Welcome to Sea to Sky Country
Where extreme athleticism and natural beauty converge, you find the Sea to Sky Corridor. Located against the backdrop of southwest British Columbia, the region is dotted with crystal-clear lakes and punctuated by the skyrocketing Coast Mountains. “The Corridor,” as it’s often called, includes the quaint communities of Squamish and Whistler before culminating in the fertile Pemberton Valley.
The Herculean landscape has not gone unnoticed by sports enthusiasts, so be prepared to see adrenaline junkies at every turn. This is a place where skiers and snowboarders perform aerobatics in fresh powder and nature lovers rejoice in the splendour!
Whatever region of the Sea to Sky you find yourself in, you will be surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly about Whistler captivates travellers and continues to call them back again and again. Perhaps it is the superb skiing and snowboarding and the variety of other snow-sports and activities. Perhaps it is the range of upscale hotels, outstanding selection of restaurants, and diversity of shops. Or perhaps it is simply the youthful energy that seems to float around the village. One thing is for sure: Whistler is the kind of place where you can always spend a little more time.
The resort got its start in 1914 when Myrtle and Alex Philip purchased 10 acres (four hectares) of land and established Rainbow Lodge. It was an immediate hit. Tourists travelled across Canada to fish and relax in the summer. Of course, Whistler (or Alta Lake as it was called back then) was a far cry from the established world-class resort it has become. That all started to change in 1960 when four Vancouver businessmen showed up with the dream of turning the area into a ski resort and bidding on the 1968 Winter Olympics. While their Olympic dreams went unrealized at the time, the ski plan took off.