• Canada
    • Whistler
26 - 52 weeks

Program Details

Backpacking Cycling Hiking Mountain Biking Mountain Climbing Remote Exploring
Fall Spring Summer
Apartment Hostel
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Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Program pricing includes:
Application fee $250 (non-refundable)
*Accommodation, lift passes and sport equipment is not included in the tuition pricing
What's Included
Some Activities Visa Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Material fees and text book fees

What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Park Fees SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance
Aug 10, 2023
Apr 03, 2022
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About Program

Calling all Mountain Bikers!

Whistler Adventure School (WAS) has the perfect program for you to spend 6 glorious months in Whistler, BC, learning more about what you already love in what is arguably the BEST mountain bike destination in the world!

The Bike Guide Training Diploma program is made for bikers of intermediate to advanced levels, and covers various elements of working as a guide in the biking industry including First Aid, Mechanics, Instructor Certification, Guiding Instruction and a short Co-op work term.
Students accepted into this program will apply for a study permit with work allowance which means that you can work and earn money to support yourself while doing this program. WAS is an accredited Post-Secondary Institution so upon completion of this program you will earn a Diploma and have a real certification to take home with you. The outdoors is our classroom, so the majority of your class time will be spent outdoors and on your bike, doing what you love!

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Program Highlights

  • Earn Industry credentials in the Bike Industry in small hands-on groups
  • Learn, live, play and work in beautiful Whistler, BC
  • Meet like-minded students from all over the world - WAS has students from over 15 different countries at any given time.
  • All of our courses are taught by industry professionals
  • Experience Whistler life as a local - you'll be learning, living, and working with Whistler locals

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Program Reviews

4.67 Rating
based on 3 reviews
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  • Housing 4.35
  • Support 4.7
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

From 0 to be a bike guide in less than 6 month!

After several year working as an engineer in Italy I decided to make a change and pursue my passion for biking. So, I moved to Squamish and took the bike guide training with Whistler Adventure School. After first few weeks of training I started to apply to guiding jobs and I had been hired as a canoe guide and bike guide with two different companies.
My experience with this training is definitely positive.After one year, I am still working as guide and coach and I love it. I am glad I did this training.
To conclude I would like to say that in order to have a wonderful and successful experience like mine it is important that you will approach this training with the right attitude. The same when you'll apply for a job as a guide or coach.
I really hope this review help you decide. In any case I am willing to have a chat with you if this can help you decide!

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97 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Bike Guide Training

This course is absolutely recommended to people who loves mountain biking. I learnt a lot of new things related with mechanic, guiding people, first aids... The instructors were amazing and the school supported me always I required that. You have fun while you are learning a lot of interesting things. The program also allows you to work in bike environment, with people with the same interests of you, and that it awesome. I´ve already recommended this school to some friends. It was a very good experience in Whistler.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I´d change the order of the modules I studied. I think its better to start with the first aids course and mechanic to take the opportunity for the rest.
93 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Bike Guide Training Program at WAS

Attending to this program has been one of the best decisions in my life. While there I had so much fun, met incredible people who have the same passions I have and learnt a lot of skills that changed my career and now I can say that I work in the industry I always dreamt.
One thing I loved about the program, a part from the courses that were incredible, was the bike guide co-op that helped me to practice all the learnt skills in the real world.
And, of course, I want to mention that Whistler, the town where WAS is located, is the best place in the world with any doubt for all snow, mountain and MTB passionates, what an amazing place!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you love outdoors and want to enjoy the best year of your life, go to WAS it will change your life!
91 people found this review helpful.

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