Municipal Plans and Strategies
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is committed to long-term planning that ensures Whistler’s continued success as a mountain resort community and moves the resort toward a sustainable future. RMOW plans and strategies strive to maintain a high quality of life for all residents.
2012-2014 Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) Corporate Plan – This plan will help guide strategic decision-making within the organization over the coming years. This plan has been developed as one of the key deliverables recommended in Council’s 2012-2014 Action Plan to increase accountability and transparency with community members. Along with the 2012-2016 Five-Year Financial Plan, the corporate plan will help to position the organization to continue to deliver excellence in municipal services, to manage our budget effectively within current economic constraints, and to position the resort for continued success.
Official Community Plan (OCP) – The Official Community Plan of the RMOW contains detailed policies regarding land use, development, servicing, and protection of the natural environment. The OCP is founded on, and consistent with, Whistler 2020, which is the resort community’s long-term sustainability vision. Click here to download the current Official Community Plan.
Whistler2020, Moving Toward a Sustainable Future – Whistler2020 frames community decision-making and re-imagines Whistler as a sustainable, low-footprint community. The document outlines out how Whistler will achieve its' vision, through seventeen strategies and ongoing community-developed actions and descriptions of success.
Whistler 2002, Charting a Course for the Future – Whistler 2002 provides a historical reference and discusses the challenges that face the resort community. It then broadly summarizes the progress achieved in five priority areas: Building a Stronger Resort Community; Enhancing the Whistler Experience; Moving Toward Environmental Sustainability; Achieving Financial Sustainability; and Contributing to the Success of the Region. Click here to download Whistler 2002.
A Natural Step Case Study: the Whistler Story – The Natural Step Framework was consistent with directions set by the Whistler 2002 vision and the Whistler Environmental Strategy, and it provided the means for effective sustainability education and communication.
Five-Year Financial Plan - Each year council reviews the priorities and goals for the upcoming year and directs staff to prepare a comprehensive five-year financial plan, as required by the Community Charter. The five-year plan reflects the RMOW’s continuing effort to provide quality of service in daily operations and local governance consistent with the priorities and strategies identified by the Whistler2020 Comprehensive Sustainability Plan. Click here to download current and previous Five-Year Financial Plans.
Annual Report – Each year, the municipality prepares a comprehensive annual report, as required by the Community Charter that outlines the previous year's expenditures and achievements. Click here to download current and previous Annual Reports.
Long-Term Financial Plan – Whistler’s Long-Term Financial Plan outlines a series of principles and policies that, taken together, will guide council and the organization in making the decisions necessary to help Whistler address financial challenges, remain competitive, and achieve its vision of becoming a sustainable, world-class resort community. Click here to download the Long-Term Financial Plan (2009).
Whistler Comprehensive Transportation Strategy – Whistler’s Transportation Strategy is concerned with the movement of residents, visitors, and materials to, from and within Whistler in a more sustainable manner. It includes all modes of local, regional, and international transportation. Click here to download the Whistler Transportation Strategy.
Whistler Environmental Strategy – The Whistler Environmental Strategy recognizes the importance of moving toward environmental sustainability—for the long-term success of Whistler. Chapter 1 contains an introduction to environmental issues in Whistler, definitions of environmental sustainability and stewardship and a description of our environmental values, principles and mission. Chapter 2 contains an explanation of how the strategy is organized, including an explanation of the key terms used throughout the report. Click here to download the Whistler Environmental Strategy.
Whistler’s Cultural Tourism Development Strategy – A Tapestry of Place aims to strengthen Whistler’s tourism economy by weaving Whistler’s authentic arts, culture and heritage experiences into a market-ready tapestry of offerings aimed at attracting visitors and enhancing the Whistler experience.
2010 Winter Games – For the first time in Olympic history, the International Olympic Committee bestowed the designation Host Mountain Resort upon a community — recognizing Whistler's significant role in staging and hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Learn more about our Games planning approach:
Whistler Village Construction Management Strategy – This strategy was developed with a purpose to mitigate the impacts of construction activity on the Whistler Village resort experience and on Village businesses and property owners. Other resources: