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Encyclopedia > Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler Panorama
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Location of Whistler within the Squamish-Lillooet District in British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates: 50°7′15″N 122°57′16″W / 50.12083, -122.95444
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional District Squamish-Lillooet
Settled 1914 by Mrytle and Alex Philip
Incorporated 1975
Government
 - Mayor Ken Melamed
 - Manager Bill Barratt
 - Governing body Whistler Town Council
 - MP Blair Wilson
 - MLA Joan McIntyre
Area
 - Town 161.72 km²  (62.4 sq mi)
Elevation 670 m (2,198 ft)
Population (2001)
 - Town 8,896
 - Density 55/km² (142.4/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span V0N
Website: Whistler.ca
Street signs in Whistler Village.

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. Whistler is located on Highway 99 approximately 44 kilometers (27 mi) 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. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (6383x1298, 2891 KB) Whistler, BC, Canada Whistler Panorama 1 Just a terrific day at Whistler, BC, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. ... Image File history File links Whistler-logo. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... 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History

The Whistler valley was a traditional trading route of the Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations long before the arrival of Europeans. The first British survey by the Royal Navy took place in the 1860s[1]. These surveyors named the region London Mountain, but the area informally acquired the name "whistler" due to the call of the indigenous hoary marmot[2]. In the late 19th century, a trail was cut through the valley linking Lillooet via Pemberton with Burrard Inlet via a pass from Squamish to the Seymour River. The trail was completed in 1877, but because of the difficult and unforgiving terrain, it was only used once for its intended purpose, which was to drive cattle. The area began to attract trappers and prospectors (such as John Millar and Henry Horstman) who established small camps in the area in the early 20th century. The area began to gain recognition with the arrival of Mrytle and Alex Philip, who in 1914 purchased 10 acres (4 ha) of land on Alta Lake and established the Rainbow Lodge. The Philips had relocated from Maine to Vancouver in 1910, and had heard rumors of the natural beauty of the area from John Millar. After an exploratory journey, the couple was convinced. The completion of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway in the same year greatly reduced the travel time from three days, providing ease of access from Vancouver, and the Rainbow Lodge gained a reputation as the most popular vacation destination west of the Rockies. The lodge was primarily a summer destination, with boating, fishing and hiking among the most popular activities, and soon other lodges began to open not just on Alta Lake, but on other valley lakes as well. Appreciation of the outdoors was not the only activity in the valley, however; logging was also a boom industry, and during the first half of the 20th century, most of the lower slopes of the surrounding mountains were cleared of old growth. At its peak, four mills were in operation, most located around Green Lake. Prospecting and trapping were pursued as well, though no claims of great value were ever staked. The Squamish First Nation are a major Salishan-speaking people of southwestern British Columbia. ... The Lilwat First Nation, aka the Lilwat Nation or the Mount Currie Indian Band, is a First Nations government located in the southern Coast Mountains region of the Interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... Binomial name Marmota caligata (Eschscholtz, 1829) The Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata) is found in the mountains of northwest North America. ... The Lillooet Cattle Trail, also known as the Lillooet-Burrard Cattle Trail, was an unusual public works undertaking by the Province of British Columbia in the 1887, and was the largest public works expenditure of that province in the 19th Century. ... Lillooet (formerly Cayoosh Flat) is a small but historic and highly scenic community on the Fraser River in western Canada, about 240 kilometres (150 miles) up the British Columbia Railway line from Vancouver. ... Pemberton is a town north of Whistler in the Pemberton Valley and has a population of about 2,204. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... The British Columbia Railway (BCR; AAR reporting marks BCOL, BCIT), known as BC Rail since 1984, was a railway that operated in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ...


Until the 1960s, the quiet area was without basic infrastructure; there were no sewage facilities, water, or electricity, and no road from Squamish or Vancouver. In 1962, four Vancouver businessmen began to explore the area with the intent of building a ski resort and bidding for the 1968 Winter Olympics. Garibaldi Lift Company was formed, shares were sold, and in 1966, Whistler Mountain opened to the public. A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ...


2010 Olympic plans

Whistler is the Host Mountain Resort of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the first time the IOC has bestowed that designation on a community. Whistler will host the alpine technical and speed events, the sliding events, the Nordic events in nearby Callaghan Valley and all the Paralympic events except the opening ceremonies, sledge hockey and wheelchair curling. The Whistler Olympic and Paralympic Village (commonly referred to as the Athlete's village) will house approximately 2,400 athletes, coaches, trainers and officials. Post-games, the site will be turned into a new resident neighbourhood. The Athlete's Village has been intended to be an Olympic Legacy, yet funding from the provincial government has not been forthcoming. Construction has yet to be begun, and plans and blueprints have yet to be finalized. The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to be performed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ...

Whistler in late summer

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Trivia

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See Also

References

  1. ^ BritishColumbia.com - Whistler, British Columbia
  2. ^ BritishColumbia.com - History and Heritage of Whistler Mountain

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