Vancouver & Whister, British Columbia
About Whistler, BC
Amidst the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, just 75 miles north of Vancouver lies Whistler, the charming four-season destination nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Within this mountain paradise are four championship designer golf courses that have turned Whistler into a golf mecca.
Along with world class skiing, Whistler is a golfer’s paradise. Spend the day on one of four championship golf courses, designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Jr, and Robert Cupp. Browse boutiques and art galleries. Indulge yourself at a spa. Dine in an Italian trattoria, Japanese sushi bar, or French bistro. Or soak in an outdoor hot tub. Whistler serves an attractive mix of cosmopolitan amenities and pristine beauty; it truly does offer an escape away from it all at the same time as allowing you to have it all.
Welcome to Whistler
Located amidst the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia
From crisp mountain air to crystal clear lakes and lush emerald forests, Whistler is a natural year-round playground. Blending harmoniously with the environment, Whistler serves up an attractive mix of cosmopolitan amenities and pristine beauty. Explore, experience, relax.
Our reputation precedes us. It seems that the rest of the world agrees – Whistler is an award-winning place.
Vancouver is located in the southwest corner of Canada in the province of British Columbia, at about 49° Latitude and 123° Longitude, next to the Pacific Ocean.
Archaeological evidence shows that coastal Indians had settled the Vancouver area by 500 B.C. British naval captain George Vancouver explored the area in 1792. Vancouver was founded as a sawmill settlement called Granville in the 1870s. The city was incorporated in 1886 and renamed after Captain Vancouver.
With a present population of about 560,000 (estimated), Vancouver lies in a region of more than 2 million people. Vancouver is the largest city in the province and the third largest in Canada. It covers an area of 113 sq km.
Welcome to Vancouver
Located in the southwest corner of Canada in the province of British Columbia
Vancouver is surrounded by water on three sides and overlooked by the Coast Range – mountains that rise abruptly to more than 1,500 m. Its climate is one of the mildest in Canada. Temperatures average 3°C in January and 18°C in July. Vancouver’s average annual precipitation is 1,219 mm. Most rainfall occurs in winter.
Vancouver is a major port and probably leads the world in grain exports. As the main western terminus of Canada’s transcontinental highway and rail routes, it is the primary city of western Canada, as well as one of the nation’s largest industrial centers. Major industries include lumber and paper products, shipbuilding, food processing, petroleum refining, fish processing, and metal product manufacturing. A superport at Roberts Bank, 40 km to the south, is used for exporting coal and ore to Japan.
Vancouver is a major tourist destination. In addition to the city’s scenic location, visitors enjoy beautiful gardens and world-famous Stanley Park, one of more than 180 city parks, and a combination of natural forest and parklands near the city center.