Australia Day in Whistler
Tomorrow is Australia day... at least it is in Canada. Today is actually Australia Day in Australia, and if you look carefully you'll see some die hard Aussie pride being sported on the hill. Usually in the form of the National flag worn as a cape while snowboarding.
But be prepared for tomorrow. Expect to see every 3rd person wearing blue face paint, with white stars, flag-capes and swimwear in the freezing cold.
It's probably the biggest party of the year in Whistler. Australians are renowned for celebrating their freedom... by drinking and partying hard all day long; on and off the slopes. One of my personal favorite Aussie-day traditions in Canada is skiing or boarding from the top of the hill wearing nothing but swimwear. I actually did this last year... in Alberta. I assure you, riding a chairlift in winter wearing almost nothing requires a LOT of national pride.
Australia Day is almost as big in Whistler, BC as it is back in Australia. Approximately 20% of Whistler's workforce are Aussies taking some form of another of a sabbatical or working holiday in the snow.
For weeks now, Aussie's have been begging, pleading, and
blackmailing their workmates to swap shifts so they can
get today (and hopefully tomorrow) off.
Lot's of local establishments even go so far as to import local Australian beers; including VB (Victoria Bitter) for the occasion.
It's going to be a full day of hard partying in the village. See you there!
Coming to Whistler for Aussie Day?
Whether you plan on joining in the massive festivities, or relaxing away in your luxurious room... we can help. We have some great packages for Lift Tickets & Ski Rentals, which make staying and playing in Whistler cheaper and easier.
Contact our Friendly Staff today. They're more than happy to help out with any questions you may have.