The alpine resort village of Whistler is located amid the spectacular coastal mountains of British Columbia. Since 1992, Whistler has been rated the number-one ski destination in North America. Summer visitors can enjoy outstanding golf, as well as endless alpine hiking, mountain biking, and in-line skating. Whistler's five lakes offer everything from swimming and boating to windsurfing. When not busy with outdoor activities, visitors are invited to sample Whistler's many restaurants, cafes, shops, and boutiques.