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Whistler is consistently rated one of the world's top year-round destination resorts, and has received international recognition for its visionary and innovative work as a sustainable community. Whistler's list of summer activities is a mile long. For a few ideas on what you can do in Whistler please click on Tourism Whistler:

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Whistler has almost 10,000 permanent residents, 2,754 seasonal residents (estimated) and 11,522 second-home owners (estimated). Seventy-nine per cent of Whistler workers live in Whistler.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler was incorporated on September 6, 1975. It was the first designated Resort Municipality in the province of British Columbia.

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

Whistler is located at 50º 9'N, 122º 57' W.

Distances and approximate travel times by car:
Whistler to downtown Vancouver: 127 km (79 miles), 2 hours
Whistler to Vancouver International Airport: 140 km (85 miles), 2.5 hours
Whistler to Seattle: 354 km (218 miles), 5 hours

Getting here and around:
Most people travel to Whistler from Vancouver by private vehicle on Highway 99, known as the Sea to Sky Highway

Scheduled bus service runs from Vancouver and Vancouver Airport to Whistler more than ten times daily. Whistler is also served by regular air (helicopter/float plane) service in the spring, summer and fall

Public services:
Whistler Health Care Centre, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Whistler Fire Department, Meadow Park Sports Centre, Myrtle Philip Community School (elementary), Spring Creek School (elementary) and Whistler Secondary Community School

Local newspapers:
Pique, Whistler Question, Whistler Today

Visitor numbers:
Whistler receives approximately 2.3 million overnight and non-overnight visitors each year (approximately 44 per cent in winter and 56 per cent in summer).

Resort capacity:
Whistler has capacity for about 30,000 overnight visitors. There are some 150 hotels, condos, chalets, pensions and bed & breakfast facilities offering more than 10,000 rooms. There are also 230 hostel beds and 118 campsites.

150+ restaurants, cafés, lounges and bars

Shopping and services:
200+ retail shops

Parks and lakes:
Whistler offers 15 public parks with 551.3 hectares (1,362.3 acres) of parkland. Five major lakes dot the valley.

Average temperature:
Winter ranges from an average low of -8 to an average high of 3 degrees Celsius(18 to 37 degrees Fahrenheit). Summer ranges from an average low of 11 to 27 degrees Celsius (52 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit).

Mountain biking trails:
In the valley around Whistler, over 200 kilometres of maintained double and single track cross-country trails are available, of varying difficulty.