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Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Oak Bay Luxury Getaway

Located in the MNIDOO GAAMI Georgian Bay Biosphere, a UNESCO designated site, Oak Bay Luxury getaway offers travellers accommodations where sustainability practices are found and encouraged. Oak Bay Luxury Getaway recently became Sustainable Tourism GOLD Certified – read below to learn more as owner Jennifer Schnier shares some insight about their sustainability journey: Tell us …

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All the Taste, Without the Waste – Planet Bee Honey Farm’s Zero-Waste Success

We love hearing stories about our Sustainable Tourism members finding more sustainable ways of doing business. Our most recent success story comes from Planet Bee Honey Farm, who has shared their journey to implementing a zero waste tasting station. They have also provided key information about how other business owners can implement these changes in …

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Member Spotlight: Wickaninnish Inn

Wickaninnish Inn is one of Vancouver Island’s iconic accommodations, perched between the ancient rainforest and the ocean. They have recently been reassessed by GreenStep, to achieve Sustainable Tourism GOLD Certified. Read on to hear more about some of the sustainability initiatives that Wickaninnish Inn is working on. Tell us a bit about your business. What …

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Member Spotlight – 40 Knots Winery

Located in beautiful Comox, BC on Vancouver Island, 40 Knots Winery embraces their unique microclimate on the slopes of their vineyard that face the Georgia Straight. They were recently re-assessed with GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism criteria, and achieved our highest grading to become Sustainable Tourism PLATINUM Certified. They are currently one of four Sustainable Tourism members …

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Member Spotlight – Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

We are proud to spotlight Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, a small ranch located in the beautiful interior of British Columbia surrounded by mountains and rolling hills for miles in any direction. They were recently re-assessed with GreenStep’s Sustainable Tourism criteria, achieving Sustainable Tourism GOLD Certified. Echo Valley is committed to becoming a more sustainable …

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Member Spotlight – Elmhirst’s Resort

We are proud to welcome one of our newest members to the Sustainable Tourism community, Elmhirst’s Resort. Located a short distance from Toronto, the resort has found creative and practical solutions to make their business more sustainable, including ‘sustainability kits’ for guests, a composting program and a biomass heating system. Read on to learn about …

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Sustainable Tourism Members Team Up to Fight Pandemics & Plastic Pollution

Our sustainable tourism community has not been immune to the impacts of the pandemic, but how some of our members have rallied is truly awe-inspiring and humbling. What has perhaps been most encouraging of all is to witness how individuals and communities have come together to support one another through these difficult times – true …

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Sustainable Tourism Welcomes Prestige Hotels & Resorts

We recently welcomed Prestige Hotels & Resorts to the Sustainable Tourism family! With them, came all 15 of their properties, sprinkled throughout mainland British Columbia and on Vancouver Island. As you’ll read below, each Prestige property is uniquely different, but with 15 of them, there are lots of opportunities to align overarching sustainability goals and …

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Member Spotlight: Planet Bee Honey Farm & Honeymoon Meadery

We recently caught up with Olivia Nowek, Sales & Marketing Manager for Planet Bee Honey Farm, to learn more about what sustainability practices they have in place that sets them apart in the buzzing world of honey and honeybees. It is practically un-bee-lievable! Planet Bee Honey Farm is proudly Silver-level certified with Sustainable Tourism and …

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