The monitoring program provides a number of benefits and essential functions, including:
  • Tracking progress toward (or away from) Whistler’s vision – allowing the community to celebrate and build on successful programs, and to correct its course when necessary.
  • Ensuring transparency and accountability to stakeholders – reporting ensures transparency to community members and other Whistler stakeholders.
  • Educating and engaging Whistler businesses, residents and visitors – providing meaningful and timely information in an engaging way helps to illustrate connections between policy, actions and community health.

Community Monitoring indicators are categorised under the four pillars of the community vision established within the RMOW's Official Community Plan:


Culture: event participation (visitors)

Culture: Satisfaction with offerings

Mountain Culture (visitor respect)

Parks: Lakefront Availability

Parks: Satisfaction with access

Recreation Opportunities

Sense of Belonging

Village Atmosphere (Resident)

Village Atmosphere (Visitor)

Air Quality (local)

Air Quality (regional)

Commuting Mode

Developed Footprint

Drinking water quality

Dwelling Density

Building Step Code

Energy Use (Community)

GHG Emissions

Landfilled waste

Local transit (satisfaction)

Registered Vehicles

Total materials

Transit ridership rates

Valley Trail Use

Visitor travel by bus

Waste diversion rate

Wastewater compliance rate

Wastewater treatment plant flow

Water use

Availability of Long Term Rentals

Childcare availability

Community Trust

Economic dependancy ratio

Employee housing wait time

Health Care: Satisfaction

Healthcare Availability

Healthcare: Total Use

Healthcare: Use per person

Housing: Affordability

Housing: Employee restricted (ratio)

Housing: Employee restricted (total)

Housing Livability


Income: Employment income

Income: Low income measure

Income: Median

Input into Decision-Making

Learning Opportunities (Satisfaction)

Length of Tenure

Living Wage – Family

Living Wage – Single

Local Home Ownership

Median Age

Personal health status

RMOW funding sources

Satisfaction Living in Whistler

Tourist Interactions

Trust in Decision-Making

Unlawful Incidents

Volunteer rates

Voter Turnout Rate

Vulnerable Children Rate

Workforce Living Locally

Workforce: Locally employed

Bed Units

Career Opportunities

Commercial Space

F&B Services

GDP: Total

Highway Traffic

Length of Stay

Locally owned businesses

Occupancy Rate

Parking Utilization

Regional visitation

Resort Spending

Return Visits

RMOW: Financial Reserve Levels

RMOW: Revenue mix

Room Nights: Total

Satisfaction with Food Services

Tax Revenue

Capital Replacements

Unemployment Rate

Visitation: Total

Visitor Satisfaction

Workforce: Total