Going Green: Verdant Travel Highlights
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Green Voyage | Butchart Garden guests breathe sea air mingled with sweet woodland scents as they glide through the forest bordered inlet of Vancouver Island’s Saanich Peninsula on 45-minute historic boat tours which may pass see seals, sea lions, herons, eagles, otters and other widdlife. Profusions of blossoms in the 55-acre garden change seasonally enhanced at night by summertime illuminations and sparkling holiday lights.
$3 - $28.

800 Benevenuto Avenue,
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia


Sky High Green | Toronto’s landmark CN Tower, designated a “Wonder of the Modern World” is home to green cuisine in its 360 Restaurant. Working with Canadian cheeses, Niagara region cured meats, Ontario tomatoes, leeks and fiddleheads and fresh water pickerel and thyme, oregano, fennel, sage, basils and vegetables harvested from the Chef’s Herb Garden below in the Tower Gardens, the sky tower kitchen’s Executive Chef Peter George concocts locally sourced cuisine which is accompanied by beverages from the Guinness certified “World’s Highest Wine Cellar.”

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Hypo-Allergenic Accommodations | Hotel rooms purified of allergens and bacteria by a seven-step process are being provided at selected establishments around the country. Called “Pure rooms,” they have been treated with a medical-grade air purifier and contaminant-free heating and cooling systems. Hypoallergenic linens and shields make surfaces free of dust, bacteria and viruses. In selected Wyndham, Doubletree Guest Suites and Nylo a “Pure” treatment may add $10-$20 to the standard room rate.



Set To Go Green | Movie locations where Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt filmed “Shall We Dance” and “The Assassination of Jesse James” in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District are visited in a new “Green Walking Tour” of downtown in the historic Manitoba, Canada, city located on the unusual north-running Red River which flows north to Hudson’s Bay. The award-winning Red River College Princess Street Campus is among examples of sustainable city planning alternative transportation and energy conservation. $5-$6.

Manitoba, Canada



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