Kingfisher Kayaks are Gold

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures has received a Gold rating from Green Tourism Canada.

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures has received a Gold rating from Green Tourism Canada.

Kingfisher has been running guided kayak tours on the coast of British Columbia since 1999.

Kingfisher is based in Port McNeill and runs kayak tours on northern Vancouver Island as well as further north into the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.

Kingfisher has been operating on Vancouver Island for 17 years, and in that time, it has focused heavily on providing one-of-a kind kayak experiences with wildlife while strongly focusing on conservation.

“We wanted an impartial party to evaluate what we thought we were already doing well (in terms of sustainability),” says Andrew Jones, company owner. “But even more importantly, we wanted to find areas where we could further improve. Green Tourism Canada’s in-depth audit accomplished just that.”

The company actively participates in beach clean-ups and environmental conservation groups, purchases car- bon offsets and makes local and eco-friendly choices for everything they buy, among the many actions that helped them achieve Green Tourism Gold.

As one of the first and most sought after international sustainable tourism programs, Green Tourism offers advice on how to reduce their member’s environmental impact and best manage future projects. Unlike other sustainable business cer- tifications that offer self-assess- ments, Green Tourism offers an on-site, third-party assess- ment by a trained auditor who reviews everything from ener- gy efficiency to food sources.


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