Green Key Eco-Rating Program for Hotels

It’s that time of the year when Mother Nature is playing mind games and making us believe that spring is just around the corner. But our furry little groundhog friend told us a mere week ago to expect six more weeks of winter. With turbulent weather and our beloved Family Day inching up on the calendar comes the desire to pack our suitcases and head away for a much needed vacation.

But for those of us who are eco-minded, staying in just any hotel simply won’t do. Thankfully, there is now a way to see whether your hotel, motel or resort choice are up to Canadian green standards.

Green Key Eco-Rating Program has teamed up with the Hotel Association of Canada to create a rating system to judge your vacation hot spots in terms of their green initiatives. It judges the hotel, motel or resort in areas such as housekeeping, food and beverage operations, building infrastructure, indoor air quality, and much more.

So, before you pack up your bags and book a room at your favourite ski resort, check out what your accommodation choices are really doing for the environment. We’re sure you’ll rest even easier knowing you’re taking care of the planet while taking time for yourself.

Log on and find your hotel’s eco-rating at

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