Whistler Catholic community began in the 60 seat Skier’s Chapel, built and opened in 1968 at the base of Whistler Mountain, Creekside. At that time Whistler was an outpost mission of St. Christopher’s Parish in Mount Currie. The Skier’s Chapel would overflow out the doors at Mass time in the winter, and so the Catholic community began a series of other venues such as Rainbow Theatre in the conference centre and the elementary school.
In 1992, the first full time priest was appointed to Whistler and Our Lady of the Mountains Parish was established. The first set of architectural plans for a church were replaced with plans for the multi purpose building we have today at the bottom of Lorimer Road. The first Mass was held on Christmas Day, 1996.
Our Lady of the Mountains parish list consists of approximately 140 families, half of those are local to Whistler. We welcome visitors from around the globe on a weekly basis with the church going half full during low season to standing room only at Easter and Christmas.
On April 14th 2018 the parish of Our Lady of the Mountains celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner held on June 2nd.
May our church be a place to worship, to rest, to learn, to meet new friends, welcome strangers and share in God’s love.