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Published By Todd Lucier on June 9th, 2012 in Edge Insider
It’s easy to plan a carbon-friendly vacation at Algonquin Park if you know what you are looking for.
Here are a few things to consider:
Northern Edge Algonquin is a great example of a location that has been serving up climate-friendly holidays for over a decade at Algonquin Park. They make it easy for travellers, encouraging guests to forgo the high gas prices and traffic congestion on the highway by offering a special discount called the Climate-Conscious Traveller package. Northern Edge Algonquin’s Climate-Conscious Traveller package includes a two for one bus ticket from Toronto to the South River entrance to Algonquin Park on Ontario Northland bus ( a low emissions transportation option), free shuttle to the solar powered eco-lodge and complimentary water bottle. This special travel package is just $140.
In addition, as previous guests attest, Algonquin Park experiences with Northern Edge Algonquin are decidedly good for the planet, serving up locally produced foods from market gardens and local organic meat producers (some from their own garden), and employing local staff, some who live right at the eco-lodge. Guided adventures in Algonquin Park by canoe and sea kayak and hosted yoga retreats are the featured vacation packages.
If you are near Toronto, this summer, leave the car parked in the driveway and start your Algonquin Park vacation at Toronto’s Union Station.
Food is another way your travels can be carbon-friendly. Eat locally and save on the fuel emissions that are necessary to get food to table. Ask your hosts if they know the names of the food providers. Stories from local food providers is one of the special things Gregor presents at every meal. He’s on a first-name basis with most of the food growers in the region.