Frequently Asked Questions

How much time does it take to prepare for a Green Tourism Assessment?

It depends on your primary goal for undertaking an assessment. Most of our members are seeking¬†a benchmark, advice and roadmap for future improvements, while gaining recognition for where they’re doing well. If this is you, we suggest that you read through the Getting Started Guide and Criteria Checklist, and spend at least a couple of hours thinking about where you’re awesome, where you have opportunities, and how you will answer questions during your assessment.

Some of our customers are real keeners, and are striving for perfection to¬†ensure the very highest score possible. If this is you, it could take a little longer, but don’t overthink it! The assessors are not the “Green Police” and are here to help and support you to take your green efforts to the next level.

How much does an assessment cost?

Prices vary depending on the size of your business. See our pricing page for more information.

How long does an assessment take?

Depending on the size of your businesses, assessments can take from two hours for a very small business, up to four hours for a large business.

What types of businesses have been assessed in the past?

Green Tourism has assessed all types of businesses, including hotels, campgrounds, wineries, distilleries, tour operators, tourist attractions and more. For a full listing of certified operators in Canada, click here.