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’s vision is to be the premier mountain resort community as it moves toward sustainability. Whistler was the proud Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
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 municipality 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 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 the administration of the Whistler2020 Comprehensive Sustainability Plan and Whistler’s Official Community Plan. Learn more about the RMOW’s departments.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to help make Whistler a safe, desirable and welcoming place to visit and live. Diversity and inclusion are celebrated by the Whistler community in a variety of ways.
Whistler has supported the Whistler Pride Ski Festival programming for over 25 years, proclaiming a week in January each year as Pride Week: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusivity. The RMOW has also shown support through investing provincial tourism funding to expand programming for the event, flying the rainbow flag at Whistler Municipal Hall, placing banners in the Village and we assist with annual parade operations.
To further welcome the LGBTQ community, two rainbow crosswalks were installed by the RMOW on Main Street in September 2018.
A monthly program called Alphabet Soup is a great opportunity for LGBTQ+ individual – along with their friends, family, and allies–to foster friendships and build community while sharing some fun activities as well as resources, their ideas, successes, and challenges.