FireSmart Whistler

Wildfire risk reduction is a shared responsibility between the public, business, and government.  The FireSmart program is implemented through seven disciplines: education, vegetation management, legislation and planning, development considerations, interagency cooperation, emergency planning and cross-training.

FireSmart Home Partners Program

Schedule a free assessment delivered by a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist.  This assessment gives in-depth mitigation information.

FireSmart Work Days

Schedule a neighbourhood workday.  Learn important tips and FireSmart practices that will minimize fire risk around your property.

FireSmart Community Chipper Service

Schedule the free FireSmart Community Chipper service to collect and chip wood debris.

FireSmart Landscape Hub

By making the right strategic choices in your yard, you can make your property more resilient to wildfire.

FireSmart resources

View and download FireSmart Resources, including the Home Owner’s Manual and Landscape Guide.

Meet Ember, the FireSmart Fox

Ember makes for the perfect FireSmart messenger for kids.  Download Ember’s Colouring Book and the Kids FireSmart Home Assessment.

Community wildfire protection and preparedness

Whistler is at high risk of wildfires. Find out what the RMOW is doing and how you can prepare for the risk of wildfires.

Sign up for Whistler Alert

Whistler Alert is the official emergency notification system used by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) to communicate with residents and visitors during emergencies.

Tree Cutting Permits

In some cases, a Development Permit or Tree Cutting Permit is required before completing work that changes landscaping or removes vegetation or trees.

If your property is in a Development Permit Area, a Development Permit is required before beginning any development that includes alteration of land, including landscaping or removal of vegetation or trees.

Tree Cutting Permit must be obtained prior to cutting, topping or limbing any tree that is:

  • located within 20 metres of the highway
  • identified as a heritage tree
  • designated in a tree covenant area

FireSmart Testimonial

A homeowner in Mckay Creek shares her experience with wildfire, and how she prepared her property to be wildfire-resilient, went viral on Twitter. Here, she shares her story with FireSmart BC.

Erin Morissette’s FireSmart Testimonial from FireSmartBC on Vimeo.
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