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Tourism Whistler | Mike Crane

Welcome back British Columbia! It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for – B.C. Is officially open, meaning Whistler is open and ready for YOU! We are now in Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan, which now allows recreational travel within the province, and of course, this includes Whistler! I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling like these restrictions have gone on long enough, I’m very much looking forward to seeing our mountain town back to it’s vibrant self.

BE PREPARED

As they say “Know Before you Go” – Tourism Whistler is a great resource as always, offering tools to help with travel plans, itineraries and activity ideas. There are still COVID-19 restrictions in place, and many businesses are operating on a smaller scale. I definitely recommend you check out this great resource to help planning your trip to Whistler.

Photo by Tourism Whistler Justa Jeskova

MY TOP 10 WHISTLER MUST-DO’s

Here are some other activities I would recommend to do while in Whistler this summer.

You could own your own little slice of paradise – while you’re in Whistler, do reach out if you’d like to view any properties. I’d love to meet you and show you what makes Whistler so special.

Whistler in Late Afternoon Sun

Hello June!

The nights are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, summer is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more ready. While there are some travel restrictions still in place, I am feeling optimistic that we will be enjoying a safe and fun summer soon.

We are in Step 1 of British Columbia’s Restart Plan – we can gradually begin to restart social connections and activities. Recreational Travel within BC’s designated regional travel zones is permitted. Whistler’s zone includes Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health Regions. Learn more here.

 

Nicklaus North Golf Course, Whistler, BC

FORE THE LOVE

There is no better way to de-stress than by hitting a few golf balls after work. Now that we’re into June, all 5 of the courses in the area are open and with different designs and features, you’ll sure to find one that will suit every ability.
A quick 25 minute drive north of Whistler are Sunstone Golf Club – Bar & Grill and Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton. With spectacular views of Mt. Currie, they offer outstanding golf with affordable green fees. Here in Whistler we have the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, Nicklaus North Golf Course and Whistler Golf Club.

Dining in Whistler Village Image Courtesy of Tourism Whistler | Justa Jeskova

PLAN AHEAD

Although Whistler is indeed open, I do advise making bookings for accommodation, activities and dining before you arrive. Capacities are a little bit lower due to COVID-19 and with restrictions easing, and everyone’s excitement growing, restaurants and activities are booking quickly. Tourism Whistler has a fantastic resource for what is available and hours of operation.

Superfly Ziplines | The Adventure Group

GET OUTSIDE

Whistler offers such a wide range of activities that sometimes it can be hard to choose. Whistler Eco Tours specialize in guided tours where you can learn about Whistler’s unique biodiversity. Valley Bike Tours, Paddle The River of Golden Dreams, Nature Walks and everything in between. If adrenaline is more your style, Whistler’s The Adventure Group has a tour for you; Bungee Jumping, RZR Tours (side-by-side) Superfly Ziplines and even an Aerial Obstacle Course.

Whistler Farmer's Market
MEET SOME LOCALS

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to take a stroll through Whistler Farmer’s Market. The 2021 season just kicked off and this year it’s in a new location, Whistler Racket Club (in the outdoor carpark). From 11am to 4pm, visitors and locals alike, gather to shop at local vendors that include farms, artists, artisans, food and drink vendors and other creators. A couple of my favourite ‘don’t miss them’ vendors include a pocket pie from Golden Crust, of course I grab some dog treats for Chief from WOW Treats and even a bottle (or two) of Fort Berens Estate wine from their Lillooet vineyard. You can find the Whistler Farmer’s Market every Sunday until October.

 

Whistler Real Estate Market continues to be a prime time to sell your property. With todays announcements it could mean an even higher demand soon. As the town starts to open up and we welcome more visitors we could see an influx of people ready to purchase their piece of Whistler.

Check out my new listings here. This past week’s new listings, completed sales and price adjustments for the period May 19th, 2021 to May 25th, 2021 can be viewed below:

New to Market               22             Click Here

Sold                               7              Click Here

Price Adjusted                2             Click Here

If you are considering buying or selling a property in the near future or just have questions on the Whistler Market Update, please feel free to contact me. Equally, if you would like more information on market conditions in Whistler and Pemberton, or have other real estate related questions, please contact me. I would be happy to discuss how we can achieve your goals for a Whistler purchase or sale.

I look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully seeing you in Whistler!

NICK SWINBURNE,
Personal Real Estate Corporation

Engel & Völkers Whistler

(604) 932 8899

Tourism Whistler Mike Crane

Welcome, May!

Spring is in full bloom in Whistler. The tulips are out and it’s nice to see some colour back in the gardens throughout Whistler. Warmer temperatures mean more time outside so I’ve certainly been enjoying the trail network and a quick 9-holes when I can fit it in!

 

REAL ESTATE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
With British Columbia’s recent travel restrictions in place, there has been discussion on what that means for Real Estate. ⁠ Real Estate continues to fall under the category of essential services which means that both Realtors and Clients can still travel if it is related to a transaction; like viewing a property.⁠ ⁠

Of course if you’d rather view a home virtually, we also have Face-Time, Zoom, Skype available as alternatives. Have questions about our protocols or procedures? Reach out to me, I’d be happy to help!⁠ ⁠

Photo by Kelsey Knight on Upsplash

CALLING ALL WINE LOVERS
This month, on May 25, we will celebrate National Wine Day! I can’t talk about wine without mentioning one of my favourite wineries Fort Berens that is less than a two hour drive from Whistler, in the town of Lillooet. Their Tasting Room and Patio are both open and are situated above the vineyard and have stunning views of the valley. Many of their wines are available throughout liquor stores, click here to see if your local store carries their wine. To celebrate this National Wine Day, I’ll likely cook up a delicious dinner pair it with their crisp Pinot Gris or perhaps even their Rosé. If you try their wine, tag me on instagram!

Photo by Caroline Ingebrigtsen on Upsplash
MOTHER’S DAY

This Sunday, May 9 is Mother’s Day! This is your chance to celebrate the mom in your life with something special, just for her! While we can’t dine indoors, there are plenty of patios open for business in Whistler as well as some to-go options that would make for a great picnic at the park.

Staying in this Mother’s Day? I seem to look for any occasion to cook up a gourmet brunch so I’ll be making a recipe from Half Baked Harvest; Baked Strawberry and Cream Stuffed Croissant French Toast.