Whistler Quick Facts

  • Settled: 1914
  • Population: Approx. 10 000
  • About two million tourists visit Whistler yearly.
  • Seasonal snow fall: Approx. 10 meters/year.

Located just 125 kilometres north of Vancouver, Whistler promises to be an unforgettable getaway. There is so much to love about this popular tourist spot and it’s easy to see why Whistler an alpine wonderland! There is the spectacular landscape, the famous pedestrian-only village, the vibrant art and culture scenes, the multiple health and wellness events and a wide array of restaurants to suit any palate! Whistler is the perfect place to visit for any age group.
Whistler was named for the sound that the furry, local marmots make with their teeth. The town’s popularity grew during the early 20th Century when its natural beauty became more widely known. A must-see in Whistler is the enchanting Alpenglow Mountain, which lights up when the winter skies are clear and the sun is setting on the horizon. Catch this amazing natural phenomenon on your tour of Canada; or what about heading to the Lost Lake nearby for endless trails to explore by its shores. Whistler Day Tours or ZipTrek Ecotours are a great way to take in the sights of Whistler. We recommend taking a guided tour of Whistler to see more of what it has to offer.

Furthermore, Whistler is one of the most popular ski destinations in the world with a reputation as being a party town and a place with endless activities to keep you going even if you’re not a big skier and even if it’s high summer! The scenic Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains located side by side only serve to double the fun. They offer over 200 marked ski runs, more than 8000 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls and three glaciers waiting to be explored. Winter is the most popular time to travel to Whistler, which even hosted most events for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Families can enjoy the Tube Park where you can all glide down snow lanes in big comfy tubes. More than skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, boating, golfing, horseback riding, sightseeing or photographing, your taste buds will be treated to a mountain of culinary options at Whistler Blackcomb’s Mountain-top iconic restaurants. They really do take dining to a whole new level with a world class view! Check out our travel directory for Whistler at the top of this page for more info to help with your stay.

Yet it is quite intriguing that despite the fabulous scenery and the endless outdoor activities in this city, visitors rate the Whistler Library as one of the top things to do! The building is architecturally designed, has free Wi-Fi and is a central meeting place for people to relax – especially if you’ve have had a bit too much fun out on the ski slopes!

So why don’t you come and explore this wonderland and rate the city attractions yourself..


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