Book green for your next Canadian Vacation – Accommodations – British Columbia

These Sustainable Tourism Certified businesses are leading the way to help you enjoy a greener travel experience. Now is the perfect time to book your stay with a British Columbia-based green hotel, inn, campground, B&B, lodge, resort, spa, ranch, or chalet. When restrictions lift and travel resumes, choose to stay in a place where business owners care about sustainability!

The earth-loving team at GreenStep have ensured that each tourism business that achieves certification is meeting a high level of sustainability stewardship that rivals most others, through a detailed, one-on-one assessment process. By completing the steps necessary to become Sustainable Tourism Certified, these businesses are ahead of the game and ready to give you an incredible, sustainable experience. What are you waiting for? Book your next trip today!

Echo Valley Ranch  Clinton, BC
Sustainable Tourism Gold Certified
Echo Valley is a small, eco-luxury ranch and spa thoughtfully designed to inspire connection with the restorative elements of our natural surroundings. They host a maximum of 10 guests at one time, ensuring an intimate, personalized and safe experience for couples, families and small groups. Living in harmony with the land, Echo Valley Ranch lovingly grows, raises, harvests, forages and preserves much of the cuisine served at the ranch, the balance of which is sourced within BC. On site there is a Tesla charging station to further progress truly sustainable travel. Read our member spotlight for Echo Valley Ranch here.

Myra Canyon Ranch and Kelowna Stables – Kelowna, BC
Sustainable Tourism Silver Certified
Myra Canyon is your place to play, stay and ride. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Kelowna, this ranch offers diverse accommodation to suit your needs and budget, with many different activities that you can do in the area, including horse-back riding and biking the Myra Canyon Trestles, (bike-rentals available) providing the perfect leisure activity for all ages.

 

Pacific Gateway Hotel – Richmond, BC
Sustainable Tourism Gold Certified
The Pacific Gateway Hotel continues to make great strides in their sustainability efforts. They have implemented Bullfrog Power for meetings and the restaurant, are growing menu produce onsite, and have made some significant capital investments to upgrade energy systems. They have also introduced bulk soap systems and eliminated bottled water from rooms. As well, their Car2Go car share program is accessible to both staff and guests, reducing car-dependency and opening the doors to more low-carbon transportation options. The hotel is currently closed until September 15th, 2021.

Paddler’s Inn – Sointula, BC
Sustainable Tourism Gold Certified
Paddler’s Inn is situated in the beautiful Broughton Archipelago of coastal BC and offers an earth-friendly oasis for conscientious travelers. The Inn is primarily solar powered and food is grown on-site, with a full cycle of compost year over year. If ever there was a place to stay in the wilderness after pristine BC kayaking, this is it. To top it off, any fish on the menu was likely caught by the hosts!

 

Pointhouse at Sargeant Bay Halfmoon Bay, BC
Sustainable Tourism Gold Certified
Pointhouse at Sargeant Bay has done an excellent job of creating modern design while maintaining a natural landscape in such a beautiful location. Major sustainability principles are  a way of life at Pointhouse and include passive heating and cooling design principles, small green roofs, solar hot water, a well-maintained compost program, and great access to nature (either from a pair of binoculars on the balcony or immediately out of the front door).

 

 

Predator Ridge Resort – Vernon, BC
Sustainable Tourism Bronze Certified
Located just 30 minutes from the Kelowna International Airport, Predator Ridge offers a range of vacation rentals, all with full kitchens, patios and pet friendly options. Pair your stay with activities including golf, biking, hiking, tennis, yoga, dining, wine tasting and so much more for an Okanagan experience like no other.

 

Prestige Hotels & Resorts – Across BC
Sustainable Tourism Silver Certified
Prestige proudly remains B.C.’s finest family-owned chain of resorts, hotels, and inns. Delivering superior guest experiences with a personal touch continues to be at the forefront of the Prestige experience, and hard work and kindness remain pillars of the company’s values. Properties have been individually assessed by GreenStep to ensure sustainability stewardship across each is consistent and accurate. The gradings and links to each property can be found below:

Prestige Beach HouseSilver
Prestige Hotel VernonBronze
Prestige Vernon Lodge – Silver
Prestige Harbourfront ResortSilver
Prestige Inn GoldenSilver
Prestige Radium Hot Springs Resort – Silver
Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort – Silver
Prestige Inn Nelson – Silver
Prestige Lakeside Resort NelsonSilver
Prestige Mountain Resort RosslandSilver
Prestige Oceanfront Resort SookeSilver
Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge – Silver
Prestige Prince Rupert HotelSilver
Prestige Treasure Cove Hotel Silver

Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge – Agassiz, BC
Sustainable Tourism Silver Certified
As a Sts’ailes First Nation business, Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge abides by traditional teaching, that “this is our land, we have to take care of everything in it”. The Lodge features comfortable accommodations with warm and inviting hosts ready to share their extensive local and historical knowledge. Whether you are into kayaking, birding, mountain biking, sport fishing, or just looking for a weekend away, this is the perfect home base.

Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort70 Mile House, BC
Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort is located in the rugged heartland of British Columbia; a boutique property recognized globally as a top luxury wilderness lodge & guest ranch. The site is off-grid, producing its own power via solar, and filtering water to very high standards. A National Geographic honoured property offering 5-star horseback riding and eco-adventures in the wilds of western Canada, this experience is not to be missed!

 

Sunlund by-the-Sea Lund, BC
Sustainable Tourism Gold Certified
SunLund By-The-Sea is an RV park and camping facility nestled in the peaceful harbor community of Lund. Boasting both cabins and campsites, owners Ann and Ron have gone to great lengths to organize and facilitate an increasingly sustainable experience for their guests. Onsite waste sorting facilities, on-demand water heating, and onsite bicycle rentals allow for guests to decrease their adventure footprint and enjoy what the region has to offer.

Sunwolf & Fergie’s – Brackendale, BC
Sustainable Tourism Gold Certified
Sunwolf is conveniently located just 45 mins from Vancouver, and 30 mins from Whistler, on the banks of the Cheakamus & Cheekye rivers. Formerly a renowned fishing lodge (called “Fergie’s”… now the name of their cafe), Sunwolf offers ten beautiful riverside cabins available for nightly rentals, a beautiful wedding venue and locally sourced onsite cafe.

 

A View to RememberWest Kelowna, BC
Sustainable Tourism Certified Gold
A View to Remember B&B combines the comforts of home with the best of Okanagan living. The jewels in their crown are the local treats they provide; homemade jams, sauces and fruits from the garden, organic seasonal produce from the farmgate stand; and of course the dozen or more local wineries visible from the breakfast balcony. Major sustainability achievements include wireless water irrigation to decrease excess water consumption, organic teas, and increased signage in rooms to inform guests about their green efforts and their help to achieve those goals!

 

Walnut Beach Resort – Osoyoos, BC
Sustainable Tourism Bronze Certified
Walnut Beach Resort is designed for relaxation, with access to a secluded private beach along Lake Osoyoos, Canada’s warmest lake, and an expansive sundeck around an impressive outdoor heated pool. Sip reds and whites from the wine bar, relax by the hot tub, and enjoy a mouth-watering meal at Pointe 49 Kitchen & Bar. Inside, 104 carefully crafted designer hotel suites give you luxurious comforts of home and then some.

 

Watermark Beach Resort – Osoyoos, BC
Sustainable Tourism Silver Certified
Located on 1,000 feet of sandy Osoyoos Lake beachfront, Watermark Beach Resort features comfortable spacious suites and thoughtful amenities. Guests can choose from a variety of studios, one, two and three-bedroom penthouse suites, and spend time in the outdoor saltwater pool, waterslide, hot tubs, and steam rooms. When you’re ready to explore, you don’t have to go far – Watermark is just steps away from dining, shopping, groceries and the marina.

The Wickaninnish Inn – Tofino, BC
Sustainable Tourism – Awaiting Grading
‘The Wick’ has always had a strong affinity with nature. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Tofino, BC, its rocky outcrop provides excellent nature and storm watching. Its minimal footprint includes original building plans adjusted to accommodate existing trees and they contribute to their local community in the form of room, food, and spa donations. The hotel plans to reopen June 8th, 2021.

 

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