Our Community Vision defines what must exist in Whistler for us to be successful and sustainable in the long-term. It is intended to be used as a compass for all that we do; all decision-making and activities—whether related to transportation, development, recreation, social programs and so on. Our Community Vision was informed by community input, and social, ecological and economic goals and principles, including the Natural Step. It replaces our previous vision, Whistler2020.
Having a community vision allows us to dream and be inspired. It clarifies what we are collectively trying to achieve, creating a place of agreement, and then providing a platform for dialogue and decision-making. We might not always agree on 'how' to move forward, but the vision gives us a shared future, enabling different people and organizations to contribute in different ways to our community.
This Community Vision builds on a history of setting an aspirational vision for our community and then working to achieve it. From the vision to host the 1968 Olympic Winter Games and develop an international ski destination, to the blueprint for the walkable Village we enjoy today and our desire to work toward sustainability—having a clear vision of what we want to achieve has always been important in Whistler.