Whistler is a 40 minute drive north of Squamish and is nestled below Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. In recognition of its world-class status as a ski resort, Whistler was home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Whistler has been recognized as the Top Ski Resort in North America for the past decade.
Whistler also offers excellent summer activities such as canoeing, free riding, downhill mountain biking, fishing, and golf. Whistler has a local population of around 10,000 but numbers swell on weekends and on holidays up to 100,000 with tourists from around the world, which gives Whistler a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Whistler has two elementary schools and one high school.