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Conservation

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Between our boats and Homfray Lodge, Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours is always looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly. Being an ecotourism company, our passion is exploring British Columbia’s coast and protecting it is just as important to us as any other part of our business. From transportation efficiency to the products we use, sustainability is always top of mind.

What we do:

  • Practice environmentally conscious actions in our day-to-day operations
  • Source our food and beverages locally
  • Package our food in reusable containers
  • Include vegetarian options in our meal service
  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle – In that order
  • Power Homfray Lodge with our own on-site Hydro Power system as often as we can
  • Offset our carbon emissions by protecting forest in the Toba Valley
  • Partner with Commercial Bear Viewing Association

Carbon Neutral

Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours is Carbon Neutral! This year we have taken our environmental stewardship one step further. With the help of Wilderness International we’ve been able to identify our emissions and offset them by conserving the rainforest in our own backyard!

Wilderness International is a German-Canadian company that is passionate about protecting the earth’s remaining rainforests – and so are we. With their help, we are able to protect the forest just north of Homfray Lodge where the grizzlies, salmon, eagles, and other wildlife thrive. And we’ve protected it forever!

In 2018, we’ve offset 327,369.16kg worth of carbon emissions by protecting 3,124.05 m 2 of the rainforest in the Toba Valley. This year we are also going to be giving our guests the opportunity to protect the Toba Valley rainforest by purchasing parcels of land in both our gift shop or during their booking process.

As our company expands, we’re making sure we do so responsibly. In each year to follow we will continue to improve on our carbon footprint and offset the rest by protecting more of the Toba Valley rainforest.


Commercial Bear Viewing Association

Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours is a proud member of the Commercial Bear Viewing Association (CBVA). The CBVA is committed to developing industry standards as they continue to research and learn about British Columbia bears and their environments. The CBVA conducts guide training to ensure guides are trained in environmental awareness, human safety, appropriate response to emergencies, and safe, educational, and non-disruptive interactions with bears. Pacific Coastal Cruises & Tours supports the CBVA by including a $25 conservation fee in each Grizzly Bears of Toba Inlet booking.



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