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CRMR’s Eco-Friendly Initiatives for a Sustainable Hotel Stay

Our commitment to Sustainable Hotel Tourism in The Rockies

Sharing the splendor of the Canadian Rockies is not only our passion, but also provides us with a unique responsibility as stewards of these majestic landscapes. Situated within the renowned Banff and Yoho National Parks, our establishments— Buffalo Mountain Lodge and Emerald Lake Lodge—underscore our role in preserving the enduring vitality of these extraordinary environments.

To enhance our commitment to sustainable hotel tourism, we are part of a growing list of hospitality providers investing in energy-saving and emission-reducing programs, including our involvement the renowned EcoStay Hotel Program. Together with EcoStay and our guests, we are balancing the impact of every stay across our lodges.

sustainable hotel tourism: What is ecostay?

Started in 2008, the EcoStay Hotel Program Initiative was developed in collaboration with hospitality industry leaders in response to the sustainable tourism movement. It aims to make every hotel guest’s stay completely carbon neutral, while supporting conservation projects that capture and store greenhouse gases through planting trees and protecting habitats. 

How Does it Work?

The EcoStay initiative is super simple. $2 is included in your room charge for every night you stay. This money goes to local sustainability and conservation projects such as tree-planting and protecting mature-growth forests.

Sustainable Tourism in the Rockies

sustainable hotel tourism: our dollars at work

How Does Ecostay Use Our Donations?

With the contributions pooled from all participating hotels, EcoStay directly funds reforestation projects. Tree-planting offers multiple benefits such as offsetting carbon emissions and restoring habitats for at risk species and preventing soil erosion.

sustainable hotel tourism: Getting our guests involved

QR Code

When you stay at Emerald Lake Lodge or Buffalo Mountain Lodge, you’ll receive a special tree-planting code, which allows you to name a tree in EcoStay’s virtual forest. Scan the QR code in your in-room tent card or poster at the front desk to name your tree!

sustainable hotel tourism: EXTENDING OUR EFFORTS

What else is CRMR doing to reduce our environmental impact?

Saving hundreds of litres of water per guest with our linen reuse program

Diverting waste from landfill by recycling guest plastics, cans, and papers

Slashing our energy consumption with increased usage of LED lighting, Energy Star appliances and energy efficient heating & cooling

Balancing our unavoidable emission through the purchase of carbon credits

  • All used toiletries get picked-up, recycled, and repackaged and sent to people in need in third world countries and locally through Soap for Hope.
  • Used furniture and linen pickup, to be repurposed in local shelters (Mustard Seed, etc.) through Soap for Hope
  • Fully recyclable take-out containers and straws in our Food & Beverage Department

2023 ECOSTAY PROGRESS REPORT

BUFFALO MOUNTAIN LODGE & EMERALD LAKE LODGE

71,331

of our guests have participated in EcoStay

Our hotels have offset the equivalent of

269,409

Cars off the road for a day

Our efforts have allowed planting of

36,909

Trees

Our hotels’ green fund (and growing!)

$34,000

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