About Whistler

Resort Municipality of Whistler

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is Whistler’s local government led by an elected council and administered by an executive team and staff on behalf of 10,000 residents and two million annual visitors. The RMOW manages municipal planning and development, park and Village operations, sports facilities and recreation, public utilities and environmental services, bylaws and enforcement, fire rescue, fiscal planning and financial services, legislative services, human resources, communications and the administration of the Whistler2020 Comprehensive Sustainability Plan and Whistler’s Official Community Plan.

Whistler’s vision is to be the premier mountain resort community as it moves toward sustainability. Whistler was the proud Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.



Tourism Whistler

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and whistler.com – Whistler’s official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.



Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average 1,042 centimetres (410 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.



Squamish Lillooet Regional District (SLRD)

Incorporated in 1968, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is one of 28 regional district governments in British Columbia and consists of four member municipalities (Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Lillooet) and four electoral areas (A, B, C, D) SLRD Map. The 16,694 hectares that form the SLRD stretch from Porteau Cove in the south along Howe Sound to the Bridge River Valley and Pavilion Lake in the north.

Headquartered in Pemberton, the SLRD delivers local and regional services to approximately 35,000 residents including land use planning, solid waste management, building inspection, fire protection, emergency preparedness, 911 services, recreation, water and sewer utilities, transit and trails, as well as financial support for libraries, television rebroadcasting and similar community services.



Village of Pemberton

Incorporated as a Village Municipality in 1956, the Village of Pemberton manages planning, development and operations at the municipal level, including administration, bylaws and enforcement, public utilities and parks and recreation.

The Village of Pemberton is committed to building and maintaining a Village that preserves and enhances the natural environment, heritage and uniqueness of the community and supports healthy and active lifestyle opportunities. Recent amenities include new community and youth centres, daycare, and skateboard and water parks. With additional revitalization projects on the horizon, the downtown core is poised to be an exciting place for investors, businesses, residents and visitors.



Tourism Pemberton

Tourism Pemberton is a volunteer-led not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) formed in 2005 as a committee of the Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce. Composed of approximately 70 members, Tourism Pemberton’s mission is to develop and market tourism in the Pemberton Valley to the benefit of both visitors and residents.

The Pemberton and District Chamber of Commerce currently operates the Pemberton Visitor Centre from early May to late September as part of the Provincial Visitor Network, receiving on average, 20,000 visitors in a typical season.

Tourism Pemberton’s slogan ‘Adventure Begins Here’ reflects its vision of promoting Pemberton and the surrounding district as B.C.’s premier adventure gateway community.



The Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce proudly serves the majestic Pemberton Valley including the Village of Pemberton and surrounding communities of Mt. Currie, Pemberton, Birken and D'Arcy, British Columbia. The Chamber is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by actively supporting business, sustainable economic growth and diversification. Established in 1932, the mission of the Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce is to promote the commercial, industrial and agricultural interests of the area and its 150 members with the goal of creating a vibrant and successful local economy.



Real Estate Agents are the touch-point for Tourism Whistler members acquiring accommodation or commercial units within Whistler. We want to ensure that you have all of the right information at your fingertips. This is the one-stop shop.

Many accommodation units are on Resort Land, making the owners (and some occupiers) of those units Tourism Whistler members. Please see the simple Decision Tree, in the Resources tool bar, to check.