Filming in Whistler

Production Testimonials

 “Having just finished filming in Whistler for a Discovery Channel documentary, I must say that I am eager to come back and keep telling stories about the wonderful people that inhabit this very special place. As a story producer, I’m always on the hunt for what’s different and unique about the places we film in. The best way to tap into the spirit of a city is to talk with the locals. And because the staff at Tourism Whistler are locals who have such passion for the place they call home; they were able to open my eyes to an amazing array of unique residents and home grown initiatives that reinforce Whistler’s position as one of the most magical, soulful and inspiring places in Canada. From a production stand-point, Tourism Whistler’s insider knowledge was crucial to the logistical planning of our shoots – from help with hotels, how to move in and around the mountains and town to helping us with stock footage – I can safely say that our shoot wouldn’t have gone as smoothly if it weren’t for the support that I received from Tourism Whistler.” Joanne Loton - Associate Producer, Discovery Channel

 “Filming the Top Chef Season 9 Finale in Whistler, Canada was distinctly memorable for our show. We were warmly received by the officials of Tourism Whistler. Their staff was incredible and welcomed Top Chef through their dedication and tireless efforts to accommodate our production. They created such a unique location filming experience we will never forget. We are all nostalgic for the adventures we had in Whistler and for all its breathtaking beauty!” Chris Gallivan - Supervising Producer, Top Chef


Filming in Whistler

Tourism Whistler recognizes the value of exposure available through commercial film and photography productions.

In some cases we may be able to assist productions that meet specific filming requirements. Please contact us directly, by submitting a media request form, to discuss your project and the possibility of receiving assistance from the media relations team.

Municipal Requirements

Any person or company wishing to access Whistler municipal property for the purposes of commercial photography, video, film and television (including documentaries), must obtain a film permit from the Resort Municipality of Whistler. News media are exempt

To obtain a permit please contact:

Christa Vandeberg
604.935.8417
cvandeberg@whistler.ca

Productions are required to submit a permit fee and a damage deposit in advance of filming. Long-term productions will also require a Whistler business licence.

The municipal government requires proof of liability insurance for $5 million CDN liability, naming the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Whistler Village Land Company and Whistler Resort Association dba Tourism Whistler as additional insured. For complete details please review the municipal film permit package located online at www.whistler.ca.

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Requirements

Whistler Blackcomb should be able to offer assistance with mountain guides and first aid. To ensure all activities have a zero environmental impact and safety of the crew on the mountain all productions taking place on Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain must hire a Mountain Liaison Guide.

Canadian Wilderness Adventures is a local company authorized by Whistler Blackcomb to provide assistance with transportation. They offer snowmobiles, snowcats, snow coaches, 4x4 vehicles and trailers. Please contact Canadian Wilderness directly at 1.604.938.1554 to confirm pricing and availability for your specific project.

Whistler Blackcomb also requires a minimum of $5 million CDN Comprehensive General Liability insurance for all film productions.

Photography shoots require a minimum of $5 million CDN Comprehensive General Liability insurance naming Whistler Blackcomb Holdings inc., Whistler Blackcomb Employment Corp., Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises Limited Partnership, Whistler Mountain Resort Limited Partnership, and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia as presented by Land named.

For further details regarding on-mountain requirements and pricing visit the Whistler Blackcomb website www.whistlerblackcomb.com/media or contact Public Relations at 1.604.938.7668 or publicrelations@whistlerblackcomb.com

Additional Film Resources
Creative BC: www.creativebc.com
Whistler Film Group: www.whistlerfilmgroup.com
Whistler Peak Productions: www.whistlerpeakproductions.com

Enhanced Fibre Network

Whistler now has the capability to take you live with our enhanced fibre network. The significantly expanded network of more than 200 kilometres of fibre optic cabling throughout the resort allows instant transmission of HD signals to any location at any time. There are several connections available in the village including, but not limited to: Village Square, Skiers Plaza and Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Technical specifications and booking details can be found in this PDF document.

If you are interested in booking the fibre, please email us at mediarelations@tourismwhistler.com

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