Whistler Village, Upper Village and Village North have about 150 shops, boutiques and art galleries that open seven days a week. Whistler's unique and picturesque Villages have cobblestone paths between the shops.
The international access code for Canada is +1. The outgoing code is 011 followed by the relevant country code.
Whistler can get very cold. In general temperatures are moderate throughout the winter season, rarely dipping below -10°C in the valley and -15°C on the peaks.
Electrical current is 110 volts, 60Hz with American style flat two-pin plugs are standard.
The official language is English
GMT less 8 hours. Daylight saving is observed between the first Sunday in April and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October.
There is no service charge added to restaurant bills, and staff expect to receive tips, 15% being the norm.