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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > North America > Canada > Whistler

Whistler Pop. 9,248. Province British Columbia BC. Currency Canadian Dollar, Language English. Time Zone GMT minus 8 hours. Nearest Main Airport Vancouver International Airport YVR. Best time to go all year round destination for winter sports and summer walking - Whistler is often referred to as a 4 seasons resort. Whistler was originally a small logging community and was known as Alta Lake. In the early 1960's 4 Vancouver businessmen saw the potential for winter sports inn the area and their intention was to create a resort that could be a contender for the 1968 Winter Olympic Games. The Games ultimately went to Grenoble in France but undeterred, after seeing the opening of the first resort, Whistler witnessed the opening of a second resort, Blackcomb, in 1980. The two resorts merged in 1988 and the current ski-ing area has 37 lifts servicing over 200 runs on two mountains and a vertical drop of over 1,500 meters (5,000 feet), Whistler-Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America and consistently ranks as one of the top three ski destinations in North America. The quality of the resort was endorsed by the Olympic selectors who chose Whistler as the main venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and the resort hosted most of the alpine, nordic, luge, skeleton, and bobsled events. During the summer months the resort attracts hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers and rather surprisingly golfers. Along with the over 2 million annual visitors to Whistler is a population of black bears who are largely docile but have been known to open care doors and gates looking for food.

Whistler Canada Hotel Reservations

Whistler Canada Hotels Reservation including Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel, Whistler Village Resort, Delta Whistler Village Hotel, Summit Lodge, Whistler Village and Creekside Hotels.

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Delta Whistler Village Suites Hotel BC Canada

This family friendly Delta property is in the heart of the village, and easily accessible to all points of interest. The resort town of Whistler is around two hours from Vancouver, and will played a part in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Skiing, hiking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting are popular activities in Whistler. Back at the resort, guests enjoy indoor and outdoor hot tubs, heated pool, and exclusive access to the fitness center.

Delta Whistler Village Suites Hotel 4308 Main Street Whistler British Columbia Canada Ski in Ski out

Whistler - wikitravel

Whistler is in the province of British Columbia in Canada. Whistler will host most of the ski events for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Many of the other events will be in and around Vancouver, the formal host for the games.

Whistler Blackcomb - Official Ski Resort Website - Official Site for Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. Plan and book Whistler vacations including lift tickets, ski rentals, snowboard rentals, and Whistler accommodations. Plus Whistler web cams, snow reports, photos and everything else to help plan your Whistler escape.

Whistler Holiday Inn

Whistler Holiday Inn central Whistler Village hotel location provides easy access to shopping, dining, nightlife and Whistler Village ski lifts.

Whistler - wikipedia

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 alpine skiing and mountain biking at Whistler-Blackcomb.

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