Love Where We Live: 8 Ways to Travel Consciously in Whistler (Spring & Summer)

Step into the enchanting world of Whistler, where the beauty of nature wraps around us like a comforting hug. Have you ever stood in awe of the mountains or marveled at the wildlife, feeling a deep connection to this magical place? You are not alone; it’s a sentiment that binds us all. Whistler beckons us to be stewards of its charm, inviting residents and visitors alike to play a part in preserving its untouched landscapes.

It’s not about making grand gestures; it’s about realizing that each of us can contribute to maintaining this pristine haven. By taking small, intentional actions, we become guardians of Whistler’s natural legacy.

Join us on this adventure of connection and contribution. Together, we can be the change-makers who ensure Whistler remains a breathtaking sanctuary for generations to cherish. Are you ready to be a part of something truly special?

Wheels Down, Views Up

Choose the shuttle over driving to ease your travel and align with sustainable practices. The shuttle ride from YVR airport offers a visual spectacle of the Sea to Sky Highway, allowing you to appreciate the journey as much as the destination, contributing to a greener way to explore Whistler. Our Resort shuttle service not only connects you to the pedestrian-only village hassle-free but also provides an eco-friendly mode of transportation.

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highway along side of mountains and water in Whistler

Sustainability, One Sip At A Time

Portobello at Fairmont Chateau Whistler unveils a coffee experience blending sustainability with local artistry. Bring your own mug or snag a stylish Fairmont Chateau Whistler thermo crafted by local artist Kate Zessel (available for purchase at Portobello’s Gift Shop). Extend the green journey beyond the café – use your travel mug as a companion while exploring the scenic beauty of Whistler. It’s not just about coffee! We are thankful to have some of the cleanest drinking water in the entire world right here in Whistler coming from Rainbow Lake, only 14kms away from the Hotel. So, pack your mug and get ready to savor Whistler’s fresh adventure consciously, one sip at a time.

Scenic aerial view of the mountain landscape with a forest and the crystal blue river
Views of Rainbow Lake and Wedge Mountain. Whistler is one of British Columbia's premier tourist destinations.
Kate Zessel design. Bottles available at Portobello.
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Travel Midweek and Off-Peak

Experience Whistler’s beauty with fewer crowds and reduced congestion by planning your visit midweek. Enjoy quieter lakes, trails, and a more sustainable travel experience. Our Concierge team is ready to assist you with dining and activity bookings in advance, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable stay.


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canoe whistler lake summer couple

Arrive & Acknowledge

We are honored to live, work, play, and learn within the shared, unceded territory of the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Nation and Líl̓wat7úl Nation. Join our Whistler Experience Guides to connect with cultural treasures like the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to explore Whistler responsibly, leaving a positive touch in this breathtaking place.


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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Get to Know Whistler’s Community Efforts

We are privileged to belong to such an extraordinary community here in Whistler. This community holds a profound regard for the environment and recognizes that each of us has a responsibility to preserve the natural splendor of this area. Explore Whistler’s Sustainability Journey and discover the various ways the Whistler community is committed to protecting what matters.

Learn about Whistler Municipality’s ambitious Big Moves strategy, designed to combat climate change and slash emissions by 50% below 2007 levels by 2030, ultimately striving for net-zero emissions.

If you find yourself in Whistler between April 17-22, take the opportunity to discover the array of initiatives offered by the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) during Earth Week.

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Woman doing yoga on a dock in the morning sun in Whistler

Support Local & Embrace Whistler’s Essence

Embrace the local essence in Whistler effortlessly. Beyond culinary delights and diverse shopping options, supporting local businesses allows you to immerse yourself in the vibrant village and captivating mountains. Enjoy the cheerful atmosphere while indulging in all that Whistler’s local charm has to offer.

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Creekside Village Shopping Local Summer

Sustainability, One Bite At A Time

At Fairmont Chateau Whistler, our culinary team curates an experience aligning with our commitment to sustainability. We prioritize local, organic, and sustainable ingredients, supporting our community and minimizing environmental impact. Participating in the Ocean Wise sustainability food program, we actively choose responsible seafood sourcing. Dine in our restaurants to reduce non-eco-friendly ‘to-go’ containers, contributing to a more environmentally conscious and enjoyable dining experience in the heart of Whistler.

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Salmon Salad in the Wildflower restaurant Whistler

Greener Stays

In alignment with our dedication to sustainability, we bid farewell to single-use plastics in our rooms. Large dispensers for shampoo and conditioner reduce waste, fostering an eco-friendlier stay for our guests. These steps reflect our ongoing commitment to weaving sustainable practices into the guest experience.

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Fairmont Shampoo and Conditioner Lelabo Containers

As you step into the enchanting realm of your Whistler journey, take a moment to realize the gentle power each choice holds in sustaining this awe-inspiring destination. Whether it’s opting for eco-friendly transportation, supporting local businesses, or relishing in responsible dining, your decisions intricately craft the tapestry of the eco-experience. Fairmont Chateau Whistler is more than a destination; it’s a heartfelt invitation to embark on an unforgettable and environmentally conscious journey. Travel with a mindful touch, leaving behind a positive footprint, and relish the exquisite beauty of Whistler, harmonizing with nature’s embrace.

Embark on a journey where luxury and sustainability intertwine at Fairmont Chateau Whistler – reserve your eco-conscious room today and become a part of our mission to cherish and sustain the unparalleled beauty of Whistler.

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