ABOUT WHISTLER

 
 

About Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor

Located just 2 hours North of Vancouver along the new developed and scenic Sea to Sky highway(99), the village of Whistler is your getaway to skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, outdoor fun, sporting events and local Arts and Culture for the whole family. Nestled in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler Blackcomb is consistently rated the Number One Ski and Mountain Bike resort in North America. In addition to being a major outdoor recreation destination, Whistler Village also hosts a number of cultural events each year including the Whistler Film Festival and Cornucopia – A gala for food and wine aficionados.

North of Whistler is Pemberton, home of agriculture, good golfing and amazing views.  To the South, Squamish is growing in recognition as being well positioned between Vancouver and Whistler.  Home of the Sea to Sky corridor’s Quest University, Squamish also offers excellent outdoor activities and is on the verge of a downtown renewal that has the potential for marina expansion and waterfront residential development.

If you are planning a trip to Whistler and would like local guidance, please drop me a line – I would welcome the opportunity to help you get to know Whistler better.  Also check out the resources for more information.

Resources

Real Estate

  • Garibaldi Mortgage
    For local knowledge and obtaining finacing for Whistler purchases (when other lenders won’t), contact Jason McLean of Garabaldi Mortgage at 1-877-932-2688 ext.15
  • Race & Company
    Whistler law firm capable of handling all your real estate transactions.
    Sholto Shaw
    Ian Davis
    Nancy Wilhelm-Morden332 – 4370 Lorimer Road
    Whistler, BC
    V0N 1B4
    1-604-932-3211
  • Ratcliff & Co
    Lawyer Charles Piercey is available for residential and recreational real estate transactions.
    Suite 500, East Tower
    211 West Esplanade
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7M 3J31-604-988-5201
  • Lam Lo Nishio
    Accountant Don Nishio of Lam Lo Nishio speacilizes in advising non-residents of Canada investing in Canadian real estate in Vancouver and Whistler.
  • Evancic Perrault Robertson
    Certified Accountant Bob Tanaka, principal with EPR is available to assist in non-resident and Whistler real estate transactions.

Local Resources

  • WhistlerMap – the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s web-based mapping site
    (GIS) Computer map of Whistler. It may take a moment to load.
  • Whistler Blackcomb – Official Ski Resort Website
    Official site for Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in Whistler, BC Canada.
  • Whistler Blackcomb – Snow Report
    Current on mountain condistions for Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
  • BC Ferries – British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.
    Current conditions at major terminals, services and ships, routes and schedules and fares.
  • The Pique Newsmagazine
  • Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival
    The biggest annual gathering of winter sports, music, arts and culture in North America, the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival combines Canada’s largest outdoor concert series with an eclectic mix of snow sports contests and anti-comps, fashion shows, film screenings, photography showdowns, live painting and even a dog parade. Take heed the festival motto: ‘Party in April. Sleep in May’. This ten day and night celebration is “a blast of rock and awe” (Vancouver Sun.) The granddaddy of the spring snow bash, TWSSF mixes up Canada’s largest free concert series, the best spring snow conditions in the world, and burn-the-candle nightlife, to create a party you can’t afford to miss.
  • Resort Municipality of Whistler
    The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s mission is to be a leader and a partner in the resort community, representing a caring, accountable, open, professional, municipal government, committed to continuous improvement and to balancing fiscal capabilities with the delivery of exceptional service – Whistler 2002.
    The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is Whistler’s municipal government led by an elected council and administered by an executive team and staff on behalf of 10,531 permanent residents (2006 Canada Census data) and two million annual visitors. The municipality has aligned its corporate structure to reflect the priorities set out in Whistler2020 to allow it to track progress toward the goal of becoming the premier mountain resort community as we move toward sustainability.

Services