After 30 years as one of Whistler’s most popular destination parks, a refresh of Rainbow Park is underway for 2023. The Province of British Columbia is investing Resort Municipality Initiative funds to upgrade the space for a wider variety of needs, activities and people.
The changes are taking place in three phases. View information about Phase 1 and Phase 2.
This phase is still being designed and approved. Railway crossing improvements require specific permits.
Phase 3 will focus on the section between the railway crossing and the summer park shuttle bus turnaround. It will include:
- Railway crossing safety improvements
- Washroom plaza improvements
- Lower-level gravel parking lot re-grading and access updates
Rainbow Park, the washrooms and Valley Trail are expected to remain open to the public during construction of Phase 3.
Design work for Phase 3 has been completed. The construction timeline will be shared once confirmed.
The entire cost of construction for all three phases of the Rainbow Park Rejuvenation project is being covered by the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) program, which invests in growing tourism. It will not impact local property tax bills.
The Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) program is managed by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. The program is intended to support small, tourism-based municipalities to build and diversify their tourism infrastructure, deliver exceptional visitor experiences and incorporate sustainable tourism practices and products.
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