Are you ready for adventure? Whistler is where you’ll find it!
As a Tamwood student in Whistler, go explore the incredible mountains, forests and lakes right outside your door! There is so much to do here year-round. Visit in the winter and you will enjoy powder slopes with 200+ ski/snowboard runs, 38 lifts and 8 parks and pipes. In the summer, you can find outdoor adventures in the many hike forest trails or ride the world’s largest downhill mountain bike park.
Use Whistler as a starting point for your travel adventures in beautiful British Columbia!
• Amazing location in Whistler’s main Village, only 150 steps from the gondolas
• Large bright classrooms and student lounge
• Free on-site sports equipment and storage for students
• Free access to wifi
Our Whistler campus is located in the centre of the Whistler village and therefore offers tons of food choices in close walking distance. Make sure to try all the local pubs during your stay in Whistler, such as 21 Steps, The Keg, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Stonesedge Kitchen and Buffalo Bill’s Bar & Grill. If you are on the go, you will also find take-out options nearby like Tim Hortons, Subway and Starbucks.
Whistler is a popular and famous tourist resort and as such the permanent population is quite small as the workforce is mostly seasonal workers who live in shared housing or employer-supplied housing. This means that accommodations with host families are not as available as they are in cities like Vancouver and Toronto. Tamwood cannot guarantee that students will get host family accommodation if they study in Whistler. While Tamwood does have some contracted host families we recommend that students, especially short-term students, view their stay in Whistler as vacation and be prepared to book and pay for accommodations in a hotel, youth hostel, Airbnb rental, or other such vacation properties.
- Athletes Centre Lodge
- Private furnished rooms, shared hall bath, shared kitchen and common areas. Ages 17+
- Located a 25 min commute via public transportation from Whistler Village
- Contact us for a quote
- HI Hostel
- Shared and private rooms – hostel accommodation. Onsite café, extensive common amenities – including Kitchen, BBQ desk, bike storage
- Located a 25 min commute via public transportation to Whistler Village (max 14-night stay)
- Contact us for a quote.
- Allura Direct
- Homestay (Limited availability)
- Carefully screened, English-speaking homestay families
- Fully furnished private rooms with either private or shared bathrooms
- Three meal options: Full-Board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner),
- Half-Board (breakfast and dinner), No Meals
- High-speed wireless internet and laundry facilities are available
Students usually come by bus directly from the Vancouver International Airport or with a bus service that picks up passengers in downtown Vancouver. The drive from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2-3 hours depending on traffic and weather conditions. Contact us for bus times and prices.
In Whistler only, Tamwood Careers offers students the option to apply for a job and secure an interview and job offer prior to arrival. This way you will know what job you will have, how much you will make, and where you will live before you travel to Whistler. Tamwood has partnered with some of the 5-star hotels in Whistler including the Four Seasons, the Pan Pacific, and the Westin Hotel. These hotels interview our job applicants and make offers for jobs that will be part-time hours for the study term (24 weeks) and then full-time hours for the co-op work term (24 weeks). All of the hotels offer staff housing and students who get jobs at the Four Seasons or the Pan Pacific can stay in their staff housing from the first day they arrive and through their entire program. Learn more here. Contact us if you have questions about applying to Tamwood Careers Whistler.
Whistler Blackcomb resort boasts two high peaks for your snow adventures: Whistler Mountain (2,182 meters) and Blackcomb Mountain (2,284 meters). Thanks to the ideal conditions on Blackcomb’s Horstman Glacier, you can even ski and snowboard during the summer. This makes it one of the best ski resort areas in North America! Other popular pastimes include hiking, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and mountain biking.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola provides an elevated and exciting ride between the two mountains encompassing Whistler Blackcomb resort. Hop on the gondola on a clear day and get wowed by the superb views of snow-capped hills, glistening alpine lakes and the dense forest landscape. In winter, you can also use it as a quick connection between your ski or snowboard runs at Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain. Master your fear of heights and you will be in for the 11-minutes ride of a lifetime!
Après in Whistler
Whether you have spent the morning busy learning English at Tamwood College or on your feet all day, rushing down the steep slopes on your skis, snowboard or mountain bike—it’s finally time to relax, refuel and refresh! Après means celebrating another day in the mountains, enjoying delicious food and drinks and spending time with your fellow adventurers. Whistler offers tons of après venues, doesn’t matter if you want to try craft beer, watch sports or dance the night away!