Ski and surf the slopes until your leg muscles burn
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Adventure plus English: Whistler is one of the biggest and best mountain playgrounds on the planet. It’s a small, friendly and international resort town that is popular all year round. Whistler is not far from Vancouver in the beautiful Coast Mountains of Western Canada. Whistler is a wonderful place to ski and study English. It's perfect place to start a Gap Year in Canada. Whistler is famous for its skiing, snow-boarding, mountain-biking and extreme sports. Whistler’s downhill bike park is the world’s largest, and is also pretty scary.

International House Whistler

Play hard and study hard: The International House Whistler school offers students General English, Cambridge test preparation (FCE and CAE), TOEFL and even Environmental Studies programmes. The timetables are flexible during the winter season so that you can spent the maximum quality time on the slopes. The school organizes camps for skiers and surfers of all levels and helps students with first level preparation to become a recognized Canadian ski instructor. The ski season runs from November to May. Whistler alos has the world's top mountain bike trails. Whitsler is the ideal place to kick off your Gap Year in Canada.


  • Whistler is two hours by bus north of Vancouver
  • IH Whistler school is in the centre of Whistler village
  • 2-minute walk from the ski lift
  • Surrounded by cafés, restaurants and shops


  • Homestay: Most homestays are about 15–20 minutes by bus
  • Student House: About a 15–minute bus ride from the school


  • General English full–time
  • General English part–Tpime
  • Exam Preparation Course (CAE and FCE)
  • Private tuition
  • Minimum level: Elementary


  • Max class size: 12 students (class size fluctuates during busy and quiet periods)
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • School capacity: 60 Students
  • Average Age: 22
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Lessons are 50 minutes
  • 5 classrooms
  • Student computers and free Wi-Fi
  • Airport transfer from and to Vancouver International Airport
  • Registration for CAE or FCE exam


Activities are organised for every day of the week. Examples for activities are:

  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Dog sledding
  • Outdoor climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Ice skating
  • Bungee jumping
  • Skateboarding
  • Golfing
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Rafting
  • Biking
  • Potluck dinners
  • Hockey games in Vancouver
  • Trampoline
  • Visit to the Farmer’s Market
  • School BBQs

The Language House likes

If ‘adventure’ is your middle name, then Whistler is the perfect place. The skiing is brilliant with a huge choice of runs for all levels. The mountain is also a magnet for mountain bike enthusiasts. Some of our students love the Whistler experience so much that they go back a second time... or a third.

International House Whistler