Whistler is nestled in the Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia, Canada, 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, BC, 354 kilometres (218 miles) north of Seattle, WA, USA.
Whistler has a total of 158 hotels, condos, chalets, pensions, bed & breakfasts offering approximately 8,000 rental units for a total of approximately 35,000 visitors.
Restaurants And Bars
140+ restaurants, cafes, lounges and bars
210+ retail shops
Parks and Lakes
15 pubic parks with 551.3 hectares (1,362.3 acres) of parkland. Five major lakes dot the valley.
- 10,228 permanent residents (2009 Census)
- 1,556 seasonal residents (2009)
- 11,522 second-home owners (estimated)
- 82% of the people working in Whistler live in Whistler (09/10 season)
- 5,000+ permanent and seasonal residents live in “employee restricted” housing
(houses, town homes and apartments)
Tourism Whistler, which represents businesses in the Whistler community, is an excellent source of information on dining, activities and accommodation in and around Whistler Village.
Whistler for the Disabled.com
In North America alone, people with disabilities spend more than $13 billion each year on travel and is one of the fastest growing tourism marketing opportunities? Whistler’s Accessible Tourism Strategy provides a framework for Whistler businesses to have the facilities, services and programs in place for the disabled.
What could possibly top the most skiable terrain in North America, complete with over 8,100 skiable acres, one mile of vertical, more than 200 trails, three glaciers, 37 lifts, and 16 alpine bowls? How about a pedestrian-only, award-winning Village nestled at the base, chock full of overflowing patios, restaurants and nightclubs, as well as shops, spas, a movie theatre, activities and so much more. Guests constantly rave about Whistler’s “vibe” and easily get caught up in the youthful energy. Whether it’s revelling in an epic powder day during après, soaking up the sun’s rays over a patio lunch, sipping a made-to-order latte between shops, or checking out the latest DJs from around the world, Whistler Village truly makes this four-season resort a dream destination.
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