Study in Whistler
The Whistler resort area, north of Vancouver in British Columbia, exists because of skiing. With more than 8,000 acres over 2 mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, it’s the largest skiable area in North America. That distinction – and it’s roughly 12m of yearly snowfall – helped it earn co-hosting duties at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada's premier year-round destination. it has a permanent population of approximately 9,965, plus a larger but rotating "transient" population of workers, typically younger people from beyond BC, notably from Australia and Europe. With activities from skiing to sleigh rides, snowmobiling, ice skating and more - this is truly a Canadian winter wonderland.
What to do and see: visit the official Whistler tourism website.
Be prepared, what is important to know about Whistler:
- Whistler Currency: CAD
- Whistler Telephone area code: +1 672
- Whistler Electricity (plug): Electricity in Canada usually supply electricity between 110 and 120 volts. Check out the type of plug.
- Whistler Annual events: Wanderlust Festival (Aug), Whistler Farmers' Market (May-Oct), GO Fest - Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival (May) and more.
- Whistler Public holidays: check out on Government website.
- Whistler Weather average:
Winter (Dec - Feb): -8ºC - 3ºC
Spring (Mar - May): -3ºC - 17ºC
Summer (Jun - Aug): 9ºC - 27ºC
Autumn (Sep - Nov): -1ºC - 20ºC
Find information about transports in Whistler on government websites:
- Getting around Whistler: buses and subway.
- Taxis can be hailed from the streets.