Travel search engine, Kayak, has named Vancouver as the top city in Canada and North America for mindful travellers. 28 factors including sustainability, a destination’s popularity, accommodation, transportation, air quality and cost were considered to rank 167 cities worldwide. Kayak created this list for those who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint when travelling.
Ranked No. 1 in Canada and North America and 38 in the world, Vancouver’s accessibility by bike, trains and/or ferries, air quality score and availability of eco-friendly hotels, put the city on top for mindful globetrotters.
See the full list here.
This index is proof that we are that much closer on our goal of becoming the most sustainable destination on the planet. By 2050, 100 percent of our energy use will be derived from renewable sources, according to the Renewable City Strategy (keeners that we are, we’ve already topped 90 percent). Zero Waste 2040 is another important vision, which outlines our plan to achieve zero waste by 2040. With businesses, individuals and government uniting to achieve these ambitious targets, it’s only a matter of time before Vancouver is as green as the nature that surrounds it.