Whistler and Vancouver in Summer!

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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.
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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!

Mother’s Day Special!

Mother’s Day Special!

Top of the Quarry Rock Hike in Deep Cove, North Vancouver

Top of the Quarry Rock Hike in Deep Cove

 

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!

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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!!
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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!





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