Whistler

Feature Type:Recreational Community - A populated place with seasonal or year-round services, accommodation and amenities associated primarily with recreational or leisure activities.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Village area, toward N end of Whistler (municipality) on W side of Fitzsimmons Creek, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°07'00''N, 122°57'15''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/2

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