Though Whistler has been “on the map” for decades as one of the finest ski resorts in the world, it gained even further notoriety when it hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and placed “GOLD” for cottage and resort accommodations.
This winter paradise, like much of British Columbia, boasts some of the most majestic view-points in Canada. Located in the BC coastal mountains, and just two hours north of Vancouver, you are situated in a very popular tourist section of the province. Cottage rentals are weekly and monthly, though the weekenders do often have challenges finding availability for shorter term. The demand for fun on the slopes is so high, you are best to plan early. If you are an avid snowboarder or skier it’s probably best to book something for a season and allow your own frequency, then to try and find a weekend here or there. It may seem very costly to make your cottage rental arrangements in such a manner, but remember that you are in one of the most popular real estate locations in the country, and just two hours north of the most expensive city in all of Canada for housing.
Beyond the ski and snowboarding fervor, Whistler has a multitude of outdoor activities for the family that are sure to please: golfing, extreme biking, gentle style canoeing, both robust trails and leisure style, walking tours… You’ll love the art galleries, touring the European Style village, designer boutiques, and should the mood strike you and the spouse, you can treat yourselves to a luxurious spa experience that will leave you truly relaxed.
Whistler is not the average cottage rental vacation. The Blackcomb Resort and the surrounding village design style have been designed around attracting a multicultural mix of every age group and lifestyle preference. It provides a resort style feel with a wondrous sense of landscape to draw from and love. Families can find a cottage rental in their price range. You may have to plan very early, and it’s also recommended that you work with private owners directly. Resorts have all the detailed extras but also come with a much higher price tag. But like I continue to state, time and again, do your homework and plan early. The early bird catches the Whistler worm!Author: SweetMarie
September 7, 2012