Canada’s wide open space lends itself well to visitors interested in having a green travel vacation. Working hard to reduce its carbon footprint, and with many options available in terms of green-friendly activities, Canada is home to a few top spots both beautiful and environmentally friendly.
Salt Spring Island
Located in British Columbia, Salt Spring island is situated just off the edge of Vancouver island. What makes this location unique is that the entire island practices ecologically sound principles. Approximately 10,000 people live on the island and visitors to the area can enjoy an organic golf course, workshops on sustainable farming at Foxglove Farm and a local village home many artisans that create beautiful handmade crafts.
CapeRace Cultural Adventures
Newfoundland and their CapeRace Cultural Adventures are well known to green travellers far and wide. Visitors on their eco-culture tours will receive keys to a newly restored home, a car and a guidebook. The rest of their vacation is up to them. They can fish, hike, swim or explore the deep canyons at their leisure. For the greenest option, forgo the car altogether, and hike around the area.
Cochrane, Ontario gives travellers a chance to visit the Polar Bear Habitat and Heritage Village. This is the only place in the world where polar bears are rehabilitated and readied for the wild. With only a pane of glass separating visitors from polar bears, you get the chance to get up close and personal to some of nature’s most ferocious beasts while remaining safe and secure.
Cornwall is a place best visited via ferry. One of the greenest modes of transport you can use, the boat to Cornwall is powered by french fry fat to save on both cost and carbon emissions. Cornwall Ferries is also thinking about adding sandalwood to the ride to help combat the french fry smell. Just as well as it can be a little off-putting when watching all that beautiful landscape roll by.
Montreal is a beautiful city that is working hard to become more sustainable. Try visiting Muv Box, a lobster restaurant located in the old port. Made out of a shipping container, the restaurant is made up of other recyclable materials and uses solar power to serve its patrons. After lunch, enjoy some exercise by taking an outing on the pedibuss. Pedibus seat 8 cyclists who pedal their way around the city while a driver steers the bus and points out notable landmarks.
These are just some of the eco-friendly travel options available in our green destination of the month. Anyone who enjoys nature and also wants to reduce their carbon footprint can do a lot worse than to check out travel packages by air canada vacations and see some of these sites on the ground!