Whistler Facts



Interesting Facts about Whistler

Whistler

Province: British Columbia

Country: Canada

Whistler By The Numbers:

Population: 10,000 permanent residents, over 40,000 during peak months

Elevation: Whistler Village:652 meters, 2,214 feet, Whistler Mountain: 2182 meters 7,160 feet

Average Annual Snowfall at Mountain Summit: 10 meters, 33 feet

Average January Temperature:-5°C, 23°F

Average July Temperature: 19°C, 66°F

Quick Facts:

Major Industries: Tourism

Electricity: 110 volts, 60Hz, standard two pin plugs

Time Zone: UTC -8h

Country Dialing Code: +1

Area Code: 604

Did You Know?

Whistler became the first designated resort municipality in Canada in 1975, after being developed with hopes for Vancouver to host the Olympics in 1968. Though Vancouver lost this honor to Grenoble, France, a resort destination was born, and their persistence paid off; Vancouver will be host to the 2008 Olympics.

Orientation:

Whistler is situated 75-miles/120 km north of Vancouver, at the base of Whistler Mountain.

Things to See in Whistler

  • Whistler Mountain
  • Whistler Blackcomb
  • Whistler Museum
  • Meadow Park
  • Creekside
  • Village
  • Vancouver International Airport
  • Whistler Village Gondola
  • North
  • Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal

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