Ogopogo Tours - Personalized Sightseeing & Wine Tours Year-Round

Sustainable Tourism and Carbon Emission Reduction

Offsetters Certified Carbon Neutral Business 2016-2017Luxury Travel Guide has selected us for Canadian Sustainable Tour Operator of the Year 2017 & 2018.Offsetters Certified Carbon Neutral Business 2016-2017

Thank you to everyone who has toured with us, supported us or referred to us.

We are the first certified carbon neutral wine tour company in Canada!Offsetters Certified Carbon Neutral Business 2016-2017

Offsetters has been audited and certified us Carbon Neutral by reducing emissions and purchasing carbon credits supporting projects including the Great Bear Rain Forest Carbon Project. Achieving carbon neutrality comes near the end of a long journey, and begins an even longer, more sustainable journey.

Gold Award Green Tourism CanadaGreen Tourism Canada has awarded us with a Gold rating in environmental management and corporate social responsibility. Our actions include donating services to local charities, launching the first hybrid tour vehicle in the Okanagan and achieving carbon neutrality while protecting forests in old growth forests. Sustainable Tourism is our driving force, while providing guests with our personalized “Ogopogo-Style” service.

Gold Award Green Tourism CanadaResponsible Tourism Institute has audited our business and certified us as the first Biosphere Industry in Canada. Ogopogo Tours adheres to the Paris Accord and United Nations Sustainable Development Guidelines.

Click link for our Responsible Tourism Policy.

 

Our Climate Action Plan is to reduce our consumption, emissions and waste by:

  • Using the "Right-Size" vehicle, including the first hybrid tour vehicle in the Okanagan and the lowest emission 14 passenger van available.

  • Plans to work towards an all electric fleet

  • Tracking emissions, meeting reduction targets and using carbon credits to balance all emissions.

  • Adhering to Anti-Idling guidelines from Idle-Free BC.

  • Extensive recycling program in the office and on the road.

  • Buying local goods and services whenever possible, including using a supplier map.

  • Showcasing sustainability initiatives within our community including sustainable & organic farming.

  • 10% of our revenue is donated to within the community.

  • Assisting people in developing nations including Uganda Efficient Wood Stoves Project, and providing micro-loans assisting organic farmers in 10 different countries through Kiva.org.

  • Darren has been appointed by council to serve on Summerland’s Community Climate Action Advisory Committee.

 

If you have questions or comments about our sustainability initiatives please call or email us!