Official Community Plan

The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a provincially-mandated regulatory document and set of high-level plans and policies, such as land use designations that guide land use planning, social, economic, and environmental policies, and civic infrastructure investments.

On June 4, 2014, in response to an application by the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nation challenging the Province’s approval and consultation process for the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) OCP, the OCP was struck down by the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Due to this decision, the previous OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1021, 1993, is now in effect.

The municipality will continue to provide responsible land use planning through the application of the 1993 OCP and is taking the necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition back to the previous OCP. 

OCP Documents

Click on the links below to access the OCP bylaw and schedules.  These are provided for convenience only.  Contact the RMOW Planning Department at 604-935-8170 or to get official copies of the OCP Bylaw and Map Schedules.

Official Community Plan text 



Whistler2020 and the OCP

Whistler2020, Whistler's community sustainability plan, is Whistler's highest-level policy and served as the overarching guide for the OCP update.

The OCP doesn’t replace Whistler2020; they work together to articulate and enshrine our resort community’s vision, values and shared commitment to collectively maintain a resilient, four-season tourism resort community and economy. While the OCP has future regulatory consequences, Whistler2020 is a vision and policy that is aspirational, providing a broad strategic scope for our ongoing journey towards success and sustainability. 

First Nations and the OCP

Relationships between the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), the Province of British Columbia, and the Lil’wat and Squamish First Nations have been strengthened through a number of initiatives, including bidding for and hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The Legacy Lands Agreement between Lil’wat Nation, the Squamish First Nation and the RMOW was signed in May 2007 to formalize this relationship.

Download the First Nations Legacy Land Agreement report to council – May 7, 2007.
Download the Legacy Land Agreement – May 23, 2007.