Whistler is a resort municipality in the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. Approximately 125 km north of Vancouver and 36 km south of Pemberton, it is incorporated as the Resort Municipality of Whistler. It has a permanent population of approximately 11,854, as well as a larger but rotating population of seasonal workers, who are typically younger people from beyond British Columbia, notably from Australia and Europe.
Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and snowboarding and, in the summer, mountain biking at Whistler Blackcomb. Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards, and Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America by major ski magazines since the mid-1990s. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler hosted most of the alpine, Nordic, luge, skeleton, and bobsled events.
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