The Resort Experience (REX) department of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) aims to be a partner and leader in developing and maintaining a healthy and strong tourism economy as Whistler moves towards sustainability.
Resort park planning
Park, open space, recreational trail planning and design; village enhancement; village landscape alterations; village and park accessibility; resort way finding, interpretative and neighbourhood signage; public art; memorial benches; street banners; larger municipal wide planning initiatives (Strategic Partnerships, Whistler 2020, Official Community Plan (OCP), parks and recreation master plan updates, Cheakamus Community Forest planning), Crown referrals; development permit referrals.
For more information on open space and facility planning, contact 604-935-8186.
Resort community planning
Land use; zoning; development permits; board of variance; business regulations; signage; liquor licensing; covenant modification; SLRD and Crown recreation referrals; retail strategy; OCP growth management; commercial and visitor accommodation; business enhancement committee; advisory design panel; and liquor license advisory committee.
For more information on planning, contact 604-935-8170.
Facility bookings – Village, Whistler Olympic Plaza, parks, fields, trails, outdoor spaces; permits and planning – Festivals, Events & Animation program, film and photo; bridge, breeze way and lamp pole banner approvals; and Village Host program.
For more information on village animation, contact 604-935-8183.
Resort park operations
Village maintenance; festive lighting; WVLC parking facilities; electrical services for municipal structures and infrastructure; manage resort experience projects; turf; horticulture; irrigation; park maintenance; trail construction and maintenance; and trail snow clearing.
For more information on resort parks operations, contact 604-935-8306.
Since its inception, Whistler has been built on strong partnerships and a clear, shared vision for the resort community. These two fundamental elements of success are as important to Whistler now and in the future as they were when Whistler was just a dream.
Resort partners, including the RMOW, Tourism Whistler, the Chamber of Commerce, Whistler Blackcomb, the Whistler Housing Authority, Whistler Community Services Society, School District #48 and other learning partners, health organizations, environmental groups, as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations work together, along with First Nations, Squamish, Pemberton, the Squamish Lillooet Regional District, and provincial and federal governments and agencies, toward shared goals and mutual benefit.
For more information on strategic partnerships, contact 604-935-8184.
Accessibility and Inclusiveness
The RMOW is developing a strategy to become a more accessible and inclusive resort community, a recommendation of Whistler 2020's Health and Social Task Force. To achieve immediate and short-term objectives, the municipality has launched the Accessibility Project and has signed on to the Measuring Up Strategy. To achieve comprehensive change, accessibility will be fully incorporated into Whistler2020, the community's chief planning tool, as identified in the Official Community Plan (OCP). PPD also provides staff support to the Measuring Up Standing Council Committee, a broad-based group designed to provide the RMOW with recommendations on accessibility issues, programs and action.
Is responsible for developing and implementing policies, bylaws and work programs that promote RMOW’s environmental protection and sustainability objectives as outlined in Whistler 2020, and as measured by the Whistler 2020 Descriptions of Success.