The 15 Most Sustainable Hotels in Canada
For an Ethical and Sustainable Stay in Canada.
A Sustainability Ranking in partnership with ETIC Hotels
You’re planning a trip to Canada and you’re trying to be as ethical and sustainable as possible?
niood lists you the 10 most sustainable hotels in Canada:
What makes Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver sustainable?
Coast Hotels are nestled in magnificent mountain ranges and spectacular cities, in quaint towns and coastal retreats. We want to keep those places beautiful. Our eco-friendly, hotel practices help protect our surroundings by encouraging sustainability in a variety of ways: recycling, composting, sustainable foods, bio-degradable cleaning supplies, energy-efficient lighting and more.
What makes Algonquin Eco-Lodge sustainable?
Winter is officially here to stay, much to the delight of snow-loving outdoor enthusiasts who prefer tramping through the backcountry on snowshoes rather than baking on a crowded beach. Planning a safe, memorable family reunion in Ontario during these challenging times is no walk in the park. Thankfully, a secluded, spacious haven exists along the scenic southern rim of Algonquin Provincial Park: the Algonquin Eco-Lodge, a wholly sustainable, micro-hydro outpost set amid dense woodlands. And there’s no better time for a small-scale family reunion than during winter’s hearth.
What makes Boxotel Montreal sustainable?
As a sustainable hotel, Boxotel supports local artisans, companies, and products by incorporating them into the establishment and thereby giving these Montreal-area companies an additional showcase.
This emphasis on underconsumption, both in terms of energy and materials, is reflected in the options included:
What makes Banff Aspen Lodge sustainable?
What makes Trout Point Lodge sustainable?
As a nature lodge located in a pristine protected wilderness area adjacent to a major river system, Trout Point Lodge, Limited carries out various policies and practices that:
What makes Wickaninnish Inn sustainable?
We are often asked about the Inn’s environmental standards or rating programs we are a part of, such as Green Key Canada, Oceanwise, Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Business or Sustainable Tourism Global. We are pleased to provide our published Environmental Standard available here.
Douglas Fir reclaimed from St. Ann’s Academy in Victoria was used to construct guest room furniture and the liners and trim at every door and window. On your next visit, just look for the tiny nail marks and occasional bolt hole which reveal the character and history of this special wood. Even the Inn’s unassuming exterior colour was envisioned to replicate the tone of weathered cedar—integrating itself as seamlessly as possible into the surrounding natural setting.
What makes Hôtel du Vieux-Québec sustainable?
Hôtel du Vieux-Québec is a carbon neutral operation. We purchase Gold Standard carbon offsets from ‘Planetair’ to compensate for all of our operations green house gas emissions. Gold Standard offsets adhere to the most widely accepted quality seal for voluntary offsets currently available. Through Planetair we only support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. All projects must produce demonstrable contributions to the sustainable development of their host communities.
We have converted more than 95% of the hotel lighting to energy efficient lighting. Including: conversion to low mercury compact fluorescent light bulbs wherever possible and the installation of LED lighting systems in our guest rooms, meeting room, hallways and other facility rooms in the hotel. This saves us an average of 66,580 KWH yearly. We insure the conscientious disposal of used bulbs.
What makes InterContinental Montreal sustainable?
What makes Gladstone Hotel Toronto sustainable?
We strive to be leaders in hotel sustainability practices by committing to 100% renewable energy, buying locally and seasonally, using sustainable products, dramatically reducing consumption, recycling and composting our waste. Pictured: flipping the switch to 100% renewable electricity and natural gas with Bullfrog Power.
What makes Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise sustainable?
We’re proud to support and participate in Planet 21 initiatives, Accor’s environmental and social sustainability program. Planet 21 challenges everyone – guests, hotel colleagues, partners, and property developers – to take measurable actions to minimize our hotel’s impact on our planet. Programs addressing reforestation, water conservation, energy savings and food waste reduction are an integral part of our hospitality DNA. As we look to the future, our hotels pledge to continue promoting long-term sustainability and stewardship in each of our communities.
Caring for our planet means being proactive stewards of our environment. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts recognizes climate change as a global issue we all must address. We have committed to four environmental priorities:
What makes Brentwood Bay Resort sustainable?
What makes Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort sustainable?
Following the massive Elephant Hill wildfire in 2017, SLWR owners spearheaded development of a not-for-profit, conservation organization. The BC Wildland Ecology Centre Society has a symbiotic relationship with the resort and serves to protect, study, and showcase the fragile eco-system created by the wildfire. The society promotes biodiversity with the objective of reducing negative impacts to soils, riparian areas, cultural values, historic sites and wildlife habitats, while uniting stakeholders and partnering with local Indigenous organizations to preserve cultural and heritage values. BCWEC works in concert with the Secwepemcùl’ecw Restoration and Stewardship Society, which represents the Bonaparte, High Bar, Whispering Pines, and Skeetchestn Indigenous communities. Located at Siwash Lake, on the Wildland Private Nature Reserve, BCWEC performs all of our advocacy work while facilitating positive change for the environment.
While drawing inspiration from Nature and the ancestral culture of the area, our luxury resort has grown with the land, not onto it. We even partnered with National Geographic on a mission to promote sustainability through tourism; to help our clients understand the effects of climate change and inspire them to follow in our green footsteps. We are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
What makes Sooke Harbour House Hotel & Resort sustainable?
What makes Pointhouse Suites on Sargeant Bay sustainable?
What makes Island Lake Lodge sustainable?