The cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, Canada’s West Coast hub, is known for its stunning scenery and many unique outdoor attractions — Stanley Park, Chinatown, Grouse Mountain, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and historic Gastown spring immediately to mind. But it’s also home to enough artistic, cultural and scientific attractions to keep young and old fascinated for days on end.
Nestled in the heart of the Coast Mountains, Pemberton is a small, unassuming town. But despite its sleepy ambiance, it is home to a vibrant community of outdoor enthusiasts. Whether it’s skiing steep chutes on the surrounding mountains, jumping off cliffs on snowmobiles or hiking from cabin to cabin through the backcountry, Pemberton’s residents make a lifestyle out of enjoying their natural playground.
Summertime in Whistler serves up an embarrassment of riches: endless exciting activities; an abundance of freshly picked, locally grown fare; multiple freshwater lakes ideal for dock diving and paddling; alpine hikes amongst wildflowers and wildlife; and entertaining outdoor concerts and shows. Can you really have too much of a good thing? In a word — yes. If you schedule your holiday too compactly, it’s possible you’ll come away feeling like you haven’t had a real break.
Over the years, the enchantment of Whistler has spread worldwide, thanks to the 3 million guests per year who visit our mountain resort town. As you experience all that Whistler has to offer, whether on the mountains or in the valley, you too might decide you want to own a home here.
The 2010 Olympic and Paralympics, and the highway upgrades that preceded the games, opened a lot of eyes to the wonders of Squamish as a place to discover. Before then, the town — situated halfway between Vancouver and Whistler along the Sea to Sky Highway — was considered by many as just a rest stop between the two better-known destinations.
Winter is a magical season in Whistler, and not just because it’s home to North America’s leading resort for skiing and snowboarding.