The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is Whistler's local government led by an elected council and administered by an executive team and staff on behalf of almost 12,000 residents and 3 million annual visitors. Whistler was the proud Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Our Community Vision
Whistler: A place where our community thrives, nature is protected and guests are inspired.
- Our resort community thrives on mountain culture and the nature that surrounds us.
- We protect the land – the forests, the lakes and the rivers, and all that they sustain.
- We enjoy a high quality of life in balance with our prosperous tourism economy.
- We seek opportunities for innovation and renewal.
- We recognize the value of our history and the foundations of our resort community.
- We honour those who came before us and respect those who will come after us.
- We move forward with the Lil’wat Nation and Squamish Nation and reconcile with the past.
- We value our relationships and work together as partners and community members.
The RMOW's mission is to be a leader and a partner in the resort community, representing a caring, accountable, open, professional, municipal government, committed to continuous improvement and to balancing fiscal capabilities with the delivery of exceptional service.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler
The RMOW spans an area of 12,630 hectares and is located on the west coast of Canada approximately 125 kilometres north of the large population centre of Metro Vancouver.
The RMOW is the local government organization for the resort community of Whistler.
The RMOW manages municipal planning and development, park and Village operations, sports facilities and recreation, public utilities and environmental services, bylaws and enforcement, fire rescue, fiscal planning and financial services, legislative services, human resources, communications, and is guided by Whistler's Official Community Plan. Learn more about the RMOW's departments.