The Town & its People
With over 11,000 residents, Whistler is, ultimately, a small town and its quality of life is unmatched for those who are lucky enough to call it home, or "second" home.
Named after the furry marmot (it whistles!), Whistler has a colorful history rooted in hippy culture. Its village—a cozy, charming, pedestrian-only hamlet—feels like its a page ripped from a ski town in the European Alps. Always inviting and widely-lauded for its world-class restaurants and shopping, Whistler Village has won numerous awards.
With seemingly endless shops, cafes, and bars, you'll find yourself in a magnificent swirl of twinkling lights, luring options and wonderment as you explore the envy of other ski towns. It's pure winter magic during ski season and, in the summer, it's a sun-soaked haven where you can paddleboard in the morning, hit a jump off the mountaintop in the afternoon, and enjoy a late patio dinner with endless summer sunlight.
Host to nordic, luge, skeleton and bobsled events at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler isn’t only about winter sport. In the summertime, Whistler morphs into a mountain biking Mecca, drawing some of the very best downhill mountain bikers in the world. The ski lifts are modified to carry bikers and their bikes and the mountain itself is transformed into a web of muddy, downhill shoots and jumps for those brave enough to saddle up.
The secret's out. Get a slice of heaven while you still can!