Whistler Lifestyle Locator Realtor® Tips

Autumn / Early Winter = seasonal ideas we can review together

It’s wonderful to take time before the snow flies in the Whistler & Sea to Sky Corridor to take a walk around your property or work with your strata corporation community to develop a plan for the colder, wet weather. Think about landscaping cleanup & obtaining snow clearing contracts. Confirm winter tires are in good condition + carry tire chains.

Sometimes, if you’re travelling or only come to Whistler part-time your property insurance may be voidable. Should you install upgraded security system, or home remote-operation system. Don’t hesitate to connect with me for community resources & business services.

Whistler Realtor® Advisor *PREC

Associate Broker & CREA Global and NAR – CIPS Realtor®

Those may seem like like a lot of acronyms like many professional career industries.

Although, don’t be concerned – it means I’m here to help you as a full-time dedicated Realtor® with over 25 years of realty career experience in British Columbia to help you and your family and friends to find their Whistler legacy home or rental investment property.

It’s really important as a career Realtor® to continually learn and obtain PDP education credits each time our licence gets renewed to keep updated on real estate trends.

I offer a local to global focused Realtor® diligent & fun work style to help evaluate next steps in alignment with real state industry trends in BC and review other jurisdictions.

As a Realtor® and also a global traveller, it’s fascinating to see the different business models of real estate around the world and connect with colleagues via USA National Association of Realtors accredited CIPS course program to meet other global Realtors®

Wish that I could be in two places … but life and career timing sometimes is challenging!

Excited for all those who will be attending the NAR – NXT 2023 Conference in Anaheim, and will try to watch some of the Nov. 14 to 16, 2023 sessions online: click here

Instead, I will be attending a BC Real Estate Association – Managing Broker / Associate Broker Conference in Richmond, BC on Nov. 8 and 9, 2023: click here

Working at a variety of real estate companies in British Columbia, I can truly say the local to global Realtor® Advisor network and excellent management at this International real estate company brokerage has been one of the best experiences of my career.

For my seller and buyer real estate clients, there are excellent E&V company resources and innovative sales + marketing systems to help with the smooth & timely realty transaction.

I’m excited to join my E&V Americas Realtor® Advisor colleagues at EVX2024 – Las Vegas!

Welcome to Lovely Autumn in Whistler

You can just tell … the temperature changes slightly, the colour of the leaves start to turn a golden hue and the kids are back to school / university. A wonderful time to explore Whistler for your future legacy home or rental investment property at this time of year!

Photo Credit: www.Whistler.com

Also, it’s a good time for new property owners and many long term local residents in Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor to reflect and plan home / investment property projects that should be done before the ‘snow flies’ and we get out our skis, snowboards and fat tire snow bikes!

It is time to get an updated Home Inspection report?

Is it time to hire the snow removal contractor?

Are you thinking it’s time to downsize and relocate to another community?

What about a renovation to ‘age in place with grace & style’ or add a suite?

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler

As you’re researching those decisions … don’t forget there is a lot of events and biking to enjoy in the crisp autumn weather and consider adding sweater / layers when hiking. The WHistler Farmer’s Market is on every sunday until October 8 & other Tourism Whistler events can be found at: Touism Whistler Events Calendar

Join us to capture the spectacular year-round seasons in Whistler, a scenic drive North from Vancouver, BC and for your real estate needs and community resources, I’m here to help. Visit: www.whistlerhomes.com or call me at +1 604-616-6933

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler

Welcome to Whistler Creekside ………………… So Exciting!

As a family, we would drive up to Whistler in the early 1970’s to line up with the other families at Whistler Creekside to go up the Whistler Gondola to take the long Red Chair to the top and enjoy vistas of London Mountain / renamed to Whistler Mountain after the whistling marmots that were in the area … thus a ski / life journey began for me!

View of Whistler Mountain – Saddle from RoundHouse 1970’s

Now, I’m here again enjoying the Whistler Creekside as a full-time Realtor in Whistler working for exciting Engel & Volkers – Whistler to help sellers and buyers find their future Whistler legacy home and / or rental investment property.

Today I am highlighting the Whistler Creekside Village which is right next to my seller’s listing at: #219 – 2050 Lake Placid Road = minutes away from the new Whistler Mountain lifts for both winter skiing / snowboarding and summer downhill mountain bike access. Plus the advantage of strolling to shops and services and nearby lakes & valley trails.

Also, in the area of the Creekside lifts is the private gondola access for homeowners and their guests to Kadenwood = a location of luxury Resort homes with ski in/out trail access

You can view my seller’s listing at: 2928 Big Timber Court = one of the last Large Lots to create and build your vision of a legacy Resort Mountain residence that also has the Phase 1 property covenant that permits nightly rentals for those looking for investment option!

It’s time to sit back and relax with me in the Whistler Creekside area …. Think about starting your day with a delicious cup of coffee from Rockit Coffee , then sit by Ed’s Bred to smell the fresh baked goods while you review Whistler property listings on your laptop along the Creekside Stroll. Then after shopping at elegant 122 West, you’ll want to relax on the Mekong Restaurant patio, possibly get your hair style updated at Mountain Chic or work out at Altitude Fitness.

During your time at Creekside you’ll meet lots of local residents – such a wonderful fabric of Whistler Resort from the time I started skiing here, through Expo 1986 and being the Host Winter Olympic Village in 2010 … our year-round Resort is gaining popularity with visitors from around the world that keep coming back because it feels welcoming and fascinating.

Don’t delay …. secure your future Whistler residence with my help by calling: +1 604-616-6933 and join us to enjoy the year-round benefits of living in our exciting mountain town, yet so close to the other Sea to Sky Corridor communities of Pemberton & Squamish.

You’ll also be pleased to note that during the summer months Harbour Air comes to our community and there is always the bus services from downtown or YVR Airport.

FireSmart BC Action Steps

Welcome to Whistler & the Sea to Sky Corridor Communities – Beautiful British Columbia

It’s time to take action in BC / Canada / Globally to keep our homes and communities safe from fire with proactive steps via FireSmart programs. For example, here in Whistler the Community FireSmart program with Resort Municipal Government resources: click here

Speaking with a local Whistler or Sea to Sky – Landscape Company, it’s a great idea to:

  • Explore water reclaimation storage devices or grey water storage to use in garden areas
  • Consider the natural plantings seen here in the lovely residential neighbourhood of White Gold in Whistler. These plants are put into complimentary arrangements to accommodate the hot and cold yearly weather and offer soil retention and aligns with other flora / fauna.
  • Support local Sea to Sky Garden Shops for their tips and advice for your specific property!

Take time in to meet with your neighbours and talk about the idea of creating a FireSmart work day in Spring & Autumn. Also, have a 72 Hour grab-bag ready in case of fires nearby.

  • For example, on Global News BC view this excellent video segment that offers informative tips for us all: click here …. we can do this together!
  • Also, check out further details, tips and resources at BC FireSmart
  • If you see a Forest Fire in BC = be sure to connect with BC Government – WildFire Service
  • When travelling around the Sea to Sky Corridor and other regions of BC check out FireMap and visit Drive BC for further tips and resources. Stay safe and take care of Beautiful BC!

Global Travels & Back Home to Whistler

Thought to share the joy of global travel and importance of being global citizens. Let’s welcome people with respect, inclusion & friendly assistance for life & local travel tips!

London Stadium UK Football Game: fans comes together to cheer for their team! Our world is a team!
Beautiful & Historic: Bruges, Belgium!
Fantastique Paris views from La Basiliue du Sacré Coeur 

Recently we returned from a trip to England, Belgium and France and returning home to Canada felt that we can join together to understand each so much better for global peace.

As we head into 2023, encourage us all to “be inspired” and help one another as we only have one world in the midst of the galaxy. We can focus on being good stewards for future generations and vision into reality ways to protect our environment, flora and fauna.

Join me in finding “the way”… let’s discuss from local to global solutions together. Here are some helpful websites that I encourage you to visit on behalf of our Whistler community:

Resort Municipality of Whistler – Climate Action Strategy: Big Moves: click here

Here is a link to Tourism Whistler when planning your future trip: click here

Thinking of joining us to start a business in Whistler or immigrate for work: click here

I feel global ideas can come from a Circular Economy. To learn more: click here

Welcome to our Whistler 55+ group. Connect with us when visiting whistler: Whistler MAC

Meet with other local global citizens that live and enjoy our Whistler community: Whistler Welcome Centre

Engage with our Indigenous community leaders & our journey of reconciliation: click here

Let’s connect, as you navigate your life journey and travel around our one world! Join us in Whistler to learn how special the Sea to Sky Corridor and British Columbia is to us all.

Lifestyle Locator: Bohemia Home Staging and Home Organize / Feng Shui Specialist


Connect with Petra & Petr directly at: Bohemia-Staging.ca

Lifestyle Locator – Whistler BC: Interview with Petra: YouTube Link

Offering interior design services that will help you sell your property. They provide home staging & styling services to suit every type and budget. Ready to stage your home or rental investment property? They will help you move on to the next chapter in your life. Remember that “you are selling more than your property!“

PLUS = FENG SHUI SERVICES – FOR HARMONY IN YOUR HOME They will introduce you to a few simple Feng Shui adjustments that can shift the energy around you and help you attract what you are seeking in your personal and professional life. Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese design practice of arranging the space around us and literally translates as “Wind and Water. When wind and water are balanced and flowing, nature is in harmony.”

Books mentioned in the Interview with Petra:

The Four Agreements by Author: Don Miguel Ruiz

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture by Author: Dieter Arnold

Lifestyle Locator Interview: Intrepid Interiors

Enjoy this interview with: Sarah d’Artois, Owner of Intrepid Interiors

Website: click here YouTube Channel Interview Link: click here

Intrepid Interiors provides – Design Services, FF+E Specifications, furniture, finishes, and equipment specification booklets and pricing for materials, plumbing fixtures, & architectural interior & exterior lighting.

They’ll create the required AutoCAD drawings, or work off existing floor plans provided by consultants. Construction Drawings for Building Permits Full construction drawing sets for residential & commercial building & renovation permits in compliance with the current British Columbia Building Codes. Code analysis is the first step of any project, and will determine important safety and fire considerations.

Age in Place – Home Renovation Ideas: as Kathy is current Chair of the Whistler 55+ Group, Whistler MAC, felt it was important to encourage you to connect with Sarah about ideas to spend longer in your home with safety & potential government grants too!

Phase I – Blackcomb Benchlands ~ Alpine Greens Townhouses: permits unlimited use by owners. Owners can occupy their unit year-round if they choose, or they can rent it out on a nightly or monthly basis. Phase I units are typically found in non-hotel complexes throughout Whistler Village and Blackcomb Benchlands. Remember to obtain legal, accounting advice and other independent professional consultant reports when purchasing property in Whistler and other regional areas of BC.

Here are some helpful websites and the book that Sarah recommended:

BCIT – Interior Design Course: https://www.bcit.ca/programs/interior-design-diploma-full-time-6220fdipma/

Book – Stolen Focus by Author: Johann Hari https://stolenfocusbook.com/

Also sample children bike & ski chariot review: https://www.twowheelingtots.com/best-bike-trailer-for-kids/ ________________________

Extra Note – Spring / Summer 2022: connect with Kathy White via: [email protected] and we schedule a coffee and chat for around 30 minutes to discuss real estate in Whistler or for other regional area of BC / Canada … happy to mail you some delicious Whistler coffee as a thank you gift. _____________________ Y

Kathy White – Your “Lifestyle Locator” Realtor® Advisor / Engel & Völkers – Whistler, BC Kathy has a life-guiding philosophy of: how can I help you?

Being the youngest of five kids, her family and friends say she has a caring manner when meeting new people. She finds points of connection while learning about their culture, traditions & life experiences. This naturally leads to her ability to help clients with their journey of discovery, to buy and sell properties in the 2010 Winter Olympic Host Village of Whistler.

It’s her goal as their “Lifestyle Locator” to help families and retirees create amazing life-long memories in this world class destination by finding their legacy Resort home or rental investment property. Whistler is a scenic drive north from Vancouver & YVR Airport, along the Sea to Sky Highway. Hope you’ll enjoy the videos to promote businesses in Whistler / Pemberton / Squamish.

Call or text: 1-604-616-6933 or email: [email protected]

Engel & Völkers – Whistler: #36 – 4314 Main Street, Whistler, BC V8E 1A8 Canada

Content of Video segments, Websites and Social Media accounts are provided to be helpful, but information cannot guarantee for future outcome of business services nor monetary return on property investments. Your option to unsubscribe – E&OE

Lifestyle Locator Interview: Joey Gibbons

President / CEO of Gibbons Whistler – June, 2022

Learn about the company history & Whistler Community business ideas and life tips!

As a long time skier at Whistler since early 1970’s I greatly appreciate the vision of Whistler that started with the bid to host the 1968 Winter Olympics: Whistler Museum Article

Joey’s parents used to come up to Whistler from Vancouver along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway #99 to enjoy the relaxation of nature, skiing and summer activities. Then, there was the ambitious opportunity to be a part of the evolving future of the Whistler Resort.

The original Village design documents from Whistler Museum – by Eldon Beck are exciting to revisit the enthusiastic business entrepreneurship. It was through investment and hard work that the Gibbons family faced challenges to find opportunities that has aligned with the ongoing focus of Gibbons Whistler. As a family, while the growth of their businesses build, they also have a strong goal to support the community organizations and events.

Joey’s father was originally invested in Stoney’s which is now called: Amsterdam Corner – the central hub of the Village for many years, until the Gibbons family moved forward with investment into the Carlton Lodge building and keeping the economic viability of Whistler and employing local staff members & believing in our future to launch: Longhorn Saloon.

Now many years later – the Gibbons Whistler group continues to thrive and adapt through the many years with Joey’s guidance of providing a well rounded investment in Whistler and the community employees, local athletes, artists and other entrepreneurs to work together to keep the unique community magic of residents, employees and tourism visitors inter-connected and provide memorable experiences which keeps bringing everyone back year-round

Joey works hard at his work / life balance and along with the support of his life partner and watching his 4 children grow within the Whistler community (including ski racing, school, travel to a family summer place to relax). A wonderful aspect of Joey’s life is to take some time in the back country with an audio book and continue his key 3 tips of: family life focus; passion of the work you are doing – that it feels less like work and a part of who you are daily; and encourages life long learning … book we discussed is: 365 Course in Miracles

Joey explored the world in his teen years via the Canadian National Alpine Ski Team that broaden his life horizons. Then, he attended Bishop’s University to take over the President CEO position at Gibbons Whistler in 2004. You can instantly tell he loves our community and encourages us all to keep the vision to welcome global visitors yearly. Our Canadian friendly style in Whistler creates a unique vibe that brings people back again and again to explore the Sea to Sky Corridor & enjoy our yearly Whistler Resort activities & amenities!

Let’s review some excellent articles from the past with Joey’s social media posts:

BDC Podcast: B-Corp Effect / Beyond Bars and Business: click here

B-Corp Canada is a part of Gibbons Whistler business model for many years: click here

Joey has been a part of the Young Presidents Organization, since 2005: click here

Lifestyle Locator Interview: Marc Séguin

Enjoy this interview with: Marc Séguin – Author of: Advocacy in Aging

Lifestyle Locator YouTube Channel Interview: click here

Your Blueprint For Aging – it’s a fantastic book with great checklists too!

The 5 planning pillars: Bringing together fundamental concepts: financial planning, power of attorney, downsizing, health care directives (living will), gradual transitions, and more.

Building your team: Preparing for a seamless transition of personal care and estate management.

Here are some of the websites & Books recommended: Also, insightful quote shared: We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

The Wealthy Barber Returns – David Chilton

Willing Wisdom – Tom Deans Ph.D.


Lifestyle Locator / Whistler Homes Real Estate ~ Extra Note – Spring / Summer 2022:

Connect with Kathy White via: [email protected] and we schedule a coffee and chat for around 30 minutes to discuss real estate in Whistler or for other regional area of BC / Canada … happy to mail you some delicious Whistler coffee as a thank you gift.


Meet: Kathy White – Your “Lifestyle Locator” Realtor® Advisor / Engel & Völkers – Whistler Kathy has a life-guiding philosophy of: how can I help you?

Being the youngest of five kids, her family and friends say she has a caring manner when meeting new people. She finds points of connection while learning about their culture, traditions & life experiences.

This naturally leads to her ability to help clients with their journey of discovery, to buy and sell properties in the 2010 Winter Olympic Host Village of Whistler.

It’s her goal as their “Lifestyle Locator” to help families and retirees create amazing life-long memories in this world class destination by finding their legacy Resort home or rental investment property. Whistler is a scenic drive north from Vancouver & YVR Airport, along the Sea to Sky Highway.

When Kathy is enjoying sports after a workday … you’ll find her and family + friends out exploring cross country bike trails, hiking and skiing!

Kathy believes in giving back to our community … currently Chair of Whistler MAC: promoting fun events, community engagement and advocacy on behalf of (55+) members Check other points of connection with Kathy: https://linktr.ee/KathyWhite