The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is comprised of four member municipalities - Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and Lillooet.
Whistler, located in British Columbia, Canada, is known to tourists worldwide for being North America’s largest ski area. Every year, more than 2 million tourists visit Whistler to enjoy alpine skiing as well as snowboarding. At summer time, another popular activity here is mountain biking at Whistler-Blackcomb. Voted by top ski magazines as one of the major destinations in North America, beginning in the middle of the 1990’s, Whistler continues to be a popular destination today especially among tourists who love ski adventures.
Located on the British Columbia Highway 99, Whistler is 58 kilometers north of Squamish and 125 kilometers from Vancouver. Whistler is connected to the interior part of BC via the said highway and connected to Lillooet via the Pemberton-Mount Currie highway.
Vancouver International Airport, which is 140 km south of Whistler, is the main airport used by Whistler tourists and residents. Whistler vacation rentals from OwnerDirect are aplenty for those seeking the perfect accommodation in the area.
Squamish is not far from Whistler. In fact, with its location being in between the downtown area of Vancouver and Whistler’s high alpine, travelling to both Vancouver and Whistler from Squamish takes less than 1 hour via the highway. It is a community and district in the province of British Columbia which is known as Canada’s outdoor recreation capital. With this title, you already know that there are plenty of outdoor activities to be enjoyed in the area.
Squamish is popular for people in Vancouver and Whistler because it has become an escape for those who want to avoid the high cost of living in those places. With it being less than 1 hour drive to Vancouver and Whistler, people can reside in Squamish and enjoy the low cost of living and still get to savour all that Vancouver and Whistler have to offer.
Tourism is a top industry in Squamish, with more focus on outdoor recreation, which is the reason why it was recognized as the outdoor recreation capital of Canada. Bouldering, mountain climbing, mountain biking, kite boarding and windsurfing are just a few of the outdoor recreations offered in Squamish. Squamish accommodations are also widely available.
Previously called Cayoosh Flat, Lillooet is a community on the Fraser River in BC Canada. To the west of Lillooet is Pemberton at 99 km, Whistler at 122 km and Squamish at 175 km. The climate in Lillooet is quite hot during summers. In fact, along with Lytton, Lillooet has the record for having the hottest temperature in British Columbia. It is also known for having the least snow among the BC interior areas.
Within easy driving distance from Vancouver and Whistler, Lillooet offers spectacular scenery, a wide range of wildlife species and plenty of things to do. What makes it even more appealing to residents and tourists alike is that it has first class recreational facilities with a swimming pool, an ice rink, gymnasium, daycare, squash courts, racquetball, ice rink, a public library as well as meeting rooms.
For people who are looking for adventure, there is an unlimited potential of things to enjoy in Lillooet. Tourists will not only enjoy the first class facilities mentioned but will also be treated to a beautiful view of huge mountains, valleys and lakes. Lilloeet is definitely another must visit in British Columbia.