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Experience a Green Getaway: 3 Eco-Friendly Days in Whistler

Experience a Green Getaway: 3 Eco-Friendly Days in Whistler

Whistler, nestled in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning mountains, offers more than just adventure; it provides an opportunity to embrace sustainable travel practices without sacrificing fun. If you want to experience Whistler while minimizing your environmental impact, follow our curated 3-day itinerary for an eco-friendly getaway.

Day One

Arrival and Eco-Conscious Accommodation

Start your eco-adventure by arriving in Whistler via shuttle, reducing your carbon footprint while enjoying scenic views of the Sea to Sky Highway. Check into Listel Hotel Whistler, an eco-conscious accommodation choice known for its sustainability initiatives. With features like energy-efficient systems and recycling programs, Listel Hotel Whistler ensures that your stay is as green as possible.

Outdoor Exploration and Indigenous Culture

After settling in, head to Lost Lake Park for a leisurely hike or bike ride surrounded by pristine nature. Take a moment to appreciate the PassivHaus and its sustainable design, a testament to Whistler’s commitment to eco-friendly practices.

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Visit the Squamish Lil’wat centre while you’re here. Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Next, immerse yourself in indigenous culture at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Learn about the rich heritage of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Lil̓wat7úl First Nations through guided tours, traditional drum songs, and captivating exhibits.

Sustainable Dining

End your day with a delicious and sustainable meal at Bearfoot Bistro, where farm-to-table ingredients take center stage. Savour seasonal dishes crafted from locally sourced produce, supporting Whistler’s vibrant culinary scene while minimizing your environmental footprint.

Day Two

Outdoor Adventures and Sustainable Dining

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Human powered activities are eco-friendly! Photo: Tourism Whistler/Mirae Campbell

Fuel up for the day with a healthy breakfast at Lift Coffee, known for their Forecast Coffee housed in Biotre™ 2.0 technology that reduces the environmental impact of their coffee bags – contributing less waste to landfills, while still providing fresh coffee to their customers. After breakfast, head to Alta Lake for a paddleboard, with rentals available from Backroads Whistler.

For lunch, indulge in a 100% plant-based, organic menu at the Green Moustache, with locations in the village near Olympic Plaza and just out of town, in Funciton Junction. Their cafe offers whole-food meals, desserts, juices, and smoothies, both delicious and eco-friendly.

Day Three

Alpine Hiking and Supporting the Arts

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Practice Leave No Trace principles while hiking in the alpine. Photo: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Spend your final day exploring the stunning alpine trails of Whistler Blackcomb, taking in breathtaking views while practicing Leave No Trace principles. Refuel with a late lunch on the mountain at Christine’s or Steeps Grill, both committed to serving sustainable seafood and locally sourced ingredients.

In the evening, support the arts at Arts Whistler or The Point Artist-Run Centre, where you can enjoy live music, dance performances, and art exhibitions that celebrate Whistler’s vibrant cultural scene.

Whistler’s Commitment to Sustainability

Throughout your eco-friendly adventure in Whistler, you’ll discover the destination’s unwavering commitment to sustainability. From eco-conscious accommodations like the Listel Hotel Whistler to locally sourced dining options and outdoor activities that prioritize environmental stewardship, Whistler offers a green getaway that’s both memorable and responsible.

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

Title Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova