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Vancouver: A Look At Our Inaugural Trip

by Moderator June 2012 - last edited February 2013 by Community Manager


As you might have heard, on the 24th May we flew into Vancouver for the first time and we like to think we threw our guests a hell of a party and showed them a great time in British Columbia.

It was a whirlwind, action-packed few days of bear-spotting, float plane flying, craft beer drinking, lake canoeing and partying - here's a selection of photos from our inaugural trip...


To Vancouver and beyond...

First stop... Whistler. We drove our guests up the dramatic Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler, and just look at what they spotted out the window.


© Kyle Thorne


After a night at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Whistler it was time to hit the great outdoors, with a cycle down to Wayside Park and then a spot of canoeing on Alta Lake, with Whistler Eco Tours.


© Kyle Thorne


Taking centre stage is our competition winner Christina Hegele - read about her experience of the trip on her blog Jandal Road.


© Kyle Thorne


Back in Vancouver, it was time to jet off in an entirely different kind of aircraft - one of the city's famous float planes.


© Kyle Thorne


Flying over the Georgia Strait...


Flying over the Georgia Strait

© Kyle Thorne


And back over Stanley Park and English Bay...


Stanley Park and English Bay © Kyle Thorne

Stanley Park and English Bay © Kyle Thorne


Time for a pause on the thrill seeker stuff - our guests had a party to attend, and some rather interesting people turned up... Here's Richard Branson with Cory Monteith from hit TV drama Glee.

Richard Branson and Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith


And here they are again with Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams...and a rather flexible lady.


Richard Branson, Amy Williams and Cory Monteith


Some preferred to relive the aircraft experience...


Some preferred to relive the aircraft experience

Upper Class drinks


Others went straight to the bar.


Virgin Vancouver party


Brighton-based pop star Conor Maynard entertained the crowds...


Conor Maynard

Conor Maynard


And everyone had an amazing time...


The bar at the Virgin Vancouver inaugural party

The bar at the Virgin Vancouver inaugural party


Come and fly to  Vancouver with Virgin Atlantic - we operate four flights to Vancouver per week from London Heathrow.

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Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.