Whistler Ski Resort, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A world class city at Autumn.

A world class city in Winter

October 29, 2015
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

A beautiful, world class city on the way to Whistler Ski Resort. One of the best winter vacation locations found on the planet. Venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games, the first time the IOC has bestowed that designation on a community. Whistler hosted the alpine technical and speed events, the sliding events at Fitzsimmons Creek, the Nordic events in the 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) housed around 2,400 athletes, coaches, trainers and officials. Post-games, the site has been turned into a new residential neighborhood Cheakamus Crossing.
Whistler (Squamish language: Sḵwiḵw) 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. Incorporated as the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), it has a permanent population of approximately 9,965, plus a larger but rotating “transient” population of workers, typically younger people from beyond BC, notably from Australia and Europe.
Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and snowboarding and, in summer, mountain biking at Whistler Blackcomb. Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards and Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America by major ski magazines since the mid-1990s. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler hosted most of the alpine, Nordic, luge, skeleton, and bobsled events, though freestyle skiing and all snowboarding events were hosted at Cypress Mountain near Vancouver.

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23 thoughts on “Whistler Ski Resort, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  3. I love San Fran, but my wife not so much. Whistler is outside of Vancouver and the drive is amazing. Great views and safe roads all the way. I enjoy Vancouver once a year. Huge city with lots to do and see. Thanks you for the kind words and Mt. Biking is one of my favorites. Cheers

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  4. Hi Shane – thanks for the follow. Look forward to following you back. You’ll now be our blogging travel guide as we hope to get to Vancouver one day. Both me and hubby mountain bike and we have good friends who live there. Hoped to visit next year but they weren’t 100% sure would be there when it suited for us to go so we’re heading back to San Fran for our holiday instead – I know terrible lol. We love San Fran and I’m sure we’ll love Vancouver when we finally make it that way. In the meantime we’ll live it through your photos.

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  5. Whistler is outside Vancouver, so when I go, I travel through downtown. It’s a little confusing. Maybe, I will change the title. Thanks.

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  7. we’re still not conencted – wp.com is proprietary and will default to teh old blog. Can you go to the site and click on the ”follow” link, please……..sorry, I know this is a pain…..it’s a (painful) learning process for me 😦
    Sorry I have to be writing on your fan page, but I see no contact page on your blog

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  8. Hello,

    Thanks for being a subscriber to my blog, and for the comment you left. Yes, I see tht we are both from the PNW (although I really am a global child :))

    Unfortunately, you subscribed within the last week, during the time I was switching site host and I lost you in the shuffle.

    My apologies, but now that the cyber dust has settled, you can resubscribe (follow) with the assurance that I would not lose you again 🙂

    Thanks again for connecting with me, and here is the link to my blog:
    http://travelinglite.co/

    Many thanks…………….enna
    BTW: we seem to both have the ”travel” bug, and your life is fascinating. I have enjoyed some of your posts & photos…..memories of old haunts, so I’m now following you 🙂

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  9. Lexi’s Mom here. The pictures are breathtakingly beautiful. And the narrative sounds like a well-informed travel brochure! Great blog. (Oh, and thanks for stopping by Lexi’s blog – that’s how I found you.)

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