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Vancouver can be laid-back, natural, and affordable, but it can also be luxurious. There are plenty of luxury tours, culinary experiences, and accommodations that can satisfy the high-class traveler. Here is a list of just some of the many luxurious experiences in Vancouver:
SKY Helicopters is one of Vancouver’s premier helicopter company's, providing breath-taking sight-seeing tours, backcountry helicopter landings and hikes, heli-fishing, winery tours, personalized charter service to Whistler, the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan. One of Sky's newest tours is the Porsche Off-Road Driving Experience. The tour takes passengers on a helicopter flight from Vancouver through the Sea-to-Sky corridor to the Callaghan Valley where they are able to drive a Porsche Cayenne S through the valley's trail system and specially designed off-roading course.
Scenic Rush offers exotic driving experiences on the Sea to Sky Highway, from West Vancouver to Squamish and Whistler. Customers will drive four different exotic cars, including a Ferrari and Lamborghini. The experience includes the spectacular scenery offered by the Sea to Sky region and stops along the way for beautiful photo opportunities.
Vancouver Water Adventures offers a wide range of experiences, from stand up paddleboard rentals, evening cruise kayak tours, to traveling via Seadoo to Bowen Island where you'll enjoy dinner and some fireworks on their Bowen Island Dinner and Fireworks Tour.
Cycle City's philosophy is to take their new friends to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Vancouver, with tours led by story-teller guides to increase the opportunity for learning local insight. One of thier most luxurious tours is the Sunset and City Lights Night Bike Tour. This tour allows riders to experience all of Vancouver's highlights at the city's most beautiful time of day.
Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures
Swallow Tail specializes in exploring the secret world of British Columbian wild foods and boutique wineries. Local chefs and sommeliers introduce guests to BC through culinary tours & events, wine tours, catering and our supper club. Their gourmet experiences focus on wild BC ingredients. Foraging trips are amongst the most popular -mushroom hunting, edible plant identification, and fishing for Dungeness Crab. All menus are prepared with the utmost consideration of eating seasonal, organic, farmer direct, local products; tailored to your palate.
St Lawrence's Chef's Counter was named 2018 and 2019 Vancouver Magazine's Restaurant of the Year and is home to 2019's Chef of the Year. St Lawrence offers reservations of one or two at their Chef's Counter where guest are seated at a granite countertop facing into the open concept kitchen offering a unique glimpse into the preparation of the dishes.
Residing in a 100-year-old building, Pourhouse has become one of Vancouver's most beloved bars using its signature approach to cocktails and comfort food to complement its unique space and furnishings. The Kitchen Table, available Wednesday and Saturday evenings for a maximum of six people, encourages guests to sit and break bread the old-fashioned way. Once dinner is ready, all the dishes will be put in the middle of the table and guests can enjoy a family-style meal prepared by the chef.
Coquille has recently launched its Chef's Catch dinner series, a four-course 18-seat communal table dinner that will take place the 3rd Thursday of every month beginning September 19, 2019. The dinner will highlight a different Ocean Wise and seasonal seafood or shellfish each month. Coquille opened in 2018 in the heart of Vancouver's Gastown District and has since become one of Vancouver's most popular restaurants.
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
PICA has recently launched their West Coast Culinary Experience that takes guests through a luxurious culinary experience through Granville Island. The 3.5-hour experience runs twice daily and includes a taste of the best of what BC has to offer. The day starts with a tour of Granville Island and its market, before returning to the Institute where a BC wine tasting and cooking demo follow. Finally, complete your experience with a meal at Blue Hat Bistro.
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel, are welcoming guests to raise the travel bar and elevate their stay with the launch of two Luxury Suite Packages. The packages, available at both hotels located within the city's entertainment destination Parq Vancouver, immerse visitors in the local lifestyle, with a signature twist.