Budget process

View the December 20 Budget Guidelines presentation

2023 Budget Timeline

July through September 2022Operational and project budget planning
October through November 2022Council review of proposed operating and project budgets
December 1, 2022Community Budget Open House
December 16, 20224. p.m. cutoff: last day to submit budget feedback.
December 20, 2022Regular council meeting – budget guidelines
January 10, 2023Regular council meeting – first three readings, Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw
January 24, 2023Regular council meeting – Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw adoption
May 2, 2023Regular council meeting – first three and final readings, Tax and Utility Rate Bylaws

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) collects revenues from property taxes, fees and charges to provide programs and services and manage infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer as well as facilities, parks and trails on behalf of the resort community.

The RMOW plans its annual and five-year budgets to manage day-to-day services, operations, projects, and infrastructure investments and to take into consideration the longer-term strategy, challenges and vision for Whistler.​

Strong fiscal management remains a foundation of RMOW’s budget process. The budget is developed to manage current demands but is also focused on the longer-term strategy and vision for the community.

Annual planning process

Preparation of the budget is guided by the RMOW Corporate Plan and other municipal guiding documents; the leadership of the Audit and Finance Committee, staff and Council; direction provided throughout the year by committees of Council; feedback from the community through meetings, surveys, letters to Council and discussions; and thoughtful community planning and research. 

The 2022 Community Budget Open house was held on Thursday, November 18, 2021. 2022 Budget materials were presented, including Council and corporate priorities, and community members were provided an opportunity to ask questions. The presentations were live-streamed to this page as well as broadcast to the RMOW’s Facebook page.

Learn more about the 2022 budget using the new online portal!

Watch the 2022 Community Budget Open House recording

Thank you to everyone who attended the annual budget community meeting held (virtually this year) on November 16, 2020.

Meeting materials and Budget 2021 information are available here: 

The 2021 – 2025 Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw was adopted at the January 5, 2021 regular council meeting:

Whistler Council adopted an updated Five-Year Financial Plan 2020 – 2024 (2020 budget) at its meeting May 5 following a thorough review of operations and projects against the backdrop of COVID-19’s short and longer term impacts to the community. The overall 2020 budget for the municipality was reduced from $97 million to $86 million. Council also adopted tax and fee bylaws, as well as changes to the penalty date for residential property taxes.

Amended Budget 2020 information

  • Watch the full budget presentation here
  • Download the presentation slides here
  • Download the posters here

Resources

Financial Reports
 Long-Term Financial Plan Annual and Quarterly Reports

Corporate Plan
Corporate Plan (includes Annual Report and financial statements)
 

Property Tax Information
Property Tax Information (includes how to pay, Home Owner Grant information, and property tax resources such as FAQ)
 

Community Monitoring and Reporting
Community Life Surveys | Community Monitoring and Performance

Contact

Finance Department
604-935-8130
finance@whistler.ca

Submit budget questions or feedback*:

budget@whistler.ca

*By submitting correspondence regarding the budget to budget@whistler.ca or finance@whistler.ca you agree that the correspondence may appear on a Council Agenda in the “correspondence section” and in the permanent Council record. Council can choose to formally respond to your correspondence at the Council Meeting. Personal information received in your submission to this address is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for the purpose of responding to your correspondence. Find out more about writing to Council

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