WHISTLER, district municipality, pop 13,982 (2021), BC's only resort municipality, nestles in the COAST MTS 120 km north of VANCOUVER. Originally known as ALTA LAKE, it attracted loggers, miners and a few summer visitors until the 1960s, when winter recreation began. In 1964 a paved road improved access and Whistler Mt opened to the SKIING public. The municipality was incorporated on 6 Sept 1975, when the provincial government began planned development. The resort opened at the end of 1980 and...

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