Planning travel in BC? Due to recent storm damage, the Province of BC has introduced temporary non-essential road travel restrictions along severely affected highways and limitations on fuel for parts of the province. Learn about these latest updates, along with current border info, local health orders and recommendations, winter driving, and more at hellobc.com/know-before-you-go.
Behind every great ski resort is a mountain town filled with people passionate about the sport. In British Columbia, Canada, that enthusiasm for the mountain lifestyle seeps into experiences off the slopes, whether you’re enjoying a pint of craft beer among locals in Fernie, or learning about the legacy of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Whistler.
This winter, BC’s resorts are welcoming travellers who are looking for that unique ski town experience, and who yearn to go deeper into the snowy outdoors. Now that the U.S.-Canada border has re-opened, it’s a lot easier to heed the call of the north and head to mountain communities with ample powder, challenging terrain you’ll have mostly to yourself, ski-in/ski-out hotels and chalets, and an automatic 25 per cent discount on everything, thanks to a favourable exchange rate for Americans.
What’s more, it’s easy to stay physically distant while schussing. But, rest assured that once you return to town après-ski, the hotels, lodges, bars, and bistros that refuel those ski legs have implemented and are following protocols to keep you just as safe off the slopes.
Dive into fantastic fall lines and mountain culture in these five unique BC ski towns.