true Cirque De Soleil artistic style.
Stanley Parks Miniature Train now open!
A unique way to take in Stanley Park in all its beauty! It has become one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions and offers different themes throughout the seasons.
Vancouver International Children’s Festival May 27th – June 1st.
A lively and colourful annual festival of performing arts for children and families since 1978. Educating, entertaining and inspiring or all!
Happy Summer Planning!
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!!
That cold and transition to wet season is upon us!
Here are a few awesome Whistler and Vancouver sights that will help you make the best of those cold, sometimes snowy, rainy days upon us in Vancouver and Whistler…
– Take a ride through beautiful Stanley Park, historic Gas Town, China Town, and English Bay’s waterfront splendor.
– Visit the Vancouver Aquarium
– Enjoy the arts at the Vancouver Art Museum
– Check out the exhibits at Science World
– Take in the entertainment and eats at Granville Island Public Market
– Make a day trip or overnight trip to Whistler and explore up the Whistler Blackcomb Gondola
-Hit downtown Vancouver’s shopping hub and shop till you drop!
We can customize a simple roundtrip transfer for you or an entire tour or day trip, all depending on what you’re looking for.
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!
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!