School Info

Class Schedules

Morning Class  (Summer Only)

The Morning class allows you to study in the morning, leaving the rest of your day to indulge in various outdoor activities. 9am to 12pm (part-time program) 9am to 1pm (full-time program).

Evening Classes

The Evening class is the most popular choice for our students. The schedule allows you to spend the day working or pursuing outdoor activities then studying in the evening, making the most out of your day. Class times are as follows  4:00pm to 7:00pm (part-time program) or 3:00pm to 7:00pm (full-time program).

Private Lessons

For a more personalized approach to learning,  Advantage English School E/J  also offers private lessons. Students can study one-on-one with a teacher as your personal coach. Private lessons are recommended for students who want to make the most efficient use of their time. The course is 100 percent student-focused and tailored to suit the individual’s exact needs. One-on-one lessons ensures satisfaction as students can study at their own pace. Private lessons are available on an hourly basis any time during school hours. (Mon-Fri 10-7pm) (Sat. 10-5) Sun. Closed

If you have any questions regarding any of our language programs, feel free to contact us.

Teacher Profiles

AEJ firmly believes in the importance of quality education. Therefore, all of our teachers go through a rigorous screening process. When recruiting teachers, we look for teachers with experience, professionalism and most importantly those with a passion for teaching.

Teacher Profiles:

Patricia Dagg
Senior Educational Administrator (French and English)

M.A, McGill University
B.E, McGill University
Diploma in Special Education(McGill University)
Diploma in Educational Technology (McGill university)

Patricia Dagg has been teaching at Advantage English school since moving to Whistler in 2008. She has over 35 years of professional teaching experience including eight years as the first and only female school principal in her school district in Quebec province. She has won several awards for excellence in teaching and being an outstanding citizen.

Outside of teaching, Patricia enjoys the great outdoors and leading an active lifestyle, even volunteering for the local ski patrol.

Kyoko Hamazaki
Japanese and English Teacher
Talk A Plus Director

B.A. University of British Columbia
TESL Teaching Certification, 2004
NCCP Certification (National Canadian Coaching Certification)
Canadian Freestyle Ski Association Club Coach 1

Kyoko Hamazaki has been teaching English and Japanese at Advantage English School E/J in Whistler since 2004. She spent 3 years working at a private international school for children in Tokyo. She also works as a freelance translator and has translated for various publications such as Tarzan Magazine, Freestyle Ski Magazine, Yamakei Publishing Company (the largest outdoor sports media company in Japan) as well as various Olympic and World Cup athletes and private companies.

Janice Mitchell

English Teacher

M.A. University of British Columbia(Master in Adult Education)

B.A. Simon Fraser University

TESL Teaching Certificate 2013

Janice Mitchell has 35 years experience in the public sector in an administrative, consulting research, training and development and corporate communication role. She is volunteering  Whistler Village Host Program and Whistler Arts Council, Whistler Library and She is a Whistler Mature Action Committee member.







  • Full-size Lockers (can fit ski/snowboard equipment)
  • Computer Lab with high speed internet access. Wi-Fi
  • coffee maker/microwave/refrigerator
  • complimentary coffee/flavored teas/hot chocolate
  • A collection of books and magazines are also available for student use.



Contact Us

Advantage English School E/J, Whistler
Address                                                                                                                               :

209-4433 Sundial Pl. Whistler,BC V0N 1B4

Tel.(604) 932 0965  Fax.(604) 932 6234


Advantage English School E/J, Tokyo

No.102 49 Hara machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN (Postal Code 162-0053)

Tel.(+81) 03 3202 0417 Fax.(+81) 03 3202 0417

Email                                                                           Whistler village at dusk

Maps & Directions

The school is located on the 2nd floor of the St.Andrews building (the building next to Starbucks), right in the heart of Whistler Village. It is only 2 mins. from both Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains, close to supermarkets, sports shops, theatres, banks, clinics, and coffee shops, etc.


This option takes you directly from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler Village. The stop closest to the school is Whistler Village Inn which is the building right next door. Advantage English School E/J is located on the 2nd floor of the St. Andrew’s Building. Please note: the winter season is especially busy so students are encouraged to make reservations as early as possible. Bus fee $65.- one way.

Please see the official website for more details→ Skylynx

Whistler Shuttle

Same as Skylynx from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler Village Bus loop. Bus fee $64.- one way. → Whistler Shuttle

Epic Rides

Whistler (Gateway Bus Loop) ←→Vancouver(Burrard Station)

$24.-One Way  $35.- Round Trip

Please see the official website for more details → Epic Rides

School Holidays

Classes are held 5 days a week (Mon-Fri)
No school on weekends (Sat, Sun) and Canadian Holidays.

2021 Canadian Holidays
January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day
February 15, 2021 Family Day
April  4, 5, 2021 Good Friday and Easter Monday
May 24 , 2021 Victoria Day
July 1, 2021 Canada Day
September 6, 2021 Labour Day
October 11, 2021 Thanks Giving Day
November 11, 2021 Remembrance Day
December 24, 25, 2021 Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
December 26, 2021 Boxing Day

Company History

School Name Advantage English School E/J(division of Hamasaki Enterprises Ltd.)
Company Name Hamasaki Enterprises Ltd.
Location 209-4433 Sundial Pl. Whistler,BC V0N 1B4 Canada
Mail to P.O.Box 232 Whistler,BC V0N 1B0 Canada
Telephone No. (604) 932 1918
TMC Freeriderz Sports
(604) 932 0965
Advantage English School E/J
Fax No. (604) 932 6234
Established July 1975
President Setsuko Hamazaki
  • PTIB(Private Training Institution Branch) Institution ID: 3101(Designated)
  • Member of the Whistler Resort Association
  • Member of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce
  • Municipality of Whistler Business License No.5236
  • Company Registration in Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, JAPAN Registration No.0082
Company History (over 40 years of operation)

1975 – present…Hamasaki Enterprises Ltd.
– details –
Operation of TMC Freeriderz Sports Shop, Development of TMC Brand (production, sales, export), Ski Export, Log House Development and Export, and Operation of ‘Alpen Dreams’ Lodge.

1989 – present…Canadian Ski Guide Services of Whistler.
– details –
Coordinating for Yamakei Publishing Company (the largest outdoor media company in Japan) Ski Magazine/Video Co., Translation, Professional video camera, Coaching for the Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Team + Tribal Ski Team (Yosuke Henry Hamazaki).

2003 – present…Advantage English School E/J in Whistler
– details –
Operation of English School, Student Visas, Test, Counselling, Introduction to Home Stays, etc.

2003 – present..TMC Production Ltd. in Tokyo, JAPAN
2003 – present..Advantage English School E/J in Tokyo

2010 Advantage English School E/J was chosen to be the official language school for the Japanese National Olympic Snowboard team.


If you are interested in representing Advantage EJ English School and promoting our wide range of programs to students from your home country or beyond, we would love to hear from you. We offer very attractive compensation packages and terms for our agents.

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming part of our amazing team.


Contact us for more information at :

#209-4433 Sundial Place, Whistler, BC

V0N 1B4


Telephone: +1(604)932-0965

Fax: +1(604)932-6234