• Canada
    • Whistler
26 - 52 weeks

Program Details

Animal Viewing Backpacking Bird Watching Camping Cycling Hiking Mountain Biking Mountain Climbing Remote Exploring Rock Climbing Skiing Snowboarding
Year Round
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Starting Price
Price Details
Starting price is for summer or winter program, additional cost to combine into the 18 month (summer and winter combined) program. Tuition doesn't include application fee & trip fees.
What's Included
Some Activities Some Equipment Some Park Fees Wifi
What's Not Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Some Equipment Meals Some Park Fees SIM cards Transportation
May 05, 2023
Mar 16, 2022
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About Program

The Adventure Tourism Program is the perfect way for nature lovers to explore the beautiful area in the Coastal mountain range surrounding Whistler and learn new skills related to various outdoor sports including mountain biking, alpine climbing, experiential leadership, backpacking and wilderness first aid, and intro to backcountry skiing & snowboarding and outdoor survival skills (in winter)

This is an entry-level program, so the entry requirement is just that you are physically fit with a positive attitude & keen to get out into nature, explore and expand your horizons. This program can be completed either over a full year, which allows you lots of extra time to work, make friends and enjoy Whistler life, or over the accelerated 6 month program if you don't have a full year off.

Whether you are considering a career in the adventure tourism industry, or simply want to reconnect with nature in a small group of like-minded individuals, this is the program for outdoor lovers!

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Program Highlights

  • Taught in small groups (maximum 8 per group) by certified mountain guides
  • Expand your leadership skills in varied and diverse situations - expand your limits.
  • Access some of the most beautiful outdoor locations in Canada! Experience Whistler in summer or winter, or both!
  • In between courses, you will have time to work and play - enter into Canada with a study permit with work allowance so that you can earn money while you're here
  • Meet like-minded individuals from around the world, make lifelong friendships while learning new life skills and gaining confidence in the outdoors.

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Adventure Tourism Winter

I just ended up with my adventure tourism winter program at Whistler Adventure School. This program was different and very unique, getting more into the backcountry field.
All of those courses were taught by highly qualified experts in their field, who truly love their jobs.
It feels great to take on skills and knowledge that make me a more well-rounded outdoorsman and more capable partner for anyone I'm adventuring with.

Thank you, FX, Chris Lawrence, and all the other teachers and professionals for all their passion for this program.

Thank you Whistler Adventure School for this year!

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