BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Whistler
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
Resort Municipality - A populated place incorporated as a resort municipality
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of Garibaldi Peak, between Squamish and Pemberton, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°07'02''N, 122°57'17''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92J/2
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92G/10
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Origin Notes and History:

Resort Municipality of Whistler incorporated 6 September 1976; Whistler (Resort Municipality) confirmed 8 December 1975 on 92J. Boundary extensions gazetted 22 July 1993, effective 19 May 1993, being an extension into Garibaldi Provincial Park; altered application confirmed 29 July 1994 on 92J/2 and 92J/3. Subsequent boundary extentions per Order in Council 435, 21 June 2007. See Whistler Mountain for name origin information.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office