Through Green Tourism our members gain insight and tools to grow their business green. Read through our case studies to learn more about Green Tourism and how our members are leading the industry towards a more sustainable future.
With a Tesla charging station on its way and resident First Nation artist Michael Blackstock on board, there is a continual movement at Echo Valley. Since receiving their Gold award in 2015, Echo Valley has continued to progress along the green business path. This year they had three electric charging stations installed, two Tesla Superchargers and […]
Sustainability was built into the foundation of Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre. Located outside Campbell River, BC, owners of this off-grid resort started the lodge to teach others about respecting and conserving the great outdoors. Strathcona Park Lodge was built by current owner Jamie Boulding’s parents Jim and Myrna Boulding in 1959. Boulding’s […]
Challenge Eagle Wing Tours was known as a leader in sustainability in Victoria prior to applying for accreditation with Green Tourism Canada, but wanted to continue making improvements and obtaining accreditation to keep that title. Their challenge is to remain the #1 visitor requested whale watching company in Victoria and to retain their leadership in sustainable tourism. Solution […]
Best Western Kelowna is a leader in sustainability. The hotel’s team were looking for another way to effectively demonstrate to their guests that when they chose to stay at the Best Western Kelowna Plus Hotel & Suites, they are staying at an environmentally sustainable hotel. By becoming a Green Tourism member, the Best Western Kelowna underwent […]
Excursion guides are extremely knowledgeable about the environmental issues that affect this part of the world. Meals and products available for purchase support local economies and recognize local aboriginal right of place. Purchasing remains a very thoughtful process and a large emphasis is put on upstream waste minimization. There’s something to be said about being […]
Over the past several years, the public has become more environmentally conscious when it comes to the activities they chose to do while on vacation. People do not want to have a negative impact on the environment and they look for companies that make the effort to be as green as possible. The Challenge of […]
The success of Outer Shores Expeditions starts with one man: owner and captain, Russell Markel. Markel spent the majority of his life and career as a marine ecologist sailing BC’s coast in the name of research, and as a mariner teaching sailing and even working for search and rescue. Throughout his career, Markel’s passion for […]