Our commitment to responsible travel

We all need to play our part in protecting the environment and Canadian Affair is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and supporting local communities in Canada. Canada's vast landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich cultural tapestry have long attracted travellers from across the globe. But with great travel experiences comes a responsibility to tread lightly. Sustainable tourism in Canada isn't just a trend; it's a commitment to preserving the very things that make this country so extraordinary. Sustainable tourism in Canada encompasses respecting the environment, embracing diverse cultures, and contributing to the well-being of local communities. We have documented some of the ways in which we are contributing to a more responsible and sustainable way of travel to Canada.

How you can play your part


Choose green hotels

Look for hotels that are certified and recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, as they contribute to the protection of the environment and to the well-being of local populations.


Travel light

The heavier the aircraft, the greater its fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. By lightening your luggage load, you help minimize the impact of your flight on climate change.


Connect with locals

Why not learn about the local customs and a few words in their native language? That will be a sure way to build stronger bonds.


Use resources sparingly

Water, electricity and fuel are vital, so reduce your consumption to help conserve them.


Encourage the local economy & indigenous experiences

Participate in touristic activities that benefit the inhabitants. For example, buy souvenirs from local artisans and artists, hire local guides for your excursions, and frequent bars and restaurants operated by locals.


Respect your hosts

Wear clothing that honours their local customs, and ask for permission before taking their photos. Also, the local standard of living may be lower than yours, so practising a little humility about your own belongings goes a long way.


Protect the natural and cultural heritage

Do not litter, bring back corals or stones from heritage sites, venture into areas closed off to the public or buy souvenirs made from threatened species. This way, you help ensure that future generations can benefit from this heritage for a long time.


Avoid any type of exploitation

Ask for reasonable services and pay a fair price. No matter where you go, respect human rights and protect kids and teenagers from any type of exploitation, such as prostitution or sex tourism.


Support climate action

You can support climate action by purchasing carbon credits from certified activities that capture, reduce, or avoid carbon emissions and support community development.

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