British Columbia. Known for its natural beauty, natural wonder, and natural way of getting kids as young as 18 plastered with their outstanding alcoholic beverages. Beer is one of Canada’s specialties, and British Columbia is no exception to that rule. Dozens of microbreweries dot the beauteous landscape of British Columbia and yearly attract hundreds of young adults 18 and up who thrill at the ability to legally drink and ski without fear of being forced to the side of the snow bank for a breathalyzer test.
Anytime of the year is a good time to enjoy a brewski in British Columbia’s temperate weather. General consensus among outsiders is that the temperatures in British Columbia tend to range fro “Cold” to “very cold” to “you-have-got-to-be-*-kidding-me cold”. However, the natives know that the weather can be rather nice, depending on your location
Whistler, British Columbia is located just north of Vancouver, in the Whistler valley. Found below the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, Whistler is known as a world-class ski location. As such, Mother Nature annually blesses Whistler with snow, with an average snowfall of 30 feet, or 15 pairs of shoes. The snow generally begins when it gets cold and ends when it gets hot.
Thanks to Whistler’s proximity to the coast (30 miles as the crow flies, or 10 years as the horse flies), its temperatures are moderate during the winter season, rarely dipping below 12 degrees F (-10C)in the Valley and 5 degrees F (15C) in the alpine region during the coldest part of the year. During the summer months of July and August, temperatures can climb as high as 80 degrees F (27C). It is during these summer months that the snow tends to turn to water and the inhabitant’s desires change from snow skiing to water skiing and from snow boarding to surf boarding, and from snowball fights to bar fights over who was the brightest McKenzie brother (see http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/9134/).
In general, Whistler has something for everyone. It’s scenic landscape and temperate weather makes it a wonderful spot for natives and tourists alike. From skiing to spas, from snow to sun, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. Why not give Whistler a whistle to day?