Sea to Sky Real Estate and Community Update

GREAT NEWS as our provincial government announced the details of BC’s Restart – a careful, four-step plan that details how we will safely get life back to normal. We are currently in Step 1, and during this phase, recreational travel within BC’s designated regional zones is permitted. This is the good news we have been waiting for!

Whistler’s regional zone includes the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions, and we are pleased  share that Tourism Whistler will begin proactively marketing to the Lower Mainland effective immediately. With the significant reduction in COVID-19 cases in our area, combined with the full vaccination of our community, we are excited to be able to safely welcome visitors back to Whistler once again.

We understand that Tourism Whistler has worked hard to prepare for the reopening of recreational travel in BC, and they have developed a thoughtful marketing and communications plan designed to boost economic recovery with a continued focus on health, safety and responsible travel. Whistler is expecting  to see a strong recovery from the BC market for summer travel to Whistler, particularly on weekends and in our July and August peak season. The goal of TW  summer campaign, therefore, is to change the mindset of the BC guest to choose Whistler as a longer-stay vacation destination, instead of a quick day trip or weekend getaway, by showcasing how much Whistler has to offer when you Adventure Deeper. TW summer campaign will encourage our BC visitors to experience everything Whistler has to offer to help them discover a greater sense of belonging and a deeper connection to Whistler, its people, its culture and its environment.

For clarification, non-essential travel from outside of our designated regional zone is still not permitted and will not resume until BC enters Step 2 of our provincial Restart Plan – tentatively scheduled for June 15, if COVID-19 case counts continue to decrease as vaccination rates continue to increase. When we enter Step 2, TW will expand their marketing efforts beyond the Lower Mainland to proactively encourage visitors from across the province. Then Step 3, tentatively scheduled for July 1, will allow us to expand our efforts to across Canada.

We understand f COVID-19 transmission and vaccination rates allow, we could transition to Step 4 of the Restart Plan as early as September 7, where we could see our post-pandemic life fully resume. You can view the full details of BC’s Restart at Note that a timeline for when international travel will resume is not included in the BC Restart Plan as that decision lies with the federal government. We will share further updates on when Canada’s borders will reopen as they become available.

Sea to Sky Real Estate Market Update:

Through May 2021

WHISTLER’s real estate market had a total dollar volume of approximately $104 Million in April. There were a total of 68 transactions, up from 60 in April of 2020. Of those sales, 9 were chalets, 23 were townhomes and 20 were condominiums sales.

For a complete breakdown of Whistler Sales by Dollar Volume, Transactions and Property Types, for the past few years, please view our April 2021 stats package here

The SQUAMISH real estate market had a total of $85 Million in sales in April. There were a total of 85 property transactions, up from 13 in April 2020. Of those sales, 14 were single family homes, 12 were townhomes and 18 were condominiums.

Want more Squamish Stats? 
view our April 2021 stats package here

The PEMBERTON market had approximately $37 Million in total dollar volume in April. There were a total of 40 transactions. Of those sales, 13 were chalets, 3 were condominiums and 15 were vacant land.

Want more Pemberton Stats? 
view our April 2021 stats package here


Located in the quietest part of Greystone, this recently renovated (2019) lock off unit is steps away from ski in/out access. Upgraded with high end appliances including washer/dryer, walk in shower etc. Ground floor unit is on the same floor as ski in/out access, hot tub, outdoor heated pool and all the desirable aspects that this complex has to offer its owners! Located next to the NEW 10 person Blackcomb Gondola and Magic chair lifts as well as a short walk away from everything Whistler Village has to offer! A perfectly situated opportunity for all of Whistler’s Winter and Summer activities!

304AB 2129 Lake Placid Road | $999,999

RARE OPPORTUNITY to own a unique lock-off with TWO SEPERATE RENTAL UNITS which generate great cash flow in Whistler! Bright, renovated top floor, lock-off floor-plan gives the option to have 1 two bedroom unit, or 2 separate units. Rent through short or long term platforms or use for your own personal usage. Walking distance to Creekside Gondola.

Unique property opportunity in Lillooet Lake’s gated community, Heather Jean properties. This is a 4045 sq ft 7 bedroom home over two levels on 1.89 acres, with truly spectacular lake and mountain views from huge sundeck. Heating options include two woodstoves, two fireplaces and a forced air system with heat pump for AC purposes. The truly unique feature of this home is the industrial strength Pelton wheel hydro generator for all of your electrical needs. The Heather Jean community also has a private gravity-feed water purification system. In addition to the private boat basin to shelter your boat, plane or houseboat, there is a nearby community boat launch, sun deck and beach. This is a sharehold property with no conventional mortgage. Just use cash, L/C or equity loan.

4912 FOURTH AVENUE | $995,000
8 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Walk into your dream home in Smithers BC, the “Playground of the North”. From your window or one of two large decks gaze at the stunning view of Hudson Bay Mountain’s peaks and ski runs. Just steps from Smithers Golf and Country Club and downtown Smithers, this nearly 8,000 square foot home has it all. Huge and stunning kitchen, seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, huge games room, gym, theatre, sauna, nanny suite, and king size master bedroom. The master features twin walk in closets, hidden storage closet, and a stunning bathroom. Plentiful storage is provided by the custom cabinetry throughout the home including the many walk-in closets and built-ins. Double and single garages, 2 paved driveways and neatly fenced yard. Plenty of room for entertaining with family, fun and function.

201 – 4295 BLACKCOMB WAY, WHISTLER, BC | $639,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom
Rare 2 bedroom at the Whistler Peak Lodge with LARGE BALCONY and WASHER/DRYER. Suite offers a full kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher and bunk beds in second bedroom. Whistler Peak Lodge’s central location provides you with easy access to everything Whistler has to offer within footsteps to the Village and Whistler Blackcomb lift access. Complex features an exercise gym, hot tub and 24 hour desk. One of the most affordable opportunities to enter into the Whistler market and a great REVENUE PRODUCER! This is a Phase 2 restricted property that allows for 56 days of owner use per year (28 summer/28 winter).
Looking for large water view property with buildings to renovate? Eureka! This sunny 3/4 acre property with two sturdy buildings overlooking Lillooet Lake, with water access, including beach, sundeck and boat launch is only 20 minutes from Pemberton. Part of the beautiful gated community of Heather Jean Properties, this property was the original maintenance and storage facilities of the complex. The 2700 sq.ft. maintenance building includes a fully equipped one bedroom suite, a 600 sq.ft. garage with 16′ ceiling, a maintenance shop, and carport on a concrete slab. Across the access road is a 400 sq.ft. storage shop easily and legally convertible into a carriage house or home. If you have an itch to build, you have to see this property! Cannot be financed due to being a sharehold property.

418 4369 Main Street, Whistler BC
Alpenglow Lodge | $444,786

Studio | 1 Bathroom

Large Southwest facing studio on the 4th floor at the Alpenglow in the heart of Whistler Village. This unit features a cozy fireplace, big sun deck boasting wonderful views of the Village and surrounding mountains. Walk to all restaurants, shops, ski lifts and everything the Village has to offer! Complex offers great amenities including outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness room, sauna and secure underground parking.

215 – 4295 Blackcomb Way | $149,900
Studio | 1 Bathroom

Comfortable studio suite at the Whistler Peak Lodge over looking the courtyard making for a peaceful, and quiet location. Whistler Peak Lodge’s central location provides you with easy access to everything Whistler has to offer within footsteps to the Village and Whistler Blackcomb lift access. Complex features an exercise gym, hot tub and 24 hour desk. One of the most affordable opportunities to enter into the Whistler market and a great REVENUE PRODUCER! This is a Phase 2 restricted property that allows for 56 days of owner use per year (28 summer/28 winter).

Sophisticated 2 bedroom + 2 bathroom ski in/out ¼ share opportunity at Evolution the base of Whistler Mountain. This unit is on the East side of the building overlooking the wonderful amenities that the complex offers. Owner usage includes 1 week/month on a rotating schedule, or rent out your unit to generate revenues. Highlighted amenities of the complex include a large heated outdoor pool, 2 hot tubs, games and media room plus on site ski/bike storage. and full time concierge. Monthly fees cover your utilities, management, property taxes, insurance and TW fees.

How to Determine If It’s Time to Downsize Your Home

From too much maintenance to a new empty nest, these five signs may mean it’s time.

Downsizing, or swapping your current home for something a bit smaller, could help you cut costs, prepare for the future or otherwise get the most out of your home. However, like any real estate transaction, scaling down on space is a weighty decision. If you’ve ever considered cutting back on square footage and one or more of these five signs resonate with you, it may be time to explore some downsized digs

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11-Step Guide to Buying a House

Purchasing a home is likely going to be one of the largest purchases you will make in your lifetime, which is why it is so important to follow the right steps when starting on your home-buying journey to ensure that the entire process goes smoothly from start to finish!

We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to buying a home, to help you get off on the right foot when it comes to buying a home.

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Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival

GO Fest is going virtual this year with their Backyard Edition. They have been busy filming segments safely here in Whistler and will be making all the fun available for you to participate in and to view over the Victoria Day long weekend.

Full details here:

Ursula Morel and Melissa Schneiderova
Morel Real Estate Team
P: 604.935.3635