WHAT IS A TOURISM-BASED ECONOMY?
Tourism-Based Economy is one of the four core pillars that defines Whistler’s community vision within our Official Community Plan. Whistler is a vibrant and authentic year-round mountain resort that remains dynamic and successful in a competitive landscape. The resort would not be successful without the community and the community would be lesser without the resort. Balancing the needs of each requires constant monitoring and adjustments. These elements of our community are captured within the five following sub characteristics:
Our tourism-based economy is strong, diverse and resilient. Economic opportunities and employment support high quality of life.
Whistler offers diverse, year-round and authentic experiences that offer exceptional value and sustain visitation.
Economic activity depends on and respects the natural environment, our unique mountain culture and the people of our community.
Locally owned businesses are essential and thrive.
Innovation, renewal and reinvestment in Whistler’s infrastructure and offerings support livelihoods, quality of life and the visitor experience.