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Mar 09
Salt Spring First Chamber of Commerce to Become Sustainable Tourism Certified

The Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce they are Canada’s first Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre to become accredited members of Green Tourism Canada. Their “Silver” accreditation was made official on April 19th,2016. The organization is proud to be working with Sustainable Tourism to show their commitment to environmental sustainability and to promote Salt […]

Mar 08
What’s Green About Ecotourism business West Coast Expeditions

West Coast Expeditions offers unique wilderness retreat and sea kayaking tours on Spring Island, off the west coast of Vancouver Island. They have always operated as a sustainable business with a minimal environmental footprint, and have built a strong connection to the Kyuquot community over the past 40 years. Top 5 unique green actions Current […]

Mar 07
Sustainable Tourism Member Spotlight: Bear Claw Lodge

Bear Claw Lodge is located in the stunning Kispiox Valley, 1.5 hours north of Smithers, British Columbia. Their 15,000 sqft luxury lodge is a bucket list destination for heliskiers (visiting Baldy Mountain), fishermen (fishing the largest wild steelhead in the world), and outdoor adventure seekers (participating in their family friendly Eco-Wild conservation camps). As a Sustainable Tourism Gold […]

Mar 06
Sustainable Business: What’s Green About 40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery

40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery is located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, where owners Brenda Hetman Craig and Layne Robert Craig produce a variety of white, rose and sparkling wines on their 24 acre estate. Here are the top 6 things that are uniquely green about this Sustainable Tourism Gold member: The tasting room is […]

Mar 05
Ecotourism Member Spotlight: Outer Shores Expeditions

How does a PhD in Marine Ecosystem Science earn one of Canada’s top sustainable tourism awards? Well it’s a journey that may sound dreamy to many eco-preneurs, and is incredibly inspiring to say the least. The success of Outer Shores Expeditions starts with one man: owner and captain, Russell Markel. Markel spent the majority of […]

Mar 04
Ecotourism: What’s Green About Spirit of the West Adventures

Spirit of the West Adventures is one for the bucket list. Not only do they kayak to some of the world’s most beautiful waters off the coast of Vancouver Island, but the company is doing their upmost reduce their carbon footprint and protect the places they visit. The website is very thorough with lots of information on all […]

Mar 03
Why you should go Whale Watching in November

When you think of whale watching, you imagine bright sunny skies, whales breaching beautifully and magical photos to take home of the local wildlife and pristine scenery.  Generally after Thanksgiving weekend, the whale watching and tour companies around Victoria start to slow down. Some shut down due to the colder weather, lack of tourists and the fact […]

Mar 02
Albertan Traveller Chooses Vancouver Hotel Because of Sustainability Program

Canadian travellers ARE making earth-friendly decisions when deciding where to travel. The environment seems to be top of mind for Canadian travellers. A 2012 study from Expedia showed over 75% of respondents were not only aware that the hotel industry is making efforts to reduce their environment impact, but they wanted to know how they had personally contributed to helping […]