Why Whistler

Why Whistler?

Home to the founders of The Citizens Media®, Whistler is uniquely positioned to become the most “connected” resort in the world. 70 miles / 120km from one of Canada’s largest urban centers (Vancouver) and nestled within the Coast mountains, Whistler Village’s size and location make it the perfect backdrop to showcase the latest advancements around the Internet of Things & the “Future of the Connected Devices.”

Whistler is fast becoming the “sandbox” for Silicon Valley to experiment and test the latest advancements. A place where nature and sport collide with innovation, the village presents us with the unique opportunity to take attendees into the open air to experience sensors, smart devices, wearables and drones the way they were meant to – in the real-world.

Whistler at a glance

  • 75 Miles from Vancouver (1.5 hr drive)
  • Village size – 3 mile radius
  • 219 Retail Stores
  • 158 Restaurants/Lounges/Bars
  • 151 Hotels/Condos/Chalet/Pension/B&B’s offering 8,000 rental units
  • 20 Adventure & Activity Companies
  • 20,000 daily visitors