Nominate Whistler’s Most Excellent!

It’s up to you Whistler! Nominations for the 2022 Whistler Excellence Awards are open until Sunday, June 12.

The Whistler Excellence Awards are ready for your nominations!  Nominating is easy and it’s the best way to spotlight the stars of our community or showcase your own success.

Celebrate Whistler’s innovators, trailblazers and community cultivators! Whistler’s business and community awards build brands and honour local legends.

Hosted by the Whistler Chamber in partnership with Whistler Community Foundation, the Whistler Arts Council, AWARE and presented by BlueShore Financial – the evening is dedicated to honouring excellence in the areas of service, innovation, sustainability, outstanding leadership in the arts, business and community service. The Rising Star Award catapults careers for those under 40 on the fast track to success.

New this year is the Emerging Business of the Year, awarded to a  business who has recently emerged in our community and demonstrates exceptional promise for continued growth. 

The 2022 Whistler Excellence Awards show is returning back to a LIVE in-person event at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler! You won’t want to miss out on the action this year – make sure you stay tuned for information on ticket sales in the coming months!


All applications and nominations must meet the following general and award-specific criteria:

  1. Be located in Whistler
  2. Have consented to nomination, publication of their name and be willing to summarize successes to enable knowledge transfer
  3. Must not have won the award within the past 5 years
  4. Satisfy the Whistler Excellence Awards Nomination Criteria
  5. Be a Whistler Chamber Member in good standing


Watch the VIRTUAL 2021 Whistler Excellence Awards!

Meet the 2021 Whistler Excellence Awards Winners:

Innovative Business of the Year – Bluebird Strategy/WNORTH

Sustainability in Action Business – Whistler Community Services Society

Service Excellence – Small Business – Whistler Medical Clinic

Service Excellence – Large Business – Portobello Bakery

Rising Star of the Year – Padraic O’Rourke – Fairmont Chateau Whistler

*For 2021* Resilient Business of the YearWhistler Blackcomb

The Citizen of the Year Karin Kausky

Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture- Dave Petko Black Ohm Tattoos

Business Person of the Year – Jerry & Sana Marsh – Creekside Market

The Story Behind the Artwork

Local artist, Catkin Pritchard (Catkin Design), created the artwork for this year’s event. In this video she explains her inspiration and what the piece represents.


                                                                                     Thank you to our Presenting Partner:

Creative Partner

Media Partner

Radio Partner

Design Provider