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    Posted: Sep/27/2009 at 11:17pm
So, if I would live in Vancouver for a couple of months, would I be in a decent resort after a ~30 minutes drive? I researched it myself and I see there are a couple of resorts nearby but can't really judge how long it would take me to get there. How long would it take me to go to whistler?

Extra questions for bonus points: what is the pricelevel (what it costs to live there) in that part of Canada? I am thinking that buying a car over there would be more expensive than in the US where it's really cheap, true? And what does the rent cost for an average 2 person apartment? Is Vancouver expensive allround?

If anyone can make a comparison with western-Europe, that would be great!
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No Canadians here?
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Google Maps FTW! Get direction with an address in Vancouver going to Whistler, they should provide a driving time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2009 at 2:23am
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Google Maps FTW! Get direction with an address in Vancouver going to Whistler, they should provide a driving time.


Yeah the problem with that is that they give an estimate based on a certain speed.. I'd think in the winter and on mountainroads that estimate could be far fom reality :p Anyway, thanks!
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Originally posted by zuck

So, if I would live in Vancouver for a couple of months, would I be in a decent resort after a ~30 minutes drive? I researched it myself and I see there are a couple of resorts nearby but can't really judge how long it would take me to get there. How long would it take me to go to whistler?

Extra questions for bonus points: what is the pricelevel (what it costs to live there) in that part of Canada? I am thinking that buying a car over there would be more expensive than in the US where it's really cheap, true? And what does the rent cost for an average 2 person apartment? Is Vancouver expensive allround?

If anyone can make a comparison with western-Europe, that would be great!


Vancouver = expensive to live, but is a great City.  Whistler is about 80 mins away, depending on conditions on the Sea to Sky highway, which has been vastly improved in recent years.  Closer small hills include Grouse mtn, Mount Seymour, and Cypress Bowl.  All are small, but are within 15-20mins of the city depending on where you live.

Rent varies widely depending on your location, but count on minimum $1000/mo for a 50-year old apartment.

Cars are more expensive than in the states.
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Originally posted by s2bing

Originally posted by zuck

So, if I would live in Vancouver for a couple of months, would I be in a decent resort after a ~30 minutes drive? I researched it myself and I see there are a couple of resorts nearby but can't really judge how long it would take me to get there. How long would it take me to go to whistler?

Extra questions for bonus points: what is the pricelevel (what it costs to live there) in that part of Canada? I am thinking that buying a car over there would be more expensive than in the US where it's really cheap, true? And what does the rent cost for an average 2 person apartment? Is Vancouver expensive allround?

If anyone can make a comparison with western-Europe, that would be great!


Vancouver = expensive to live, but is a great City.  Whistler is about 120-140 mins away, depending on conditions on the Sea to Sky highway, which has been vastly improved in recent years.  Closer small hills include Grouse mtn, Mount Seymour, and Cypress Bowl.  All are small, but are within 15-20mins of the city depending on where you live.

Rent varies widely depending on your location, but count on minimum $1000/mo for a 50-year old apartment.

Cars are more expensive than in the states.
 
Fixed. Besides the time, to get to whistler, the rest of the things siblings said are pretty accurate...
 
Vancouver two person bedroom, it will cost, i would say very loosely, 1200-2100 a month depending on location. If you live in heart of DT, it will probably exceed 2k. But if you live outside of it, it should be cheaper.
 
 
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http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/ go here and have a look for housing.
I ride grouse pretty much everyday, it isnt huge but its still great fun.
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There is public transport (buses) running to Grouse mountain as well.
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