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

CRESCENDO 207 – 14550 Winter Crescent Surrey BC

14550 Winter Crescent, Surrey, BC, Canada
1,087 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

7368 Dumfries St Vancouver BC 2 Bedroom

7368 Dumfries Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

West Pointe Villa 208 – 2211 W 5th Ave, Vancouver BC

2211 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
550 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

1833 Triumph St Vancouver BC

1833 Triumph St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Granville@70th West 316 – 8488 Cornish St Vancouver BC

8488 Cornish Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
918 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

MADDOX 2801 – 1351 Continental St, Vancouver

1351 Continental St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
578 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

PLAZA APARTMENTS 103 – 1310 56th St Delta BC

1310 56th Street, Delta, BC, Canada
820 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

301 – 663 W 13th Ave Vancouver BC

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

4685 Bellevue Drive Vancouver, BC

4685 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
950 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

6 Tamath Crescent Vancouver BC

6 Tamath Crescent, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2,500 ft2 3 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms

CENTRAL 1505 – 1618 Quebec St Vancouver BC

1618 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
580 ft2 1 + Den Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

MUSE 617 – 9015 120 St Delta BC

9015 120 Street, Delta, BC, Canada
860 ft2 1 + DEN Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

QUATTRO III 128-10788 Whalley Blvd Surrey BC

10788 Whalley Blvd, Surrey, BC, Canada
856 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1.5 Bathrooms

ELECTRIC AVENUE 505 – 933 Hornby St Vancouver BC

933 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
853 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

202 – 663 W 13th Ave Vancouver BC

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

Parking #262 – 2628 Ash St Vancouver BC

2628 Ash Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

STORAGE K – 1318 56th St Delta BC

1318 56th Street, Delta, BC, Canada
585 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

WYNNE MANOR 305 – 1309 W 14th Ave Vancouver BC

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

M1 1905 – 1155 The High St Coquitlam BC

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

SOVEREIGN 3703 – 4508 Hazel St Burnaby BC

4508 Hazel Street, Burnaby, BC, Canada
580 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

THE GEORGE 1704 – 1420 W Georgia St Vancouver BC

1420 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
562 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

DOMINION TH30 – 2423 Avon Place Port Coquitlam BC

2423 Avon Place, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
1183 ft2 2 Bedrooms 1 Garages 2 Bathrooms

LEGACY 1103 – 5611 Goring St Burnaby BC

5611 Goring St, Burnaby, BC, Canada
1,275 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

6233 Buckingham Drive Burnaby BC

6233 Buckingham Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada
5 Bedrooms 2 Garages 3 Bathrooms

MONDRIAN II TH937 – 969 Richards St Vancouver BC

969 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1,257 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Stay at Hearthstone Lodge 20 Whistler 2.5 Bedroom Loft

4211 Sunshine Place, Whistler, BC, Canada
2.5 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms

Stay at Hearthstone Lodge 2 Whistler 2 Bedroom Apartment

4211 Sunshine Place, Whistler, BC, Canada
2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Aqua at The Park 1501 – 550 Pacific St Vancouver BC

550 Pacific St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1,069 SqFt ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

WYNNE MANOR 108 – 1309 W 14TH AVE VANCOUVER BC

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

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