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THE PARKSIDE HOTEL & SPA LEADS WITH A MISSION OF HOSPITALITY AND A CORE FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABILITY

We’re really proud of our physical property, built with sustainability intention. We’re even more proud of our team, a collective of warm, inclusive, and caring members. We constantly review our core values, ensuring we provide an authentic experience for our guests while fostering a creative and energetic environment for our associates. As a Climate PositiveBiosphere Certified hotel, we're also the first urban hotel in the world to be members of Beyond Green, a diverse portfolio offering a range of guest experiences in unique locations around the world, focused on intentional travel.

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We are Beyond Green Members

We are proud to be the first urban hotel in the world (and first Canadian hotel) to join Beyond Green, a diverse portfolio offering a range of guest experiences in unique locations around the world, focused on intentional travel.

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We are Climate Positive

We continue to explore and adopt more sustainable practices to enhance our guest experience and ensure our operation is treading as lightly as possible on our environment.

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We are Biosphere Certified 

The Parkside Hotel & Spa is committed to supporting a sustainable lifestyle and guaranteeing an adequate long-term balance between the economic, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions of our operations. 

We Participate as a Team

Who We Are
Two out of our three core values connect directly to our sustainability and carbon neutral initiatives … Sustainable Zeal and Embrace the Ethos.

What We Do
Each year we commit to auditing our carbon footprint to maintain our carbon neutral status. View our current and past years here

We continuously work towards the 17 UN Sustainable Goals, see our current progress here.

How We Grow
We're all about community, and proud to sponsor events with a sustainability impact. Learn more here

Our Sustainability Certifications

We’re proud of the work we have done, focusing on our environmental impact, and we strive to always do more. We wear our certifications like badges of honour.

We Help Educate Others … Hotel & Beyond

We’re led by a general manager who not only “walks the walk” in sustainability practices, she “talks the talk,” teaching the theory of sustainability at Royal Roads University. As a carbon neutral hotel, it is our goal to raise awareness and positive change.

Learn More. Get Involved.

Travel Tips to Victoria, BC

Here are some ways to reduce your carbon footprint while visiting Victoria, BC.

  • Use local transit (we have 15 unique bus routes within 200 meters of our hotel) or take one of our complimentary bikes for a ride
  • Shop and eat local … a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while experiencing the city like a local
  • Bring reusable shopping bags and water bottles
  • Use reef-friendly sunscreen when swimming in our seas

Hosting a meeting or conference at The Parkside?  Make a difference by:

  • Reducing your carbon footprint by printing only what is needed and printing locally
  • Skip the flip charts and go whiteboards instead (and save money as whiteboards are free with all Parkside meetings)
  • Skip bottled water, pens and paper in the meeting room and instead have water stations 
  • Plan social or team building events with the Songhees Nation including culture tours, canoe & paddle experiences or bannock making workshops*

* We acknowledge and respect the ləkʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory The Parkside Hotel & Spa stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱ SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

The hotel opened in 2009 with a focus on environmental actions and in 2021, the hotel started the steps to reconciliation with the Songhees Nation. The Parkside Hotel & Spa is the first hotel in Greater Victoria to sign a Memorandum of Reconciliation (MOR), becoming Friends of the Songhees.   

We are proud to be the exclusive Victoria hotel partner with the Songhees Nation, visit Explore Songhees to book tours.

GET IN TOUCH!

Every organization should have a Sustainability Team. Reach out to Trina & Katie, who head up ours, with any questions.

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