Whistler Adventure School

Whistler Adventure School

About

Whistler Adventure School is an accredited Post-Secondary Institution located in the year-round resort town of Whistler, BC. Our GAP year programs are perfect for mountain-lovers who want to learn new skills in Adventure Tourism, play in Canada's #1 adult mountain playground, and be able to work to support themselves while in Canada. All 6 month and 1 year program students come into Canada on a study permit with work allowance. WAS focuses on hands-on learning in small groups, utilizing our 'outdoor classroom' (the mountains), and bringing together like-minded individuals who want to reconnect with nature while learning important new skills for their future.

Reviews

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Emilio
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

WAS Marketing and Media Manager

What person active in social media wouldn't like to have great pictures and videos in their grid? Nowadays is really helpful to have any Marketing knowledge, either if you have a business and need to communicate appropriately or if you want to improve your social media accounts. They teach you from the basics of marketing to how to edit photos and videos. How far can you go with this program? After finishing the Marketing and Media Manager program, my partner and I started a side-hustle (@maria.collars on Instagram) by taking advantage of the knowledge earned.

Pros
  • Whistler
  • From basics to pro
Cons
  • Housing
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MARIA
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

WAS Marketing and Media Manager

What person active in social media wouldn't like to have great pictures and videos in their grid? Nowadays is really helpful to have any Marketing knowledge, either if you have a business and need to communicate appropriately or if you want to improve your social media accounts. They teach you from the basics of marketing to how to edit photos and videos. How far can you go with this program? After finishing the Marketing and Media Manager program, my partner and I started a side-hustle (@maria.collars on Instagram) by taking advantage of the knowledge earned.

Pros
  • Whistler
  • From basics to pro
Cons
  • Housing
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MARIA
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

WAS Marketing and Media Manager

As a Graphic Designer, I'm always involved in communication and marketing projects without knowing much about the field. After finishing the program, I started a side-hustle here in Whistler using much of the knowledge earned. It was a perfect starting point as they teach you from the basics to organizing a branded event or managing social media. Also, I really enjoyed the Photo and Video courses; imagine that your class is at the ski or bike resort or in the middle of the woods. It is the perfect location to learn photography and videography if you want a great Instagram profile.

Pros
  • Is Whistler
  • Easy to learn
  • Network
Cons
  • Housing
  • Work Hours
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Alessandro
8/10
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!

Pros
  • Location
  • Training
  • Jobs opportunities
Cons
  • Housing
  • Work on the job program
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Elena
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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I had lots of fun participating in the ski guide training at WAS. Personally, I barely had any experience at ski touring, so everything I know now it’s because of this course, which is a lot. It helped me to become a more confident skier, learnt a lot of things about the mountain and safety tips. I keep recommending it to my friends, but I think it might be a little bit too easy for some experienced people. The social environment was good, I met a lot of nice people and everyone tries to help each other as much as possible.

Pros
  • Learnt a lot
  • Lots of adventure
  • Made good friends
Cons
  • A little bit pricey
  • A little bit disorganized sometimes

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