A highly successful, Scotland-based model for certifying sustainable tourism businesses is to be rolled out across Canada. GreenStep Solutions, based in Kelowna, British Columbia, is now the new face of Green Tourism Canada after forming an international partnership with
Green puzzle pieceGreen Tourism is now the biggest independent accreditation body of its kind in the world.
Canadians who say green initiatives at hotels are important to them are on the rise, says the 2012 Canadian Travel Intentions Survey. Forty-two percent of business travelers surveyed indicate that
| Canada’s Western Wine Country | Western Canada’s British Columbia is home to native people called the Okanagan, who lived well for eons in the beautiful valley that today bears their name by foraging berries and roots, hunting the abundant wild game that drank from the clear waters of spectacular Lake Okanagan, and fishing the [...]
| Green Wine News | Not far from Niagara Falls, around the Ontario town of Beamsville, the peach and cherry orchards of the past are quickly disappearing. They’re being replaced by grape vines. Many of these new wineries are going green. They are producing organic and biodynamic wines, and have sheep grazing the vines and [...]
| Green Travel News | Want to know how Delta Hotels and Resorts’ new environmental sustainability program is going? You can track it online. Canada’s largest independent hotel chain has challenged its 8,000+ employees at its 46 properties “to rethink everything we do to create positive, long-term environmental change.” They’re calling the program Delta Greens. [...]
| Green Travel News | Vancouver wants to be the greenest city in the world. It’s already well on its way to being North America’s greenest destination. This Canadian Pacific city already requires all rezonings for new buildings to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver standard. Now it will soon require all new building rezonings to be [...]