Whistler, British Columbia
Project Status: Current
Rainbow Plaza is strategically located at the northern gateway of Whistler on the Sea-to Sky Highway (Highway 99), just 4.5 kilometres north of Whistler Village. This new commercial/ residential development is anchored by a 15,500 SF Loblaw Independent, Chevron gas station, a liquor store, dental office and Cranked Espresso Bar. The development has added 65 apartmentstyle condos to the new Rainbow neighborhood. Development on the Rainbow neighbourhood began in 2008 and today consists of a mix of resident restricted housing and market housing. The site is easily accessed by a traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 99 and Crazy Canuck Drive. Whistler has a current population of approximately 11,000 full time residents with capacity for 30,000 overnight visitors. The average daily population in Whistler is currently estimated at approximately 31,000 people running up to 70,000 people during peak times.
Annual tourist visitations hit a record setting 3.48 million visitors in 2017, and is expected to continue increasing upon completion of Whistler Blackcomb’s 3 phase improvement plan. The improvement plans will include brand new year-round attractions, as well as mountain improvements allowing for increased visitation and additional attractions.
|Survey Radius||1 KM||3 KM||5 KM||10 KM|
|2018 Population (est)||1,092||3,513||6,503||12,341|
|2013 Population (est)||931||3,004||5,668||10,551|
|2018 Average Household Income (est)||$134,830||$142,485||$134,710||$125,802|
|2013 Average Household Income (est)||$107,364||$115,653||$109,636||$102,040|