If you would like to be a part of Whistler's efforts to minimize its environmental footprint, please consider some of these simple ideas when visiting the resort:
Choose Tap Water over Bottled
Tap water in hotels and throughout the community of Whistler is continuously monitored and tested for quality, and is always safe to drink. Please help to reduce single use plastic waste by avoiding using unnecessary plastic water bottles.
Avoid Single Use Plastics
You will find options for separating garbage in the Village and at your hotel, as the resort offers convenient opportunities for reducing, reusing and recycling materials all around town. You can help us reduce waste to protect our beautiful natural environment and tackle climate change.
Leave the Car at Home
Help lessen gas emissions and enjoy the scenery on your way up to Whistler by booking a shuttle bus from the Vancouver International Airport or downtown Vancouver. Whistler Village is pedestrian only, with restaurants, shops, hotels, ski lifts and other amenities located within walking distance. Other neighbourhoods, lakes and beaches are all connected by the Valley Trail and buses, so getting around Whistler is easy without a vehicle.
When you leave your hotel room, turn off the air conditioning or heat, lights, TV and radio. Close the drapes.
Participate in hotel linen programs, or let the hotel know that it's not necessary to change your sheets and towels every day.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Take only the brochures or maps necessary. Return others to the brochure stand. Participate in recycling and composting programs by placing waste in appropriate bins. Use a reusable shopping bag, coffee cup and waterbottle. If you don't have the items, buy them here as a souvenir!
Stay on established trails when hiking to avoid disturbing plants and wildlife, and remember to take garbage with you when you leave. Read Leave No Trace: Whistler Hiking/Biking Etiquette
Learn more about what Whistler is doing to protect the environment at whistler.ca.