Day Lot Ownership and Management

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) owns Day Lots 1 to 5 in Whistler Village and manages their operations in conjunction with Whistler Blackcomb.

Who owns the Day Lots?

The RMOW owns the parking lots. In 2008, Day Lots 1 to 5 were transferred to the RMOW from the Province of British Columbia. The transfer was part of a larger 2010 Land Legacy Agreement and was conditional on the RMOW entering a maintenance agreement with Whistler Blackcomb, committing that the parking lots are primarily for the use of Whistler Blackcomb’s visitors and constructing a debris barrier on Fitzsimmons Creek. 

Who makes decisions about pay parking in the Day Lots?

A joint Day Lot management committee comprised of two senior staff members from the RMOW and two senior staff members from Whistler Blackcomb provides input to such matters as parking rates, maintenance, operations, and the budget for the Day Lots.

Whistler Blackcomb is the parking lot operator responsible for the day-to-day management of the lots including snow clearing and traffic control. The RMOW is responsible for pay parking equipment and operation, including the collection of revenue, and enforcement of bylaws and parking rules.

Are changes to user-pay parking in the Day Lots council decisions?

The parking lot operating committee provides input to the operation of the Day Lots including parking rates. User-pay parking in the Day Lots has been discussed by Council and reviewed by the Transportation Advisory Group (TAG), a committee of Council that includes broad representation from the community with members from Tourism Whistler, Whistler Blackcomb, the Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and at large community members, as well as members of the community. 

How is Day Lot parking revenue used?

Parking revenue is used to pay for operation of the Day Lots, and funding Day Lot operating and capital reserves. Surplus revenue is used for funding community transportation initiatives such as transit.

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