One can always hope in running a business that they’ve backed themselves with a team of strong and capable individuals. Our hope often turns to pride…we will often receive wonderful feedback from our many clients simply raving about their experiences in large part due to their driver’s friendly and accommodating nature.
Most recently I received a kind message from a returning Whistler client regarding her trip and as I heard her story unfold an even larger smile than normal crept over my face. I was beaming with pride in my team!
We had scheduled one of our drivers for a Whistler trip a few weeks ago and he recognized the name. It was someone he had driven last winter season and he had remembered that this particular client loved Doritos chips and bought them by the box here as she couldn’t get them back home.
Rather than holding a sign reading her name for his meet & greet at the airport, our driver simply stood there with a bag of Doritos chips in plain view for her to see. It was a happy reunion for the two…her Vancouver and Whistler travels were off to a great start. She followed up later with a great photo of the two in Whistler.
Sometimes the simplest of things can mean the most.
Now that’s our kind of customer service!
Whistler Blackcomb – Bring it on! The snow if falling in the Whistler Valley and it is time to get pumped for this year’s Whistler winter season! With over 8,100 ski-able acres, two mountains, 37 lifts, 16 alpine bowls, absolutely breathtaking scenery, all connected by an impressive cobble-stoned pedestrian Village I can’t imagine you need any more convincing than that?!?
The Sea-to-Sky highway is beautiful but treacherous in the winter time, so now is the time to start planning your Whistler transfers. Let us take the stress out of your holiday with our full meet & greet, door-to-door one-way and roundtrip Whistler transportation services.
We can help you choose the vehicle that best suits your group and customize your Whistler transfer to include anything from grocery shops, to meal stops, to sightseeing and Vancouver tours on route.
Hopefully you’re as excited as we are as we watch Whistler Blackcomb mountains slowly transform in preparation for winter!! Jack Frost is taking hold and the snow line is dropping…time to plan!
Contact us today to make your Whistler trip and Whistler Resort experience even more memorable.
We were in the presence of greatness a few weeks ago…
The Stanley Cup, also known as The Holy Grail, Lord Stanley’s Cup, The Cup and Lord Stanley’s Mug took a ride with Luxury Transport Inc. and we couldn’t have been more honoured.
It was our greatest pleasure to be of service to Mr. Cam Neely, a previous Vancouver Canuck and Boston Bruin, and acting President of the Boston Bruins, as he visited various Vancouver landmarks with his family and precious Cup in hand.
A few fun tid-bits about Lord Stanley’s Cup…
The current Stanley Cup, topped with a copy of the original bowl, is made of silver and nickel alloy.
It has the names of all winning players, coaches, management and club staff engraved on its chalice.
It was awarded for the first time in 1893 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup and then in 1926 became the official championship trophy of the NHL with 94 Cup wins since the 1914-15 season.
There were only two years that the Cup was not awarded: 1919 because of the Spanish Flu and 2005 because of the NHL lockout.
It was a 6:00am start, after dropping the little ones off with Nana & Poppa for their own Whistler weekend adventure, and off we went toward Fairview Mountain in Osoyoos for our 11am tee off.
One of the best courses in BC…beautiful, hilly and fun vertical drops, greens are very undulated, with great views and a nice resort/desert feel to it. Fabulous!
And before following up each afternoon with sun and beach time, we visited, researched and tasted the finest in Osoyoos’ local and lovely wineries. Our favourites of the trip included Hester Creek, Burrowing Owl, Desert Hills, Black Hills and the hidden but quaint Fairview Cellars that can be seen through the trees on the first green/second tee box of the Fairview Mountain Golf Course.
We arrived home with wonderful memories and an impressive assortment of fabulous wines for our collection.
Tempted? Customize your own trip with us!
Let us accommodate your own itinerary or we’d be happy to customize one for you.
Check out photos of our trip at www.facebook.com/luxurytransport
It’s Canada Day 2011 and planning for the many festivities and parades is in full swing!
Choices are in abundance of places to join in the celebration, including…
Canada Place Parade and Festivities
Granville Island Parade and Festivities
Steveston Salmon Festival and Parade
North Van’s Waterfront Park Party and Parade
and so many more!
Parades are those wonderful events that bring out cheering crowds and smiling faces, and for me they bring out the tears! It’s embarrassing, I know, but I get so overwhelmed with emotion and excitement for my children…watching their faces as they take in the many sights, colours, sounds, and hearing their little high-pitched cheers that it just gets me every single time.
Get out there, celebrate, enjoy, and show your colours for Canada Day! Oh yah, and if you’re anything like me, bring some kleenex! 🙂
Ever thought of a Canada Day parade and festivities tour? We can travel around to the many Canada Day parades and festivities around town so you can take it all in and then some!
Here are our TOP FOUR Vancouver tours, transfers & sightseeing…
1. Vancouver City Tour
Drive through Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Downtown Vancouver shopping (Robson Street), Granville Island (great spot for lunch), or Queen Elizabeth Park (also a great luncheon spot), explore Gas Town and China Town.
2. Langley Wine Tour
Tempt your taste buds with an amazing tour of the Langley wineries. Begin with Township 7 Vineyards, to Glenugie Winery, The Forte Wine Company, and all impressive tour and lunch at Domaine de Chamberton. This one is also great as a Harrison Hot Springs overnighter because then it’s on to Lotusland Vineyard and Mount Lehman Winery before reaching your final hot springs destination. Yah, I know…WOW!
3. Osoyoos and Vancouver Golf Trip
We do trips like this every summer season and people truly love it. This one includes Vancouver golf transfers as well as a trip to Osoyoos and is so worth it!
Begin in Vancouver at one of our local public courses followed by a road trip to Osoyoos to play Fairview Mountain, a perennial ‘must play’ pick by Golf Digest.
On a smaller scale, we can simply provide your group’s roundtrip transfers for your local Vancouver golf game, or we’re a great option for that tucked away Furry Creek.
4. Whistler Sightseeing Daytrip
We’ll take you on a Sea-to-Sky highway adventure for the day! Enjoy some breathtaking viewpoints along the way, take in the wonderous site of Shannon Falls and discover Britannia Beach and the Britannia Beach Mine Museum before continuing on to Whistler Village for a late lunch, shopping, dinner and a relaxing return home. Hopefully we’ll catch a brilliant sunset sky over the coastal mountains on route!
Take your pick of smaller SUV’s, Sprinter Vans, Limo-style minibuses or shuttle buses.
Can’t decide on a tour? Let us bring you along for the ride. We offer custom Vancouver sightseeing and city tours! We can build a day of sightseeing in Vancouver for you and show you what this beautiful west coast city has to offer with our unique Vancouver tours and sightseeing.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy weekend getaway then look no further…
It was a weekend for the ladies and my sister, mother and myself took off to Anacortes, Washington for the weekend. We stayed in Anacortes, an adorable little town with lots of little boutique shops and cafes, and really enjoyed our stay at the Majestic Inn & Spa – a beautifully restored historic hotel full of charm and wonderfully friendly and accommodating staff. Our meals were divine and the observatory room with a 360 degree view on the 5th floor was absolutely tops!
Anacortes is just a few minutes drive from the well known La Conner – a tiny town of sweet boutique stores and ice cream shops on the water.
We spent the weekend shopping the Burlington Outlets (unbeatable deals!), browsing the antique shops in La Conner and Anacortes, and relaxing in the spa at the Majestic Inn.
A perfect girls getaway!
We’d love to take you there!
And if you’ve had a fabulous quick getaway recently we’d love to hear about it!
We declare Cruise Season officially open!
Those big beautiful boats are starting to roll into Vancouver’s harbour and we await you.
Shuttle buses, Limobuses, Sprinter Vans and SUV’s for private charter from YVR or your Hotel to the Cruise Pier as well as Cruise ship pickup to your chosen destination.
Wanting to tour some of Vancouver during your transfer?
We’re happy to customize a short tour or all-day adventure for you. We can simply drive through some local hot spots or make a stop so you can do some exploring.
Get on board with us!
I was out walking with my two girls – two and there years of age – and they were admiring all the beautiful blooms, including those in the garden that we had recently planted in our front planter box. Purples, yellows, soft pinks…it’s a lovely time of year!
Here are just a few of the beautiful gardens you can check out with family and friends…
UBC Botanical Gardens
Stanley Park Rose Garden
Queen Elizabeth Park’s Quarry Gardens
This, by the way, would make a great afternoon tour! And you could follow it up with a delectable lunch at Seasons in the Park.
One of our 15-pax Krystal Buses or a 20-pax Odyssey Bus would be perfect for this.
Don’t miss those cherry blossoms!
We at Luxury Transport Inc. have breathed life into a new and very much needed branch of our Company – Western Corporate Shuttle.
There is an increasing need to provide services to and from Corporate Offices from Skytrain Stations and off-site parking lots as well as fulfill daily inter-office transfers. Our smaller Sprinter Vans or larger Shuttle Buses are available for any group size.
We currently coordinate and facilitate full-time and part-time shuttle service for a number of corporations and business parks in the Lower Mainland.
These companies have eliminated parking issues as well as created a safe and easy way for their employees to get to and from work all while being nicer to the environment with a ride-share concept.
Some of them have late-night employees making their way to the skytrain and need us to ensure they get there safely. Others have multiple office locations and require transport of employees to and from each one for meetings, etc.
Then there’s the benefit of a ride-share program for cost and environmental reasons.
Whatever it may be, we are happy to put a competitive quote together for you.
We offer stats reports for ridership every month and work on a year to year basis with a trial period to ensure your needs are being met from the get-go.
We are now considered specialists on this front and we know we can fulfill your growing need for change. Have a read through our newly launched page www.westerncorporateshuttle.com
for more info and contact us today for an informative chat.
Get on board with us!
Luxury Transport Inc.