Green & Environment
September 28, 2016
In the efforts of creating a “carbon conscious” experience for our Kelowna hotel guests, we have also implemented several green initiatives over the years including the solar thermal system in our Silver LEED Certified environmental wing and 10+ electric vehicle charging stations.
September 15, 2016
Nowadays, many travellers to the Okanagan are becoming a lot more eco-conscious in their search for sustainable and green Kelowna hotels. These eco-friendly hotels are putting their best foot forward in an effort to preserve and protect the environment. From creating and implementing sustainability action plans to getting involved in the community, these hotels are shaping the future of eco-tourism.
May 13, 2016
Ecotourism has become the fastest growing segment of the travel industry, with the majority of travellers seeking eco-friendly experiences. BC is leading with way with nearly 100 tourism businesses certified by Green Tourism Canada. The Okanagan is rapidly becoming an ecotourism hotspot, with the creation of an electric highway, sustainability support from the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and businesses that are committed to improving their environmental performance.
November 05, 2015
Our Best Western Kelowna hotel has recently become the first ecobase Certified organization! The ecobase program was created to help businesses calculate their carbon footprint and help them find sustainable initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint even further.
August 29, 2015
Just this summer, Sun Country Highway wrapped up its third annual E-Mazing Race. Electric vehicle enthusiasts made the incredible trek across Canada in their eco-friendly vehicles. Best Western Kelowna Hotel's EV charging stations—now five of them—were part of the month-long race to help these travellers get to their next destination.