Lifestyle West Blog

Green & Environment

March 21, 2011

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.


Hotels in Kelowna Charged up for E-mazing Race

Hotels in Kelowna Charged up for E-mazing Race

Start anywhere. End anywhere—that’s the approach organizers are adopting for the 2015 E-Mazing Race (EMR), which started May 27 in Halifax. This electric vehicle (EV) rally is an environmentally conscious event with an emphasis on fun and interactivity, and one of the more innovative hotels in Kelowna is happy to offer a pit stop along the way.


Press Release: Best Western Kelowna Hotel Sponsors Champion for the Environment Award

Press Release: Best Western Kelowna Hotel Sponsors Champion for the Environment Award

To support fellow environmental stewards in the Okanagan, BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites has sponsored the same environmental award we received two years ago. The 2012 Champion for the Environment business category award was given to the hotel in recognition of our sustainable efforts and we're proud to be recognizing other businesses for their contribution to a greener world.