The safety of road users is a priority in Whistler, particularly the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.
The Roads Department is responsible for road maintenance and snow clearing of approximately 70 kilometres of road surface.
Snow clearing on municipal roads is prioritized as follows:
- Primary routes, including transit and school bus routes, subdivisions, main accesses to the highway, Whistler Village, and the Day Lots, are cleared first, starting at 4:30 a.m.
- Secondary routes are cleared starting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
During the winter, crews work around the clock when necessary.
Maintenance of private roads, such as those through strata complexes, is the responsibility of private strata councils.
Highway 99 is the responsibility of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and snow clearing is completed by Mainroad Howe Sound Contracting.
For Highway 99 road conditions:
- Visit DriveBC or phone 1-800-550-HWYS (4997)
- Phone the Mainroad Howe Sound Road Report at 1-866-904-0209
To report a maintenance problem on Highway 99 please call 1-866-918-1010.
Adopt a Highway Program
Whistler organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's Adopt a Highway program. The program provides non-profit and for-profit organizations with opportunities to assist with litter removal and aesthetic improvements, while promoting local stewardship of public highways.
Alternatives to Driving
There are many alternatives to driving available in Whistler, including public transit, walking, biking and taxi services.
Winter Driving October 1 to March 31
Peak travel times throughout the year and snow conditions can result in heavy traffic volumes, increased travel times to, from and within Whistler, and in some cases even highway closures.
Check Drive BC for real time highway conditions and alerts, live BC Highway Cams and other driving information. Highway cams are installed to monitor traffic at Whistler Village Gate Boulevard. Drive BC is also available for mobile devices.
In B.C., vehicles are required to use winter tires on most major highways between October 1 and March 31 – see map. Commercial vehicles have different regulations for winter tires and chains. By law, passenger vehicles travelling along Highway 99 require winter tires with the three-peaked mountain and snowflake symbol or the M + S (mud and snow symbol) with at least 3.5 mm of tread. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provides winter driving recommendations.
Check the Environment Canada website for weather reports.
Parking on Municipal Roads
Find regulations for parking on municipal roads in residential neighbourhoods.
Learn about winter parking regularions in Whistler's neighbourhoods.
Special Events Road Use / Closure Application
Download a Special Events Road Use / Closure application.
Report Issues on Municipal Roads
To report road issues on roads (exclusing Highway 99 and private strata roads) with potholes, broken signs, snow removal, or street light outages contact: