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.
BC Hydro’s annual Candlelight Dinner Event is happening in Vancouver on Wednesday October 22nd, 2014.
Participating restaurants such as ARC (at the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver Hotel), Bacchus Restaurant, Bayside Lounge, Bridges Restaurant, Chambar, and Diva at the Met, to name just a few, will dim their lights while you dine by candlelight. In addition to superior culinary flavours, each venue will be offering special discounts on the evening. That’s energy savings AND pocket savings…a true win-win.
See here for a list of participating restaurants in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland…
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!
Luxury Transport Inc. offers private Langley Wine Tours for small to large groups. We recently visited our local Langley Wineries to indulge in some fabulous flavours and take in some beautiful scenery.
Langley wineries are only about 45 minutes outside of downtown Vancouver and offer an extraordinary escape and memorable experience. There are a great number of first class wines to taste and some of the finest cuisine to be paired with it.
Truly a unique day tour experience!
Township 7 Vineyard & Winery oozes charm with a open-style tasting room overlooking the vines that produce their award-winning wines. Some of the grapes also come from the south Okanagan Valley. They are open year round, so you can pop in for a tasting or tour or even plan to attend one of their wine or culinary events or seminars.
Backyard Vineyards’s grapes are made from 100% BC grapes grown in their Langley vineyard with fruitful additions from the Fraser Valley and South Okanagan. They are known for their fun and bubbly wines and have been recognized both locally and internationally for them. They also offer an exceptional picnic lunch with a variety of mouthwatering platters to choose from for your group as well as charming indoor and outdoor tasting and picnicking spaces.
Vista D’Oro Farms & Winery prides itself in very traditional techniques and are dedicated to the production of unique wines made in small batches on their Langley farm. They grow their own produce on Vista D’Oro that is then used on their production and they stand out with their hand-crafted and unique walnut wine. Fresh and fabulous.
Domaine De Chaberton Winery & Bacchus Bistro is an award winning Langley Winery that sits on 55-acres of impressive property. It is the 3rd largest winery in BC and the oldest in the Fraser Valley. Guests are welcome to pack their own picnic to enjoy in their massive garden space and picnic tables out front or make reservations to dine in culinary French bistro bliss at their Bacchus Bistro. Their tour is well worth it with a walk-about through their private tasting room, their all impressive production machinary, and an up close and personal feel of their coveted Cedar Room full of fabulous wood barrels. They really allow you deep into the process.
Make time this summer for a private Langley Wine Tour! A 4-hour tour will take you to experience tastings and tour at all 4 of the wineries above and a 6-hour will allow time for a picnic or dining experience. Let us plan the day for you and take you on a wine and culinary experience to remember right in Vancouver’s backyard!
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!
Mother’s Day Special!
With Mother’s Day approaching this Sunday it’s that time to celebrate all those wonderful Moms out there!
Book any one of fabulous Private Tours between now and this Sunday and receive 10% off your booking…
– Vancouver Half Day Tour: 4-hour Vancouver City Tour designed to capture a few of the ‘greats’ of our City.
– Vancouver Full Day Tour: 8-hours of exploring Vancouver’s hot spots and greatest landmarks.
– Langley Wine Tour: Awaken your senses with a 4 or 6-hour tour with tastings and lunch/dinner options.
– Victoria Day Tour: A 12-hour day trip to Victoria to enjoy Butchart Gardens and downtown Victoria.
*Your certificate is good to use for the spring and summer months right through to September!
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!!