Pushing Frontiers: Whistler, Canada

Confirmed as the setting for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Canadian resort of Whistler makes an ideal C&I destination. Boasting the largest conference capacity of any North American ski resort, Whistler is an invigorating location offering delegates stunning scenery and a range of activities.

The newly renovated Telus Conference Centre is Whistler's largest conference venue, and offers meeting space for up to 2,000.

Its decor is designed to reflect the natural landscape of the Whistler valley. Features include a skylit entryway into the foyer, mountain views and wood beams.

The Westin Resort & Spa is Whistler's only four-star, all-suite, full-service hotel. It boasts 17 meeting rooms and can host hi-tech conferences. Incentive activities include jeep and quad bike tours in the summer plus skiing in the winter. Local firms offer a range of team-building exercises such as 'Survivor: The Canadian Outback'.

Whistler is located 75 miles north of Vancouver in the Coast mountains of British Columbia, and is home to the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

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