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

1510 Nelson St Vancouver BC V6G 1M1

1510 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1M1, Canada
595 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

17 – 1609 Cypress St Vancouver BC

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

W Pender Pl 401 – 1499 Pender W Pender St Vancouver BC

1499 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1,304 ft2 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

ELECTRA 1803 – 989 Nelson St Vancouver BC

989 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
639 ft2 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

3980 Scottsdale Pl, Richmond BC

3980 Scotsdale Place, Richmond, BC, Canada
2,780 ft2 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

River District 1103-3557 Sawmill Crescent, Vancouver, BC

3557 Sawmill Crescent, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1,280 ft2 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

PLAZA APARTMENTS 203 – 1310 56th St Delta BC

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

302 – 1574 Kingsway Vancouver BC

1574 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, Canada
600 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

3353 Monmouth Avenue Vancouver BC

3353 Monmouth Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5R 5R7, Canada
1082 ft2 2 Bedrooms 1 Garages 1 Bathrooms

WYNNE MANOR 203 – 1309 W 14th Ave Vancouver BC

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

THE HUDSON 1208 – 610 Granville St Vancouver BC

610 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
530 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

HARMONY 1003 – 8288 Granville Ave Richmond BC

8288 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, Canada
525 ft2 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

408 – 111 3RD ST E NORTH VANCOUVER V7L 0C6

111 3rd St E, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
871 ft2 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

419 Prior Street, Vancouver BC

419 Prior Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1,400 SqFt ft2 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

1581 PINECREST DRIVE West Vancouver, BC V7S 3E8

1581 Pinecrest Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3E8, Canada
5404 sf ft2 4 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

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 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
1,400 ft2 2 + Den Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
683 ft2 2 + Balcony Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

SOVEREIGN 2708- 4508 Hazel St Vancouver BC

4508 Hazel Street, Burnaby, BC, Canada
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
680 ft2 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

11 -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

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