The Resort Municipality of Whistler is conducting its annual
survey of residents and second homeowners on a range of topics.
Survey results will measure performance towards the priorities
identified in Whistler 2020 (whistler2020.ca), the vision and comprehensive
sustainability plan, and explore in a little more detail what residents are
looking for in the realm of arts, culture and heritage offerings, learning
opportunities, community decision making and getting around the community.
Residents and second-home owners will be telephoned, while
seasonal residents will be surveyed onsite in the village, Creekside and
Nesters. The survey will take place through to Jan. 26. It was designed to
provide information to the municipality without replication, as well as
minimize the participants’ time.
“We hope that our permanent and seasonal residents and second
home owners will take the time to complete the surveys if they are called or
approached in the village,” said Mike Vance, the municipality’s general manager
of community initiatives. “The information we gather is vital to the success of
our monitoring program, which provides quality information for decision making,
increases accountability and ensures transparency.”
This years survey began Jan. 11 and results will be available
in early March. Participants are anonymous and their individual responses are
confidential. Last years results can currently be viewed a the Whistler2020
The survey will be conducted by InterVISTAS Consulting, with the research directed by Dr. Joe Kelly, a graduate of Simon Fraser University. Dr. Kelly has facilitated numerous studies in Whistler during his academic and professional years and has a unique understanding of Whistler and the tourism industry.