Rental Properties in Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler, British Columbia is a Canadian resort town incorporated as a resort municipality, with a permanent population of approximately 9,965. Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for its world-famous snow skiing and mountain biking at Whistler-Blackcomb. Whistler is located on Highway 99 approximately 44 kilometers north of Squamish. Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards and Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America by major ski magazines for the past 15 years.
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Whistler is proud to be the home of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games! Nestled in the glorious Coast Mountains, and only 120 kilometers from Vancouver, and 50 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean, the tranquility and views are sure to take anyone’s breath away. The secret of Whistler's success is a combination of weather, geography and human ingenuity. Even the journey to Whistler is spectacularly beautiful. The 120-km drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway has been called "One of the Most Romantic Drives in the World" by Robb Report Magazine. In addition to Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains offering the highest lift-serviced vertical and the largest terrain of any ski area in North America, Whistler offers year round activities. From hiking, biking, fishing, rock climbing, white water rafting, golf, skating, hockey to skiing and snowboarding, this town is eco-friendly and great for someone who wants to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. The resort community of Whistler boasts over one hundred restaurants, as well as a wide variety of bars and nightclubs. The pedestrian-only village prides itself on delightful array of shopping and spas. The economy is very active as Whistler gears up to host the 2010 Olympics. It has a wealth of employment opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. In addition, there are a host of jobs in the trades sector to support the infrastructure is created to sustain a successful Olympic venue. Whistler is home to 9,500 permanent residents, and boasts a wide range of accommodation and conference. The sense of community is very strong here in Whistler, with a passionate commitment to protecting the natural mountain environment surrounding us and moving to become a sustainable resort community. INTERSTING FACTS In the early 1960s, a group of Vancouver businessmen had a big dream. They wanted to see the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in British Columbia. After thoroughly exploring the rugged Coast Mountain range north of Vancouver, they found the perfect mountain. At the time it was called London Mountain, but now it is called Whistler.