Interesting Facts about Whistler
Province: British Columbia
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
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.
Whistler is situated 75-miles/120 km north of Vancouver, at the base of Whistler Mountain.
Things to See in Whistler
Vancouver International Airport
Whistler Village Gondola
Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal