Spotlight on... Incentives in Vancouver

18 September 2017

Vancouver offers a huge range of activities, breathtaking landscapes and North America's premier ski resort on the doorstep. This compact, buzzing city – along with nearby Whistler - can deliver jaw-dropping, memorable and effective incentive travel to rival the best destinations on earth.

From world-class skiing and whale watching to exploring this unique corner of Canada by vintage car, bike and floatplane, Vancouver offers high-impact, unforgettable incentive travel that delivers against your key objectives.       

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Multiple direct daily flights from Gatwick and Heathrow from Air Canada, WestJet and BA, take around 9.5 hrs and make getting to Vancouver a breeze. Flights are also available from some regional UK airports.

The train from the airport to downtown Vancouver takes 25 mins. There is good public transport in the city, and cars are bookable through hotels. Why not add some wow-factor to your incentive travel and book a floatplane sightseeing tour?

Where to Go & What to Do

  • Explore Vancouver: Incentives in Vancouver can include exploring the 100-acre Stanley Park on by bike, hiring vintage cars and heading for trendy Granville island, and a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge – a swaying footbridge strung 70 metres up across the stunning Capilano Canyon.
  • Whistler: November – May Whistler, just 2 hrs from Vancouver, offers one of the world's best big mountain (and best incentive travel) experiences – over 8,000 acres of slopes and 200+ marked trails. Great après ski, along with the Peak 2 Peak gondola, winter zip-lining and more, saw Whistler named #1 North American resort for off-hill activities in 2015.

If your Vancouver incentive itinerary doesn't allow for Whistler, try Grouse Mountain just outside the city for good skiing and great views back across Vancouver.         

  • A Whale of a Time: Vancouver is famous for whale-watching tours. Tours leaving from either downtown Vancouver or Vancouver Island offer the chance to see Orcas and Grey, Humpback and Minke Whales in breathtaking surroundings. Once-in-a-lifetime incentive travel moments guaranteed, just minutes from the city.
  • Get a Different Perspective: Treat your incentive travel group - see Vancouver, the surrounding coast and mountains from a floatplane, or opt for a sunset dinner cruise on a privately chartered boat with live music for a gentler take on Vancouver sightseeing.

Restaurants & Venues

Incentives in Vancouver can take advantage of great destination restaurants, reception venues and meeting spaces. For product launches, workshops or intimate team meetings book out the City Side Winery, a crisp, contemporary wine-tasting venue near Olympic Village, or Zone Vancouver in fashionable Gastown.

Top restaurants include The Sandbar on Granville Island – book a table on the balcony over the water. Tojo's on West Broadway close to Kits Beach and French bistro Elixir at the Opus Hotel are must-visits.


As Vancouver continues to flourish its hotel offering is going from strength to strength. Our picks for incentives in Vancouver include:

  • Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver: The Shangri-La Vancouver is high-impact and contemporary, boasting 119 rooms and an outstanding downtown location for business and incentive travel visitors. On-site spa and restaurant (MARKET by Jean-George) are hard to beat too.
  • The Burrard: A Vancouver institution, The Burrard is a 72-room converted 1950s motor hotel. Ideal for younger incentive travel groups, it's a quality hotel with character - expect retro finishes, outdoor ping-pong tables, free wi-fi and Nespresso machines throughout.
  • The Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver: The Pan Pacific offers 500+ rooms on the downtown waterfront. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame unreal views across Coal Harbour, the Lion's Gate Bridge and the mountains. Four good on-site restaurants include the award-winning Five Sails, and Gastown, the Vancouver Convention Centre are more is on the doorstep.

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We can help you to create a memorable and effective itinerary for your Vancouver incentive travel. Get in touch now via the contact page or call 0161 498 3311 to talk to us.