Tourism Kelowna Staff, Volunteers, and Board of Directors have taken a Stewardship Pledge as part of our organization's core values. This pledge states:
“We foster the preservation and continual restoration of the land, resources, and communities of the Central Okanagan. We continue to take action and make commitments to further diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in our work and in the region we support..”
Tourism Kelowna also offers a sustainability pledge for visitors and local residents on our website, including providing ways on how to Explore Kelowna Sustainably. Locals and travellers are encouraged to take the pledge. There is also an abundance of information on this page about travelling sustainably in our region.
Tourism Kelowna is a Biosphere Committed entity and the Kelowna Visitor Centre has been Sustainable Tourism Gold certified. We are continually working to improve our sustainability performance and reduce the impacts of our organization and its activities.
In the dashboard below you will find some of the information that Tourism Kelowna tracks in its commitment to sustainability:
Kelowna is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded tm̓xʷúlaʔxʷ (land) of the syilx/Okanagan people who have resided here since time immemorial