Winter breaks near Vancouver

You won’t have to travel far this winter to indulge in some of the best winter escapes that BC has to offer. If you’re thinking of listing your Mt. Pleasant house or condo for sale soon, now is the time to indulge in a little R and R before the packing begins.

The Best Winter Adventure in Whistler

Kick your ski trip up a notch with Whistler Heli-Skiing. Expect breath-taking views and heart-stopping slopes as you experience 432,000 acres of vast mountain terrain including 173 glaciers. With 475 runs to choose from ensuring no snowboarding or skiing run will be the same, an experienced team to guide you, and freedom from the daily grind; what more could you ask for to beat those winter blues away?

World Class Luxury in Tofino

If fresh local culinary delights with 240 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, an afternoon of indulgence at the Ancient Cedars Spa, and world class accommodations are more your style, it’s time to visit the Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino. Check in to a fireplace-warmed suite and enjoy Storm Season in one of BC’s most beautiful spots, celebrating “20 years of rustic elegance on nature’s edge.”

The Best Friends Getaway at Grouse Mountain

Grab your favourite group of people and head up the mountain for the Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Fondue. Reservations are required for this private snowshoe tour, which includes an experienced guide, your rental, and an après snowshoeing fondue in Altitudes Bistro. With cheese, broth, and chocolate courses, this social dining experience on the peak of the North Shore is the perfect antidote to dreary weather days.

Find Whole Body Health at Sparkling Hills Resort

Just north of Kelowna, BC lies the European-inspired wellness resort Sparkling Hills. The world’s first and only Swarovski Crystal (3.5 million crystals adorn the property) hotel, the first class escape offers up fresh fine dining, stunning views of the Okanagan Valley, and a holistic health spa. KurSpa features 7 crystal-infused steam and saunas, several pools and a vast wellness spa menu.

So whether you’re planning to list, or buying real estate in the Mt. Pleasant area, these winter destination gems are just a hop, skip, and short plane or car ride away. Just a few of the reasons we love beautiful BC so much as your Vancouver real estate experts.


Pristine white powder, world-class dining, shopping, and a host of other activities make these ski hills tower above the rest in amenities and customer service.

1. Mont Tremblant is consistently touted by SKI Magazine as their favorite Eastern Seaboard ski village. Voted #1 by resort vacationers, the colourful and charming pedestrian village stocked with shops, luxurious lodging, and unmatched gastronomy is nestled in the heart of the Laurentians of Quebec, Canada, and offers a unique experience of tranquility and award-winning skiing. A year-round getaway, Tremblant also features sprawling golf courses in summer.


2.No surprise to Vancouverites is Whistler Blackcomb’s reign as the the West’s best ski hill. Reminiscent of the Alps with its majestic peaks and huge bowls, the hill offers options for every level of skier and a village that rivals Tremblant; delicious restaurants, spa resorts, nightlife and shopping. Easy to navigate and seeming unlimited adventures makes for world-class skiing right at our doorstep.

3. California offers more than just a phenomenal coast: the twin mountains of Alpine Meadows and legendary Squaw Valley are known as an “extreme skier’s paradise”. Made famous by the 1960 Winter Olympics, the ski culture here in the heart of Tahoe is only rivaled by its hospitality. Squaw is a favourite of the pros, while the quieter Alpine is perfect for families.

4. Home to the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup, Beaver Creek Colorado offers up exceptional skiing worthy of the pros and tailored to your dream vacation. At once intimate for a unique getaway and yet bustling with shopping and gourmet options, Beaver Creek is made for families and thrill-seekers alike. The mountain’s new White Carpet Club gives guests the VIP treatment as part of its White Glove Services. Got tots? 3pm every day is cookie time: their chefs bake over 495,000 cookies each year!

5. Telluride Colorado lives up to its motto: The Most Beautiful Place You’ll Ever Ski. Condé Nast Traveler readers have ranked it the #1 Ski Resort in North America for the third year in a row. If it’s amazing trails and runs, well-maintained lifts and lines, and luxurious accommodations with breathtaking natural scenery you’re after, this is the place. The town’s National Historic District status lends unmatched character, and the après-ski scene isn’t too shabby either.

Bon voyage! We’d love to hear if you visit any of these amazing destinations, and let us know if you can’t rave enough about others we haven’t included in the list.

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