The history of Whistler begins many thousands of years ago when the Coast Salish First Nations people inhabited the land, hunting and gathering and living a nomadic lifestyle on the land.


The Whistler Valley was an isolated wilderness frequented only by the Lil'wat Nation from the Mount Currie area and the Squamish Nation who lived in an area stretching from present day North Vancouver to the Squamish River watershed and the northern area of Howe Sound.