Located in the Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia, Whistler attracts outdoor enthusiasts for its beauty and range of year-round recreational activities. However, the Whistler area is also a region rich in history and culture, making it a fun and educational playground for the kids. Because of Whistler’s abundant wildlife and resources, it was at one time the meeting place for trading between the First Nations people, and the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations, who left much archeological history behind. Since then, Whistler has evolved into a world-class ski resort, hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Area attractions spotlight Olympic history and important items, such as the Olympic torch and ski apparel. People come from all over to ski, snowboard and snowshoe in winter, and hike and bike in summer at Whistler’s two majestic mountains -- Blackcomb and Whistler. Everyone in the family will find something to suit their fancy as the city offers zip lining, swimming and golf as well as a wide array of dining options and cultural attractions. However, the heart of Whistler is the village, where families can stroll and grab a bite to eat. Overall, Whistler is an ideal destination for families to learn to ski together, or simply appreciate spectacular scenery.