The Resort Municipality of Whistler's (RMOW's) Official Community Plan (OCP) serves as the framework for all policies, regulations and decisions pertaining to land use and development in Whistler.
The RMOW’s current OCP is referred to as the 1993 OCP. The 1993 OCP is available below under the heading “Current Official Community Plan”.
An OCP is a provincially-mandated regulatory document and set of high level plans and policies. Municipalities in British Columbia are given the authority to adopt an OCP under the Local Government Act.
The RMOW’s OCP contains detailed policies regarding land use, development, servicing and protection of the natural environment. It reflects our community values and provides direction for meeting Whistler's anticipated needs, while supporting the community vision – to be the premier mountain resort community as we move toward sustainability.
Renewing Whistler's Vision and Official Community Plan
The Resort Municipality of Whistler is leading a process to update Whistler's Official Community Plan (OCP) and Vision that began in January 2018. Find your input is an important part of that process. Learn more:
2011 Unofficial OCP
View the unofficial 2011 Community Plan and following Schedules:
Current Official Community Plan
Click on the links below to access the 1993 OCP bylaw and schedules. These links are provided for convenience only. Contact the Planning Department at 604-935-8170 or email@example.com for official copies.
Whistler2020 and the OCP
Whistler2020, the community's comprehensive sustainability plan, is Whistler's highest-level policy. The OCP is founded on and consistent with Whistler 2020.
The OCP and Whistler2020 work together to articulate and enshrine our community’s vision, values and shared commitment to collectively maintain a resilient, four-season tourism resort and economy. While the OCP has regulatory consequences, Whistler2020 is a vision and policy that is aspirational, providing a broad strategic scope for our ongoing journey towards success and sustainability.