WHISTLER WATER'S SOURCE IS LOCATED AT THE BASE OF A PRISTINE GLACIAL OUTFLOW JUST NORTH OF WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.
RING OF FIRE
The Coast Mountains are part of the Coast Range Arc, which is a long and large volcanic arc system that is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This system was created millions of years ago initially by the subduction of the Kula Plate under the Continental Plate followed by a magma intrusion that cooled at depths beneath the volcanoes. These events culminated in the granitic intrusions that today we call the Coast Range Arc.
Virtually the entire glacial watershed from which Whistler Water comes is underlain by a clean grey-white granitic rock. This rock is compact and chemically inert, which ensures our water is flowing through it at a truly glacial pace. It also ensures our glacial water is not adversely affected by any dissolved substances of fine particulate matter. Deeper yet, below the icecaps and granite rock through which Whistler Water flows, lies the heavily compacted granite floor that is the base of Whistler Water’s aquifer. These geological factors protect and isolate Whistler Glacial Water until it is packaged and delivered to you.
Whistler Water is collected from a unique aquifer located at the foothill of remote mountains that are part of the Pacific Range of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia. The Coast Mountains comprise many of the world’s largest temperate-latitude icecaps and glaciers. This remote northern area keeps both the glacier and the aquifer highly protected from human and industrial contamination. The Coast Mountains are brimming with lush forests where the thick density of trees release a high concentration of oxygen. Brisk winds carry this clean oxygenated air up to the peaks and glaciers of the Coast Mountains to contribute to Whistler Water’s natural taste and purity.
The Coast Mountains are located high above sea level where the glaciers that top mountain peaks date back millions of years. These glaciers trap water as ice until it melts and flows down into the aquifer. The glaciers keep the frozen water pristine and free from any disturbance, and have done so since the ice age. Today, that water can be found in Whistler Water’s aquifer. Far from the sea shores, the air surrounding the Coastal Mountains is cold and crisp. This ensures that almost all the precipitation that falls in the area is snow, which replenishes the glaciers. With temperatures reaching down to -20 Celsius in the winter, snow turns to ice and the cycle that feeds the Whistler Water aquifer continues.
AIR CLEANLINESS MAP
Our water source is located in one of the cleanest parts of the world, just north of Whistler, British Columbia. Canada's strict environmental regulations and the West Coast's affinity for a healthy world keep our source and the surrounding area safe from pollutants. The air, water and earth surrounding our water are some of the best quality on the planet. The below map shows current air pollution ratings around the world, and you can see that our source is clear of contaminants.