Resort Municipality of Whistler

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound, Whistler and Fraser Canyon (including Lillooet)

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound, Whistler and Fraser Canyon (including Lillooet)

Note from SLRD: The following Air Quality alert was issued by Environment Canada at 3 a.m. August 1, 2018

Current details:
Wildfire smoke is continuing to impact the province.

During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound and Whistler; Special Air Quality Statement continued for Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound and Whistler; Special Air Quality Statement continued for Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet

Note from the SLRD: The Special Air Quality Statement below was issued today by Environment Canada and the BC Ministry of Environment:


Current details:

During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.

Heat warnings issued for Howe Sound and Whistler/Pemberton area

Note from the SLRD: The heat warnings below were issued on July 23rd and impact SLRD Areas C and D, as well as the District of Squamish, the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Village of Pemberton. Temperatures reaching 35 degrees are expected in the Whistler/ Pemberton area and temperatures reaching the high 20s are expected in the Squamish/ Howe Sound area.


Heat warnings issued for: 

  • Howe Sound, B.C. (082500)
  • Whistler, B.C. (082400)

Current details:

Extended Spell of Summer Heat over the South Coast...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect: lightning, strong winds and torrential downpours possible

June 16, 2018 - The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has ended.


Environment Canada has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for a broad area of the SLRD from Whistler to north of Lillooet and the Chilcotin. Severe thunderstorms are capable of producing intense lightning, large hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall that can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 

We advise all residents to:

Open House (Whistler): SLRD Regional Growth Strategy Review - 11 June 2018

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is an initiative of the District of Squamish, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton, District of Lillooet, and SLRD Electoral Areas B, C and D. The RGS establishes long-term settlement boundaries and supports collaboration across jurisdictions.

The RGS was first adopted in 2010, and a review and update is currently underway. Learn more about the RGS Review.

RGS Review Open Houses: June 11 (Whistler); June 14 (Squamish); June 19 (Pemberton); June 20 (Lillooet)

The SLRD is hosting community open houses in each member municipality to share information and seek input on the RGS Review draft bylaw - RGS Amendment Bylaw No. 1562-2018. Come out to learn and share your ideas!

Whistler RGS Review Open House

Monday June 11, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:00pm (presentation at 7pm)
Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites, 4308 Main Street, Whistler BC

Category 2 Open Fires restricted in parts of Coastal Fire Centre effective May 18 (noon)

Note from the SLRD: The Information Bulletin below from the Coastal Fire Centre was issued on Thursday, May 17 and impacts all public and private land within SLRD Areas C and D. Residents and property owners living in the Village of Pemberton, Resort Municipality of Whistler or District of Squamish should check with their local fire departments to determine whether the prohibitions apply within municipal boundaries.

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