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8 Sustainable Travel Tips for Your Whistler Adventure

8 Sustainable Travel Tips for Your Whistler Adventure

Planning a trip to Whistler? Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first adventure, it’s essential to consider sustainable travel practices. Not only do these practices help preserve the natural beauty of Whistler, but they also contribute to the well-being of the local community and future generations of visitors.

1. Pack Light

When preparing for your Whistler getaway, pack only the essentials. Traveling light not only reduces your carbon footprint but also makes for a more hassle-free journey. Don’t worry about bringing a water bottle, every room has a glass carafe. We also have a filtered water station that allows you to select between sparkling or still. Plus, you’ll have more room to bring back souvenirs from your unforgettable trip!

2. Choose Sustainable Accommodations

Look no further than the Listel Hotel Whistler, known for its commitment to sustainability. The hotel features refillable bathroom products, recycling bins to manage recyclables, and has been awarded a prestigious 3 Green Key rating by the Hotel Association of Canada for its environmental stewardship.

3. Utilise Public Transportation and Cycling

Whistler offers convenient public transportation options, including free (seasonal) buses and shuttles, to help you explore the area while reducing your carbon emissions. Renting a cycle is also a great way to get around, with the scenic Valley Trail offering an eco-friendly route through the heart of Whistler. Conveniently, Evolution Whistler Bike Rentals is just across from the Listel, offering everything you need for a day on the trails.

4. Support Local Businesses

Immerse yourself in Whistler’s vibrant culinary scene by dining at the Bearfoot Bistro, nestled within our hotel. Here, you’ll savour dishes crafted from seasonal ingredients and locally sourced meats, showcasing the region’s rich flavours while minimizing the carbon footprint associated with food transportation. By supporting local businesses like the Bearfoot Bistro, you’re not only treating your taste buds but also contributing to the sustainability of Whistler’s community and environment.

5. Reduce Plastic Waste

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The Listel Hotel Whistler is proud to offer a glass carafe in every room to use at our filtered water station and to minimize your use of single-use plastics during your stay in Whistler. Whistler Village provides separate recycle bins for single-use coffee cups, encouraging proper disposal and recycling. Additionally, many local cafes offer a discount when you bring your own clean reusable coffee cup, incentivizing eco-friendly habits while enjoying your favorite brew.

6. Conserve Energy

Be mindful of your energy consumption during your stay at the Listel Hotel Whistler. Turn off lights, air conditioning, and heating when not in use, and take advantage of natural lighting and ventilation whenever possible. Small actions can add up to significant energy savings!

7. Respect Wildlife

Whistler is home to a diverse array of wildlife, from black bears to bald eagles. When exploring the great outdoors, maintain a safe distance from wildlife and refrain from feeding or disturbing them. Let’s ensure their habitats remain undisturbed for generations to come.

8. Leave No Trace

Last but certainly not least, practice Leave No Trace principles during your Whistler adventure. Pack out what you pack in, dispose of waste properly, and stay on designated trails to minimize your impact on the environment.

By incorporating these sustainable travel tips into your Whistler adventure, you can enjoy all that this stunning destination has to offer while leaving behind a positive impact on the environment and local community.

Book now and take advantage of our early booking offer for summer stays at the Listel Hotel Whistler! Plan your sustainable adventure and experience Whistler like never before.