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Whistler Economic Profile

The Whistler Economic Profile booklet produced by the Planning Department of the Resort Municipality of Whistler in 1986. The booklet gives a community profile, an overview of the businesses and services that affect the economy in the area, facilities and services maintained by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and opportunities for growth and development in the community.
Table of Contents:
The Community:
Introduction 1

  • Purpose of Economic Profile 1
  • Location 1
  • History 5
    Human Resources 7
  • Population and Characteristics 7
  • Employment 7
    Administrative Basis 11
  • Framework of Municipal Government 11
  • Destination Resort Community Planning 13
  • Chamber of Commerce 13
  • Whistler Resort Association (W.R.A) 13
  • WLC Developments Ltd. 14
  • Regional District 15
  • Provincial Emergency Program (P.E.P.) 15
  • Provincial Law Enforcement 16
    The Economy:
    Businesses and Hotels 17
  • Businesses 17
    Conference Centre 18
  • Meeting Facilities 18
  • Food Services 18
    Recreational and Cultural Services 23
  • Winter Recreation 23
  • Summer Recreation 24
  • Year-Round Activities 28
  • Year-Round Festivals and Recreational Events 29
    Business Services 31
    Construction and Development 37
  • Building Permits and Values 37
  • Housing and Accommodation 40
    The Facilities:
    Transportation Services 41
  • Local 41
  • Regional 42
  • National/International 44
    Utilities and Power 45
  • Telephone 45
  • Hydro 45
    Financial Institution 46
    Community Services 47
  • Newspapers 47
  • Radio and Cable Television Services 47
  • Dental and Medical Facilities 47
  • Daycare 48
  • Schools 48
  • Church 51
    The Opportunities:
    A Year-Round Tourist Resort 54
  • Whistler Tourism in Demand 54
  • Winter Tourism Increasing 54
  • Summer Tourism Expanding 55
    Community Growth and Diversification 56
    Real Estate Market 56
    Development Opportunities 59
  • Blackcomb Benchlands 59
  • Blueberry Trail Estates 59
  • Village North 60
  • Gondola Area 60
  • Whistler General 61
    Development Programs 61
  • Federal Programs 61
  • Joint Federal/Provincial Program 61
  • Provincial Programs 62
    Appendices:
    Appendix 1 Climate 64
    Appendix 2 Chronology of Whistler's Development 65
    Appendix 3 The Relationship Between the Resort Municipality of Whistler Act and the Municipal Act 69
    Appendix 4 Contacts for Further Information 70

Whistler Traveller Winter/Spring 2009/10

Tourism magazine providing information on the many amenities Whistler has to offer for the Winter and Spring seasons.

Table of Contents:

DESTINATIONS
p. 16: Whistler - welcome to sea to sky country!
p. 52: Squamish - the outdoor adventure capital of Canada
p. 70: Pemberton - the fertile valley to the north

LOCAL FLAVOUR
p.8, 10: Local Vibe - Whistler style
p.12: Local Raves & Faves - Lauralee shares her Whistler favourites
p. 14: Why Don't You - try this!

OLYMPICS
p. 24: Eternal Flame - the story behind the Olympic torch
p. 28: Olympic Mascots - the characters of the games
p. 74 - Proud To Be Canadian - Hosting the 2010 Winter Games
p. 78 - Gold Rush - Paralympic Profiles

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT
p. 58: Dining & Entertainment - an array of culinary delights
p. 60: What's Hot
p. 65: Chef Profile
p. 68: Liquid Dessert - Icewine
p. 70: Choose Wisely - Oceanwise

SPA & WELLNESS
p. 96: Eastern Therapy - shiatsu healing
p. 100: Heavenly Soak - hot tub etiquette

CULTURE
p. 56: The Vanished Village - what lies beneath

MAPS
p. 42: Ski Trail Map
p. 44: Cross-country Ski Map
p. 108: Local Maps

STYLE
p. 80: Shopping - take home a local treasure
p. 88: Native Arts - priceless tradition

ADVENTURE
p. 30: Things To Do - plan your adventure
p. 36: Backcountry Adventures - adrenaline pumping fun
p. 46: Winter Wonderland - off the slope adventures
p. 52: Lost & Found - the call of the brave

CALENDAR
p. 106: Whistler Events - what's happening during your stay

SAFETY
p. 86: Cougars - what you need to know if you encounter this local resident