Whistler, BC, Canada
Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, and just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round destination.
Consistently ranked the number one mountain resort in North America, Whistler features two majestic mountains, epic skiing and snowboarding conditions, four championship golf courses, more than 200 shops, 90 restaurants and bars, accommodations galore, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. In short, Whistler has everything you will ever need to have the time of your life - and so much more.
The Whistler area is not only a place of scenic wonder, but also a region that is rich with a fascinating history and cultural background. Before becoming a ski area and winning accolades as a world-class resort, and before welcoming the world for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, this was still a place that drew visitors from far and wide. While the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have come and gone, Whistler's spot on the world stage is firmly established. With fantastic Olympic legacies like the Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler Olympic Park and Whistler Medals Plaza as well as the record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, Whistler becomes even more a world-class, four season destination.
First Nations History of Whistler
The Coast Salish First Nations people inhabited the land around Whistler for many thousands of years, hunting and gathering and living a nomadic lifestyle long before European settlers arrived. Whistler itself was often a waypoint for First Nation trading routes between the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations, as it was rich with wildlife and resources. At one time, tens of thousands of Coast Salish First Nations people lived, traded and thrived in the areas between Vancouver, Howe Sound and Lillooet. In fact, some of the hiking routes between Howe Sound and Deep Cove (east of Vancouver) are the traditional routes travelled by the Coast Salish First Nations peoples.
Click on the following links for more information about Whistler:
Village information: www.whistler.com/delegates/village/
Night Clubs: www.whistler.com/night_clubs/
Pub and Bars: www.whistler.com/bars/
IFPA 2013 Whistler Site
Visit the special Whistler website for IFPA 2013 to BOOK ACTIVITIES at Whistler.
Whistler information provided by Tourism Whistler