Filming in Whistler

With its spectacular Northwest mountain scenery, diverse exterior and interior locations and proximity to Vancouver’s industry resources, Whistler is a location of choice for many American and Canadian productions.

Working with the Resort Municipality of Whistler

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) handles all requests and permits for filming in public areas in:

  • Whistler Village
  • The Whistler Interpretive Forest
  • Whistler neighbourhoods and roads
  • Whistler Parks
  • Whistler Trails

The RMOW recognizes the importance of the BC film and TV industry and is serious about ensuring everyone involved in a production – from the director to community residents – has a positive experience.


Aircraft without a pilot on board go by many names—unmanned air vehicle (UAV), remotely piloted aircraft system, model aircraft, remote control aircraft, and drone. The Federal government has recently changed regulations for drone use.

On June 1, 2019, new rules for flying drones from Transport Canada are in effect. You can read more about the new rules from Transport Canada here

Information on flying a drone in BC Parks.

Please note that Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain do not permit the use of recreational drones.

The RMOW requires you to complete a Film Permit if you plan on using a drone for commercial use within the resort.


Christa Vandeberg
Festivals, Events & Animation Supervisor

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