Investing in Whistler, British Columbia



Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Regional District:  Squamish-Lillooet

Whistler is a world class four seasons mountain resort, with outdoor adventures, pristine natural environment, arts and cultural amenities, as well as our well renowned No 1 ski resort of North America - Whistler Blackcomb.  Festivals, events and the many activities throughout the year provide entertainment for all ages - families, seniors, young adults and couples alike.

Whistler attracts over 2.5 million visitors per year from all around the world, with Summer now attracting 60% of those guests.  Consumer spending in Whistler is nearly $1.3bn per year, ie over $3.5 million per day, providing a significant opportunity for businesses to succeed, whilst enjoying the amazing community lifestyle on offer.

Nestled in the Coast Mountains, only 40 kilometres inland from the Pacific Ocean, and 120 kilometres from one of Canada's largest urban centres, Whistler is a world recognized success for business and tourism. Consistently ranked one of the top ski resorts in the world, Whistler is a global leader among destination mountain resort communities. Its resilient and vibrant tourism economy is supported by community-wide partnerships focused on economic growth and development. The result is, of course, an exceptional vacation destination and a great place to do business. The Whistler Advantage Globally recognized as a leader among mountain resorts with consistent number one rankings - 2.5 million unique visitors per year - $1.27 billion of consumer spending per year - 22% share of BC’s provincial export tourism economy - A tourism product honed by hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games - An industry leader in the development of year-round resort and recreational offerings - Community-wide partnerships to support ongoing innovative economic growth and development The Whistler area includes the municipalities of Whistler and Pemberton, the rural Electoral Area C of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, and several Indian Reserves.


Community Size: 243.51 km²

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