The Westernmost province in Canada, British Columbia has borders with both Alaska and the mainland U.S. The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery, which forms the backdrop to the ever-expanding outdoor adventure industry that is fast becoming one of its major sources of income. One of the most popular destinations in the region is Whistler, a world-class ski resort and home to the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Whistler is surrounded by untamed wilderness and a pristine natural environment. This brings in tourists who make the most of all that nature has to offer by hiking, sightseeing and by taking backcountry tours with an experienced guide. Not only is the flora amazing, but there is an abundance of fauna to be spotted too. Bears, marmots, eagles, birds, rabbits, deer and cougars; wildlife lovers will truly be in their element.
Whistler is famous as a winter sports destination and many of the timeshare opportunities available here are enjoyed by families who like to make the most of the activities on offer. Skiing and snowboarding are obvious favourites, with chances for snowmobiling, dog sledding, sleigh rides and winter zip lining also high on the list for enthusiasts. There are lessons available for all standards of skier, with the chance to go off piste and head across country with experienced tour guides. It's not wonder that the timeshare resales industry in the region is popular!
When the winter months start to disappear and the snows begin to melt, there is an abundance of waterfalls for visitors to see. Every Spring, especially after a heavy rainfall, the waterfalls around the area pour out of the mountain tops and over the cliffs, providing a spectacle that the whole family can enjoy. The most popular falls are probably Shannon Falls. A short walk from the falls is a park with picnic tables where it's lovely to rest before the walk up the trail to see this magnificent wall of water cascading off the mountain.
Although primarily a winter destination, there is enough activity throughout the year to keep the timeshare resales market steady. Whistler may be a name that is well known to skiers and winter sports enthusiasts, but with the other outdoor opportunities just waiting to be explored by lucky visitors, this is a year round destination that is more than just a one trick wonder.