This summer, it is more important than ever to do your research and plan ahead when travelling locally.
In respect of the B.C. communities you are visiting, you can make a thoughtful effort to lessen your impact, preserve the natural environment, and do your part to keep locals and fellow visitors safe.
Whether you’re in town to explore the outdoors or enjoy the resort lifestyle (or both), here are some tips for visiting Whistler with a responsible and conscious mindset this summer:
1. TRAVEL MIDWEEK AND OFF-PEAK
By choosing to travel midweek and during non-holiday periods, you can have the best Whistler experience AND help lessen the impact on highways and businesses.
Also, you will receive the best deals of the season! Through a longer and/or midweek visit, you can unlock Whistler’s summer lodging deal (using the promo code ‘SUMMER2021’) which lets you save more the more days you stay:
- With 4-night stays from $104 per night, you save up to 25% and receive a FREE $50 Adventure Voucher.
- With 7-night stays from $93 per night, you save up to 35% and receive a FREE $100 Adventure Voucher.
2. MAKE RESERVATIONS
Many Whistler businesses rely on online reservation systems to help manage capacity limits.
Plan ahead with restaurant reservations for dining experiences and activity bookings for outdoor adventures to ensure you have a stress-free and smooth Whistler stay.
Plan ahead with reservations at your favourite restaurants and lodging. Photo: Justa Jeskova/Tourism Whistler.
3. STAY LONGER OR WORK REMOTELY
Enjoy all there is to do in Whistler by taking time for yourself and turning your visit into an extended stay.
Whistler makes for a beautiful backdrop that’s a break away from your daily routine and a constant source of inspiration. Stay longer (you can even work remotely) and explore deeper in the mountains, the resort, and the surrounding area. Your mind, body, and soul will thank you.
4. BE ADVENTURESMART
Before you head into Whistler's vast terrain to embark on land and water adventures, be sure to know before you go so that you can enjoy your outdoor activities safely and responsibly.
AdventureSmart breaks down the Three T’s of safe travelling, which includes Trip Planning, Training, and Taking the Essentials. Follow these guidelines and you will be set!
5. MINIMIZE YOUR FOOTPRINT
Be a part of Whistler’s efforts to minimize our environmental impact and preserve the area's natural beauty.
Some of Whistler's green travel recommendations include choosing tap water over bottled water, avoiding single-use plastics, and treading lightly when hiking by staying on established trails.
Connect and enhance the community by shopping locally. Photo: Justa Jeskova/Tourism Whistler.
6. SUPPORT LOCAL
Buying locally from Whistler’s shops and services enhances the community, connects us socially, and boosts the local economy.
The Doors Open Directory provides up-to-date information on what’s open in Whistler and what you can expect at local businesses operating within COVID-19 guidelines for health and safety.
By adventuring differently and consciously this season, you will discover a new pace and appreciation for all that Whistler has to offer.
Before making your travel plans, please be sure to review the details of BC’s Restart Plan and the current travel restrictions in British Columbia.
Stay up to date with Whistler’s COVID-19 information and resources for travellers.
For more info, visit whistler.com/summer.