Nestled in the Coast Mountains, 40 kms inland from the Pacific Ocean, and 120 kms from Vancouver, Whistler provides a Canadian west coast mountain experience with snowy winters and moderate temperatures.

Whistler is a lively mountain community of 9,500 permanent residents. The sense of community is very strong in Whistler. There is a passionate commitment to protecting the natural mountain environment and to move towards becoming a sustainable resort community. 

In addition to permanent residents, Whistler is a part-time home to approximately 11,500 second-home owners from around the world, and 2,300 seasonal residents. With overnight and day visitors, the per day population averages 28,280 in winter and peaks (usually around New Year's) at approximately 45,000.

Whistler is a key part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games and will host the Nordic, alpine and sliding events and most of the Paralympic Games.

Whistler/Pemberton:

Incorporated Area 166.13 km2
Elevation 670 m
Population 11,440
Density 55/km2

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