Your Trip to Whistler and Vancouver

IMG_4979whistler-inukshuk
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!

www.luxbus.com

Whistler Food and Wine Festival

wine-barrels
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!

Whistler and Vancouver in Summer!

West Coast

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.
Sprinter Vans

 

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!

Contact us for a quote on private transfers to and from your special event this summer!
Need more convincing?  Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor for feedback on our services.

Happy Summer Planning!

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!!
www.luxbus.com/news/

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!

www.luxbus.com

 

 

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

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.

Visit Vancouver to Whistler Service and Sightseeing with Luxury Transport





Trip Ideas