We billed it as the ‘Best of the West‘, and it didn’t disappoint!!! Our Client trip to British Columbia, Canada co hosted with Cantrav DMC and Virgin Atlantic was a rich feast on all the emotions… This was a true Incentive experience in so many ways.
Virgin Atlantic, service and facilities as ever very ‘Upper Class’ and from the moment we touched down the staff at Cantrav – Janice , George , Missy and Dave were always at least three steps ahead Vancouver has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world and for two sunny days no it did not disappoint. Our hotel co-hosts in Vancouver – Fairmont – Pacific Rim, The Waterfront and out at the Airport were each shown with great creativity – I especially loved the Bees – living atop the Waterfront and we were treated to some of their delicious honey and other local fare during a particularly fabulous breakfast The Fabulous Foods – all locally sourced , and the BC wines to accompany are a real feature of the region.
British Columbia is a very environmentally aware province and this is especially true in the fabulous, Award winning Convention Centre – situated opposite the Fairmont Properties – complete with ‘Living Garden Roof‘ and Seawater heating and cooling Vancouver delivers on so many levels and is a fabulous introduction for any Incentive or Meeting . Before departing we sneaked in a fabulous Harbour Cruise on the infamous ‘George B’ (Thanks George!!)- no finer way to showcase the City!! #Beauty in the Bay
Next off we headed up to the Mountain paradise that is Whistler – less than two hours Journey – Our home for the night was the ‘stunning’ Four Seasons property. What an absolute gem. It is not just the physical product and location (which is fabulous) but this Five Diamond Resort is Relaxed luxury – a great feat to pull off. The staff were fabulous – from the new GM through to the Front Desk and the Site visit with Yoga, Spa and a Cooking demo with Executive Chef showed some great creativity and style. During our stay we ‘Zipped’ through the trees (Nice job Martin L), Quad Biked up and down some boulder strewn paths and went peak to peak on the Gondola with a lovely Mountain top break to dine in style. Whistler has so much to offer in both winter and summer season you could stay for a week and still not find time to fit in all the High and Low adrenalin activities.-# Magic in the Mountains
Pumped up and adrenalin running we headed to what can only be described as a 24 hour feast on every human emotion… Started with a Float Plane to Sonora Resort , a Relais & Chateaux LuxuryWilderness Resort – This is all inclusive with emphasis on the ALL. You arrive in splendour – a magical flight over the peaks to drop down on the water and ‘dock’ alongside the resort – The friendly, relaxed staff awaiting just add to the attraction – as if it needed any more!!! – the scenery is breathtaking. The deluxe accommodation in Lodges is ideally suited for groups – An ideal place to bring that ‘Oh so hard to please’ Incentive group that has ‘done everything’ – THIS IS LIKE NOTHING ELSE.
If the resort is special (and it is), at this time of year it has one absolutely ‘Unique’ attraction, Grizzly Bear watching!! After a evening meal in one of the exclusive Lodges,we were up early to head off by boat for a 30 minutes journey across the water. WOW!! the next 120 minutes was quite unbelievable as we watched in awe as Male Bears, Mother Bears and their Cubs patrolled the fast flowing rivers stocked with Salmon – searching for food and we witnessed a perfect bit of Grizzly Bear fishing no fly needed just a huge paw sufficed – a great breakfast for the waiting cubs.- Unforgettable Sonora is a very very special place and for a client looking to ‘experience the once in a lifetime’ It needs to be experienced to be believed. #Extraordinary Beauty in the Eco Wilderness Resort
One more journey, by Helicopter , back to Vancouver and home. It was a real feast on all our emotions – we saw three distinct and unique parts of British Columbia The City on the Bay, The Mountain Resort and The Eco Wilderness Resort – You and your clients have got to go and experience this. The ‘Ultimate Incentive – The Best of the West’
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