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Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler, which is located 75 miles/120 km north of Vancouver on Highway 99, is a natural year-round playground with its crisp mountain air, crystal clear lakes and lush emerald forests. There's something to do here every day whether it's a thrilling adventure or just some quiet time listening to nature and absorbing the magnificent scenery.

In winter, ski and snowboard all day - every day. Cross-country glide on forest trails. Ride a snowmobile to a frozen mountain lake. Snowshoe into a remote wilderness.

In the summer, hike, swim, sail or explore Whistler's backcountry and mountain trails. Sail on one of the nearby lakes, or fish for steelhead. Windsurf in popular Howe Sound, or play golf at any of Whistler's four golf courses. Shop in Whistler's attractive village. Or just enjoy the luxury accommodations and dining facilities that are available throughout the Whistler area. Recreational activities at Whistler are almost endless, and cover every season of the year.

Whistler, situated conveniently at the base of Whistler mountain, has some of the best dining and nightlife in the province of British Columbia. Japanese, French, Italian, American - all the flavours of the world are here.

Whistler's European history stretches back to the 1860's when British Naval Officers surveyed the area and gave Whistler Mountain the original name of London Mountain. Trappers and prospectors then settled in the area about 1900. The name "Whistler" was used by the early settlers because of the shrill whistle sound made by the western hoary marmots who live among the rocks.

Whistler and Vancouver will be welcoming athletes and spectators to in 2010 for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The compelling setting of the Sea to Sky Games promises unforgettable experiences and memories for competitors, visitors, local residents, volunteers, and billions of television viewers.

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