Accredited Institution forquality career education


Whistler Adventure School (WAS) is a private career training institution accredited and certified by the British Columbian government (PTIB) to deliver high quality career education in Marketing & Media, Retail Manufacturing, Design and Innovation and Guiding.

Career Pathway


Students gain the knowledge they need to find professional jobs in tourism, marketing & media, mountain sport technician, manufacturing, mechanics or outdoor recreation. A certificate from WAS prepares students for a variety of rewarding and in-demand careers locally and internationally.

Students graduating from WAS programs have created new businesses, media endeavors, as well as entered the world of professional guiding. Further, WAS works with students to help create an educational experience to further their career paths.

Located in Whistler,British Columbia, Canada


Whistler is a unique place and international hub for diversity, activities and cultural richness. Whistler is the number one ski and bike resort in North America – hosting amazing winter and summer activities, festivals, arts and culture.

Students can study and work while enjoying the Whistler lifestyle of skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, and living close to nature.

Student Gap Year Programs


Interested in other alternatives to University programs? Check out our Student Gap Year page for upcoming programs!

Special Student Gap Year Programs

Hands-on learning experience


WAS programs are designated to enhance the career education and personal development of all students. Courses are instructed by well-known industry professionals who also serve as mentors and advisors. With small, interactive classes WAS provides hands-on learning where time to practice is main factor.

A Day in the Life


Thinking of going to school abroad? Or even a different city? We’ll take you on a day in the life of an International student. Leandro moved from Brazil to study at Whistler Adventure School (WAS), a post secondary career school located in the beautiful ski, snowboarding and biking resort town of Whistler, British Columbia in Canada. Leandro will take you on a typical day as he works, studies and enjoys the natural beauty of the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Some facts about Whistler:

  • Whistler’s population 11,854
  • 79% of the work force lives in Whistler
  • Whistler Village elevation is 675 meters
  • Whistler is about 2 hours by car from Vancouver, 2.5 from the airport and 5 hours from Seattle
  • Approximately 3 million people visit Whistler every year, with a capacity of 30,000 overnight visitors.
  • Click here for more facts about Whistler

WAS believes in

  • small & interactive classes
  • flexible course timelines
  • a strong focus on providing a hands-on learning experience
  • allowing students the opportunity to live an adventurous, active lifestyle while pursuing an education

Live Learn Play: the adventure

  • Live - in the beautiful mountain town of Whistler with many adventures surrounding you
  • Learn - what you love with a hands-on learning experience and like-minded students
  • Play - your favorite activities in and around Whistler

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Live Life Outdoors!