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Whistler or Jasper?....

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1. Posted by vertigo22 (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I may have found employment in either of these places in both ski resorts as a waiter. If you were to choose which is better from a first time traveller to Canada which has the more fun?
Also which is closer to Vancouver?

2. Posted by helsbells1 (Budding Member 70 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Whistler definately!!!!!!!!!
I worked in Whistler for 6 months and it was the most amazing time of my life, it is only 2 hours (drive) from Vancouver whereas I think Jasper is about a 14 hour drive.
Whistler has the most skiable terrain and is one of the top 5 resorts in the world!!!! The people there are fab and although a little expensive, the night life is amazing.
If you have any questions I will be more than happy to help.

3. Posted by George L. (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I must make an argument for Jasper, even though Whistler is closer to Vancouver. In the short time that I stayed in Whistler, I found the whole place to be really - and I mean, really - commercialised and too touristy.

Jasper, on the other hand, is more nature-oriented and the people - I found anyway - were much nicer, more laid-back.

If you need to be near Vancouver, working in Jasper is also just a really good excuse to cross the Canadian Rockies more often. :) (and I totally suggest the train)