Whistler, Canada

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Facts About Whistler, Canada

Regional Population: 8,054

Elevation: 2,182 meters

Time Zone: America/Vancouver

Local Currency: CAD

Latitude: 50.116395542

Longitude: -122.969456209

Nearby Airports: YWS

Whistler, in the province of British Columbia in Canada, is a popular skiing destination near Vancouver. The city will host most of the ski events for the 2010 Winter Olympics and is consistently ranked as one of the top three ski destinations in North America. With more than 5,000 feet of vertical drop and 8,000 acres of ski trails, it is one of the largest ski resorts on the continent.

During the summer time the skiing paradise turns into a biker's paradise. Single trails and fast race tracks with spectacular jumps can be reached comfortably by the chair lift carrying both biker and bike. Whistler also offers some excellent sport and climbing. There are a number of companies that specialize in outdoor adventure travel such as whitewater rafting on the Green or Elaho Rivers and ATV (all terrain vehicle) tours (to name a few examples). Depending on your particular tastes, some or all of these can be extremely entertaining and are generally professionally run.

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Articles About Whistler, Canada

Whistler: Nature Lover’s Paradise

Whistler is known for its skiing, but it’s also a nature lover’s paradise in spring, summer and fall, making it a resort for all seasons.

Master the Slopes at Whistler Blackcomb Resort

Learn how to best navigate the mountains at North America’s largest ski resort, whether you’re a ski and snowboard pro or novice.

Living in Whistler’s Lap of Luxury

Are you a snow bunny in search of ultimate pampering? Look no further than these Whistler resorts.

Weekend in Whistler

Enjoy a fondue snowmobiling dinner package or mingle with celebrities at the Whistler Film Festival.

Family Fun in Whistler

Whistler ski resort in British Columbia, Canada—ranked number one in North America and the site of the 2010 Olympics—offers an incredible assortment of thrilling winter activities for the family.

Travel Planning for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games

Learn how and where to score tickets to the next Winter Olympic Games.

Vancouver: Winter Olympics in 2010

Eighty countries will converge in Vancouver and neighboring Whistler in 2010 to show off the latest moves in skiing, ice hockey, skating and sliding.


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