Innovative Business of the Year Award  – Presented by Beedie Living  

This Whistler business has shown recent innovative talent in developing a new product or service. It is creative, cutting edge, unique and out of the ordinary.

 An eligible  business must have:

  • Originated in Whistler
  • Successfully implemented an innovative concept (and possibly sold the innovation or business) and can demonstrate measurable success as a result
  • Made a considerable positive impact in their industry or on a business and this is in some way transformational
  • Potential to address an issue or critical barrier to progress in the field
  • Be creative and cutting edge in a local, provincial, national or international context

Meet the 2022 Finalists:

Alpine Learning

We are a team of educators who support students build confidence in their academics. Our learning centre provides 1-1 or small group tutoring in literacy and numeracy.


The first rideshare company to be granted a license in BC. Whistle! launched in both Whistler and Tofino, hoping to add needed local transportation to resort towns that are subject to peak demand periods. 

Stinger Boards & Foils Inc. 

Congratulations to the winner of the 2022 Innovative Business of the Year Award – Stinger Boards & Foils Inc!


Stinger Boards & Foils Inc

Knowing that every day you spend on the water with family and friends is a good day, Stinger Boards & Foils Inc. philosophy is quite simple – to develop quiality products that are innovative and exciting

Previous Award Winners

The 2021 winner 

Bluebird Strategy/WNORTH

Whistler’s largest event planning & experiential marketing company, Bluebird Strategy is a trailblazer in the space of virtual and hybrid events. Its WNORTH platform plays a pivotal role in the inclusion & equality of women leaders, offering a Membership Forum, development opportunities, events, and an annual Conference.

The 2020 winner 

Snowboard Addiction

Nev Lapwood is the CEO of Snowboard Addiction. The company designs, manufactures and distributes world leading snowboard & ski training equipment & educational content.

The 2019 winner 

Pangea Pod Hotel

Pangea provides designer pod accommodation that’s affordable, central, and social. It’s a hub where guests meet like-minded travelers, but still have their own personal space.

The 2018 winner 

ULLR Adventure Maps

Creates custom maps from the ground up to provide adventurers with the most up-to-date, precision maps for use on their mobile devices.

 The 2017 winner 

ZEP Mountain Bike Camps – Paul Howard

ZEP is a family run, professional mountain bike coaching and instructor training company, based in Whistler, B.C.

Thank you to our Award Sponsor