Practical advice, marketing support and green credibility to help you meet the growing consumer demand for responsible businesses.

Tourism and hospitality businesses across Canada are growing their business, telling their green story and reducing their impact on the environment.

Green Tourism Canada is making it easy for tourism businesses and travellers to make a difference. Green Tourism Canada has remained one of the most sought after eco-labels because each of our members receives a one-on-one assessment and expert advice from a trained sustainability assessor who reviews everything from energy efficiency to food sources.

Our members include all types of tourism-related businesses: Accommodations & Lodging; Wineries, Breweries; Meaderies & Distilleries; Tour Operators; Tourist Attractions; Restaurants, Pubs & Café’s; Adventure; Wilderness and Eco Tourism Operators.

The criteria take a holistic approach to sustainability by covering categories from management to cultural and heritage practices to waste, water, carbon and energy. There are currently more than 100 Canadian businesses that are certified or “awaiting grading”, covering a range of different types of tourism operators. A full list of Canadian members can be found at in our members directory.

Why go green?

Because sustainable and profitable go hand in hand.

  • Set yourself apart from the competition with certification from Green Tourism Canada
  • Save energy, water and money to help the earth and your bottom line.
  • Attract a growing number of travellers who want to support green establishments.
  • Take advantage of resources, guidance and green industry partners so it’s easier to meet your goals and make a difference.
  • Be a leader and inspire your peers to go green.

Why Green Tourism Canada?

Unlike many other sustainable business certification programs that allow self-assessments and grading, every one of our members are individually assessed by trained green business experts, who review everything from energy efficiency to food sources.  This thorough assessment process gives our members insight into how to further reduce their businesses’s impact on the environment, how to best manage future projects, as well as a personalized action plan about how to build their green business.

With Green Tourism Canada, Canadian tourism businesses have the opportunity to join a trusted and credible sustainability rating system. By becoming a member, tourism operators can grow their business and attract new visitors while ensuring Canada’s beautiful environment stays healthy for generations to come.

Green Tourism Canada is a program offered by GreenStep Solutions, a Certified B Corporation.