WHAT IS COMMUNITY?
Community is one of the four core pillars that defines Whistler’s community vision within our Official Community Plan. We gather in Olympic Plaza for concerts and at schools for graduation ceremonies. We seek thrills in the bike park and find peace in the backcountry. We continue the pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit that created this place, taking risks and innovating to make Whistler better. These elements of our community are captured within the following detailed vision characteristics:
QUALITY OF LIFE
We enjoy good health and high quality of life. Affordable housing and other essentials allow us to meet our needs and participate in Whistler’s lifestyle through all stages of life.
Residents and visitors of all ages, identities, abilities and incomes are welcome, included, and share our love for nature, active recreation, human connections and innovation.
Community connections are strong and interactions with visitors are valued as an extension of the community.
Everyone is treated with fairness, respect and care, and as a result we enjoy high levels of mutual trust and safety.
We are able to meaningfully participate in community decisions, collaborating to achieve our Community Vision.
We have established strong partnerships with the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, L̓il̓wat7úl (Lil’wat) Nation, other levels of government and community stakeholders based on open dialogue, honesty, respect and collaboration, resulting in the achievement of mutual goals and shared benefits.