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  • Community Information

    Legendary Whistler, regarded as one of the top four-season resorts in North America, became even more world-renowned as the site of the alpine and Nordic venues for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Blending the charm of an alpine village with the amenities of an urban centre, the pedestrianized Whistler Village offers fine dining, vibrant nightlife, eclectic boutiques, revitalising spas, and luxurious hotels.

    Before the world-famous slopes, resorts and high altitude action, Whistler Valley had a fascinating pioneer history. In the 1860s, British Naval Officers arrived to survey the area, and gave Whistler Mountain the original name of London Mountain. In the early 1900s, the region became a base for trappers, loggers and miners. They named the area “Whistler” because of the shrill whistle sound made by Hoary Marmots living among the rocks. Whistler began to take shape in 1914 when the first lodge was built. Two years later railway expansion helped link Whistler to the outside world.

    The area is now known for its superb downhill skiing and snowboarding. While it receives an average annual snowfall of 914 cm, Whistler’s coastal proximity ensures moderate temperatures through the winter season. In fact, the average daily minimum temperature in Whistler Village is -5° C during most of the winter months. Temperatures reach an average daily high of 27º C during the summer months of July and August.

    INDUSTRY:
    Tourism, outdoor recreation


    • Population

      Town Population: 9,824 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)


    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority Website: Vancouver Coastal Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: North Shore/Coast Garibaldi

      Regional District: Howe Sound

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 13.65


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 30, + 11 Speciality Practise (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics
      Northlands Medical Clinic
      #101, 4359 Main Street
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-8362 | F: 604 932-8363
      
      Town Plaza Medical Clinic
      #40 - 4314 Main Street
      Whistler, BC
      P: 604 905-7089
      
      Whistler Medical Clinic
      4380 Lorimer Road
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-3977 | F: 604 932-0660
      whistlermc@telus.net
      
      Whistler S.A.F.E. Drop-In Clinic
      #202 4380 Lorimer Road
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-3202
      Hrs: Tues 4:30 pm-7:30 pm, Thurs 5 pm-7 pm (December through April only)
      

      Services: STI testing, treatment and counselling, HIV counselling, testing and referral, pregnancy testing, birth control information, immunization.

    • Lab Services

      Whistler Medical Clinic
      4380 Lorimer Road
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-3977 | F: 604 932-0660
      whistlermc@telus.net
      

    • Pharmacy

      Shoppers Drug Mart
      4295 Blackcomb Way
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 905-5666
      Hrs: Mon-Sun 9 am-9 pm
      
      Rexall Drug Store
      4212 Village Square
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604-932-4251 | F: 604-932-6324
      Hrs: Mon-Sun 9-7 pm
      
      Rexall Drug Store
      4360 Lorimer Road
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-2303 | F: 604-932-9755
      
      Guardian Drug Store
      7019 Nesters Road
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B7
      P: 604 932-3545 | F: 604-905-0427
      

    • Imaging Services

      X-Ray
      Northlands Medical Clinic
      #101, 4359 Main Street
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-8362 | F: 604 932-8363
      
      Town Plaza Medical Clinic
      #40 - 4314 Main Street
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 905-7089
      
      Whistler Medical Clinic
      4380 Lorimer Road
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-3977 | F: 604 932-0660
      whistlermc@telus.net
      
      Whistler S.A.F.E. Drop-In Clinic
      #202 4380 Lorimer Road
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-3202
      Hrs: Tues 4:30 pm-7:30 pm, Thurs 5 pm-7 pm (December through April only)
      
      MRI
      Whistler MRI Clinic
      4368 Main Street
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 962-0220
      

    • Home Nursing

      WeCare Home Health Services (in-community)
      301 - 145 West 15th Street
      North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1R9
      P: 604 980-6350 | F: 604 980-6351
      

    • Dietetics

      Whistler Medical Clinic
      4380 Lorimer Road
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-3977 | F: 604 932-0660
      whistlermc@telus.net

    • Midwifery

      Multiple midwives available from the Lower Mainland at www.bcmidwives.com.

      Danielle Enskaitis
      DEME Pre and Postnatal Services
      P: 604 339-6621
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Back in Action Physiotherapy
      RR#4 - 4368 Main Street
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 962-0555
      
      Peak Performance Physiotherapy
      Suite 11, 4154 Village Green
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-7555
      
      HealthX Physical Therapy Center Inc.
      8107 Camino Drive, Highway 99
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 935-9506
      
      Physiotherapy Ii-Creekside
      RR#2, 202 - 2011 Innsbruck Drive
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B2
      P: 604 938-9001
      
      Whistler Physiotherapy Iii-Village Centre
      RR#4, 205 - 4433 Sundial Place
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-4203
      
      Whistler Physiotherapy-Market Place
      RR#4, 339 - 4370 Lorimer Road
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-4001
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Vancouver Coastal Health Unit
      2nd Floor, Whistler Medical Clinic
      4380 Lorimer Road
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-3202

    • Social workers

      Whistler Medical Clinic
      4380 Lorimer Road
      Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
      P: 604 932-3977 | F: 604 932-0660
      whistlermc@telus.net

  • Whistler Community Services Society
    Box 900, 1519 Spring Creek Drive
    Whistler, BC, V0N 1B1
    P: 604 932-0113 | F: 604 932-0599
    

    Services: Drug & Alcohol Education Program, Youth Outreach, Parent Infant Drop-In, Seniors Needs Action Planner, social programs.

    Health Pregnancy Outreach (HPOP)
    Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program
    P: 604 892-8454 ext. 31
    www.sscs.ca
    

    Services: Provides food supplements, nutritional counselling, support, education, referral to other services, and counselling to pregnant women.

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Outreach
    Box 7400, 3400 Westwood Drive
    Prince George, BC, V2N 4V7
    P: 604 892-5228 | F: 604 898-3688