VICTORIA — The Parkside Hotel & Spa has won the Sustainability Award during the 2023 BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference in Prince George on March 1 to 3. Ashley Priest, director of Operations, accepted the award on behalf of the hotel.
The Parkside Hotel & Spa was selected as a winner, in great part, due to a strong commitment to working on goals and actions aligned with one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The hotel shared this nomination with Monte Creek Winery and Spirit of the West Adventures.
Last year, the hotel reached a variety of sustainable milestones, moving from carbon neutral to climate positive and becoming Biosphere Certified. The hotel also joined Beyond Green, a curated portfolio of the world’s most sustainable hotels, resorts and lodges, as the brand’s first urban hotel and first Canadian property.
“Words cannot express how honoured we are to have received this award,” says GM Trina White. “Thank you to our incredible guests, community, and our team members for their work in providing exemplary hospitality with a core focus on sustainability. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our environmental efforts and enhancing our guest’s experience.”