I have a month to kill around the BC area in January and was thinking of spending some time snow boarding in Whistler. I don't have a working visa but was hopeful on getting an under the desk job or working in a hostel for the cost of staying there or something similar. Is there anywhere where this is possible?
I am going to Whistler for two months winter! Will arrive there around 20th January and leave somewhere in the end of March.
During this time I will need some cheap accommodation! As I dont got driving license and I am going to Whistler only for the skiing, I am requiring the accommodation to be either ski in-, ski- out, or walkable distance to lift or bus station.
So the only thing I care about is really the position, I dont care if its luxury or got a hot-tub or whatever. A kitchen would be nice tho. With the position and kitchen solved, I am looking for the absolute cheapest.
What would you recommend?
Thanks by advance!
My wife and I are thinking of going to Whistler in February next year but have heard it is expensive. We know the cost of lift tickets, ski rentals, lodging, etc., but I cannot find anything about cost of food or other activities besides skiing. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
My husband's family is planning a family vacation for next summer when my child will be 26 months old. We have been coming up with more cons rather than pros to take him with us. What is there to do with a 2 year old in Whistler? Or is it more for kids that are a little older?
i need a ride from calgary to surry or vancouver
I have some spare time in Whistler and I need something to do.
Thinking of planning a 1 - 2 month trip to Whistler and was wondering if there are any places to stay long term and what my best options for long term lodging would be.
Was also thinking about splitting up some of that time in Vancouver and am curious about travel to/from Whistler and Vancouver.
Hi! Im moving to whistler in the beggining week of Feb, I already have a place sorted which is awesome, but Im wondering what my chances of finding work are?
I am coming to whistler for the month of february and need a room for the month.
Please send me and email if you have anything.
I'm planning to travel to Whistler next February, and I could not decide if it would be better to stay at North Village or Upper Village?
Could someone give me a tip?
My boyfriend and I are travelling to Vancouver for a week in December and will be spending 3 nights in Whistler. We are debating whether it is best to rent a car and drive ourselves to Whistler or take a bus. Renting a car seems to be about the same price as takin the bus ($60 pp each way) which I think is quite expensive ($240 in total for both of us).
Any suggestions/tips are appreciated!!
Celebrating a wonderful remission and hoping for GREAT advice on what I shouldn't miss during 24 hours in Whistler in September. Also, what would be the best hotel/view/coziness/romance in Whistler that is in closing walking distance to all the fun/food/bars?
hey my self and 6 mates are travelling to whistler in jan 2012 and are wanting to stay in a townhouse or condo but are struggling with an over 25 age restriction in most places....can anyone suggest some places where this restriction will not be a factor
I will be attending a conference at the Fairmont Chateau in Whistler, but my per diem doesn't allow enough per night to stay at the Chateau. Is there any place near by that is nice and within walkable distance of the Chateau that I could get for about150 USD?
Thanks in advance,
I'm heading to Whistler in a few weeks and was wondering if there are sports bars - or indeed bars of any description - that show the big MMA events on PPV.
So... Are there?
Hey guys, we are two 18 year old Australian girls looking to find a place in whistler village (preferably) for 4 months. We are getting working Visa's and plan to work regularly, probably just in hospitality, but later on I will hopefully find work as a snowboarding instructor (when I'm qualified).
I've had a few friends live in Whistler for a year or so and all claim they found work easily, that people there are friendly, that the transport is decent (we won't be able to drive over there!) etc.
Please let me know if you have any tips, warnings, or experiences you would like to share with us in relevance to getting a job, accommodation etc or if you have any available for us!
Thank you very much, we appreciate your help =)
You comment that you can lose your pass for skiing Peak to Peak. I have never seen it signed as being closed. I would be very surprised if it is closed. Clearly it is triple black and dangerous, but is it even in the ski area. If not, then of course anyone can ski it whenever they want. I caution anyone thinking of it that it is extreme skiing! Do you have info that it is closed?
My friend and i are travelling to canada in Jan 2011, Just wondering how to get a good job? also living wise whats the costs per month, and how do i find reasonable living with out signing a huge lease because we are going to be in canada for 4 months then going to europe then possibly coming back to canada..
Hi! Has anyone taken a dining tour with Whistler Tasting Tours? We're looking into taking one, but wanted to get some feedback. I like the "Hidden Gems" tour. It's90 for 4 courses at 4 locations, and you can add on wine pairings for an additional25 (tax and tip all included). I think it's a great deal, but wanted to hear if there are any other suggestions.
I am planning my 5th around the world trip which will happen in December as usual.
Whistler will be one of my first stops so I was wondering if you could give me some advice about a few things....
1) Is there enough snow usually at the beginning/middle of December?
2) Any shuttle bus from Vancouver airport? if yes how long it takes?
3) Any youth hostels in Downtown whistler?
4) What about winter activities day tours I can do? (snowshoeing, etc)
5) I also heard there is this activity called zip line which is unique to British Columbia, is it fun?~
6) Does whistler have a gondola like Banff does from where I can see the whole town?
7) How far from the town are the sky fields?
thanks in advance!
I just arrived in Whistler and very much enjoy the place.
Where will I be able to watch bears? It seems, I will be the only person been in Canada without having seen one...
I asked in the hotel and at the tourist information - their answers were not really helpful. I formerly read in this forum, to go to the dump-place in Whistler. Today I have been informed, that this one has been removed.
We have got a car, so it would not be a problem to drive a little bit around. Any suggestions?
Thanks for any comments,
I am planning an RV trip from California to Whistler this winter. Does anyone have any tips on Staying in an RV during winter? Or can you recommend any places to stay in Whistler ie. RV parks, parking lots? Please give me as many tips as you can, I want to be prepared! Thank you - Paul
Beginning of July we intend to go by train to Whistler. The city, is it a construction site for the Olympics or is it worth to stay some days there?
Looking for a place for 4 people in mid August, possibly a 2 bedroom suite. Reasonable rate very important, fine with staying outside of Whistler Village, prefer to be within a half hour drive if possible.
Would appreciate any suggesitons of a lodge or B&B that may give us a discounted rate. Are there sites that do last minute bookings for a discount?
I'm planning to Visit Canada and the west coast of America and will be spending 2 weeks in Whistler at least, staying with my cousin. I've looked into it but couldn't find much information on the website. whistlerhome.com/ice-skating... Has anyone been to this rink? And if so could you give me anymore information such as opening times or if your able to jump or spin on the ice in public sessions or if there's a training ice session if you can't.
My husband and I are looking for a good deal on lodging in Whistler, we are looking for a studio or one bedroom for a 2 or 3 night weekend in March or early April, doing a last minute reservation is a possiblity. Where is the best place to look for deals at Whistler, we are looking for something pretty basic, no frills needed.
Hello, we are planning a 4 night visit this summer to Whistler and are wondering which area to get a condo in. Any opinions out there? I have ski'd there, but haven't stayed in the summer. Upper village, North village, Creekside? We would like something not in the main village but nearby with mountain views where maybe we can walk to main village or take shuttle bus. Is the summer pretty busy or quiet? Any Olympics construction I should avoid?
We are from New Zealand and looking to spend a couple of months travelling mainly around the Oregon area (have family there) and then up into Canada. My question is what is the best way to travel - hiring or buying a car + using motels or to buy/hire a campervan type vehicle.
I've now worked out i can afford to go to Whistler at the beginning of October.
I was looking for lift passes for this time and i can't find any as the websites i've found don't start thier lift passes until november.
Am i going to early for Snowboarding or do i have to get them out there.
If so how much are they?
thanks for the help
my son is heading out to whistler for the season. He has a job but nowhere to stay. Anyone any ideas of cheap accomodation, or someeone to share with?