Posted on March 13, 2024

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Between the maple syrup and rows of red flannel shirts, the gentle murmur of a true Canadian uttering a heartfelt “sorry, eh!” may catch your ear. Approach cautiously, armed with a bowl of poutine (preferably from the Beacon Pub)  and the offering of ice skates. The elusive Canadain would never attack but may send thier moose your way if precautions aren’t taken. To ensure seamless assimilation, we’ve crafted a guide, ensuring you can blend in when visiting Whistler, BC – the quintessential Canadian experience is yours for the taking!

At the forefront of Canadian identity is the commitment to apologizing for any inconvenience, be it minor or trivial—merely existing warrants an apology. The versatile word “sorry”  integrates into every sentence, replacing common expressions like “like,” “wait,” “what,” “how,” “when,” and more.

If you’re not too busy apologizing, you should crack a beer while igniting your BBQ to grill freshly caught rainbow trout while showcasing your entire outdoor equipment arsenal – a crucial element. Your skis and bikes on display is how you gain status. Whistler is unique in that way, local Canadain’s can’t show up their cars because the village is too pedestrian-friendly, locals walk everywhere!

If you’re not hungry, gravitate toward the nearest lake, armed with a cooler of, yes, you guessed it, beer and a tiny chair that only sits an inch above the ground. You’ll want to pack an extra seat; it’s the unspoken Canadian code to assist fellow citizens at every opportunity. Failure to do so may result in sitting on the ground if you lock eyes with a passerby who is without his own chair. The guilt will make you give yours up, and if you don’t, you’ll be spotted! (a moose will be sent on your tail!)

When it comes to wardrobe choices, limit your public attire to a select few essentials: flannel, anything from Lululemon, Arc’teryx, and sweatpants. Comfort is paramount. Canadains, especially those from British Columbia, must be ready to leave on spontaneous mountain road trip at any given moment. A “roady” is a yearly ritual, though weekly drives through the Coastal Mountains are ideal.

The finishing touch to your Canadian transformation? A Tim Hortons coffee and a donut (Boston Creams are top-tier), and you’re primed for the ultimate Canadian Whistler adventure!

Book your immersive Canadain experience in Whistler with us today by connecting with our Guest Services Team, and they can assist you in finding Whistler accommodation at the best rates and offers we have at [email protected] or 1 800 667 3363.