Investing in Whistler, British Columbia



Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Regional District:  Squamish-Lillooet

Whistler is a world class four seasons mountain resort, with outdoor adventures, pristine natural environment, arts and cultural amenities, as well as our well renowned No 1 ski resort of North America - Whistler Blackcomb.  Festivals, events and the many activities throughout the year provide entertainment for all ages - families, seniors, young adults and couples alike.

Whistler attracts over 2.5 million visitors per year from all around the world, with Summer now attracting 60% of those guests.  Consumer spending in Whistler is nearly $1.3bn per year, ie over $3.5 million per day, providing a significant opportunity for businesses to succeed, whilst enjoying the amazing community lifestyle on offer.

Nestled in the Coast Mountains, only 40 kilometres inland from the Pacific Ocean, and 120 kilometres from one of Canada's largest urban centres, Whistler is a world recognized success for business and tourism. Consistently ranked one of the top ski resorts in the world, Whistler is a global leader among destination mountain resort communities. Its resilient and vibrant tourism economy is supported by community-wide partnerships focused on economic growth and development. The result is, of course, an exceptional vacation destination and a great place to do business. The Whistler Advantage Globally recognized as a leader among mountain resorts with consistent number one rankings - 2.5 million unique visitors per year - $1.27 billion of consumer spending per year - 22% share of BC’s provincial export tourism economy - A tourism product honed by hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games - An industry leader in the development of year-round resort and recreational offerings - Community-wide partnerships to support ongoing innovative economic growth and development The Whistler area includes the municipalities of Whistler and Pemberton, the rural Electoral Area C of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, and several Indian Reserves.


Community Size: 243.51 km²

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West Wood Organic Grocery

2307 47th Ave, Vancouver, BC
The store is located in an affluent area, Kerrisdale in Vancouver where young Chinese family population is growing, yet not enough businesses to service them. Currently the store features unique specialty organic produce items and local culinary products. Its floor space can easily display multiple ... continue

Under offer: Profitable Whistler Village Retail Store is a business for sale in BC.

Under offer: Profitable Whistler Village Retail Store

4380 Lorimer Road, Whistler, BC
This profitable retail store has been established since 1994 and has shown considerable stability and growth over the years. With nearly 900 sq feet and a simply stellar location, the store offers a range of high-quality merchandise and carries a wonderful local reputation. With solid gross margins... continue

Twin Peaks Whistler is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Twin Peaks Whistler

4365 Northlands Blvd, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
Located in Whistler Village steps away from the Village Stroll, Valley Trail and within walking distance to the chairlifts. Can be operated as a multifamily rental property or as a hotel asset. Amenities include an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub and change rooms.... continue

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Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners Goes for Gold in Beijing

Whistler, British Columbia is known as a world–class ski resort and one of the host cities for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but it is also now being recognized as home to one of the world’s preeminent resort planners.Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners has designed resorts and... continue

Windset Farms Brings B.C. Freshness to Asian Markets

Having made a name for themselves locally as fresh, quality producers of British Columbia-grown produce, Windset Farms is now setting its sights on key markets in Asia. Windset Farms has been delivering fresh produce for more than two decades, growing into one of North America’s most... continue

B.C. becomes newest location for New York-based WeWork

A New York-based company that provides shared office space for tech startups and freelancers will attract up to 1,500 clients when it opens a new space in downtown Vancouver, strengthening British Columbia’s position as an emerging global tech hub.WeWork provides entrepreneurs, small... continue