The Whistler Athletes’ Village is one of many legacies of the 2010 Winter Games and was home to more than 3,500 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and officials.
Today, the area is a residential neighbourhood named Cheakamus Crossing, which includes the Whistler Athletes’ Centre.
Around 800 residents now live in Cheakamus Crossing, a vibrant neighbourhood where 90 per cent of the homes restricted to the Whistler workforce through the Whistler Housing Authority.
Cheakamus Crossing features 20 townhomes and 30 fully accessible condos, which include universal design features for access and user-ability. A model for sustainable living, Cheakamus Crossing is one of 20 Canadian developments designated as a pilot project for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighbourhood Development with features such as the District Energy System.
Visit the Cheakamus Crossing webpage.
Whistler Athletes’ Centre
The Whistler Athletes’ Centre with its lodge and townhome accommodation and high performance centre has become the epi-centre of athlete training and development in Whistler.
Organizations such as the Whistler Gymnastics Club and the Whistler Adaptive Sport Program are permanently located in the centre, and sport programming is offered to the general public. The facilities are operated by Whistler Sport Legacies, as are the Nordic and sliding venues.
Visit the Whistler Athletes’ Centre website.
The development of the area was managed by the municipality’s wholly owned subsidiary, Whistler 2020 Development Corporation, and made possible by the support of the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada, and the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC).