In the past three years, the relationship between the U.S. and Canadian Dollars has changed very dramatically.
In November 2012, the two currencies sat equal with the traditional U.S. buying power advantage having disappeared completely. Jump ahead three short years to November 2015 and American residents will once again enjoy an extra 30 cents on the dollar when making any purchases north of their border.
This change has already started to have an affect on availability for the 2015/2016 season with many avid US skiers realizing the great savings and making Whistler, B.C. their world class resort of choice for this year. With an approximate 25% built-in discount on Whistler Accommodation Rentals, Whistler Lift Tickets, Whistler Restaurants and Whistler Activities, Whistler’s overall value has skyrocketed for our American neighbours. For Canadians, buying power south of the border has dropped dramatically so staying in Canada for this year’s ski vacation makes the most sense and should also boost skier visitors at Canadian Ski Hills this winter.
Tourism B.C. has reported a major increase in the number of U.S. visitors this past summer, coupled with noted increases in length of stay and purchases while in Canada. By all accounts, this trend should continue throughout the next six months which is a major bonus for Canadian Tourism businesses and U.S. travelers this winter.
At Whistler Superior Properties, we look forward welcoming our American friends this winter and showing off what we believe is the best Ski Resort in North America. When searching our website for your Whistler Vacation Rental this winter, don’t forget that all Accommodation prices are listed in Canadian dollars. You will also want to take advantage of our great long stay Whistler accommodation discounts available as part of our “Stay Longer, Save More” promotion. See you on the slopes!