Whistler is both made up of many different neighbourhoods, each with their own unique characteristics. Here’s a quick overview of each of the neighbourhoods (from south to north).
Black Tusk & Pinecrest
Located 15 minutes south of Whistler, these two private, gated communities offer affordable living for those who want more for their money while still being close to Whistler. Both neighbourhoods are well established and consist of both permanent residents and weekenders. Amenities include a private lake with a beach, a playground, a community hall, numerous trails, and close proximity to the Callaghan Valley.
Function Junction & Cheakamus Crossing
Function Junction, is known primarily as Whistler’s industrial centre. This is where you will find an array of professional services, including art galleries, cafes, restaurants, yoga studio, auto shops, and many more of Whistler’s locally owned businesses.
Cheakamus Crossing is one of Whistler’s newest communities. Designed with sustainability in mind, it is a young and vibrant community with many different housing options and a variety of amenities that include athlete’s center, tennis courts, a community garden, a hostel, and daycare. Many of the properties in this neighbourhood are resident restricted, making it an ideal local’s community.
Located just 5 minutes south of Creekside, Spring Creek is a newer Whistler neighbhourhood and is home to the Spring Creek Elementary School along Whistler Community Services and our South Fire Hall. Spring Creek is comprised of newer single-family residences and one townhome complex.
Bayshores (Millar’s Pond)
Bayshores is a quiet community situated just 2 minutes from Creekside, offering easy access to the lifts and amenities. The area also features park space, tennis courts, access to the Valley Trail, and close proximity to several lakes. The streets around Millar’s Pond are popular with families. Bayshores offers a good mix of townhomes, duplexes and chalets at a wide range of price points.
Whistler Creek (Creekside)
The Creekside area offers the only lift-access to Whistler Mountain outside of the Village. As the centre of the original town prior to the development of the Village, Creekside has been the focus of significant redevelopment over the last few years. This includes a convenient selection of restaurants, hotels, shops, and amenities. Creekside is a large neighbourhood where a mixture of original rustic cabins rest alongside luxurious, modern chalets. Single family homes, duplexes, townhomes, quartershares, resort-style condos, and lodges can all be found here. Whistler Creek is also where you will find several exclusive, luxury areas such as Kadenwood, Nita Lake Estates, and Bear Creek Estates. It extends from the base of the mountain, up both sides of the ski run, and down to Nita and Alpha Lakes. With multiple access points to the Valley Trail, the area provides easy access to parks, lakes, and the mountains.
The exclusive Kadenwood neighbourhood is a unique enclave of luxury homes and home sites set within the trees, high above Whistler Creekside. The area is known for its stunning views, luxurious homes, and one-of-a-kind amenities, including a private gondola that provides easy access to and from Whistler Creekside. Perched on the side of Whistler Mountain, residents of Kadenwood can also enjoy easy ski-in/ski-out access to Whistler Mountain.
Nordic Estates is one of Whistler’s largest neighborhoods. It offers unparalleled diversity from multi-million dollar luxury homes, to original cabins, to condos and townhomes. Nordic is also one of the few neighborhoods, along with the Benchlands and Creekside, to offer homes with ski-in/ski-out access. All of these homes are located on the Dave Murray Downhill ski run. Located next to Whistler Creekside, approximately four kilometers from Whistler Village, Nordic is well serviced by local transit as well as being conveniently located near the Valley Trail and across from Alta Lake. Much of the neighbourhood is within easy walking distance to the Creekside amenities.
Alta Vista is one of the original neighborhoods in Whistler and is situated halfway between Whistler Village and Whistler Creek, next to Alta Lake. Many homes have lake views and some have direct access to the lake itself. Although there are still a number of traditional A-frame houses, they are interspersed amongst more recently built or renovated properties. There are also a number of B&Bs and pensions as well as some townhomes.
Situated just south of the Village, on the west side of the Whistler Golf Club, Blueberry Hill offers some of the finest views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. It has long been, and remains, one of the most prestigious addresses in Whistler. At lower price points there are an excellent range of townhomes and condos available, again often featuring great views. The neighbourhood is easy walking distance to Alta Lake and Lakeside Park.
Brio / Sunridge Plateau
Brio’s close proximity to Whistler Village makes it a local’s favorite. Just a 5 minute walk south of the Village, residents can enjoy the convenient location with easy access to the Village as well as the Whistler Golf Course, Valley Trail. Brio is an older neighbourhood with homes ranging from chalet and duplexes built in the 1970s to the spectacular custom residences at Sunridge Plateau.
Whistler Village is the heart of Whistler and the place to go for great shopping, world-class restaurants and lively nightlife. Many of the properties in the Village cater to short-term visitors and thus have restrictive use covenants to ensure that there are rentals are available year-round. For example, of the 7,700 Village-area properties, only 42 are detached residences, with the remainder made up of condos and townhomes.
The Benchlands is home to a wide array of condo and townhome complexes, many of which offer ski-in / ski-out access. Here you will also find some of Whistler’s most prestigious hotels. Although there are a few detached homes in the neighbourhood, the majority of properties here are intended to cater to short-term visitors.
Whistler Cay Heights / Whistler Cay Estates
Whistler Cay Heights lies directly across the highway from the Village and is considered to be Whistler’s most central neighbourhood. Whistler Cay Estates extends down into the valley and alongside the northeast banks of Alta Lake. The convenience of the location results in higher home prices. The local elementary school and community sports fields are also located nearby, making the area ideal for families. Whistler Cay Heights also offers residents easy access to lakes, parks, and golf via the Valley Trail.
One of Whistler’s smallest neighbourhoods, Nesters offers a convenient location close to Whistler Village as well Nester’s Market, a popular supermarket with the locals. In terms of housing, there is a mix of older homes on Nesters Road and newer, high-end homes on Treetop Lane.
Comprised of just 4 streets, White Gold is situated just outside the Village and offers an extremely convenient location that, along with its privacy and proximity to Lost Lake, make it a very desirable neighbourhood. The area offers mostly flat lots, some of which back onto Fitzsimmons Creek or Lost Lake Park. In addition to single-family homes, White Gold is also where you will find the relatively new Fitzsimmons Walk townhomes.
This is a family oriented neighbourhood is in a very convenient location near the Village and adjacent to Spruce Grove Park, which offers a playground, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds. Spruce Grove is comprised of single-family homes. Unique to this neighbourhood, the lots tend towards the smaller side bringing the homes closer together and developing a strong community feel.
Nicklaus North (Green Lake Estates)
This subdivision was specifically designed around the world-renowned Nicklaus North Golf Course and is comprised mainly of large, luxurious single-family homes. There are some townhomes and a few condos available. Beautifully designed, to capture the mountain, lake and golf course views, all the homes are positioned on flat parcels of land and there are still a few remaining vacant lots in the Cypress Place development.
The largest residential subdivision in Whistler, Alpine Meadows offers a blend of old and new single-family homes, and some townhomes. It is a 5 minute drive north of the Village and some locations have spectacular views of Green Lake and Blackcomb, Armchair and Wedge Mountains. Alpine is also the home to Whistler’s only secondary school and the Meadow Park Sports Centre and is a favorite area for many locals.
Westside / Stonebridge
Westside Road follows along the West side of Alpha, Nita, and Alta Lakes to connect Whistler Creekside and Alpine Meadows. Located along this road is a selection of single family homes that offer stunning views across the valley towards Whistler Mountain. Many of the homes also offer private docks and direct access to Alta Lake.
Stonebridge is a luxurious collection of estate residences and some of the largest lots in Whistler, ranging in size from 1 to 20 acres. The homes and building lots in this exclusive neighbourhood and offer privacy and unmatched views.
Rainbow / Baxter Creek
One of Whistler’s newest neighbourhoods, homes in Rainbow enjoy unparalled views of Green Lake and the local mountains. With interconnecting pathways, bike trails and designated parks, Rainbow has been planned to integrate community amenities with the environment. The majority of the homes here are resident restricted. Located above Rainbow, Baxter Creek offers all day sun and south westerly views. Homes here are a mixture of custom built single-family homes and luxury townhouses.
Located four kilometers north of the Village, Emerald Estates is quiet and out of the way. It overlooks Green Lake with spectacular views of Wedge Mountain and Armchair Glacier. The neighbourhood offers both lakefront and mountainside chalets, many in a treed setting to provide that ‘cabin in the woods’ feel. While many homes have been renovated, there is also a mixture of older original cabins.
WedgeWoods is Whistler’s most northern neighbourhood. It is comprised of a selection of new homes and acreage lots that enjoy the privacy and serenity of the surrounding forest. Sitting in a terraced mountain valley, residents enjoy year-round sun and many hiking and biking trails, all within a 12 minute drive to Whistler Village.