SENSE OF PLACE
WHAT IS SENSE OF PLACE?
Sense of place is one of the four core pillars that defines Whistler’s community vision within our Official Community Plan. The character of Whistler is largely defined by deliberate and foundational community design and planning decisions, and these can be captured within the following detailed vision characteristics:
Our genuine mountain culture pervades the community and is celebrated. It is enhanced by the rich heritage and culture of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and L̓il̓wat7úl (Lil’wat) Nation, on whose unceded traditional lands our community sits.
Community life and resort visitation are balanced, both occurring within the carrying capacity of our developed and natural environments.
Natural areas are never far from sight and reach; they are the predominant component of our mountain landscape, core to our mountain culture and the basis of our outstanding recreation offerings.
Vibrant community spaces are full of energy and frequent celebration, while not interfering with natural places of solitude and rejuvenation.