The Whistler Community

The Whistler Community

Whistler is much more than an internationally renowned destination resort. It is also a real mountain town with thousands of long-term residents plus a large transient workforce. This growing community offers a wide range of schools, local clubs and groups, and has a high degree of political and environmental awareness.

Who are we?

  • Whistler’s residents are largely adventurous, active people who enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits.
  • The population is made up of young, seasonal workers from all over the world along with families, long-term Whistlerites (many who started off as young, seasonal workers) and retirees.

One thing is certain; once you’ve been here it’s very hard to ever leave. The spirit of Whistler stays with you long after the ski or golf season ends.

For comprehensive information about accessibility for people with disabilities, please see the Accessible Whistler page.

Visitors to the resort may find the following community groups, services or organizations of interest:

Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is the municipal government office administering public works, parks and recreation, public safety, planning and development, engineering, and the mayor and council’s offices.
4325 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604.932.5535

Local Bus Service
WAVE (Whistler and Valley Express) is Whistler’s local public bus service. It runs 365 days a year; transit cards are available, and there are bike racks and ski racks on all buses.
Phone: 604.932.4020

Whistler RCMP
4315 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC
V0N 1B4
Phone: 604.932.3044
Emergency: 911

Whistler Fire & Rescue
4325 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC
V0N 1B4
Phone: 604.935.8260
Emergency: 911

Garbage, Recycling and Composting
Whistler is moving towards its goal of zero waste, an approach to waste management that utilizes recycling and composting facilities among other strategies. There are two garbage depots in Whistler: one in the north end at 8001 Nesters Road and one in the south end at Function Junction.

Whistler Community Church
Mennonite Church
PO Box 543
Whistler, BC V0N 1B3
Phone: 604.932.3139

Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church
Catholic Church
6299 Lorimer Road
Whistler, BC
V0N 1B6
Phone: 604.905.4781

The Church on the Mountain
Maurice Young Millennium Place
4335 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC
V0N 1B4
Phone: 604.902.4111

Prayer Gathering for Muslims
Islamic Faith
102 Creekside Lodge
Whistler, BC
V0N 1B2
Phone: 604.907.0055

Get Bear Smart Society
Get Bear Smart Society has a mandate to protect the well-being and lives of bears by establishing a healthier co-existence between people and bears. They offer numerous lectures throughout the year.
P.O. Box 502
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0
Phone: 604.905.4209

Whistler Arts Council
Whistler Arts Council is a registered charity established in 1981 with a mandate of fostering and promoting the growth of the performing, literary and visual arts in Whistler.
4335 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC
V0N 1B2
Phone: 604.938.9221

LUNA or Late and Unique Nighttime Alternatives presents high-energy, unique alternatives to the bar scene for young adults in Whistler.
Phone: 604.966.4800

Whistler Public Library
4329 Main Street
Whistler, BC
V0N 1B4
Phone: 604.935.8433 Website:

Whistler Film Festival Society
Whistler Film Festival Society is a non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to supporting artistic innovation, profiling new technology and providing a stimulating and enriching cultural experience for local, national and international audiences with the annual Whistler Film Festival.
Suite 1004, 102-4369 Main Street
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604.935.8035

Whistler Animals Galore is a no-kill animal shelter dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lives of lost, unwanted and homeless animals in Whistler. Take part in volunteer dog walking Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 PM to 5 PM and Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM. W.A.G. is now in a new location on Nesters Road in front of the recycling depot.
Whistler, BC
Phone: 604.935.8364

Re-Use-It Centre
This thrift store is chock full of great finds, from ski equipment and cookware to clothing and furniture. All proceeds go to fund the Whistler Community Services Society programs and other community initiatives. Located in Function Junction at 1003 Lynham Road.
Phone: 604.932.1121

The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment strives to improve the quality of life in Whistler and surrounding areas by protecting and restoring the natural heritage and maintaining resources and ecosystems. They promote environmental sustainability through community education and advocacy. Public meetings with guest speakers are held every other month.
Phone: 604.935.8008