Who's buying - February 2023

In February the market started to pick up speed again, with with buyers, especially those from Canada feeling more confident in the market with the apparent hold on interest rate hikes from the Bank of Canada. 

Buyers By Country February Stats for Whistler BC 2023
This graphic represents buyers in Whistler in February 2023. 

- 85% of buyers came from BC
- 10% of buyers from the rest of Canada, in this case Ontario, Alberta and Quebec. 
- 3% of buyers were from the US
- 3% of buyers were from overseas. 

We saw 85% of buyers in Whistler in February 2023 come from BC, primarily from within Whistler, West Vancouver and North Vancouver. Phase I units still seem to be holding strong in the market for people looking for vacation homes as they allow for the flexibility of unlimited owner usage, with being allowed to be used for nightly rentals, offering the best of both worlds in the eyes of the consumer. 

We have yet to see what affect the Foreign Buyers Ban will have on the Whistler market, as Whistler, along with other communities that are located outside Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) or a Census Agglomeration (CA) are exempt from the ban. 

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