British Columbia adventure holiday, Canada
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Responsible tourism: British Columbia adventure holiday, Canada
This trip is an active and interpretive wilderness experiences. This small group (4-10 person) adventure holiday incorporates adventure with wildlife viewing, natural history and native culture to create an eco-adventure that promotes awareness and respect for the environment through exposure to this wild place.
The small group sizes minimize the impact on the trails and campsites. All waste is packed out and we have an environmental policy for backcountry travel which ensures that we ‘leave no trace’.
In order to access the remote lakes we work with a local outfitter. This local business provides the transport and back-up that we need to maximize safety. Our financial contribution to this local outfitter means that they are able to maintain the backcountry trails and camp sites ensuring that visitors are able to enjoy the remote location with minimum impact.
Our trips in this area were developed because we have a close connection to the local community. This relationship has enabled us to create unique adventures that give a real insight into the local people, using local resources that benefit the meager local economy.
After the canoeing phase of the trip we use a local guesthouse run by two working fisheries biologists that adhere to a strict environmental policy, including a very comprehensive recycling system. We also employ these biologists to provide an interpretive salmon river drift and a chance of seeing and learning about this fragile ecosystem. The continental breakfasts at the guesthouse are provided by a local small bakery business.