Whistler Guide


Photo credit: Ruth Hartnup

There is nowhere else in this country that can claim to be Canada’s playground in the way that Whistler can. Sure there are plenty of great spots to visit from coast to coast, but nowhere else quite has that certain something in the way that Whistler does.

Nestled in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler sits at the bottom of two of the most majestic the range has to offer; the 5,020 ft Whistler mountain and the 5,280 ft Blackcomb. Both combining for more than 10,000 vertical feet of hill to go down, meaning there are long bits of slope to traverse before you have to even think about getting back on a chairlift.

However, Whistler is more than a ski resort. It’s a year-round destination for people looking to cut loose from the pressures of urban living and as close to a mountain oasis as you’re going to find anywhere in the world. Of course it’s a destination for skiers and snowboarders, but what’s more, it’s a promised land for golfers, hikers, mountain bikers, foodies, and even shoppers. Whistler lets you leave everything behind and yet feel like nothing’s missing.

With all the infrastructure developed in the lead up to the 2010 Winter Games, Whistler is now just a two-hour ride north of Vancouver Airport. For anyone arriving from out province or another country, it’s a quick beautiful trip along highway 99, known for good reason as the Sea-to-Sky.

If you’ve never been, Whistler is the sort of place you visit once and want to stay. It’s the sort of place where you meet people from everywhere, which means it’s also the sort of place people are always looking for somewhere to hang their hat for a week or two. And that makes it a pretty great place to consider if you’re looking to invest in a vacation rental property. The only trouble is that you will be struggling to decide how many weeks you’re going to rent it out versus how many weeks you’re going to use it for yourself! It’s probably one of the best dilemmas life has to offer. As far as investments go, Whistler has remained a great growth opportunity with year over year average single-family home prices increasing by 13% to $2,042,000, average townhomes climbing by 18% to $922,696, and average condo prices up by 11% to $437,518. And, with a reputation as one of the world’s best resort destinations we don’t see that slowing down.

Photo credit: tdLucas5000

People have been heading to Whistler since 1914 when the railway finally made its way up there. Only back then it was primarily a summertime vacation spot, attracting fishermen and hunters with its pristine and natural way of life. It wasn’t until the early 1960’s when four Vancouver businessmen had the idea of building a ski resort in the hopes of attracting the 1968 Olympic Winter Games. It didn’t happen that year, but they laid the groundwork for everything we have there today and made Whistler into the sort of place that has always had world class aspirations!

Of course, investing in a Whistler vacation property back in the 1960’s would have been great knowing what we do now. Back then it would have been filled with all sorts of risk and uncertainty. Today, you can still invest in a home away from home, only now you have the security of knowing there will never be a shortage of tourists who want to drop by!

WHISTLER ACTIVITIES   WHISTLER’S NEIGHBOURHOODS

8438 Fremlin St Vancouver BC

8438 Fremlin Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1594 ft2 3 Bedrooms 1 Garages 3 Bathrooms

FRASER MEWS 304 – 385 Ginger Drive New Westminster

385 Ginger Drive, New Westminster, BC, Canada
778 ft2 1 +Den Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

PINNACLE 1110 – 939 Homer St Vancouver BC

939 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
450 ft2 Studio Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

SEQUEL 616 -138 E Hastings St Vancouver BC

138 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
500 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

BRIGHTON 120 Milross Ave Vancouver BC

120 Milross Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2 + Den Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
683 ft2 2 + Balcony Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
600 ft2 1 + Balcony Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

FRANCES PLACE 306 – 1622 Frances St Vancouver BC

1622 Frances Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
834 ft2 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

ESPANA 703 – 689 Abbott St Vancouver BC

689 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1 + Den Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

MC2 3004 8131 Nunavut Lane Vancouver V5X 0E2

8131 Nunavut Lane, Vancouver, BC V5X 0E2, Canada
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

2 -1609 Cypress St Vancouver BC

1609 Cypress Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
600 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

OSCAR 201 – 1295 Richards St Vancouver BC

1295 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
558 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

MAXX @ VERVE 13919 Fraser Highway Surrey BC

13919 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC, Canada
705 ft2 1 + Den Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
2,456 ft2 3 + Office Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

CAPTAINS’WALK 12 – 2138 E Kent Ave South Ave Vancouver BC

2138 East Kent Avenue South, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1,470 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms

OSCAR 2003 – 1295 Richards St Vancouver BC

2003 - 1295 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4K8
1 Bedroom + Den Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

311 14th St W, North Vancouver, BC

311 West 14th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

311 14th St W, North Vancouver, BC

311 West 14th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

103 – 663 w 13th Ave Vancouver BC

663 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
600 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

3531 W 37th Ave Vancouver BC

3531 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2942 ft2 3 + Office Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

4131 Yale Street Burnaby BC

4131 Yale Street, Burnaby, BC, Canada
1710 ft2 3 + 2 Den Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

1368 E 26th Ave Vancouver BC

1368e East 26th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

202 – 1574 Kingsway Vancouver BC

1574 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, Canada

3543 W 1st Ave, Vancouver unit #4

3543 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Studio Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

1508 W 64th Ave Vancouver BC

1508 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2400 ft2 3 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms

SEAFAIR WEST 67 – 3088 Francis Rd Richmond BC

3088 Francis Rd, Richmond, BC V7C 5V9, Canada
1534 ft2 3 Bedrooms 2 Garages 2.5 Bathrooms

TRUMP TOWER 4206 – 1151 W Georgia St Vancouver BC

1151 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1,600 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms

4150 West 15th Ave, Vancouver BC

4150 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2567 ft2 4 + 1 office area at the bottom level Bedrooms yes Garages 2.5 Bathrooms
1 + 1 Den Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Login

Register

Compare Listings