Member Spotlight – Nita Lake Lodge

As Whistler’s only lakeside resort and spa, Nita Lake Lodge offers an experience beyond compare in the heart of BC’s stunning landscape. They recently recently achieved a Bronze certification with GreenStep – continue reading to learn more about their sustainability journey:

Tell us a bit about your business. What makes you different?

What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to providing a haven where luxury meets nature. From our opulent accommodations with plush amenities to our stunning lakefront location, every detail is crafted to elevate your stay. Indulge in local seasonal cuisine at our on-site restaurants, rejuvenate at our award-winning spa, or explore outdoor adventures just steps away. Whether it’s the cozy fireside ambiance, the mountain-view rooftop hot tubs, or our personalized service, Nita Lake Lodge invites you to escape, unwind, and reconnect with yourself amidst the beauty of the mountains.

Why is sustainability important to you/your business?

Sustainability is at the core of Nita Lake Lodge’s ethos, as we cherish our lakeside property and the surrounding natural beauty. Preserving this pristine environment is not just a choice but a responsibility. We are committed to wildlife protection, ensuring our presence does not disrupt the delicate ecosystem. From developing a visitor code of conduct to promote responsible exploration, to living in harmony with wildlife, every step is taken to minimize our impact. Our on-site restaurant, The Den, embodies sustainability with locally sourced, farm-to-table dishes that celebrate the seasons. We believe that by prioritizing sustainability, we not only protect the environment but also offer our guests an authentic and conscientious experience.

Why did you join GreenStep Sustainable Tourism?

Nita Lake Lodge joined the Sustainable Tourism movement with a deep-rooted belief in the power of responsible travel. We recognize that tourism can have a significant impact on the environment and local communities, and we are committed to being part of the solution. By aligning with Sustainable Tourism practices, we aim to minimize our ecological footprint while maximizing the positive impact on the destinations we operate in. Our commitment extends to preserving the natural beauty of our lakeside property, protecting wildlife, and supporting local economies. We believe that Sustainable Tourism is not just a choice, but a responsibility to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy the wonders of our planet.

What sustainability related projects, policies or initiatives do you most want travelers to know about?

At Nita Lake Lodge, we prioritize sustainability through a range of initiatives aimed at conserving water and preserving cultural heritage. Our efforts include educating guests and staff on water conservation, implementing low-flow faucets, and offering eco-friendly amenities

like bamboo toothbrushes. Establishing a visitor code of conduct promotes responsible exploration, while energy assessments drive efficiency improvements. We’re dedicated to supporting our community through donations and fundraising challenges, supporting

Canadian Mental Health Association, WCSS and PearlSpace Women’s Shelter. These initiatives underscore our unwavering commitment to a sustainable future.

What are some goals and/or actions you plan to take in the future to further increase the sustainability of your business?

We’re thrilled to share that Nita Lake Lodge has achieved Bronze Certification from GreenStep Solutions, but our sustainability journey doesn’t stop there. By the end of 2024, we’re dedicated to phasing out single-use plastics with eco-friendly alternatives like locally made 3D printed bins. Future plans include implementing waste tracking systems, actively searching for green partners to increase our recycling efforts and further supporting our community through local suppliers. These steps align with our mission to continuously enhance our sustainability practices for a greener future.

To learn more about Nita Lake Lodge visit: https://www.nitalakelodge.com/