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Tips For Working in Banff

by K Gordon Schultz

Tips For Working in Banff

Banff is one of the greatest towns in the world for young people to come and work and the beautiful thing about it is that Banff really relies on young people from around Canada and indeed the world to come and work in the service industry. Whether working on the snowy slopes or enjoying your off time sipping the local brew with Park Rangers, there is plenty to look forward to. There are opportunities to actually return home with some savings as well, if careful. Here are a few tips to help the potential worker.

  • Where do you get started? Banff International Hostel has the perfect page for you to get started with accommodation choices, job availabilities, etc. Banff Hostels
  • Try and get a job where accommodation is included. Accommodation prices in Banff are not cheap and you can save yourself a lot of money and hassle if you live where you work.
  • Take note of the free events to do in Banff. You don’t have to go white water rafting or skiing every day. There are lots of great free things to do in Banff: hiking, free cultural events, etc.
  • Inevitably, with so many young people working together, the parties never seem to stop. Living in staff accommodation, which is often the only available (and economical) place to live, contributes to this too. Although it is obviously fun, it becomes very difficult to save money for anybody except Mr. Budweiser.
  • Although eating out can be tempting after a tough day of work, try to eat in to maximize savings. During summer especially picnics are a great idea.
  • Going hand in hand with the constant partying is the fact that Banff has a high rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) so use caution.
  • If you not a student, September is arguably the best time to visit as students who worked the summer season need to return to their studies. Desperate and short staffed employers can offer more money for your services.
  • Ask your employer if there are any possible discounts for skiing or day trips, etc. It is possible to save a fortune over time if you can use this to your advantage. The smaller the company, usually the better for discounts.

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