Whistler Guide


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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.

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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

BRAVA 302 – 1199 Seymour St Vancouver BC

1199 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
624 ft2 Studio Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

BRAESIDE I 309 – 6655 Lynas Lane Richmond BC

6655 Lynas Lane, Richmond, BC, Canada
850 ft2 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

928 Beatty St Vancouver BC V6Z 3G6

928 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3G6, Canada
443 ft2 1 Bathrooms

207 – 663 West 13th Avenue Vancouver BC V5Z 1N9

663 West 13th Avenue Vancouver BC V5Z 1N9
1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

ONE PACIFIC 730 – 68 Smithe St Vancouver BC

68 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
710 ft2 2 + Den Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

SPECTRUM III 1908 – 131 Regiment Sq Vancouver BC

131 Regiment Square, Vancouver, BC, Canada
800 ft2 2 + den + office Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

5794 St. Margarets Street Vancouver BC

5794 St Margarets St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
800 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

1322 Cammeray Rd W Vancouver BC

1322 Cammeray Rd, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
6338 ft2 5 Bedrooms 3 Garages 6 Bathrooms

CITY POINT 812 – 10777 University Dr Surrey BC

10777 University Drive, Surrey, BC, Canada
485 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

TELUS GARDEN 1610 – 777 Richards St Vancouver BC

777 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
745 ft2 2 + Den Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

RIVERSKY 1406 – 908 Quayside Drive New Westminster BC

908 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC, Canada
550 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

THE INDEPENDENT 1706 – 285 E 10th Ave Vancouver BC

285 E 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 3J2, Canada
600 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

ALPINE MEADOWS 8592 Drifter Pl Whistler BC

8592 Drifter Place, Whistler, BC, Canada
540 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

14475 Mann Park Crescent White Rock Surrey BC

14475 Mann Park Crescent, White Rock, BC, Canada
9,100 ft2 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

WILLOW COURT #9 – 766 W Ave Vancouver BC

766 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1,304 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

THE RESIDENCES AT WEST 523 – 1783 Manitoba St Vancouver BC

1783 Manitoba Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
500 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

VISTA ROYALE 1506 – 121 Tenth St New Westminster

121 10th Street, New Westminster, BC, Canada
1142 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

CONCORD GARDENS 1116-8988 Patterson Road Richmond BC

8988 Patterson Road, Richmond, BC, Canada
655 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

BROOKSIDE MANOR 305 – 515 Whiting Way Coquitlam BC

523 Whiting Way, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
1000 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

GRYPHON COURT 104 – 1562 W 5th Ave Vancouver BC

1562 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
664 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

CRYSTAL RES 1706 – 6088 Willingdon Ave Burnaby BC

6088 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC, Canada
1025 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

806 – 1188 Howe St Vancouver BC

1188 Howe St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
495 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

SKYWAY TOWER 906 – 2689 Kingsway Vancouver BC

2689 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, Canada
824 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

WYNNE MANOR 103 – 1309 W 14th Ave Vancouver BC

1309 West 14th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

PARKSIDE TOWERS 1612-271 Francis Way New Westminster V3L 0H2

271 Francis Way, New Westminster, BC V3L 0H2, Canada
961 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

M1 2005 – 1155 The High St Coquitlam BC

1155 The High Street, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7W4, Canada
810 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

TENALI – 2036 West 10th Avenue Vancouver

2036 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
975 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

TATE DOWNTOWN 1283 Howe Street Vancouver BC

1283 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
590 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

BRAVA TOWER 2 1508 – 1155 Seymour St Vancouver BC

1155 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
600 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

7789 Birch St Vancouver BC

7789 Birch Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2,300 ft2 4 Bedrooms 1 Garages 5 Bathrooms

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