Nestled in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia and only 2 hours north of Vancouver, Whistler provides a Canadian west coast mountain experience with snowy winters and moderate temperatures. The vibrant mountain village is located at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, and is big enough to have all the amenities expected of a world-class resort, yet small enough for you to feel its unique mountain culture and distinctive hospitality.
Although Whistler is known for it’s epic skiing and riding, there are plenty of other reasons why Whistler receives million of visitors each year. With four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world, it is easy to see why it is known as Canada’s premier, year-round destination.
Stats and Facts
Whistler has almost 10,000 permanent residents, 2,754 seasonal residents (estimated) and 11,522 second-home owners (estimated). Seventy-nine per cent of Whistler workers live in Whistler.
Whistler Village’s elevation is 675 meters, or 2,214 feet. Whistler Creekside’s elevation is 653 meters or 2,140 feet.
Distances and approximate travel times by car:
- Whistler to downtown Vancouver: 127 km (79 miles), 2 hours
- Whistler to Vancouver International Airport: 140 km (85 miles), 2.5 hours
- Whistler to Seattle: 354 km (218 miles), 5 hours
Whistler receives approximately 2.3 million overnight and non-overnight visitors each year (approximately 44 per cent in winter and 56 per cent in summer).
Whistler has capacity for about 30,000 overnight visitors. There are some 150 hotels, condos, chalets, pensions and bed & breakfast facilities offering more than 10,000 rooms. There are also 230 hostel beds and 118 campsites.”
There are 19,936 pillows within 500 meters of the ski lifts.
150+ restaurants, cafes, lounges and bars.
Shopping and services
200+ retails shops.
The alpine receives an annual average of 1,191 centimeters (39.1 feet). The valley receives 430 centimeters (14 feet).
Winter ranges from an average low of -8 to an average high of 3 degrees Celsius(18 to 37 degrees Fahrenheit). Summer ranges from an average low of 9 to 23 degrees Celsius (48 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit).