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.

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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.

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Numbers

10000
population
$ 2904
Cost of living
(Month)
5 %
Unemployement
$ 10.25
Minimum Wage
(per hour)
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  • Living expenses
cost of living unit: 
Month
  • Food: 300.0
  • Accommodation: 2000.0
  • Services: 200.0
  • Entertainment: 200.0
  • Extras: 120.0
  • Transport: 84.0

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