Whistler Drone Policy

Whistler requires a special flight certificate and insurance for any commercial drone use. No drones are permitted in the Resort due to the 9 KM radius of a helipad: Medical helipad, helipad north of Village and soon the float plane operations.

If event producers want to obtain a permit to shoot video or photography with a drone as part of their event marketing, they would need to contact the RMOW or Whistler Blackcomb respectively.


Events that would like to apply for a Film Permit if they are shooting on Municipal property (Village, Parks, neighbourhoods etc.) will need to contact Christa Vandeberg (cvandeberg@whistler.ca or 604.935.8417) at the RMOW Film Office.

Drone operators will need to have a Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada and insurance.


All requests to operate Drones on Whistler Blackcomb premises are required to go through the Public Relations Department (wbpublicrelations@vailresorts.com or 604-938-7668).

Full details in this document.