Inspired by our beautiful home city, Fairmont Waterfront’s green practices within the hotel and into the neighbouring communities rank as a ‘5 Green Key‘ Hotel and a ‘4 Green Key Meetings‘ Hotel by Green Key Global.
For the past 25 years, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has been committed to protecting its local environments through its award-winning Fairmont Sustainability Partnership, and is hailed as a pioneer in promoting sustainable travel in Western Canada.
Our third floor terrace is buzzing with action – four beehives and over 250,000 honeybees. Moving on up – We’ve upgraded our mason bee house to a full-fledged pollinator hotel in our rooftop garden – the ‘Bee and Bee’ provides habitat for the hundreds of species of solitary bees (our super pollinators) native to British Columbia.
Fairmont Waterfront is proud to be an original member of the Ocean Wise program and encourages guests to select from the many sustainable options on our menus. Ocean Wise is a conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood.
As part of Accor’s commitment to sustainable hospitality, the Planet 21 program is structured around four strategic pillars to give back to the planet and the community. In May 2018, Fairmont Waterfront was announced as the 2017 Planet 21 Sustainable Hotel of the Year for North and Central America.
BEE OUR Guest
If sustainable travel is your mantra, add a little adventure to your next Vancouver getaway with our seasonal Bee Green Package. Includes a terrace room opening on the rooftop garden, take-home honey jar and $10 donation to Hives for Humanity to support the Pollinator Corridor Project.
act global. choose local
Our culinary team has partnered with local fishermen and farmers who share our passion and commitment to the environment. From organic wines, to our very own rooftop honey, and herbs, guests can be assured sustainability is our number one priority.
PLASTIC WISE PLEDGE
Fairmont Waterfront is a founding signatory of the OceanWise Plastic Wise Pledge, encouraging the reduction of single-use plastic waste in particular through education on the consumption of Vancouver’s mountain-fresh tap water.
Fairmont Waterfront invites event planners to minimize the ecological footprint of their meetings. Options include local and organic menus, disposable-free service, and carbon-neutral, eco-friendly hotel options. Event planners can request that food leftovers be donated to a local charity.
Fairmont Waterfront diverts its waste away from landfills by recycling, composting, donating, and repurposing as much as possible. We work closely with RecycleSmart to track and monitor our diversion efforts.
Each fall, members of the hotel’s culinary team visit a nearby inner city school in partnership with local non-profit Growing Chefs. Working hands-on with grade one classes, our chefs teach kids about nutrition and gardening through fun cooking and educational activities.