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  • Star DestinationsAPEX Incentive Travel Program | September 9 – 13, 2012-5232401653540Destination: VANCOUVER“Beautiful British Columbia”<br /> Star Destinations<br />Star Destinations Company DescriptionAs a company we are committed to a strict set of industry leading standards in business ethics and operational expertise. As our professional guidelines, these standards focus on achieving client satisfaction, risk management, financial stability, and professional leadership. Our Purpose is to provide our clients with a pre-screened collection of leading destination vacations or meeting locations which consistently meet your expectations and can be remembered. Star Destinations creates a variety of activity packages to suit every individuals needs. Whether you plan to enjoy fine wines in the beautiful Vancouver, golf in Whistler, or explore the mountains of British Columbia, Star Destinations guarantees to take you on an unforgettable adventure throughout downtown Vancouver and Whistler. We’ve partnered with two hotels and two destinations in beautiful British Columbia, Canada to create an exceptional getaway. The trip will offer a way to explore both the flavors of local wineries and beautiful, scenic landscapes; golfing activities in Whistler framed by a stunning mountain backdrop and days downtown shopping for the latest trend. <br />4597400191135Staff Biographies<br />Nicole Tidey<br />Nicole is a detailed, passionate, up-and-coming event manager in the Vancouver area specializing in destination management and special events. Having taken the Event Management Program at the Art Institute of Vancouver, Nicole has a very diverse and well rounded education as well as many hours of volunteer work. She has also been involved in the customer service and nightclub industry for over five years. Events have always been a passion in Nicole’s life, which have led her to travel around the world and experience what each country has to offer. She is constantly pushing the boundaries of what are considered ordinary events.<br />-119380177165Elizabeth O’Brien <br />Elizabeth O’Brien moved to Vancouver from Zimbabwe seven years ago for a new challenge in life. As a new graduate from the Event Management Program at the Art Institute of Vancouver, she has shown great progress in the event industry. Upon partnering with Star Destinations, she has come to create only the most elaborate destination events. Her background in modeling since the age of six has given Elizabeth a good backbone in the fashion industry and look at all the different opportunities the various cities have to offer. Being a part of Event Management Program has created a window for Elizabeth to collect contacts and gain experience with other industry professionals. As a young event planner, model and coordinator Elizabeth knows firsthand, the individuality of each client’s request.<br />499173556515Jennifer Amiabel<br />Jennifer first realized that she had an interest in events when she was selected to be on a high school committee where she had a hand in planning various school functions and fashion shows. She then went on to take the Event Management Program at the Art Institute of Vancouver, where she gained important background knowledge about the event industry. With added knowledge from her studies, she now had a passion and desire to enter the industry. Since joining Star Destinations she has become a vital asset to the company because of her great organizational skills, outgoing personality and eye for detail. Although Jennifer is new to the event industry, her previous experience and passion for the industry shows through in every event she works on and it allows our events be unlike any other events to date. <br />About the Event:<br />Event Dates: September 9 – 13, 2012Number of Nights: FourProgram Type: Deluxe IncentiveNumber of Attendees: 280Hotels: Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver& The Fairmont Chateau WhistlerTours / Activities: Group & Individual<br />Upon arriving in Vancouver, the APEX group will get to experience firsthand what this city has to offer. We propose a “Beautiful British Columbia” theme, showcasing all of the natural wonders that this province is best known for. The attendees will not only get to enjoy Vancouver’s sights, but they will also get to personally experience what the world saw in Whistler – the site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This getaway will consist of group activities as well as individual activities - many local hotspots as well as some unique hidden gems off the beaten track. <br />In Vancouver, your guests will be transported to one of the most luxury hotels in the country, The Shangri-La. Over the next two days, the guests will have the opportunity to: relax in the rejuvenating day spa – CHI, golf at one of the most prestige golf courses in the Lower Mainland, see the historic sites of Downtown Vancouver, and explore through Science World, Grouse Mountain and the world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge. <br />Following the Vancouver stay, your guests will be whisked away on the retreat of a lifetime in Whistler / Blackcomb. They will be treated like V.I.P.’s while enjoying their stay at a five star hotel, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. On the last two days of the journey, the guests will enjoy activities such as a bicycle tours around the village, a river rafting adventures, ATV adventures as well as a West Coast Site Seeing Tour. All of these ventures are surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. <br />About Vancouver:<br />-438151036320Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada, located at the south-western corner of the province of British Columbia. Situated between the North Shore and coastal mountains and the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is one of North America's most beautiful cities, and was recently ranked as " The World's Most Desirable Place to Live" in a survey of 127 cities performed. In 2010, the city hosted the world, as the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games came to Vancouver / Whistler-Blackcomb. Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural, world city set in a spectacular natural setting surrounded by water and mountains. The vibrant downtown core offers all of the amenities of an international destination. Vancouver's natural surroundings offer limitless opportunities for outdoor pursuits, such as hiking and mountain biking in the spring and summer, and skiing at nearby Whistler-Blackcomb resort in winter and the newly renovated, award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre is a green-designed, state-of-the-art facility on the waterfront in beautiful downtown Vancouver with everything meeting professionals would want. <br />The mild climate of the city and close proximity to ocean, mountains, rivers and lakes make the area a popular destination for outdoor recreation. Vancouver has over 1,298 hectares of parks, of which, Stanley Park, at 404 hectares is the largest. The city has several large beaches, many adjacent to one another, extending from the shoreline of Stanley Park around False Creek to the south side of English Bay, The coastline provides for many types of water sport, and the city is a popular destination for boating enthusiasts. <br />Within a 20-to-30-minute drive from downtown Vancouver are the North Shore Mountains, with three ski areas: Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour. Mountain bikers have created world-renowned trails across the North Shore. The Capilano River, Lynn Creek and Seymour River, also on the North Shore, provide opportunities to white water enthusiasts during periods of rain and spring melt, though the canyons of those rivers are more utilized for hiking and swimming than white water.<br />211074060325<br />Star Destinations invites you to explore Vancouver and the province of British Columbia by bringing your professionals here. <br />About Whistler / Blackcomb:<br />3328035149860Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, and just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round destination. <br />Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the first time the International Olympic Committee has bestowed this designation on a community. Whistler hosted the alpine technical and speed events, the sliding events at Fitzsimmons Creek, the Nordic events in the nearby Callaghan Valley and all the Paralympic events except the opening ceremonies, sledge hockey and wheelchair curling. <br />Consistently ranked as the number one mountain resort in North America, Whistler features two majestic mountains, epic skiing and snowboarding conditions, four championship golf courses, more than 200 shops, 90 restaurants and bars, accommodations galore, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. In short, Whistler has everything you will ever need to have the time of your life - and so much more.<br />Hotel Information:<br />Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver<br />-10668041910The Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver is a new full-service hotel that is part of the building. It is a member of the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts chain, and is Shangri-La's first North American property. The hotel occupies floors Ground to 15, and 119 rooms (including a Presidential Suite on the 15th floor) from the ground to the 15th floor. There is no 4th or 13th floor. The hotel includes 5-star services such as restaurants, shops, and CHI The Spa at Shangri-La. The Shangri-la is a mixed-use skyscraper in Downtown Vancouver and is the tallest building in Metro Vancouver. The new 62-storey " Shangri-La" tower contains a 5-star hotel and its offices on the first 15-floors, with condominium apartment units occupying the rest of the tower. The building's podium complex also includes a spa, Urban Fare specialty grocery store, a Vancouver Art Gallery public display, and a public sculpture garden. The high-rise stands 201 m (659 ft) tall and there is a private roof garden on floor 61. It is the 14th tallest building in Canada. Guests at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver will find luxurious guestrooms and suites decorated in a contemporary Asian style, with many rooms featuring private balconies and stunning views of the city. Visitors can enjoy personalized spa treatments at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, or experience Vancouver fine dining with regionally inspired dishes at MARKET by Jean-Georges.<br />3362960698500CHI – The Spa at Shangri-LaCHI, The Spa at Shangri-La draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. Its North American debut at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver in 2009, creating a " spa within a spa" environment with five 42 square metres individual treatment suites and one 79 square metres couple's suite, each with their own fireplace, private bath, shower, relaxation lounge, changing and vanity areas, where guests remain for the duration of all treatments.  This Vancouver day spa is also proud to offer the city's only wheelchair accessible treatment suite.  Guests receive complimentary valet parking with any CHI Journey Treatment booked.<br />The Fairmont Chateau Whistler<br />Fairmont is a leader in the global hospitality industry, with a distinctive collection and a worldwide reputation for excellence. Their diverse portfolio includes historic icons, elegant resorts and modern city center properties. From the beaches of Hawaii and Bermuda to the heart of New York City and Vancouver, all of their hotels offer a superior guest experience that is uniquely ''Fairmont.''<br />Hotels under the Fairmont banner offer guests an extraordinary place that is created by combining unique architecture and structure, expressive decor and artistry, and magnificent features all in one great location. Add great service to this and the result is an extraordinary experience that would make your memory of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts a long and lasting one. Most of their hotels were among the first buildings to be erected in young cities across North America. Few hotels can boast that their -69215-19050communities literally grew up around them. Today, they have added modern city center properties to their collection, with core locations that allow you to join the hustle and bustle of the city, take part in the action of the business district, and enjoy the culture, the lights and sounds of street life. When it comes to spectacular and breathtaking mountain resorts, the best can be found at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Nestled at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain, the Fairmont is defined by impeccable service, outstanding cuisine and luxurious accommodation. Exceptional service, comfort and elegant surroundings are what you can expect the moment you arrive. Make a splash in the outdoor pools, take a nature hike, play a round of golf, relax on the patios surrounded by soaring peaks or rejuvenate at the spa.<br />Adventures & Activities:<br />
    • VANCOUVER - Group ActivitiesVANCOUVER - Individual ActivitiesGolfingBicycle Rental & TourBig Bus Sightseeing TourScience WorldGrouse MountainCapilano Suspension BridgeSpa DaySpanish Banks / Kitsilano Beach
    • WHISTLER - Group ActivitiesWHISTLER - Individual ActivitiesGolfingZiptrekingATV TourRiver RaftingWest Coast Sightseeing TourBritannia BeachShannon FallsBrandywine FallsWhistler VillagePEAK 2 PEAK GondolaDining in the AlpineHorseback Trail RidingSpa DayBlackcomb Helicopter TourShopping in the Village
    Whistler:<br />Golfing: Whistler is Rated Canada’s number one golf destination by Golf Digest, Whistler’s four championship, designer courses provide an unparalleled mountain golf experience. Play at the base of majestic Mount Currie on Robert Cupp’s Big Sky Golf and Country Club, experience Jack Nicklaus’ signature design at Nicklaus North Golf Course, Arnold Palmer’s first ever Canadian design at the Whistler Golf Club, or Robert Trent Jones Jr.’s pre-eminent mountain design at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club.<br />Ziptreking: The original tour that made Whistler famous, with five ziplines that are joined by a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and forest trails. Experience the stunning vistas of Whistler’s legendary Fitzsimmons Creek.<br />ATV Tours: This leisurely tour combines spectacular backcountry scenery on gently graded forest trails.<br />River Rafting: Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime that will leave you grinning from ear-to-ear. Whistler’s adventure tours lead you down rolling rivers, through pristine wilderness, and beneath towering mountains that will take your breath away. Guided by Whistler's most energetic and experienced team, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is a must during your visit to Whistler. <br />West Coast Sightseeing Tour: Experience the mountain paradise. Feel the mist of the spectacular 335-meter Shannon Falls as you walk to the viewing deck.  In Whistler there is ample time to dine, shop, ride a bike, or stroll the trails. Savour the beautiful views you will experience overlooking Howe Sound.<br />Whistler Tasting Tour: This tour features four delicious courses at four award winning Whistler restaurants. Included is a visit to an impressive 15,000-bottle wine cellar where guests learn to saber champagne.  If you are looking to treat yourself to Whistler's best fine dining, this is the tour for you.<br />Horse Back Trail-Riding: Climb into the saddle of strong and gentle mountain-bred horses and enjoy a ride on through the Whistler mountains. <br />Spa Day: Experience a deluxe manicure, pedicure, customized derma logical facial and massage.<br />Blackcomb Helicopter Tour: Enjoy a bird's eye view of Whistler Resort, Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains and the best of Garibaldi Park. The view encompasses the coastal range as far as the eye can see, including glacial flows, peaks, rivers and glacier fed lakes.<br />Dining in the Alpine: Enjoy an evening at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain for an incredible mountain top BBQ experience with live entertainment. Just ride up the Whistler Village Gondola and enjoy mouth-watering BBQ, fresh salads and delicious desserts at 6000 feet. <br />Vancouver:<br />Golfing: Some of the best golfing in the country is in Vancouver and the North Shore. The best, in terms of challenge, design and conditioning, are: Fraserview in Vancouver, Northlands in North Vancouver, and Riverway, in Burnaby, located just east of Vancouver.<br />Bicycle Rental & Tour: Grab a bike and experience Vancouver’s beautiful scenic views as you ride along Sea Wall. <br />Big Bus Sightseeing Tour: See all Vancouver highlights: Stanley Park, Canada Place, Chinatown, the new Vancouver Convention Centre with its six acre grass field on the roof, English Bay beaches, Granville Island public market, shops, restaurants and galleries. Visit The Lookout to take the glass elevator to the 360° views.<br />Science World: Science World British Columbia, a self-supporting non-profit organization, stimulates positive attitudes towards science and technology in a fun interactive environment, promoting the development of a knowledge-based society in British Columbia. Science World houses five permanent galleries and a feature exhibition gallery in 4,275 square metres of exhibit space. <br />Grouse Mountain: Tackle the 2.9-kilometre grouse grind trail, dine at the crown jewel resort restaurant while experiencing award-winning cuisine high above the city or zip line high above the alpine rainforest, careening through the air at top speeds of 80km/hour.<br />Capilano Suspension Bridge: Venture through the magnificent Douglas fir trees and series of elevated suspension bridges, some reaching as high as 100 feet (30m) above the forest floor, offering a squirrels view of a thriving coastal forest. <br />Spa Day: Vancouver houses some of the most prestige spas for relaxation and rejuvenation. <br />Spanish Banks: Named by the earliest European Spanish explorers in the 1770s. Spanish Bank is home to three of Vancouver's superior beaches, far from the madding crowd. Here you can feel truly " away" as you scan the open waterfront to the west or turn your glance back to one of the most beautiful city skylines anywhere.<br />Transportation:<br />Pacific Coach Lines – Charter Bus Service<br />Pacific Coach Line’s has over 50 years of transportation service experience and a 5 star service standard. All of their 56 passenger buses come equipped with air conditioning, fully furnished washrooms and multiple TV’s for the ultimate experience in transportation.<br />Pacific Coach Lines provides excellent customer service and they always exceed expectations. They are dedicated to making sure you arrive at your destination and on time. <br />We have used Pacific Coach Lines for many of our events and have made a great rapport with them. Because of our relationship, they offer us reasonable prices and flexible contracts. They will work with us to put together a custom package specifically for your group’s needs. <br />311594542799019050423545<br />Schedule Breakdown:<br />Day 1: September 9Day 2: September 10Day 3: September 11Day 4: September 12Day 5: September 13Breakfast8:30 am – 9:30 amArrivalMeet & GreetCatered breakfast at the Vancouver Convention Centre Meeting Room Catered breakfast at the Vancouver Convention Centre Meeting RoomThe Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Empress Room – Deluxe Continental BreakfastDepartureActivity9:30 am – 11:30 amWelcome Reception at Convention Centre- Bicycle Tour- Spa Day- Spanish Banks / Kitsilano BeachTravel to Whistler / BlackcombWest Coast Sightseeing TourLunch12:00 pm – 1:30 pmThe Keg YaletownThe English Bay BoathouseAraxi Restaurant & BarLunch Tasting Tour- Palmer’s- Cultural Centre- 5280 BistroActivity1:30 pm – 5:30 pm- Big Bus Sightseeing Tour- Science World- Grouse Mountain- Capilano Suspension Bridge- Golfing - Horseback Trail Riding- Ziptreking- ATV Tour- Blackcomb Helicopter Tour- Spa Day- River RaftingDinner6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Aqua RivaJoe FortesDining in the AlpineFINAL PARTYFire & IceActivity8:00 pm – 10:00 pmTHEME PARTYGlitz & GlamourTHEME PARTYCasino NightTHEME PARTYUnder the SeaFINAL PARTYFire & Ice<br />VancouverWhistler / Blackcomb<br />Day 1: September 9, 2012 ARRIVAL<br />ARRIVAL - 7:00 am<br />Vancouver International Airport (YVR) – 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond<br />Upon arriving in Vancouver, your guests will be greeted at the airport by our professionals at Star Destinations. Their belongings will be brought to the buses for them, and our staff will then escort them to the awaiting buses.<br />Transportation from Vancouver International Airport to Shangri-La Hotel: The bus will depart at 7:30 am from the Vancouver International Airport and arrive at the Shangri-La Hotel to drop off your guest’s belongings at 8:00 am.<br />The attendees will then have a chance to check into their rooms, drop off their belongings and relax before setting of on their first activity.<br />Activity - 9:30 am – 11:30 am<br />Welcome Reception at Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC <br />Guests will enjoy being welcomed into Vancouver by signature beverages, great food and friendly service. They will be whisked off to the brand new Vancouver Convention Centre for an “Opening Ceremonies” Welcome Reception. Guests will get the opportunity to see what Vancouver is truly about surrounded by Aboriginal dancers, authentic Canadian totem poles, and an elaborate West Coast feel. Included will be a short 15 minute video presentation outlining what the guests will get to enjoy on their stay, and the highlights of coming to Vancouver.<br />Lunch - 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm<br />The Keg Yaletown – 1011 Mainland Street, Vancouver<br />3369945567055Quality, comfort and value are three key ingredients that make The Keg Steakhouse & Bar experience like no other. The menu features tender, juicy steaks, slow roasted prime rib, succulent shellfish, the freshest of salads, irresistible desserts… and an outstanding wine list.<br />When it comes to steak, The Keg serves only the finest cuts. They are aged for tenderness. Then, a very special blend of seasonings is added to lend unique flavor while still allowing the natural properties of the high quality, well aged beef to be enjoyed to its fullest. This ensures that a tender, succulent, flavorful steak is guaranteed off the grill every time. <br />The Keg’s inviting culture will always welcome you with a smile. The staff is outgoing, knowledgeable and friendly, with a genuine desire to please. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar provides an atmosphere that encourages you to enjoy, relax and be yourself. <br />4305935499110Activity - 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm<br />Big Bus Sightseeing Tour – Vancouver<br />Big Bus offers the most unique Vancouver City Tour – with their vintage convertible double-decker buses, you will get to experience and explore the natural and urban landscapes of this beautiful city. From the sandy beaches of English Bay to the snow-capped mountains nestled against the shore, visitors are bound to be impressed by the sights and sounds of this one-of-a-kind city tour. <br />Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver <br />4629150523240Science World British Columbia is a non-profit organization which engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership. It is a science centre which contains an IMAX, exhibit galleries, a planetarium, hands-on activities and live shows.<br />-33020168910<br />Dinner - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm<br />Aqua Riva – 200 Granville Street, Vancouver<br />-5651574930Vancouver’s Best Wood-Fired Rotisserie & Seafood Grill. Aqua Riva’s window-wrapped dining room & bar offer sweeping harbour front views of Burrard inlet, visiting cruise ships & the North Shore skyline. Adorned with luminous murals and nautical accents, Aqua Riva is the perfect place for business lunches, group celebrations and elegant dinners. Experience Chef Mario Fortin’s contemporary West Coast cuisine along with a selection from the B.C. focused wine list in this equally inspiring setting.Activity - 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm<br />THEME PARTY – Glitz & Glamour<br />-44450615950Tonight is to be an evening of splendor and luxury. Guests will be amazed at the transformation that has taken place in an otherwise very ordinary looking dining room. Walking down the twinkling fiber optic star carpet with lit stanchions and red silk ropes, guests already start to feel glamorous. Entering into the main room glitz and glamour is all around. Table centres are elegant lily vase centre pieces with twinkle twigs which sit on a mirrored box. The centre piece is illuminated from below using a colour-fade LED light which slowly fades throughout the evening. A twinkling LED Star cloth sets off the stage area ready for the evening’s entertainment. Delicately lit cocktail tables are placed around the room for guests to gather by and have a few drinks. Mirror ball sculptures are in abundance giving a beautiful effect on the ceiling and walls as light bounces off to create a starry effect. As the evening progresses and people near coffee and desserts the entertainment, a local band will play. People can make their way to the dance floor and dance to the hits played by the 10 Soldiers Band all night long.<br />Day 2: September 10, 2012<br />Breakfast - 8:30 am – 9:30 am<br />4801235210820Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC<br />Executive Chef Blair Rasmussen will provide the breakfast for your guests in the Vancouver Convention Centre. Born and raised in Vancouver, Blair is a leading figure in the development of Canada’s new West Coast Cuisine – a unique combination of fresh local ingredients, Asian influences and innovative food pairings. His team proudly operates a “scratch” kitchen using only the finest and freshest ingredients – from fresh-caught seafood to produce from nearby farms and fresh pastries. This would be the best way to experience breakfast from one of Vancouver’s best leading meeting professional event spaces and breakfast made from scratch from only the best. <br />Activity - 9:30 am – 11:30 am<br />4104005302895Guests have the choice of one of three activities.<br />
    • Vancouver Bicycle Tour
    • Spa Day
    • Relaxing day at the Spanish Banks / Kitsilano Beach
    3106420210185422275198120<br />Lunch - 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm<br />The English Bay Boathouse – 1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver<br />3048635556260The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant has been specializing in fresh seafood from the West Coast of British Columbia and around the world since 1981. Their team of dedicated chefs prepare each dish with a focus on fresh flavours and feature the finest ingredients from Pacific Northwest farmers, fishermen and other local producers. They take pride in serving seasonally selected fresh fish, premium oysters and Certified Angus steaks, paired with a large wine selection featuring BC VQA wines and world wines to choose from. With a commitment to serving only wild & sustainable seafood, the Boathouse selects all Oceanwise fish and supports the Pacific Salmon Foundation in replenishing salmon stocks in the rivers & streams in BC. <br />With stunning outdoor patios, fabulous West Coast decor and spectacular views, The Boathouse is a favourite for locals and tourists for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The Boathouse has become known as one of the best places in Vancouver and on the West Coast for waterfront dining.<br />Activity - 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm<br />Grouse Mountain & the Capilano Suspension Bridge<br />Step onboard the famous Grouse Mountain Skyride, and get ready to experience a one-mile journey like no other. High above towering Douglas firs, breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, sparkling Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands, and snowy peaks unfold as you journey up the mountainside. North America's largest aerial tramway is your gateway to the majestic nature of the Peak of Vancouver, and an experience in itself. -4572053340<br />-45720172085Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Vancouver, British Columbia's most popular tourist attractions. The reason is simple, there are so many things to see and do! Just minutes from the bustle of downtown Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge offers a unique mix of adventure, history and culture making this Vancouver tourist attraction a complete British Columbia experience and an essential on your list of things to do in Vancouver, BC.<br />Dinner - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm<br />Joe Fortes – 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver<br />Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House has been specializing in classic, American cuisine since 1985. It is a tribute to Executive Chef Scott Pratico and his kitchen staff that Joe’s has maintained its unparalleled popularity with both locals and tourists alike for more than 20 years – an astonishing feat in the restaurant business. <br />The Joe Fortes kitchen prepares each dish with a focus on natural flavours and features the finest ingredients collected from Pacific Northwest farmers, fishermen and food artisans. Serving more than 50 kinds of fresh fish, including the legendary 3-tiered Seafood Tower, premium oysters and succulent chops, Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House signature dishes have become a favorite of locals, celebrities and tourists alike.  <br />Accompany these culinary delights with our classic cocktails or selections from our award-winning wine list, and you’re in for an unforgettable dining experience. <br />52070029845<br />Activity - 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm<br />THEME PARTY – Casino Royale<br />-257175654050Your Casino Royale evening will be a night of excitement, glamour, and entertainment that stands head and shoulders above the rest! Not only will the room be transformed into a fully functional casino, but to give it a unique and absolutely stunning appearance and to enhance the mood, there will be stunning lighting and décor. 35 different casino tables will grace the floor, including Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Slot Machines along with fully trained, personal dealers to make the night enjoyable for all of the guests. Waitresses will be dressed head to toe in lavish costumes, serving signature cocktails and canapés all night long and we have created a unique “Millionaire Game” specifically for your group.<br />Day 3: September 11, 2012<br />Breakfast - 8:30 am – 9:30 am<br />4685665198755Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC <br />Executive Chef Blair Rasmussen will provide the breakfast for your guests in the Vancouver Convention Centre. Born and raised in Vancouver, Blair is a leading figure in the development of Canada’s new West Coast Cuisine – a unique combination of fresh local ingredients, Asian influences and innovative food pairings. His team proudly operates a “scratch” kitchen using only the finest and freshest ingredients – from fresh-caught seafood to produce from nearby farms and fresh pastries. This would be the best way to experience breakfast from one of Vancouver’s best leading meeting professional event spaces and breakfast made from scratch from only the best. <br />Activity - 9:30 am – 11:30 am<br />Guests will be travelling to Whistler / Blackcomb at this time.<br />Lunch - 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm<br />Araxi Restaurant & Bar – 4222 Village Square RR 4, Whistler<br />The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long-held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality.<br />-15938538100Executive Chef James Walt celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients from nearby Pemberton Valley farms, where he collaborates frequently with local growers. His seasonally rotating menus also feature the freshest seafood catches direct from the Pacific Ocean. Walt's innovative and skillfully executed dishes deliver intelligent compositions and delightful flavours, carefully married to our award-winning wine list. Chef’s tasting menus, and a la carte selections, are popular with Whistler residents and visitors alike. <br />Araxi’s seamless service and hospitality is led by restaurant director Steve Edwards, a consummate host dedicated to providing his guests Whistler’s optimal dining experience. The dining room resonates with lively ambiance enhanced with fresh flowers and original works of art. The adjoining Bar is the mountain’s popular gathering place for locals and visitors, and in the summer season the patio is the nexus of Whistler’s village life, wrapped by stunning mountain vistas.<br />Activity - 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm<br />3700145653415Guests have a choice of either going golfing at one of the four prestige courses in Whistler, or going horseback riding and ziptreking through the mountain forests.<br />
    • Horseback Riding
    • Canadian Outback Events & Adventures
    • Climb into the saddle of strong and gentle mountain-bred horses and enjoy a ride on through the Whistler mountains.
    • 3684905151130Ziptreking
    • Ziptrek Ecotours
    • The original tour that made Whistler famous, with five ziplines that are joined by a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and forest trails.
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    • Whistler Golfing
    • Big Sky Golf & Country Club
    • Nicklaus North Golf Course
    • Whistler Golf Club
    • Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
    Dinner - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm<br />44704001689102870200168910Dining in the Alpine<br />Your guests will enjoy an evening at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain for an incredible mountain top BBQ experience with live entertainment. It’s just a short ride up the Whistler Village Gondola to enjoy mouth-watering BBQ, fresh salads and delicious desserts at 6000 feet. <br />Activity - 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm<br />THEME PARTY – Under the Sea<br />Enter the voyage of discovery into Whistler’s little city, but beware in the underwater world things are not the same as they are on land. Around the enchanted room are an assortment of beautifully coloured 2736215-50800-31750-57150underwater creatures and rippling water can be seen around the ceiling and walls with accented with colourful lighting. Underwater remains are scattered here and there forgotten about over the years, watch out for creatures lurking amongst the shadows. The Lost City of Whistler has been a hidden secret for years, plenty who go in search of it never return to dry land to tell their tale. The treasures will include acrobats and contortionists dressed like sea creatures and beautiful pearls placed around in the room. <br />Day 4: September 12, 2012<br />Breakfast - 8:30 am – 9:30 am<br />The Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Empress Room – 4599 Chateau Boulevard, Whistler<br />Guests will enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast before embarking on their activities.<br />Activity - 9:30 am – 11:30 am<br />West Coast Sightseeing Tour <br />Experience the mountain paradise. Feel the mist of the spectacular 335-meter Shannon Falls as you walk to the viewing deck.  In Whistler there is ample time to dine, shop, ride a bike, or stroll the trails. Savour the beautiful views you will experience overlooking Howe Sound.<br />
    • Britannia Beach - Lovely stop for coffee and unique shopping
    • Shannon Falls Park – Towering display of Mother Nature’s force
    • Brandywine Falls – Magnificent waterfall view point
    • Whistler Village – Shops, trails, lakes, sights, gondolas and much more
    Lunch - 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm<br />3536315269875Whistler Tasting Tour<br />The Whistler Tasting Tour is a great way to spend an afternoon in Whistler with your group. This tour features three fantastic venues and includes an experience at the local cultural centre that will give guests a window into BC’s rich heritage. They will finish the leisurely affair on a patio or indoors at the Four Seasons Bistro.<br />
    • Palmer’s
    • Cultural Centre
    • 5280 Bistro
    Activity - 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm<br />Guests have the option of choosing two out of the four activities.<br />
    • ATV Tour
    • Whistler ATV
    • 4377055121285Whistler ATV has been family owned and operated since 1992.As a boutique operation, they pride themselves in providing the ultimate backcountry experience. As a family they cater to other families; as adrenaline junkies and backcountry enthusiasts we cater to providing the ultimate ATV experience.
    • Shawn, Kim and Cody Wilson, along with their team of qualified backcountry guides and friendly front desk staff work together in taking a hands-on approach to making every tour a memorable experience.
    • Blackcomb Helicopter Tour
    • Blackcomb Aviation
    • 3569335166370Blackcomb Aviation offers a diverse range of year round sightseeing tours in comfortable, fully-equipped touring helicopters.
    • Whistler tours include a bird’s eye view of Whistler / Blackcomb resort followed by a gorgeous scenic tour of the mountains, alpine meadows, rivers, waterfalls and glacier fed lakes that lie beyond the highways and hiking trails of the area.
    • Spa Day
    • Vida Wellness Spa at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
    • 3937635200025An escape from reality to natural elegance, Vida Wellness Spa, Fairmont Chateau Whistler is an innovative day spa brand emphasizing healing and health. 
    • The philosophy of Vida Wellness Spa is strongly rooted on the delicate balance of inner calm, outer vitality, sensory pleasure and spiritual health.  A holistic approach that blends the ancient Indian principles of Ayurveda together with modern practices ensures that each guest receives a personalized treatment that meets their individual needs.
    • River Rafting
    • 3695700186690Whistler River Adventures
    • Join us on the adventure of a lifetime that will leave you grinning from ear-to-ear. Whistler River Adventure tours lead you down rolling rivers, through pristine wilderness, and beneath towering mountains that will take your breath away. Guided by Whistler's most energetic and experienced team, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is a must during your visit to Whistler.
    Dinner & Activity - 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm<br />FINAL PARTY – Fire & Ice<br />69851985010-3175101600Guests make their way through a chilling entrance area across a grand star carpet. There is a cold feeling already as they pass under a stone trellis archway with an icy drape lit with blue up lighters, swish tanks also add to the chill factor. <br />Upon entering the room guests are surrounded by a spectacular ice cave, frosty looking stalactites hang from the ceiling. Tables are decorated with Frosty ice melt table centres which are lit from below giving off a cool white light and illuminating the tall vase that stands above it. Towards the top of the vase, a giant ice ball slowly melts throughout the evening and drips over icicles which have formed inside the vase. This is beautifully finished off with an ice garland wrapped round the vase. <br />A giant icy mountain backdrop is on view adding to the freezing cold feel of the evening and snowflake gobos housed within intelligent lights slowly move over the walls and ceiling, better wrap up warm. In contrast to the cold surroundings flame burners and fiery red bubbling tubes are on display on stage, red up lighters add warmth and further intelligent lights project a warm glow around the room. <br />The food and beverage will also complement the theme – with the martini ice sculptures and ice bar, and the hot and spicy dishes being served, to the signature drinks being created for your guests this will be a night to remember! <br />Aerial dancers dressed in exotic red costumes will be suspended from the ceiling entertaining your guests for part of the night and appropriate themed music by Nearly Neil Diamond will finish off the overall package to give you the perfect fire and ice theme. <br />53975058420409956058420227076058420<br />Day 5: September 13, 2012DEPARTURE<br />DEPARTURE - 8:30 am<br />Vancouver International Airport (YVR) – 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond<br />Guests will depart from The Fairmont Chateau Whistler and head straight to the Vancouver International Airport to depart back home. Luggage will be removed from the buses and taken into the airport for more added convenience for your attendees.<br />Transportation from The Fairmont Chateau Whistler to the Vancouver International Airport: The bus will depart at 8:30 am from The Fairmont Chateau Whistler and arrive at the Vancouver International Airport at 11:00 am.<br />Contact Information:<br />Star Destinations 3575 West Georgia Vancouver, BC, V3R 8L6<br />461680831267Telephone: 604.590.8746Fax: 604.590.8747<br />www.stardestinations.com <br />