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.

Olympic rings in evening glow photo by Justa Jeskova
History of Whistler

Whistler’s success is the result of passion and innovation of its residents and its visionary leaders from Whistler’s first settlers to those who developed the area into a world-class resort and Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Winter Games.

Whistler organics recycling photo by Mike Crane
Our Resort Community

Whistler is a vibrant community, and the RMOW manages many aspects to create an enriched community life.

Family skating at Meadow Park Sports Centre photo by Justa Jeskova
People and Programs

Whistler provides residents with an array of services. 


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