Two and a half million visitors per year, a community of about 10,000 full-time locals, a lively injection of 2,500 seasonal residents and almost 10,000 second homeowners all call Whistler home.
Located 120 kilometres north of Vancouver and just 64 kilometres as the crow flies from the Pacific Ocean, Whistler’s natural environment is alternately breathtaking and changeable. The valley is lush and green, carpeted with mosses and giant fern, whispering with pines and hemlocks, towering with cedars. Five valley lakes connected by a paved pedestrian and bike pathway continue to gleam like gems, fed by glaciers and mountain streams.
The peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are craggy, but at the mountains’ feet the Village bustles with activity. Visitors from around the world mingle with locals in cafés, restaurants, and on patios—a place to play, to connect or to plan your next adventure.
A fishing lodge was opened on the western shore of Alta Lake in 1914, and the lodge soon became the most popular Canadian summer destination west of the Rockies.
Whistler’s reputation as destination resort for winter and as the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games is well known. Its summers—our best kept secret—are just being rediscovered.
Whistler’s list of summer activities is a mile long and is complemented by a line-up of family-friendly concerts, festivals and events, and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Wherever your passion lies—from music to art, fine food, shopping, relaxing in a spa, alpine hiking, mountain biking, skateboarding, paddle boarding, swimming, canoeing or sunbathing, Whistler is the ultimate summer destination.
Whistler invites you to visit us and be part of our story.