1 . Predator Ridge

Vernon, British Columbia

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If you think you know Predator Ridge, think again. Sure, there’s the luxury lodging, an Aveda concept spa and a championship golf course – arguably the region’s finest. And then there’s the prime location in the Okanagan Valley, with its vibrant culture, varied terrain and more sunshine than any other region. But it’s the vacation real estate at Predator Ridge that caught our eye – and earned it our coveted No. 1 spot.

We knew we could expect something special from British Columbia’s premier luxury resort. Through thoughtful development and sustainable building, these upscale homes somehow manage to enhance the already breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds them. With so many ownership options, from townhomes to custom mansions, you only have to answer one question: which style of Predator Ridge real estate is right for you? Take the duplex-style Villas at Birdie Lake. Perfect for golf enthusiasts, these Okanagan luxury villas offer a maintenance-free lifestyle, leaving you free to play the days away. Build your custom dream home in this heavenly setting with secluded home sites in the Longspoon Ridge and Vista Crest neighborhoods. With amenities like soaker tubs and granite counter tops, plus all-inclusive design packages, every home leaves you with a living space worthy of the magazine pages. And all are done in signature Predator Ridge style, with craftsman exteriors and an attention to detail that makes for a home – or home-away-from-home – that is nothing short of perfection.

Fun facts

Real estate from Predator Ridge has been named for the hundreds of birds of prey that live in the surrounding Okanagan region.

Highlights

Hardwood floors, ceramic tiled kitchens and bathrooms, walk-in showers, exposed wood beams and alarms for peace of mind when you’re away.

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Take the Ranchers – small, efficient homes for those looking for the Predator Ridge lifestyle on a budget or a manageable second home in a remarkable location.

2 . Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Golden, British Columbia

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They say that a good location is the key to great real estate. So how’s this for a location? The meeting point of the Rocky, Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges. The intersection of the mighty Columbia and Kicking Horse Rivers. And at the very heart of it all, a four-season destination resort. Live at the peak of luxury with vacation real estate from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

It’s not every day we find a resort that lets you play and still make a profit. With real estate from Kicking Horse, you can rest assured that you’re making a safe investment in a premier location. We loved the rustic, yet elegant feel of Kicking Horse’s Aspens townhomes. Warm and welcoming, these distinctive dwellings are outfitted with mountain must-haves like hot tubs and in-floor heating. And for the ultimate alpine abode, the Cedar Creek Estates boast secluded home sites with mountain views. Discover what it’s like to live with one of BC’s premier four-season mountain resorts just beyond your door. Try snowboarding on 4,000 acres of prime powder. Catch a glimpse of Boo, the resident grizzly, in the world’s largest enclosed grizzly bear habitat. Hitch a ride on a high speed gondola into the region’s finest hiking, biking and sightseeing territory. And you can forget takeout; with the resort’s real estate options, the mountaintop dining experience of the Eagle Eye restaurant can be your go-to choice for fine dining, anytime.

Highlights

Townhomes, single-family residences and bed and breakfasts have already been built at Kicking Horse, and an upscale condo lodge is near completion!

Fun facts

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s homes consistently enjoy up to 11 percent increase in market value per year!

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort real estate has everything you need, including furniture packages, to complete your mountaintop manor in style.

3 . Evolution

Whistler, British Columbia

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Finally, BC resort homes that balance comfort with style, or what Evolution likes to call a “modern take on mountain living.” This Whistler resort’s authentic mountain lodge exterior belies the modern designs and upscale finishes found inside. Life evolves with resort homes from Evolution.

You’ll still find the mountain must-haves, like the Creekside Express Gondola that shoots you straight to the slopes, or the Valley Trail that takes you into the Whistler Creekside backcountry. But surprisingly enough, modern comforts weren’t sacrificed to maintain this authentic way of mountain life. Inside these one- and two-bedroom resort homes, you’ll enjoy open floor plans with upscale add-ons like dual-sided fireplaces and European-inspired kitchens. And don't forget the resort-style amenities, including a theatre room, fitness center and sun terrace with breathtaking mountain views – all with the flexibility of quarter ownership. All this comfort and luxury comes with a spectacular location at the base of British Columbia’s prime ski territory. More than 8,100 skiable acres, plus 12 alpine bowls and 33 lifts, are scattered about Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. A resort home from Evolution gives you the competitive edge, with more time to make the most of equipment rentals, ski and snowboard lessons and the magnificent Whistler Blackcomb powder. And at the heart of this remarkable meeting place sits the picturesque Whistler Village, where you’ll find shopping, fine dining and all the necessities.

Average temperature

Low 18 degrees, high 80 degrees F.

Highlights

Whistler Blackcomb consistently offers the most reliable snow conditions, receiving an average annual snowfall of 30 feet.

Fun facts

Evolution’s distinctive architectural style comes from the pre-eminent Whistler architects, Raymond Letkeman Architects, Inc.

4 . Fernie Ski Resort

Fernie, British Columbia

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Every day is a new adventure at Fernie Ski Resort in the Canadian Rockies. There’s no end to the ways you can play at this mountaintop retreat, with ski lifts, championship golf, the village and more just outside your door. And with Fernie Vacation Properties, now you can enjoy this action-packed lifestyle every day!

No matter what you have a passion for, real estate from Fernie Vacation Properties lets you pursue it. Maybe manicured fairways stir you into a frenzied state. Surrounded by the Fernie Golf and Country Club – one of BC’s top 25 golf courses – the Fernie Golf Estates are just steps from 18 holes of unparalleled play. Designed and furnished in contemporary craftsman style, these upscale homes feature slate, natural wood and low-maintenance stucco and stone exteriors. Perhaps your family has strong feelings for skiing and snowboarding. Outside the stunning Polar Peak Lodges, the resort’s Timber Chair lift takes you to some of North America’s finest skiing. These distinctive BC mountain homes were designed with families in mind and boast ample space for holiday gatherings. But with Fernie vacation real estate, you’re never limited to just one pursuit. With both properties just minutes from each other, you can enjoy the best of both worlds!

Highlights

BC real estate offerings from Fernie Vacation Properties are all close to Fernie’s historic downtown area.

Fun facts

With flexible quarter- and full-ownership options, the condos at Timberline Lodges are an affordable way to buy into this exciting BC region.

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Fernie’s Bear Paw Lodges are truly unique mountain homes, with timber frame construction, Japanese lantern-style windows and secluded forest locations.

5 . Big White Ski Resort

Kelowna, British Columbia

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Big White Ski Resort offers many reasons to stay here, but we only needed one: the snow. We’re talking white powder so good it transcends the title “snow” and steps into the realms of gift from the lofty snow gods. And speaking of lofty, you can elevate your style of living every day with BC vacation real estate from Big White Property Group.

Big White Property Group’s real estate offerings come with the most sought-after locations at the foot of Big White, the largest ski-in, ski-out resort in Canada. And each is totally turn-key; they’ve done the heavy lifting, you simply pack your bags and enjoy! Choose from the simple, like vacation condos in Happy Valley, to the simply stunning, like multi-million dollar estates with wine cellars, theatre rooms, elevators and views of the Monashee Mountains. Big White Ski Resort has sixteen lifts, so you can leave waiting in line to the poor souls who chose to live by those other ski resorts. As for après-ski activities, Big White has those, too. Skiing on vacation can be fun, but skiing on a daily, weekly and year-round basis (and you will when you live here) is bound to take its toll. Elevation Village Spa is the go-to spot for soothing those hard-earned aches and pains, where seasoned spa pros will have you rested, rejuvenated and back on the slopes faster than you can say Big White.

Getting there

Big White Ski Resort is located just 35 miles southeast of Kelowna, BC. Kelowna’s international airport is the major gateway into BC, and non-stop flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Seattle fly in daily. Take a regularly-scheduled Big White shuttle and you’ll be on the slopes in no time!

Fun facts

Big White Ski Resort’s ski and snowboard school has lessons and instructors to turn alpine amateurs into slalom pros.

Related Onsite Offerings

Big White Ski Resort has snowmobiles, sleigh rides, snow shoeing, snow tubing and ice skating for in between runs.

6 . Delta Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks, British Columbia

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There are so many adventures to be had and landscapes to be explored in the Thompson Okanagan region – and we think it would be a real shame to miss out by only vacationing here. Linked to the four-diamond Delta Sun Peaks Resort, the Delta Residences at Sun Peaks let you stay and play, every day, in this thrilling British Columbia region.

Are you ready to see what life is like at 4,000 feet above sea level? At Delta Residences at Sun Peaks, you get the luxury of ownership with the hospitality of a hotel, including access to all the resort amenities. But Delta goes above and beyond with in-room dining, two private residence hot tubs and a ski valet for first-class living in a topnotch British Columbia location. Sun Peaks was named one of the best mountain bike parks in North America, but there’s so much more, from fly fishing to ATV tours, when you live here year-round. Delta Sun Peaks Resort has the solution to planning family vacations year after year. Delta Residences at Sun Peaks feature multiple bedrooms, spacious living rooms and enlarged kitchens for family – or just family-style – gatherings of any size. You barely even have to pack; everything from the place settings to the bed linens is included! Make one bedroom the permanent guest room, because with a location this good, your friends will beg to be included!

Highlights

The main street of Sun Peaks Village is never plowed, making it a true British Columbia ski-in, ski-out location.

Fun facts

Forget something? You’ll find restaurants and retail stores in the Delta Sun Peaks Resort lobby and even a grocery store in Sun Peaks Village.

Related Onsite Offerings

Delta Residences at Sun Peaks offer the convenience of quarter ownership for those looking to vacation around their busy lifestyles.

7 . Four Seasons Resort, Whistler

Whistler, British Columbia

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It’s refreshing to find a resort that truly fulfills its promise of full service, and even more so to find one that offers a full-service lifestyle at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. You can’t go wrong when you invest in luxury and good taste, both trademarks of Whistler’s Four Seasons Resort – and the latest in Four Seasons real estate.

We really should tell you about Whistler’s well-manicured trails, perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. We probably should say more about the Spa at Four Seasons Resort, where you can find peace of mind, anytime. And we definitely wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t mention the signature BC golf courses and sophisticated shopping just minutes away. But we were so taken with the multiple master bedrooms, spacious living areas and furnished terraces that you’ll have to forgive us if we ramble on. When the Four Seasons describes its private residences as rustic, what they really mean is stylish, modern and the epitome of luxury. You’re hardly roughing it when you wake up to deep soaking tubs, double vanities and steam showers each morning. And there’s certainly nothing quaint about the gourmet kitchens, upscale finishes and contemporary furnishings found throughout. In fact, the only thing “rustic” about these year-round retreats are the British Columbia mountain peaks and fir-tree forests that surround them.

Highlights

Step into the Four Season Resort’s spacious lobby, where vaulted ceilings, rich furnishings and a welcoming ambiance await you on your BC vacation.

Fun facts

Bump elbows with the best on the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb, home of the 2010 Olympic Games.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Four Seasons Resort, Whistler, has a freeform pool and multiple dining options to be enjoyed while on vacation or from your private residence.

8 . Red Mountain Resort

Rossland, British Columbia

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Ranked as one of the Top 10 Expert Ski Resorts by Forbes Magazine, Red Mountain Resort earned this distinguished honor by having the best powder, best steeps and even the best trees. It’s clear that this is one BC resort that is only interested in the best. Why should their approach to vacation real estate be any different?

Residences at Red Mountain are designed with quality, not quantity, in mind. Nothing stays truer to this goal than their location in the quaint town of Rossland, BC. A unique cultural center tucked away in the Monashees, there’s nothing sleepy about this mountain town. Like Red Mountain Resort, Rossland has earned a reputation for attracting the best; gourmet chefs and artists, with all the talents of their big-city contemporaries but looking for a slower pace of life, have made Rossland their home. And we’re betting you will too, once you see all that Red Mountain Resort has to offer. In existence: the sleek, two- and three-bedroom condos at Slalom Creek. And in the works: Caldera at Red. Sized from a sufficient 6,000 to a sprawling 17,000 sq. ft., these homesites are surrounded by protected forests, mountainfed streams and the best backcountry trails. Sustainable homes, contemporary designs and expansive glass walls to let the light in and your spirit soaring out – what more could you ask for?

Highlights

How’s this for elevated luxury? Red Mountain has been rated in the Top 10 Elite Resorts in North America by Forbes Traveler.

Fun facts

The aptly-named Caldera at Red home sites are set on the remnants of an ancient volcanic caldera.

Related Onsite Offerings

Rossland plays hosts to exciting cultural and artistic events, including the Rossland Mountain Film Festival and the Winter Carnival, throughout the year.

9 . Northstar Mountain Village Resort

Kimberley, British Columbia

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We chose the resort in our No. 9 spot for its accessibility – or ground floor opportunities, as those in the business call it. With townhomes from Northstar Mountain Village Resort in Kimberley, BC, it’s never been easier – or more affordable – to climb the vacation real estate property ladder!

We told you they were affordable. But we still haven’t talked about all the upscale amenities that come with the unbelievably low price tag. Luxury townhomes from Northstar Mountain Village Resort feature river rock, heavy timbers and natural stone throughout. From bed linens to bath towels, everything is included, for a maintenance-free lifestyle that actually lets you enjoy your vacation. And with no limits on how you use it, Northstar makes it easy to share your vacation real estate with friends, reward employees or impress potential clients. Need a break from Kimberley, BC? No problem. Northstar Mountain Village Resort throws in a three-year membership with Interval International – the world leader in vacation exchange at resorts around the globe. It’s 2,000 vacation opportunities for the price of one! You can even rent your home when you’re away; from cleaning to post-guest inventory, Northstar Hospitality Co. takes care of everything. And because they’re so affordable up front, it’s a smart investment any way you look at it. But don’t look for too long; Northstar Mountain Village is already breaking ground on the final phase!

Highlights

Northstar Mountain is located in a small, friendly BC mountain town with all the big city attractions, including boutiques, pubs and fine dining.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Alpine Club, with a market, BBQ area, outdoor pool and spa services, is at the center of the townhomes at Northstar Mountain Village Resort.

Fun facts

Ski at Kimberley Alpine Resort, snowshoe at the Nordic Centre or tee off at Trickle Creek and other courses nearby – all practically in your backyard!

10 . Bighorn Meadows Resort

Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

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We love to ski in British Columbia as much as anyone, but even we had to wonder: isn’t there anything else to do here? That’s why Bighorn Meadows Resort made our No. 10 spot – it’s perfect for those looking to do more than ski. And Bighorn’s vacation real estate offerings blend high end with hassle free for a vacation lifestyle with the luxury of ownership.

Past guests have called Bighorn Meadows Resort a golfer’s paradise. They wouldn’t be wrong; this luxury resort is surrounded on three sides by the Springs at Radium Golf Resort – home to a world-class golf course that is as fun to play as it is visually appealing. Of course, with Lake Windermere just minutes away, we could see how some might mistake it for a lake resort. Boating, water sports, windsurfing and sailing can all be enjoyed on this refreshing BC lake, perfect for family vacations or weekend getaways. And yes, you can still ski at the nearby Panorama Mountain and Kicking Horse Resorts. With one of the most flexible ownership programs around, this is one BC resort that lets you play as much (or as little) as you’d like. After all, what good is ownership if it doesn’t suit your needs? Choose from three week to quarter shares in upscale suites appointed with fireplaces, walkout balconies and designer furnishings, plus access to all the resort’s amenities!

Highlights

Upscale materials and furnishings used in Bighorn’s vacation real estate include leather, tile and granite.

Fun facts

Quit throwing your money away on vacations and timeshares. Bighorn Meadows Resort gives you flexible vacation options at an affordable, one-time purchase price.

Related Onsite Offerings

Bighorn Meadows Resort is about to get even better, with an activity complex, lounge, waterpark and more on the way!

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