The natural splendour of British Columbia draws visitors from all around the world. While BC is a safe and enjoyable destination, it is important to stay informed while you are here and ensure that your visit does not have a negative impact on the environment. Using the following resources to keep up-to-date on ongoing events and how to travel responsibly and sustainable during your trip will go a long way towards ensuring a safe, enjoyable, and impact-free experience.
Sustainable travel focuses environmentally-friendly practices, respecting and protecting cultural, natural, and Indigenous heritage, and inspiring travellers to the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast to visit sustainably and ethically, and share their experiences to inspire others upon their return home.
Responsible travel includes ensuring your personal safety; respecting wildlife and the environment; and supporting local culture and communities. Learn more about how to be a responsible traveller to BC’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast through the stories and video linked below
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is Biosphere Certified
Since March 2022, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast has been recognized as a “Biosphere Certified Destination,” the second region in North America to earn the internationally-recognized Biosphere Certified Destination from the Responsible Tourism Institute based in Spain.
Recognized destinations are committed to continuous improvement guided by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. These goals include combating climate change, protecting the environment, supporting decent work and economic growth, and respecting cultural and social values.
Did you know? British Columbia is a leading jurisdiction in Biosphere Certified Destinations in the world. The Thompson Okanagan was the first designated region in North America, while three of the remaining four regions in B.C.—Vancouver Island, Northern B.C., and Kootenay Rockies—have designations in process.
Becoming a Biosphere Certified Destination is a commitment to achieving a long-term balance between the economic, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions in the region. The designation will deliver significant benefits for communities, the environment, and the tourism sector.