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Green & Environment

March 21, 2011

Kelowna Hotel: Tackling Climate Change!

Kelowna Hotel: Tackling Climate Change!

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.


Green Kelowna Hotels: How to Spot Them

Green Kelowna Hotels: How to Spot Them

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.


Eco-friendly Vacation Guide – Okanagan Valley

Eco-friendly Vacation Guide – Okanagan Valley

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.


First ecobase Certified Kelowna Hotel

First ecobase Certified Kelowna Hotel

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.


Our Kelowna Hotel's 5th EV Charging Station is Here!

Our Kelowna Hotel's 5th EV Charging Station is Here!

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.