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

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 general liability insurance for CDN $5 million for each occurrence naming the following as additionally insured: (1) Resort Municipality of Whistler; (2) Whistler Village Land Company; and (3) Whistler Resort Association (operating as Tourism Whistler). For complete details please review the municipal film permit package located online at

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Requirements

Filming and photo shoots on Whistler Blackcomb require additional approvals, proof of insurance and may require Forest Service permits. 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.

Whistler Blackcomb requires a minimum of $10 million CDN Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance for all film and photography productions, regardless of size.

Commercial General Liability insurance document must name all of the following: (1) Vail Resorts, Inc.; (2) The Vail Corporation; (3) Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.; (4) Blackcomb Skiing Enterprises Limited Partnership; (5) Whistler Mountain Resort Limited Partnership and each of their affiliated companies and subsidiaries; and (6) Her Majesty The Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia.

For further details regarding on-mountain requirements contact:

Dane Gergovich, Senior Communications Manager, Vail Resorts, Whistler Blackcomb

Nick Voutour, Communications Manager, Vail Resorts, Whistler Blackcomb

Canadian Mountain Productions has been providing equipment/vehicle rentals, location scouting, logistics services and safety services to film the film industry for over 20 years. Canadian Mountain Productions offer their comprehensive range of support services throughout the coast range and are the only company authorized to provide transportation services within the ski area boundaries of Whistler Blackcomb resort.

Additional Film Resources
Creative BC:
Whistler Peak Productions:

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.

If you are interested in booking the fibre, please email us at