Whistler's Sustainability Journey

The Whistler community cares deeply for the environment and acknowledges that we all have a role to play in preserving the area's natural beauty. The Municipality's Big Moves Strategy sets out a plan to act on climate change and reduce emissions by 50% below 2007 levels by 2030, and in the long-term, reach net-zero.

To achieve this target, Whistler is collectively taking action to move beyond the car, reduce visitor travel emissions, decarbonize passenger and commercial vehicles, reduce building emissions, and shift towards lower carbon consumption.

Whistler Changemakers

Follow us on this journey as we connect with local people, businesses and organizations who are putting sustainability at the forefront of what they do. Through our Changemakers Series, our Whistler Insider blog and social media channels you can stay abreast of how Whistler locals are protecting what matters.

Amy Rafferty of F as in Frank Whistler chats with us about the environmental and social impact of fast fashion

F as in

Amy Rafferty chats with us about the environmental and social impact of fast fashion and how we can move towards a more circular clothing economy.

Sam Best of Ziptrek Ecotours chats to Mike Douglas of Protect Our Winters in Whistler BC


Sam Best of Ziptrek tells us about the ripple effects of sustainable education, developing a sustainability committee and giving back to the community.

Josef Weichinger and Darren Boyd of Four Seasons Resort Whistler chat to Mike Douglas

Four Seasons Resort

Josef Weichinger and Darren Boyd share the Four Season's data-driven approaches to sustainability initiatives, reducing carbon emissions per hotel room, and plush robes.

René Gauthier, founder of Ecologyst, chats with pro skier Mike Douglas in Whistler


René Gauthier, founder of Ecologyst, chats with pro skier Mike Douglas about shortening supply chains, sourcing locally and educating consumers.

Changes We've Made

Here are just a handful of ways the Whistler community is protecting what matters!

Conscious travellers finding space in Whistler

The Municipality’s investment in landfill gas capture and organics diversions has seen Whistler's emissions from the waste sector decline by 90% since 2005.

Whistler buses are fuelled by renewable natural gas and compressed natural gas and will become even cleaner in the future, thanks to BC Transit’s initiative to move towards a fully electric fleet. Learn more

Through Vail Resort's Epic Promise, Whistler Blackcomb have committed to zero net emissions, zero waste to the landfill, and zero net operating impact to forests and habitat by 2030.

Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE), is dedicated to building a sustainable community, and consistently delivers projects relating to conservation and climate action.

Whistler's Valley Trail is a car-free, accessible trail network that extends throughout the valley of Whistler, connecting Whistler’s neighbourhoods, lakes and viewpoints and encouraging active transport throughout Whistler.

Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association (WORCA), is dedicated to building a sustainable trail network for the community and visitors to enjoy.

Travel Responsibly in Whistler

Adventure has never been more important to us. We invite you to travel responsibly and patiently, and be conscious of your impact on the environment and our community.

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Be the Change

Be a part of Whistler's efforts to minimize its environmental footprint. Hashtag your photos #onlyinwhistler.