Did you know that Whistler is a world class ski destination? Whistler also boasts a large summer program that thousands also flock to annually. You may be surprised to learn that the annual population of Whistler BC is only 9800 permanent residences. How does such a small population provide the necessary services of such a large amount of visitors?
The answer is that each year approximatly 16,000 workers fly in from Austrailia on work visa’s to cater to all of Whistlers tourists. Some of the best activities which explore the area are described by guides from another country. Each year a lot of the workers rotate back into the groove but many more have to learn about the area. Since they’re only dealing with tourists who don’t know better, the guides simply get a brief orientation and a script to memorize.
The whole purpose of moving to Whistler isn’t to work for money, the purpose is to party and experience the fun culture and amazing friendships and worl class activities Whistler has to offer in their free time.