The Canadian Institute of Planners and the Planning Institute of Planners are jointly hosting this year’s conference in Whistler, and WCS Engagement + Planning looks forward to welcoming you in many ways!  

  • If you’ll be at the welcome reception on Wednesday, July 5, 6:30 – 10:00pm at the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Lil̓wat7úl Cultural Centre (SLCC), let us know or look for us there!  
  • Coffee! Book Cheeying or Shannon for a coffee chat at the conference venue, and coffee is on us! 
  • If you work on housing initiatives in your community and are interested in connecting with a community of practice on “gentle density,” join us at our informal networking session on Wednesday, July 6th, 5:30-7:00pm, location TBD. There is no formal conference activity planned for that evening. If you’re interested, please email cho[at] for more details.  

Other ways to connect with us – WCS Engagement + Planning is hosting two sessions at the conference. These sessions are both full, but hopefully some of you will have already signed up!  

  • LT-02: Whistler’s e-bike policy presentation and tour on Wednesday, July 5, 1:00 – 5:00pm.  
  • LT-06: Supporting and Growing Indigenous Tourism in Your Community on Thursday, July 6, 2:00 – 4:30pm, which will include a presentation and tour of the SLCC. 

We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to Whistler!