Why Whistler?

Whistler is an outdoor lover's paradise. Some of the most hardcore and extreme athletes call this place home. This town is home to sixteen powder bowls, five beautiful lakes, endless climbing pitches, a plethora of hiking trails, and a downhill mountain bike park that is hailed as the best in the world. Whistler is dripping with mountain culture. If you get the right job, you can ski or ride all day, every day. If you're not outdoorsy when you arrive, you probably will be when you leave (if you ever do). Whistler truly has something for everybody, and even if you're not an adrenaline-fuelled mountain junkie, the magic of this mountain air will likely tempt you to stay.

Photos by Christie FitzPatrick

Because Whistler is so awesome, it attracts tens of thousands of people every year. It is a cultural melting pot; your server could be from Japan, Australia, or Poland. If you're looking for an authentic gold rush ski town filled with maple-leaf-toting Canadians, Whistler probably isn't it. Instead, it is an eclectic mix of Brits, Aussies, French Canadians and people from the far reaches of Eastern Europe and South America. We all flock here and call ourselves locals within 2 months. This has pros and cons. I can count on one hand the number of people I know who were born and raised here, but that isn’t necessarily good or bad. Most people love having the opportunity to form friendships with people from all over the world. Usually, we’re all here for the same reason!

Photos by Christie FitzPatrick

Whistler Wedgemount Lake Hike
Whistler's Top Hikes
Whistler Hpusing Crisis
Housing
Making Friends
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