Publication Date

Spring 5-23-2018

Document Type

Refereed academic paper for presentation


Lifestyle migration occurs in many forms and this research explores the experience of daily life for a group of lifestyle migrants in Whistler BC Canada who also make a critical labour cohort. Unlike transient tourism workers this group is intent on long term residence in the area but encounters numerous structural challenges. This qualitative research highlights the motivations and challenges of this group with implications for the social sustainability of the Whistler resort community.



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