Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver Airport to Whistler
The Vancouver-Whistler drive takes about 2 hours, depending on road and traffic conditions. Distance: approx. 115 kilometers or 70 miles. Whistler is north of Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway (#99).
As host of the 2010 winter Olympics, the resort of Whistler offers an amazing experience. Every level of skiing is available, along with mogul runs, park, pipe, great downhill racing, aerial facilities, as well as ski and boarder cross.
Meadow Park Sports Centre
Located three kilometers north of the village off Highway #99, Whistler's Meadow Park Sports Centre is home to an indoor kids' pool, lap pool, sauna, arena, fitness studio, weight room and squash courts.
Whistler Racquet Club, Golf Resort
There are outdoor tennis courts all around Whistler and are available free to the public. During winter, the Racquet Club offers indoor courts, change rooms, gym, lounge and swimming pool and a private restaurant. Whistler hosts 3 local PGA-rated golf courses as well as 5 others within 30km of the village.
Whistler Secondary School
It only takes 10 minutes by bus to get from the Whistler village to the local high school. Whistler Secondary is a closely knit community of learners where grade 8 to 12 students receive individualized attention from their teachers and strong support from their parents and community. With approximately 300 students, classes average around 30 students. The natural surroundings are used to improve the academics as well as the physical abilities of students.
Dormitory and Homestay
Our junior athletes are all placed with local Canadian families or live in our school dormitory where they are supervised by CSBA staff. The dorm offers meals for students as well as a regimented routine to work on life skills and becoming independent while away from home.
Older students may choose to stay in a share-house where other locals or students are living. There are no meals provided, so groceries and cooking are the responsibility of the student. And students share a room.
Homestay is available to all students. The cost includes 3 meals and a private room. The house rules vary depending on families, so making breakfast and lunch may be the responsibility of the student.