Being Ocean Friendly on Vancouver Island
Working within Surfrider Pacific Rim’s Ocean Friendly program, Tourism Vancouver Island proudly shares stories about ocean-friendly initiatives and conservation efforts on Vancouver Island through resources like their Ocean Friendly webpage. As a destination surrounded by the Pacific Ocean from coast to coast and from top to bottom, Vancouver Island’s heart is fed by the ocean. It serves as a source of inspiration for locals and a source of wonder for visitors, and protecting the ocean is vital to every community on the Island. Being an ocean-friendly traveller means committing to ocean-friendly practices, and supporting certified Ocean Friendly businesses and non-profit organizations across Vancouver Island that ensure their business practices support a clean and healthy coastal ecosystem.
Businesses at the forefront of this mission commit to eliminating single-use plastics, are conscious of how they divert waste, and adopt regenerative practices. On Vancouver Island, there are many Ocean Friendly-certified businesses and tourism operators you can support in their efforts.