New to Mt. Pleasant? Welcome to the neighbourhood! As your East Vancouver realtors, we feel it’s our duty to indoctrinate you to the best of what to expect from your new digs, including what’s beyond your back door. With Family Day approaching Monday, February 20th, we’ve rounded up our favourite winter escapes that are fun for the whole family, as well as furthering the community ties bringing BC together.
Choose from any one of Vancouver’s four Fairmont properties for a luxurious staycation, and you’ll sleep soundly knowing they are active participants in sustainable travel strategies to protect our precious environment. The luxury hotel chain understands every community is unique, and strives to support the ones they are part of through various charitable partnerings. Their most notable contribution: Bee health for global goodness. Local perks for you: conveniently close to home, a staycation here cuts down travel time and maximizes fun at any of the properties’ fabulous pools, unbeatable views of our fair city, plush rooms for quality family time and award-winning cuisine.
Hook yourself a rainbow trout with guided ice fishing trips in the lakes in and around Whistler and Pemberton. A scenic sea-to-sky drive gets you an authentic Canadian experience; this family-friendly adventure involves tons of warm layers, a valid fishing license, and the desire to spend several hours in the cold with your nearest and dearest.
Did you know that Sooke, BC offers Canada’s mildest climates? If you’re trying to escape the rainy days, this small ocean-side municipality maintains an approximate constant temperature of 10 degrees Celsius thanks to the westerly ocean winds on one side and mountain buffers on the other. A beautiful coastal retreat close to our province’s bustling capitol Victorial and only about 3.5 hours from Vancouver, Sooke is a small community with a bounty of cozy accommodations and local eateries to relax in after a day of whale-watching and board games with the family.
Family-orientated Sun Peaks Resort on the outskirts of Kamloops, BC boasts Canada’s second largest skiable terrain at 4,270 acres. Besides skiing and snowboarding trails and classes for all ages and levels, you’ll find dog sledding, snowshoeing, guided ice fishing tours and horse-drawn sleigh rides among a host of other winter activities for the whole family.
Plans to sell your East Vancouver house? Consider a short family vacation before the real estate whirlwind begins, and let us, your family realty experts, help however we can. Contact Us today for a consultation!