Green travel is on the rise and the tourism industry in Canada is climbing aboard. With over 2,300 members internationally, Green Tourism Canada is part of the largest and most established sustainable tourism programmes in the world. There are currently over 80 members certified or awaiting grading in BC, ranging from resorts, hotels and campgrounds to tour operators, wineries, attractions and more.
In 2010, the Green Tourism Programme began a pilot with 31 British Columbia tourism businesses across six tourism regions in BC. All businesses were assessed by a senior green tourism assessor from the UK and were scored against a rigorous set of sustainability indicators to determine if their performance had achieved a certification award level of Bronze, Silver of Gold.
In 2013, Green Tourism partnered with GreenStep Solutions Inc. to conduct the third-party assessments to tourism operators interested in becoming certified. Two senior assessors from the UK travelled to Canada to train the Canadian assessors, and now sit on the Gold Review panel for all Canadian Gold graded members. The programme remained focused on BC companies until 2015, and is now expanding into Alberta. Green Tourism Canada will be rolling out to all Canadian provinces next year, and into the USA in 2017.
As a Green Tourism Certified Member, you will receive:
Are you interested in learning more or becoming certified?