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Our Mission

To increase local knowledge of and appreciation for the natural world in the Whistler area.

We seek:

  • To provide educational opportunities on a variety of natural history topics

  • To support studies on specific areas of scientific interest

  • To increase awareness of local natural history to help guide conservation efforts



The Whistler Naturalists Society was formed in 1999. The Society was created to fill the community's desire for a group dedicated to natural history education. It branched off from the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE) that has more of an advocacy role in the community. The Whistler Naturalists Society is made up entirely of volunteers who meet roughly once a month throughout the year.

Board of Directors 2022/23
  • Bob Brett

  • Kristina Swerhun

  • Melanie Tardif

  • Leslie Anthony

  • Sabrina Hinitz

  • Chloe Van Loon

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