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Deciding to Live in Whistler

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Deciding to move to any new location is a big, and very exciting decision, especially when that place is Whistler!

Thousands of visitors come to Whistler every year to experience the mountains, the snow, the sun, the lakes, the festivals, and more. Some will only dream of living here, but for others it is one of the best decisions of their lives.

When you decide to live in Whistler you are making a home in one of the most incredible places in the world. The process is exciting and we are here to help you every step of the way.

From tourist to local

The biggest thing about moving to Whistler is making the transition from tourist to local.

All of a sudden this amazing place that has been a holiday destination, weekend trip, or possibly even just a dream, is now all yours. Everything you see is your backyard. From the mountains to the lakes, you are free to explore as you please at any time.

There is so much to do all the time and living here means you get to see every aspect of the town. For the weekend visitor you can now enjoy the quieter times and discover the real Whistler, below the surface. That means secret powder stashes, hidden lakes, restaurant deals and so much more.

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Settling down

Once you spend more time living in the area and begin to settle down, you start enjoying the little things Whistler has to offer.

One of the first things you discover is the community. Everyone who lives in the village brings something unique, and they are some of the most warm and welcoming people you will meet.

It’s almost like belonging to a secret club. When you’re in, you have unrivalled access to this truly amazing location and can enjoy it whenever you want.

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Growing up

The longer you stay in Whistler, the more you love it. There are new things to discover every day and each season brings something different and special.

Should you decide to raise a family here you will not regret it. Whistler is a fantastic place for children to grow up – it’s like a giant playground!

The local community is so diverse which brings a huge aspect of culture and social awareness to all those who experience it for an extended period of time. Growing up here is both a wonderful opportunity and an exciting adventure.

Find out more about raising a family in Whistler HERE.