Some call it “momentary magic”. Watch out for bright colours and ingenious shapes exploding in magnificence, transforming Vancouver’s night sky. The 22nd Annual Celebration of Light is surely going to be one of the most spectacular outside events of our warm balmy July weather. Averaging over 400,000 spectators a night, it is the world’s largest offshore fireworks competition. Every year three different countries compete in the event, vying for the #1 spot. This year Vietnam, Brazil and Italy will be featured. This is Vietnam’s first international fireworks show. Prior to the shows a diverse range of folk, blues and jazz musical shows will be on daily, starting as early as 2pm to celebrate. A wide range of business partners are involved in this event, Honda is the title partner for this year and has signed on for another two years.
Saturday July 28th – Vietnam Fireworks Show. 10pm
Wednesday August 1st – Brazil Fireworks Show. 10pm
Wednesday August 4th – Italy Fireworks Show. 10pm
We all want to get close to this extraordinary feat of accomplishment for a better look and to join in the loud chorus of oohs and aahs, linking with others in awe. For visitors and locals alike we highly recommend arranging safe transportation ahead of time whether your party chooses a designated driver, travels via the bus, taxi or sky train, or pre-books a limousine service. Naturally, public transportation routes and services will be overloaded. On such occasions parking becomes non-existent or very limited. Many streets will be inaccessible via car, and roadblocks will be numerous. The best way and often the only way to get around is to walk. If you choose to drive you will need to find pay parking, parking outside the fireworks show area very early in the day and walk in. If you cannot stand crowds this is likely an event to participate in from a distance. Planning in advance and knowing what works for you is the key to an enjoyable and stress free event.
Happy Canada Day! For long-time residents and visitors alike we hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the celebrations. We encourage everyone to be safe and use available public transportation, taxi and limousine service should you require it.
Suddenly it is Summer. The simple culmination of more light and warmth refreshes. Everybody wants to be outside enjoying barbeques or trips to the beach. Long planned cultural festivals fill the air with sounds of laughter. Photo records of out-on-the-town celebrating at grads weddings and birthdays fatten albums with happy memories. Whether you plan to explore our beautiful city, relax and recuperate at the spa, or whisk a loved one off on a romantic trip overseas, make the best of countless opportunities. Limousine services offer a wonderful way to travel to your venue of choice in luxury, comfort, and style. They also provide a safe option for groups venturing out to delightful restaurants, fabulous bars and entertaining comedy events such as Russell Peters who is town this week. Ideally, when making your limousine arrangements, it is best to book ahead of time, especially for weekend service. This is the very best way to find a company that has the limousine of your choice and the availability to work around your schedule. When making airport arrangements with a limousine service, one should know the number of passengers in the group, the pickup address, the amount of luggage, the flight number and schedule. Be ready to provide that information to the transportation provider as soon as it is confirmed. The limousine service will then be able to recommend the type of limousine to suit the size of your group, and provide you with a complete quote. If you require return service make sure to include that in your original reservation enquiry. “Meet and Greet“ services are available for a fee. The limo company will arrange for a representative to meet you in the airport with clear signage, will help you with your luggage and guide you to your limousine. This can be especially useful for weary travellers who are new to the city and ready to hit the hay. Keep in mind that some limousine services specialize in different types of transportation and in the busy summer months may not have availability. In these cases they make work with an affiliate company and take your reservation or provide a direct referral. Planning ahead of time is really the best way to go. Many clients book months in advance and that provides them with peace of mind. Remember life is short, live it up, and enjoy yourself.
Future brides and grooms congratulations on your upcoming wedding. We hope you have a wonderful event. Finding ones true love is the defining moment in many lucky men and women’s lives. When you find that special one, and reach the stage where you are ready to be with each other for the rest of your lives you are truly blessed. Not every marriage is a romantic fairy-tale however everyone deserves to have an unforgettable wedding day whether it’s a quiet small exchanging of vows or a three day event.
When finding your limousine company of choice look for a company that can meet all of your needs. Define what is important to you. Find a company with high quality service, professional drivers and celebrate in style. If you wish to have decorations inform the service, and choose your colors. If you’re wedding day falls on a hot summer’s day ensure that the service has complimentary bottle water, ice and other refreshments to keep you cool & collected on your special day. Plan and organize your schedule with your transportation provided of choice or have your wedding planner do it. Find out what times you require limousine service for and find what wedding packages the services have, and do not hesitate to call around to get an idea of rates and availability. It is recommended to book at least three-eight months ahead of time to ensure availability and get your own exclusive limousine of choice. We wish you all the best in your wedding journey.
LIMOUSINE CHAUFFEUR KILLED IN SEA TO SKY HIGHWAY ACCIDENT
Aerocar Service deeply regrets to announce that a Motor Vehicle Accident on January 28th 2012 resulted in the death of a chauffeur who was driving one of Aerocar limousines, Mr. Shafiqur Rahman.
Mr. Rahman was respected as an excellent and professional chauffeur, who was well liked by his fellow chauffeurs, Aerocars staff and all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, two sons and extended family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.
Aerocar and fellow chauffeurs have come together and begun fundraising efforts on behalf of the family; donations from the community are being accepted. Aerocar has established a memorial fund at the Bank of Montreal under the account name Aerocar Service (Transit 2168 – Acct 19989-39).
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Our thoughts and condolences go out to Mr. Rahman’s family, friends and colleagues at Aerocar.
Graduation Limousine Service Grads of 2012 have a bright future to look forward too. High school, college and university’s grads will soon be moving on to a new stage in their lives. Whether heading to a pre-booked event at one of the city’s finest hotels or having a small local event with your friends, one option to consider is grad limousine service. This is a great way to travel with your closest friends and have a memorable & safe day/night out on the town.
When making your reservation you will be asked to provide the schedule for the day, contact information, credit card information & your payment preference (cash, credit card). Finding the right limousine that suits your party size and needs is important too. For grads who are still minors it is common to use a guarantor (usually your parents) to provide credit card information. When making your reservation make sure that a contract is signed, this provides you and company you book with piece of mind. Being that grad season is a very busy on demand time of year, it is common to find that limousine services will have minimum hour reservations for grads. Most services start at four or more hours and can easily go up to eight hours or more on select dates. It is very common for grads of different schools to celebrate on the same day resulting in a lot of limousine services being fully booked out with grad work + all the additional services they provide. Make sure that you get a clear outline of all costs from the company prior to confirming your reservation. Find out whether gratuity (tip) is included in the billing or paid separately. Find out what the cancellation policy is. Expect limousine services to charge a deposit to hold your reservation – deposits usually range between twenty five-fifty percent of the overall booking cost. Pricing is always important to clients. It is important to know what you want and what the costs will be when renting a limousine. Different limousine services will have a wide variety of rates and hourly minimums. For all day reservations discounts are usually available, as services appreciate clients who commit more. Finding the best deal is often about doing your research well ahead of time. Leaving it till the last minute is a recipe for disaster.
Most of the traditional style limousines are for groups under ten. Suv limousines, party buses and passenger vans are additional types of transportation used that can accommodate larger size party’s. Finding the right limousine is really a matter of personal preference. Some are looking for a big flashy party limousine that makes people say “WOW”; others want something more sleek, stylish & sexy. Most grads like to bring their own music of choice with them the night of. The best way to do this is have several members of your party bring different types of music. Make sure to find out what kind of music system is in the limousine you will be using, whether it’s CD player or mp3 player. If you want to watch some movies/videos during the ride, make sure that the company you book with has DVD player/televisions in their vehicles. Lastly make sure that members of your party will be responsible when in the limousine. In cases where a client throws up or causes damage to a vehicle the charges can be very high and will include cleanup, repair, and loss of work which on a grad day can be up there. In the event of a member of your party having such an incident you or your parents (the credit card holder) will be held responsible.
Congratulations graduates we wish you all the best in 2012
When weather conditions get extreme it is essential to plan ahead in your transportation arrangements. Remember that it is important to be at the airport on time. Also take into consideration that your flight may have delays due to weather conditions. If you have access to the internet monitor flights to ensure that your flight has not been rescheduled or delayed. When travelling to and from the airport make sure you have reliable transportation whether you are using a taxi, limousine or having a friend help you out. Here in British Columbia we are less experienced in dealing with icy snowy weather conditions then our fellow Canadians in provinces like Ontario & Quebec. Make sure that any vehicle you are in has snow tires. Snow flurries, black ice and inexperienced drivers can make driving a real hazard. Make sure you have the right attire for cold weather conditions and that your baggage is properly labelled. Weary travellers or those embarking on a long trip should consider using an exceptional limousine service; relax in the comfort of a luxury vehicle while a professional guides you to your destination of choice. Ask the service to monitor your flight arrangements and ensure the vehicle you use has adequate room for your party + luggage. We wish you all the best in your travels.
For many global travel is one of the great pleasures in life. Residents of British Columbia, take pride in living in one of the most scenic, beautiful locations in the world. With an estimated population of over four and a half million British Columbians are blessed to be living in such an exceptional place. Surrounded by mountains, forests, lakes and the ocean, we live in one of the most sought after tourist & recreation destinations in the world. Travelling the world and seeing all it has to offer has undeniable appeal for many. The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is British Columbia’s main airport, and travel statistics have shown it to be one of Canada’s busiest airports (2nd in 2010) with around the clock domestic and international flights. YVR has been recognized as the best Airport in North America in 2007 & 2010, and has received numerous awards and honours. This airport has the three terminals: the Domestic Terminal, International Terminal, and the South Terminal. YVR is an exquisitely designed airport with a British Columbia feel, with extensive artwork representing the nature of the province and open glass ceilings. Modern sleek stylish architecture and a wide variety of shops, stores, inside and outside the terminals make this airport a welcome destination for weary travellers.
Locals and visitors alike travelling to and from the airport have numerous options including the Canada Line a sky train transit network which takes travellers throughout Metro Vancouver or by bus, taxi and limousine. One can also park their own vehicle at the airport, or have a friend, co-worker, family member pick/drop them up. Using an exclusive limousine service during your travels is a memorable way to travel in safety & style. This is a great way to start or end a journey, total comfort, affordable pricing, and not having to concern oneself with transportation when one is exhausted from or preparing for a day’s worth of travel is priceless for many. Bon Voyage!
British Columbia’s National Hockey League team the Vancouver Canucks were the 2011 Western Conference Champions & President Trophy winner. With an eighty two game season the Canucks spend half of the season travelling throughout Canada and the United States to face twenty nine other NHL teams. The Canucks are very familiar with airport travel in a season that starts in October and can go till April (playoffs). We wish the Canucks all the best in their quest for the cup.
Valentine’s Day is a day when people express their love for each other through acts of kindness, love and through the exchange of gifts. The historical aspect of this day shows that it has roots dating back to 496AD and is linked to a now long forgotten religious martyr Saint Valentine. The root of romantic love being associated to this date started in the high middle ages(11th-13th century) Europe. This is a time honoured tradition. For some people it is a day of joy and happiness, others watch the clock accompanied by a box of chocolates waiting for the 15th to arrive! For some it a day to reflect on the love they have in their lives, for others it is a day to reflect on the love they wish they had in their lives!
Whatever the case it is important for individuals in loving relationships and for those who are alone to look out for themselves and each other. Pampering yourself or a loved one on this day is a great way to appreciate you and them. Whether you plan to go for a walk, gift your significant other with a luxury spa package, or take them out to some of the cities hot spots for tapas, dinner, dancing, or nightclub touring while travelling in a luxury limousine, make sure you enjoy the occasion. If you are alone the last thing you you want to do is sit and mope about it, get out and about with other friends who are single and enjoy the day. For those of you looking to do something extraordinary, consider whisking your loved one away to a beautiful location like Whistler, or heading to the airport via limousine and jetting off to an island paradise, an exhilarating romantic getaway that they will never forget. Being that this date is not a holiday, many choose to celebrate it the weekend before or the weekend after. Gentlemen remember when women say this day is not important, do not believe them! Bare minimum make sure you have flowers, and a unique card, make them feel special. Love does not have a price tag and Love should not be limited to one day! Remember to tell your friends, family and loved ones how important they are year round. Life is short. Cherish yourself and your loved ones.