BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Whistler
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Recreational Community - An unincorporated place with seasonal or year-round services, accommodation and amenities associated primarily with recreational or leisure activities
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Village area, toward N end of Whistler (municipality) on W side of Fitzsimmons Creek, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°07'00''N, 122°57'15''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92J/2
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Origin Notes and History:

Whistler (Post Office) adopted 30 June 1982 on 92 J/2. Form of name changed to Whistler (community) 15 May 1984. Form of name changed to Whistler (recreational community) 2 March 2005 on 92J/2.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Alta Lake Post Office was opened 1 February 1915 at Lot 2110, subsequently relocated to Lot 1757. Renamed Whistler Post Office 1 April 1976, in association with the internationally-known Whistler Mountain nearby. The surrounding area subsequently incorporated as Whistler Resort Municipality.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The resort destination is marketed as "Whistler-Blackcomb". Whistler Mountain and associated lifts/ski runs/alpine trails are located on the west side of Fitzsimmons Creek; Blackcomb Peak and associated lifts/ski runs/alpine trails are located on the east side of Fitzsimmons Creek.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office