Discover Whistler’s Property Types:

Condos, Townhomes, Chalets, and Building Lots

If you want to learn more about property types in Whistler, you came to the right place! Are you looking to make this beautiful town your permanent home or home away from home, or looking for an investment? Understanding the different property types available is crucial. In this post, we’ll explore condos, townhomes, chalets, and building lot options to help you find the perfect fit for your needs and lifestyle.

The prices for all property types vary greatly depending on size, location, and also on whether or not their zoning allows for nightly rentals.



Condos in Whistler are a popular choice for those seeking convenience and amenities without the maintenance responsibilities of a standalone home. They typically range from a studio to three-bedroom suites.


  • Low Maintenance: Ideal for busy professionals or those who prefer a lock-and-leave lifestyle.
  • Amenities: Many condo buildings offer facilities such as gyms or pools.
  • Location: Most condos in Whistler can be found in the village centre, the Benchlands, Creekside, Nordic and Cheakamus.


  • Strata Fees: Monthly fees can add to your budget but cover maintenance and amenities.
  • Space: Typically, smaller than townhomes and chalets, which might not be ideal for larger families.

Who It’s For: Great for individuals, couples, or small families looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle with access to community amenities.



Townhomes offer a middle ground between condos and chalets, providing more space and privacy while still benefiting from shared community features. There are usually defined by having your own front door.


  • More Space: Generally larger than condos, with multiple levels. No up- or downstairs neighbours!
  • Private Outdoor Areas: Often include private patios or small yards.
  • Community Feel: Enjoy a neighborhood atmosphere with shared amenities like green space or playgrounds.


  • Strata Fees: Similar to condos, but usually lower as there are no amenities like pools, gyms etc to maintain.
  • Maintenance: More responsibility than condos but less than chalets.

Who It’s For: Townhomes are quickly becoming the most suitable option for many families in Whistler. With the rising prices of single-family homes, this is a great option for those looking for a bit more space and privacy without the full responsibility (and cost) of a standalone home.



Single-family homes, often referred to as chalets in Whistler, provide the most space and privacy. In Whistler, these types of homes range from “starter homes” to ultra luxury mansions.


  • Spacious: Ample living space, multiple bedrooms, and often include features like garages and extensive outdoor areas.
  • Privacy: No shared walls with neighbors.
  • Customization: Greater freedom to renovate and personalize.


  • Maintenance: Full responsibility for all upkeep, including landscaping and repairs.
  • Cost: Generally more expensive than condos and townhomes.

Who It’s For: Perfect for larger families, those who value privacy, and want to enjoy a bigger backyard.


Building Lots

Purchasing vacant land provides the opportunity to build your own  home from the ground up, tailored to your exact specifications.


  • Customization: Complete control over design and layout.
  • Investment Potential: Land can appreciate over time, and building can add significant value.
  • Space: Potential for expansive properties with ample outdoor space.


  • Construction Costs: Building a home requires a significant investment of time and money. Building cost in Whistle can be very high.
  • Planning and Permits: Navigating the local regulations and obtaining the necessary permits can be complex.

Who It’s For: Ideal for those with a specific vision for their home, investors looking for long-term appreciation, and individuals seeking large plots of land.



Choosing the right property type in Whistler depends on your lifestyle, budget, and long-term goals. If you have a good idea of what you are looking for, you can start your search here.

If you feel like you need some more information, check out my buyers guide here or send me a message here.