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The skiing in British Columbia is world renowned, largely due to the popularity of Whistler Blackcomb, which is regularly voted the World's Best Ski Resort.Locals of British Columbia, however, know that there are many other lesser-known resorts, which also offer exceptional skiing.

Vancouver's North Shore is where most locals learn to ski. The resorts at Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour and Cypress Bowl may not have the most challenging runs, but they command a loyal following being less than an hour's drive from central Vancouver and easily accessible by public transport. Vancouver Island also has its own ski resort, Mount Washington. After Whistler, it is British Columbia's most popular ski resort with the most reliable snow conditions in the province.

Whistler is an extensive ski area sixty miles (100km) north of Vancouver. Together with Vancouver, Whistler hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, providing the downhill skiing facilities. It is most popular for downhill skiing but offers a full array of winter activities including snowboarding, heli-skiing and dog sledding. Whistler is within the Garibaldi Provincial Park, a popular area for cross-country skiing. North of Whistler, the Pemberton Icefield is a popular heli-skiing destination.

There are many lesser-known ski resorts in the interior of British Columbia, including Apex Mountain, Big White, Sun Peaks and Silver Star, which also offer world-class skiing in the Thompson Okanagan region. Big White has a growing reputation, and due to the dry air of the interior it offers some of the best powder skiing in the world. The Kootenay Rockies have several resorts, including Fairmont Hot Springs and Revelstoke Mountain, and in Northern British Columbia the heavy amount of snowfall allows for great skiing in many areas.

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The official languages are English and French (predominantly in Quebec).

The currency used is the Canadian Dollar (CAD), which is divided into 100 cents. One-dollar coins are also known as loonies (due to the picture of a loon, a type of bird, on the coin), and two-dollar coins as toonies. Banks and bureaux de change will change money and travellers cheques, as will some hotels, but the rate will not be as good. Major credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are plentiful. US Dollars are largely accepted, though due to fraud, larger notes might not be and change is usually given in Canadian dollars.

Canada covers six time zones, from GMT 8 in the west to GMT -3.5 in the east.
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