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As alluded to above, Whistler, British Columbia is mainly a tourist destination, with only around 10,000 residents calling it home full time. But because over two million people visit this fabulous Mountain town annually, it can certainly seem much larger at almost any time of year. Of course winter sports and activities like skiing, snowboarding, and bobsledding are what Whistler is most known for, but even in the summer, thousands flock to the area for its striking natural beauty, as well as for the world-class mountain biking that's becoming increasingly popular throughout the area. [Read more about Whistler real estate for sale]
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Although getting to Whistler from Vancouver can take a couple hours, the drive up the Sea-to-Sky Highway is among the most scenic in the world. Also known as Highway 99, this major north-south roadway winds through steep, mountainous terrain while also passing through a number of wondrous parklands and quaint mountain towns that are full of charm and character
Despite its small size, real estate in Whistler is quite diverse and can range from small 450 square foot condos to some of the most spectacular cabin and mountain estates you'll find anywhere. If you are one of the rare full time residents looking for a new place to live here, the Whistler community is part of School District 48, or the Sea to Sky District, which includes 16 different schools over the entire Sea to Sky corridor that starts north of Lions Bay and runs all the way north to Whistler.
Transportation to and from Whistler is an important factor to many out-of-town buyers, so if you're looking for a vacation home or condo here, the Vancouver International Airport is 140 kilometers to the south; the Pemberton Regional Airport is 38 minutes north of Whistler; the Whistler (Municipal) Heliport is located within Whistler; and the Whistler/Green Lake Water Aerodrome is a public float plane base that's located at the south end of Green Lake in Whistler.
For most information about Whistler, BC real estate for sale, give Vancouver area real estate specialists Tony Cikes a call today at (604) 616-8669!