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The most beautiful mountain resort town of North America, Whistler offers a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Located about a two-hour drive from Vancouver, the route to reach Whistler is quite scenic. Counted among the best ski destinations in the world, Whistler is popular because of the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains that loom over the village. All around the year Whistler offers excellent services for the visitors.

There is a very small population of Muslims in Whistler. There is a small prayer room in the town open for Jummah prayers and daily salaat. Visitors can enquire at the Masjid about the availability of halal food in the region. Whistler has a wide variety of restaurants and you can find practically anything that will suit your taste.

Whistler is a year-round destination that offers activities to enjoy both in the summer and winter months. With all the facilities being centrally located, finding your way around Whistler and enjoying your stay is never a problem. The best part of visiting Whistler is the friendly atmosphere. Whistler is accessible by everyone including travelers with disabilities.

If you are visiting Whistler during Winter, there are numerous opportunities of getting out and enjoying the snow. The summer months are no less entertaining with several options of golfing, biking and water sports available in the area. The best places to enjoy hiking and biking are the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the Lost Lake Park. There is always some festival going around in Whistler. Dont miss out the Gondola ride between the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain.

When traveling to Whistler, you can either take a bus or a classic train ride. The train ride from Whistler to Vancouver is quite scenic and worth taking. The train ride takes you through breathtaking views such as snow-capped mountains and deep valleys.

Shopping in Whistler is fantastic. There are numerous shops in the town selling a variety of things. You can find all the skiing gear and also some good deals on ski gear rentals. The outdoor arrangement of the shops makes shopping all the more enjoyable in the area.

Whistler is easily accessible on foot. There are several trails and paths that link Whistler Village to the Upper Village. If you want to reach any remote areas, then traveling by car is the most suitable deal. Whistler also has a good public transport system. You can easily find buses operating in the town or you can also opt for taxis.

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Canada Info

ADMINISTRATIVE/COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Ottawa

GEOGRAPHY

The second largest country in the world Canada owns a land area of 9,984,670 km² and a coastline closer to 202,080 km's. The countries geographic features are diverse due to its size, it streches from the pacific ocean on the west to the atlantic ocean on the east.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 33.7 Million. Muslims account for about 2.6% of the population.

CLIMATE

Canada is often associated with cold weather and snow.Canadians living closer to the US boarders get to enjoy the four seasons. Summer temperature can rise up to 35 °C (95 °F) while the lowest will reach closer to -25 °C (77 °F) during winter.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English and French are the two official languages.

LOCAL TIME

GMT -3hrs30m : Newfoundland
GMT -4hrs       : Atlantic
GMT -5hrs       : Eastern
GMT -6hrs       : Central
GMT -7hrs       : Mountain
GMT -8hrs       : Pacific
Off set Daylight Saving +1 hr

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8:45 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

New Year's Day: January 1st
Canada Day : July 1st
Labour Day : September 1st Monday
Christmas Day : December 25th

CURRENCY

Canadian Dollar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Medical/Fire: 119
GSM: 112

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