Celebrating Whistler’s Most Excellent! 

The Whistler Excellence Awards are our chance to 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 – each year, the evening is dedicated to honouring excellence in the areas of service, innovation, sustainability, outstanding leadership in the arts, business and community service.

New to 2022 was the Emerging Business of the Year, awarded to a business who has recently emerged in our community and demonstrates exceptional promise for continued growth.

2023 Awards Gala Event

Whistler Excellence Awards Tickets NOW ON SALE!

You’re invited to join us for a night that’s all about letting your inner light sparkle and illuminating our shining stars! 

Join us and presenting partner BlueShore Financial on Wednesday, October 25, at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for an evening of inspiration as we illuminate the exceptional talent, unwavering dedication, and the spirit of innovation that resides within our community.

Secure your seat today and be a part of honoring excellence in Whistler!

Congratulations to the 2023 Whistler Excellence Awards Finalists!

We are extremely excited to share the Finalists for this year’s awards. In partnership with BlueShore Financial the annual gala awards event is Whistler’s chance to recognize and honour shining stars of the Whistler business community, those who have demonstrated exceptional brilliance in their operations, innovation, and impact on the local economy.

We can’t wait to celebrate the peak of business brilliance in Whistler – Early bird tickets go on sale September 1!

Congratulations to all the nominees,  it is the contributions of individuals and organisations like you, who make our community truly exceptional.

Click on the Awards category title below to view this Year’s finalists information.

Business Person of the YearPresented by BDO

Barrett Fisher, Tourism Whistler
Jackie Dickinson, Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS)
Pepe Barajas, Infinity Enterprises Group

Emerging Business of the Year – presented by Capilano University

Creekside Health
Forecast Coffee
Whistler 360 Health

Innovative Business of the Year – Presented by Beedie Living

Prior Snowboards & Skis
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Immigration

Rising Star of the YearPresented by Hotel Association of Whistler

Katia Barton, Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Lisa Coulter, Whistler Community Services Society
Lizi McLoughlin, Zero Ceiling Society of Canada

Service Excellence – Small Business – Presented by Reactive Design

The Raven Room
Sierra Window & Property Services
Whistler Valley Tours

Service Excellence – Large Business – Presented by Whistler Blackcomb

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Quattro Restaurant

Sustainability in Action Business – Presented by Cascade Environmental Resource Group

Naked Sprout Café
The Velvet Underground

Whistler Champion of Arts & Culture, Business – Presented by Whistler Real Estate Company & Arts Whistler 

Andrea Mueller, Andrea Meuller Art
Jeff Montgomery, Monty Biggins
Kristen Robinson, Kristin Robinson Productions

Citizen of The Year – Presented by Race and Company LLP

Brandi Higgins, Whistler Sea Wolves Swim Club
Carol Leacey, Whistler 360 Health
The Ambassadors at the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl Cultural Centre, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl Cultural Centre (SLCC)

Become an event Partner

Get Involved in the 2023 Whistler Excellence Awards

Since its inception in 2012, the Whistler Excellence Awards Gala Dinner is an evening dedicated to honouring excellence in the areas of service, innovation, sustainability, outstanding leadership in the arts, business and community service.

This highly anticipated event hosts over 400 attendees for a dazzling, in celebration of Whistler’s innovators, trailblazers and community cultivators!

With various partnership levels and options designed to maximize exposure for your business, seize the opportunity to get your business on the table at this signature event!

Available Partnerships include:

  • Animation Partner
  • Gala Event Partners – Limited spaces
  • Door Prize Partners – Limited spaces

View the Partnership Package here or Contact Jacquie McLean, our Marketing & Events Manager now for more information at Jacquie@whistlerchamber.com

Pictured above: Gregg Martin from BlueShore Financial, our Presenting Partner for the 2022 Awards gala

Thank you to all our 2023 Partners:

Presenting Partner

Award Partners

Community Partners

Opening Reception Partner

After Party Partner

Entertainment Partner

Venue Host

Media Partners

Media Partners

Event Partners

Event Partners

Event Partners

Photography Partner

Animation Partner

Audio Visual Partner

Design Partner

Event Partners