Interesting Facts About Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler is a Canadian resort town in the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in the province of British Columbia, Canada, approximately 125 km (78 mi) north of Vancouver and 36 km (22 mi) south of the town of Pemberton.

Whistler owes its popularity to Myrtle and Alex Philip, who in 1914 purchased 10 acres of land on Alta Lake and established a lodge.

Whistler Village's elevation is 675 metres, or 2,214 feet. Whistler Creekside's elevation is 653 metres or 2,140 feet.

During summer months the world famous Whistler Bike Park draws mountain biking enthusiasts and professional riders from all over the world

Most people travel to Whistler from Vancouver by private vehicle on Highway 99, known as the Sea to Sky Highway

Whistler is a collection of microclimates ranging from coniferous mixed forest on the valley floor, to slightly drier slopes to, Arctic tundra in the alpine.

Reality Show Gene Simmons Family Jewels filmed some episodes in Whistler, it is an American reality television series that premiered on A&E on 7 August 2006.

Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have a combined total of 38 lifts including the Peak 2 Peak Gondola

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