Three certified for new CCCTA green initiative

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCC) is introducing a Green Tourism Canada (GTC) initiative that will help tourism operators in the region reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable, the association announced Tuesday.

  • Aug. 11, 2011 6:00 a.m.

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCC) is introducing a Green Tourism Canada (GTC) initiative that will help tourism operators in the region reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable, the association announced Tuesday.

Following a pilot project funded by the province last year, Green Tourism Canada launched a national certification program which will help both industry and consumers better understand how to reduce their impact and to operate more sustainably.

“We are delighted to announce that three tourism businesses in our region have been successful in achieving a green award”, says Amy Thacker, CCCA spokesperson. “This is an exciting milestone as we continue to develop this program and help make B.C. a leader in sustainable tourism.”

The first operators in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region to be certified by Green Tourism Canada are: Siwash Lake Ranch (gold); The Hills Health Ranch & Spa (silver); Cariboo Chilcotin Jetboat Adventures (bronze).