The community of Whistler is unique for many reasons. Positioned amongst the mountains in one of the most popular tourist towns in the world, Whistler locals are lucky in many ways. The playground that draws travelers from around the world is the extended back-yard of Whistler locals. Despite over 2 million international visitors a year, a large portion of weekend residents, and a seasonal influx of workers, the Whistler community of 10,000 still remains tight knit. Presented with the best of everything (nature, food, adventure, facilities) Whistlerites are spoiled for choice when it comes to indulging in the best this world can offer. The unparalleled uniqueness of Whistler breeds a local population that share some overwhelmingly common traits. If you’re a Whistler local do you exhibit these traits? Can you add any more to the list?
They love to work weekends
Unlike most workers around the world, Whistler locals that hold a full-time job tend to prefer working weekends. This boils down to the simple fact that during the week, they can enjoy their outdoor playground without the crowds. On weekends Whistler fills up with weekend residents, day-trippers and international guests making it harder to find those fresh tracks, dine without the lines, and enjoy that picturesque scenery in uninterrupted splendor.
They have an overwhelming amount of gear
Being an all-season resort, Whistler locals generally have gear to match every occasion and weather condition. Skiers will have their powder skis, their mogul skis and the skis to handle the groomers. In the summer locals may switch between their downhill and cross-country bike, and don’t forget the fat bike to bring out in the ultra muddy or wintery conditions. On top of the hardware every local has at least half a dozen pairs of gloves, goggles, toques, jackets and more making the Whistler community one of the most ‘geared-up’ populations in the world.
They leave the car behind
Parking in Whistler isn’t always easy, and due to the network of trails and convenient public transportation system it isn’t necessary either. Many locals prefer to leave their cars behind and instead walk, ride or bus wherever they need to go. The Valley Trail makes getting around almost anywhere in Whistler safe and easy. Whistler Transit offers an efficient service connecting all neighbourhoods to Whistler Village and key services around the community. Whistler Village offers a pedestrian only stroll making a wander from eateries to shops and services enjoyable and convenient.
They’ve lived somewhere else before
Although there are a handful of Whistler locals who date back CIRCA 1990, the vast majority of Whistler locals (over the age of 20) have lived somewhere else before. There is a large influx of Vancouverites who now call Whistler home, and some may wonder if there are any Australian’s left in their native country due to the steady mass migration of Australians who live in Whistler full-time. There are also many imports from the USA living in Whistler and plenty of East Coasters who came for a season and stayed for a lifetime.
They spend more time outside than in
The shared love affair with the great outdoors is another non-arguable commonality of Whistler locals. Whistler locals need no excuse to get outside. Rain, shine, sun or snow locals head for the hills, forest or lakes to spend time in solitude or with friends and family. With so many stunning outdoor spots to choose from, can you blame them?
Here at Whistler Dental we are proud to call ourselves local. Providing the Whistler community with a full portfolio of dental services we are passionate about serving our Whistler community and enhancing the well-being of our patients, one smile at a time. If you are a new or long time local of Whistler and are looking for a dental clinic where your best interests are a priority, we invite you to become part of the Whistler Dental Community.