World Class Skiing
Village Atmosphere and Activity
Golfing and Trails
Callaghan Lake Provincial Park
Blackcomb Glacier Provincial Park
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Sleigh-riding or Dog-sledding
Top North American Mountain Biking
Things To Bring:
During the winter the appropriate attire is required for possible cold conditions or storm fronts and vehicles should carry chains (along with owning snow tires).
Road conditions are maintained regularly, however inexperienced drivers should take caution.
Much of the Sunshine Coast was inhabited after the Ice Age over 10,000 years ago by various First Nations tribes. As a traditional trading route of the Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations the Whistler Valley provided access into the more secluded areas linking Pemberton to the West Coast.
The trail was originally constructed to drive cattle however because of the challenging mountainous terrain this remained its sole purpose for many years to come.
Europeans were settling into the lower mainland, Vancouver, in the late 1800's and eventually spread to discover areas up along the coast.
With the completion of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, lodges such as Rainbow lodge gained resort status and the area blossomed.
It wasn't until the now Sea-to-Sky highway (completed in 1955) was property carved along the coast line, that the area developed into a bustling community.
Summer average 20 degrees Celsius
Winter average -5 degrees Celsius
Average Snowfall on the summit 360 inches
Map of Whistler
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