Whistler's Environmental Commitment
Beautiful mountain vistas, ancient forests, crystal clear lakes and rivers, and fresh, clean air. Much of what makes Whistler such a unique and memorable destination lies in its awe-inspiring and pristine natural surroundings. As such, the Whistler community cares deeply for the environment and strives to preserve the area's natural beauty by taking meaningful and innovative steps towards the resort's vision of sustainability.
If you would like more information about what Whistler is doing to minimize its environmental footprint, follow the links below.
Find out what the Whistler community is doing to preserve the environment.
Tourism Whistler Initiatives
Learn about some of Tourism Whistler's environmental projects.
Discover how the Whistler Conference Centre is working towards greener meetings.
What You Can Do
Find out what you can do to reduce your environmental footprint when travelling to Whistler.
The Fitzsimmons Creek Renewable Energy Project
Set to open in late fall 2009 and producing power for Christmas, Whistler Blackcomb's brand new hydro electric initiative, The Fitzsimmons Creek Renewable Energy Project, will generate 33 gigawatt hours of electricity every year - enough electricity to power the entire resort's operations, including 270 snow guns, 38 ski lifts and 17 restauarnts among other facilities. This past summer, a 3.5 km pipeline was installed and buried from the Fitzsimmons Creek to a powerhouse near the Whistler Sliding Centre.