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3 Reasons Why You Should Move to a Canadian Mountain Town

Choosing to move anywhere is always a big deal – particularly if it’s somewhere unfamiliar or that you’ve never even seen before! When deciding if you should make the big move to the Canadian mountains, thousands of questions might be running through your head. We wanted to help simplify the decision, so here are our top 3 reasons why you should move to a Canadian mountain town and why every week, hundreds of people pack up their suitcases from all over the world and head-off to these world-class destinations.

1. The Adventure

Why You Should Move to Lake Louise

Canadian mountain towns have limitless possibilities for adventure. These towns are home to some of the world’s best hikes, ski resorts, cave and zipline tours, ice skating, mountain biking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, golf courses… and the list goes on! Where else can you finish a shift at work, and be whitewater rafting down some world-class falls less than a half-hour later?!

Not into thrill sports? That’s okay! These towns also offer plenty of activities for those who would prefer more low-key hobbies. In summer, there’s opportunities to go canoeing or kayaking, bike riding on picturesque trails, or pick up a sweet treat at an outdoor market. In the winter, catch a movie at a local movie theatre, attend a staff event (karaoke, anyone?) or go ice-skating on natural lakes!

2. The Scenery

Moving to Jasper National Park

We can almost guarantee you that you’ve never lived anywhere more beautiful. The scenery in these mountain towns are drop-dead gorgeous. From the old growth forests in Whistler, to the serene wilderness in Jasper, snow capped peaks in Banff and turquoise blue waters in Lake Louise, these mountain towns have views that people come from all over the world to witness. Your Instagram will have never been more on fire - not to mention, serious gloating points when your family and friends come to visit.

3. The People

Why you should move to a canadian mountain town

People from all over the world are attracted to moving to these mountain towns – which means the opportunity to make friends from different places across the globe! The best part is everyone is in the same boat - they all moved here, too, and want to make friends just as much as you do. When working at the Fairmont Mountain Resorts, we understand moving to a new place is hard, so our Employee Experience Team creates special orientations and events to help you get to know your new best friends.

Bonus: The Career Opportunities

Should I move to Whistler

Looking to grow your career? If all of this wasn’t enough, the mountains also offer the opportunity for some serious career development opportunities. Many people who move to these towns start off in entry-level positions and later on find themselves on the path to a leadership role. The ability to fast track your dream career whilst living in such a stunning place? Sign us up!

There you have it – our top 3 reasons why you should pack up your bags and move to a Canadian mountain town. Our colleagues can attest that it’s the best thing they’ve ever done, so if you’re even thinking of trying it out, we say do it – you can be sure you won’t regret it!


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