Simply stated, Whistler is not Vancouver….. or Toronto, London, New York or Hong Kong. No matter how seasoned you are as a property investor, you cannot rely on the knowledge you might have from purchasing a property in your home city or at another vacation destination. Whistler has a unique set of rules and, if you don’t ask the right questions, you could get a nasty surprise after you complete the purchase.
The local regulations surrounding a Whistler property purchase have evolved over many years, with various by-laws, covenants and regulations put in place as the resort has matured. These constraints might be specific to a whole neighbourhood and / or to a specific building located perhaps in Whistler Village, on Blackcomb Mountain or in Whistler Creekside. Buyers need to be aware both of what they are buying and where they are buying. Different neighbourhoods, different regulations.