The journey from Vancouver to Whistler, British Columbia takes you along the Sea to Sky Highway, one of the most spectacular stretches of road in North America. In less than two hours you have arrived in Canada’s premier four-season resort and mountain playground.
Whether you’re one of the 10,531 residents who call Whistler home, a weekend warrior from Vancouver or Seattle, or international visitor, Whistler has something for everyone—winter, summer or any time in between.
Nestled in the rugged Coast Mountains surrounded by forested valleys, rivers and lakes, Whistler is best known for unparalleled skiing and snowboarding on side-by-side Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. The highest lift-serviced vertical, largest terrain of any ski resort in North America, more than 200 runs and an average annual snowfall of 34 feet (10.4 metres) are just a few of the reasons why Whistler is consistently ranked the number one ski resort in North America by ski and travel media, and why the resort attracts more than two million visitors each year.
The array of other winter activities and summertime pursuits, like golf and mountain biking, are as impressive as the scenery, as is the line-up of festivals and events held throughout the year. Blending the charm of an alpine village with the amenities of an urban centre, the pedestrian-friendly Whistler Village offers an almost endless choice in dining, vibrant nightlife, eclectic boutiques, arts and cultural centres and revitalizing spas.
The range of real estate options in Whistler—from affordable fractional condominium ownership to townhomes, single-family homes and luxury estates and hotel suites—has attracted more than 11,500 second-home owners from around the world.
Whistler’s international reputation was further enhanced as the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, staging the alpine skiing, Nordic, luge, skeleton, and bobsled events. Legacies of the Games include the Whistler Sliding Centre and Whistler Olympic Park, the Athletes’ Village housing complex and Whistler Olympic Plaza—a gathering place and live music and theatre facility.