Whistler, British Columbia is a resort town with a small town feel. With breath-taking mountain ranges that are excellent for all types of winter sports, living in Whistler is a year-round vacation. Every view in Whistler is beautiful, and homes are centered around two distinct settings, one being the ski resort section to the south of Old Mill Trail, and the other surrounding the large, freshwater âGreen Lake.â
There are plenty of housing opportunities in Whistler. However, jobs tend to revolve around the ski industry. There are larger communities within driving distance that offer good employment opportunities, while residents enjoy the small town community ambiance of Whistler.
Even though the primary industry is ski related, the summers do offer a lot of outdoor activities that are non-ski related. Fresh water boating and skiing on Green Lake, rock climbing, hiking and biking in the mountains, and wonderful summer fresh air concerts are all a part of the great outdoor atmosphere of the town.
Housing in Whistler, BC comes in all shapes and sizes. There are quaint bungalows, expansive lake view homes, cozy apartments as well as condominiums and town homes to choose from. Prices are affordable, and the area has a down-home friendly community that is great for people of all ages.
Whistler, British Columbia is also close to the Squamish River that feeds into Horseshoe Bay, with direct access to the Pacific Ocean. The area is fabulous for all types of fishing from river, bay and ocean open water fishing to the freshwater fishing of Green Lake and the many other nearby lakes available for both boat and shore fishing.
There are plenty of shopping venues and small businesses in Whistler, and for any larger shopping needs, Vancouver is just a short ride away. Vancouver also offers Whistler residents more direct access to Horseshoe Bay and the ocean passages.