Whistler, british Columbia, Canada
World Class Four Seasons Mountain Resort | Home to Whistler Blackcomb - North America's #1 Ski Resort
Attracts over 2.5 million visitors per year from all around the world
Host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games | Population of 11,854
Nestled in the Coast Mountain Range | Only 120 kilometres or 1.5 hours from Vancouver
*population stats gathered from 2016 census data
Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane
A well-established neighbourhood with big lots and tall conifers. Families love Alpine as a place to raise kids in a quiet setting with a big back yard and Whistler’s only secondary school. Alpine café and convenience store is a popular meeting spot.
Surrounding the East side of Alta Lake, this is the place to be in Summer, with the lake and lakeside parks walking distance. Also centrally located between Whistler Gondola and Creekside Gondola. Take your pick!
A quiet family neighbourhood with access to hiking trails, parks and tennis courts. Features beautiful big homes, townhouses and access to Kadenwood.
Offering a great variety of vacation homes, townhouses and condos. The Benchlands properties are either slopeside or a short walk to the Blackcomb mountain ski out and upper village shops, restaurants and bars.
Offering incredible vistas of Whistler & Blackcomb montains and overlooking the Whistler golf course, Blueberry Hill is home to some exquisite homes. It’s also a quick 15 minute walk to the Village.
Nestled right beside the Village, Brio is about as close as you can get without being in the Village itself. Featuring some very grand chalets with stunning views of Rainbow & Sproatt mountains.
Developed originally to house the 2010 Olympic Winter Games athletes, Cheakamus is now home to many locals living in newly build townhomes and condos.
What used to be the original Whistler Village is now Creekside Village, home to the Creekside Gondola accessing Whistler Mountain. Great amenities including a grocery store, liquor store, starbucks and a handful of great restaurants are all walking distance. Creekside features popular ski in/ski out hotels as well as the Nita Lake Lodge lakeside hotel.
Situated at the northern most end of Whistler, Emerald is a well established family neighbourhood with large leafy lots and quiet streets. There are also a handful of chalets on the waterfront of glacier-fed Green Lake.
Mostly commercial with some residential real estate. Function Junction is home to some great local breweries and cafes.
A prestigious neighbourhood with its own private gondola accessing Whistler mountain. Kadenwood features some of the biggest and most impressive Whistler chalets.
A small neighbourhood close to Whistler Village that surrounds the Nesters shopping precinct. Walk to Nesters supermarket, liquor store, samurai sushi and la cantina Mexican food.
Nicklaus North / Green Lake Estates
Home to the world class Nicklaus North golf course, this is a golfers paradise. Beatiful chalets are dotted along the edges of the greens, with views of Green Lake and the Coast mountain range.
At the base of Whistler mountain and just beside Creekside, Nordic has access to ski in/ski out trails and its mountainside setting affords some spectacular mountain views.
Rainbow / Baxter Creek
A newly developed neighbourhood, Rainbow and Baxter Creek feature modern homes that range from condos to grand chalets. It’s also home to one of only two gas stations in Whistler as well a supermarket, liquor store, coffee shop and yoga studio.
Home to Spring Creek Elementary School, families love this neighbourhood which is set back from the highway providing a peaceful setting. Located between Whistler Village and Function Junction.
Walking distance to Whistler Village, Spruce Grove is a highly sought-after neighbourhood, also home to Spruce Grove Park.
With it's high elevation, Stonebridge homes boast superb mountain views in an exclusive forested and peaceful setting.
Nestled beside Alpha Lake, this is a small neighbourhood with mostly townhouses and condos, some of which have lake and mountain views and access to a private beach.
At the very base of Blackcomb Mountain and the new Blackcomb Gondola is the Upper Village. Home to the Fairmont Chateau, Four Seasons, shops, restaurants and bars – the Upper Village offers everything the Village does just on a smaller scale.
Picturesque Lakefront homes boast epic views of Alta Lake as well as Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Walking distance to Rainbow Park, situated on the waterfront on Alta Lake.
Whistler Cay Estates / Whistler Cay Heights
Popular for its’ proximity to the Village, Whistler Cay Heights is home to some of Whistler’s most exquisite chalets. Whistler Cay is a family neighbourhood featuring large lots, parks and Myrtle Philip Community School.
Right at the centre of everything. The beauty of staying in Whistler Village is that you won’t need a vehicle. Walk to the Gondolas, restaurants, après bars, shops and more. Be prepared for some noise as the Village is a happening place in the evenings.
White Gold Estates
One of the original Whistler neighbourhoods, White Gold provides the peace and quiet of a neighbourhood while also being a stone’s throw from the Village. Walk to the slopes or to Lost Lake park and biking trails.
ZONING & COVENANTS
Here’s a little bit of background about the different types of zoning in Whistler, and how it determines what you are able to use the property for.
Allows for full time living or use as a second home. You can rent to long-term tenants (one month minimum) and nightly or short-term rentals are not allowed.
Tourist Accommodation Zoning
This type of zoning allows owners to rent their property on a short-term or nightly basis. Some properties have restrictive covenants called Phase I and Phase II, which are explained below.
Phase I Covenant
Phase I covenants allow for unrestricted owner usage, but when the property is not being used by the owner it must be placed in a rental pool. The property may be made available for nightly, short-term or long-term rentals and it is up to the owner’s discretion to choose a property manager or self-manage. These properties are generally located in Whistler Village, Upper Village, Blackcomb Benchlands and Creekside.
Phase II Covenant
Phase II covenants restrict the number of days the owner is allowed to use the property. The covenant restricts the level of owner use to 56 days per year - 28 days in the winter and 28 days in the summer. The rest of the time the property must be placed in a rental pool and bookings are managed by the in-house property manager. These properties generally include hotels in Whistler Village and Upper Village. This option is best suited to those planning to spend a short amount of time in Whistler every year.