St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's DayHappy St. Patrick’s Day!

You can start the day off right with this tasty Shamrock Shake Recipe!

And if you’re in Vancouver today, there are lots of festive St. Patrick’s Day options for you.  Find an Irish Pub or a Pipe Band, or take in the Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Just remember to wear your GREEN!

Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Vancouver!

Vancouver welcomes the Dine Out Vancouver food & wine festival every year.

Every early new year over 200 restaurants across the city will dazzle you with three-course dinners and dilectible wine pairings.

With the new drinking and driving laws, be sure to book your SUV, Sprinter Van or mini-bus for your private dinner transfer.

Get a quote for your transportation for this memorable and much anticipated event!

Great Whistler and Vancouver sights!

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.

Contact us for a QUOTE!

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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!

Langley Wine Tours!

Next stop…a local Langley Wine Tour!

It’s amazing how impressive the Langley wine region is when you take the time to explore it.  Beautiful open spaces, perfect rows of plump grapes in full view as you approach each vineyard, old barrels, beautiful wood structures, quaint picnic areas and tasting tables, friendly faces, and oh the wine!

A tour like this can be done in 4 to 6 hours.  Here are a few of our favourites…

1.  Township 7 Vineyards

What a charming entrance and lovely spaces surrounding the vineyards to picnic.  They can organize a picnic on-site for your small gathering or Corporate group.  Unbelievably friendly group and absolutely one of our favourites!

2. Domaine De Chaberton
So grand and impressive! It feels like the Mission Hill of our local grapes. Big and bold wood doors entering into a large tasting room and gift shop. You can book your own private tour for there are free tours that run daily at 2 and 4pm. Groups often like to time their stop here around a dinner at their Bistro.

3. Vista D’Oro Vineyards
It offers such a homey feel as you drive in with the vines in grand rows on your left and a charming tasting house on the right all surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers to impress. So quaint and just lovely.

4. Backyard Vineyards
What a great spot to stop with a group that is looking for a large outdoor gazebo to enjoy. This large wooden structure overlooks the vineyard on the right or you can enter through the grandeous wooden door to their tasting room and gift shop. Private tours can be booked and they are happy to organize a picnic for you and your group.

If your taste buds are tempted, Langley Wine Region offers a wonderful experience! You can book a 4-hour tour with just tours and tastings, or a 6-hour tour that includes a picnic or bistro dinner along the way.
Awaken your senses!
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All Aboard for Cruise Season!

Full steam ahead for the Cruise season in Vancouver!  It’s that time of year where those big and brilliant boats can be seen in the Vancouver port as lucky cruisers create a stream of disembarking from great adventures or boarding for adventures soon to come.

Taking a private charter from the Vancouver Airport (YVR) or your Hotel to or from the Vancouver Cruise Pier at Canada Place is an easy and most convenient way to go.  And whatever you do, taking a bit of time to tour the beautiful city of Vancouver before you board your ship or after you disembark is highly recommended.

A short 2 to 4 hour pre-cruise or post-cruise tour would allow you to see such great sights as Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, the shopping hub of Robson Street, perhaps English Bay’s beachfront, the award winning Vancouver Convention Centre, and Granville Island’s Public Market.

So if you’re a lucky cruiser this season, let a tour of Vancouver be the cherry on top of your travels!
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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!





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