The benchmark of sustainability
The world’s leading destination sustainability benchmarking and improvement program, the Global Destinations Sustainability Index, announced its 2022 results and award winners recently at the 61st ICCA Congress. Tourisme Montréal was evaluated on nearly 70 criteria aligned with the United Nations 2030 Agenda, segmented into four main areas: environmental, social, supplier engagement, and destination management.
Why, exactly, is Montréal performing so strongly? It’s largely due to the impact of Tourisme Montréal’s Sustainable Destination strategy, which outlines tangible ways that both the city itself and visitors can mitigate environmental and social damage.
Visit Montréal the sustainable way
Ready to visit Montréal? Great! We can’t wait to greet you. Did you know we offer a tool to calculate the carbon footprint of your entire visit to Montréal? We include the greenhouse gas emissions from your transportation, your meals, and your accommodations in the city. With this information, you’ll have the opportunity to offset your carbon footprint by making a donation to Carbone Boréal, a research infrastructure that plants trees and researches carbon sequestration. Your donation will make you an active participant in restoring the boreal forest and fighting climate change.
Evaluate your carbon footprint now…
Take the Visitor’s Pledge
Offsetting is great. But if you want to deepen your commitment to sustainability, then we suggest taking the Visitor’s Pledge. It was created to bring greater awareness to how we all have a duty to take care of our city, even if you are just passing through.
So, consider yourself not a tourist, but an “honorary local”, and Montréal your home away from home that you love as much as we do. When you take the Visitor’s Pledge, you commit to using reusable bottles, cups, and bags whenever possible, and sustainable transportation, including walking, cycling and the bus and metro.
See the Visitor’s Pledge…
Plan an eco-friendly stay in Montréal
Montréal's well-known cultural scene includes a several sustainable hotels, restaurants, and attractions. For instance, Space for Life is Canada's largest nature and science museum complex, which includes the Biodôme, the Insectarium, the Botanical Garden, the Biosphere, and the Planetarium.
Discover a selection of eco-friendly hotels, culinary options, adventure activities, and more — right here in Montréal.