B.C.’s Howe Sound Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Region

Heart of Howe Sound Gambier Island / Photo: Rich Duncan

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is proud to share the news that the Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Biosphere Region has received the prestigious UNESCO Biosphere Region designation, a positive step towards biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and reconciliation.

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B.C.’s Howe Sound Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Region

Celebrate Go By Bike Week September 27 to October 3

Fall 2021 Go By Bike Week Promo

Vancouver has a reputation as a leader in sustainability and locals love to cycle. Each fall we celebrate two-wheeled transportation with Go By Bike Week. The event encourages everyone to bike to work, school, or shopping and includes community knowledge stations and lots of fun prizes.

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Celebrate Go By Bike Week September 27 to October 3

Vancouver Goes Electric: An Energetic Step Toward a Sustainable Future

Photo: Destination Vancouver / Albert Normandin

Vancouver, surrounded by mountains and water, is a city where nature influences our way of life, and we embrace it wholeheartedly. Vancouver is a recognized leader in green building and sustainable planning and was rated second in the US and Canada in the Green City Index. Part of what makes our city green is our commitment to make sustainability a priority for our residents and visitors by offering electric modes of transportation to explore the city.

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Vancouver Goes Electric: An Energetic Step Toward a Sustainable Future

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Vancouver

Cyclists on the Seawall in Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Destination Canada (CTC)

Occurring each year on April 22, Earth Day honors Mother Earth and is a way to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In most years, Vancouver celebrates Earth Day with festivals and a parade. While there are no planned events this year, it’s easy to plan your own celebration. Here are 10 ways to commemorate Earth Day in Vancouver.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Vancouver

How to Travel Responsibly in Vancouver

Sustainable travel in Vancouver.

The global pandemic shuttered travel for more than a year, but it also taught us that, when public health orders allow us to explore the world again, we need to be mindful of our environmental footprint (read why in the Center for Responsible Travel’s 2020 report). Regenerative travel – or leaving your host destination better than you found it – has emerged as a forerunning travel trend for 2021 with its promise to elevate sustainable travel to the next level. Already one of the greenest cities in the world, Vancouver offers plenty of opportunities for locals and visitors to enjoy a rejuvenating escape while helping to protect the planet and give back to the local community.

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How to Travel Responsibly in Vancouver

Lyft is Partnering with Toyota Canada to Make Zero-Emission Vehicles Accessible to Eligible Drivers in Metro Vancouver

Your next ride in metro Vancouver might be a little quieter, already one in five Lyft vehicles are already zero-emissions or hybrid vehicles. Now Lyft and Toyota Canada, are teaming up in Metro Vancouver to make the Toyota Mirai —a hydrogen-powered, zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) —accessible to drivers on the Lyft platform.

The Chowder Countdown is on… National Chowder Chowdown Festival Kicks off February 1

Photo Credit: Andres Markwart

Delicious sustainable seafood chowders are coming to restaurants, retailers, and venues in Vancouver this February as the Chowder Chowdown fundraiser transforms into a national festival, running from February 1-28. Proceeds will support the Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program.
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The Chowder Countdown is on… National Chowder Chowdown Festival Kicks off February 1