- Purchase local and organic produce and products whenever possible.
a supportive relationship with small businesses in the Elk Valley. Make
it a priority to hire local sub-contractors, consultants, and promote
other local tourism operators. Purchase materials and office supplies
from local vendors and above all else encourage local partnerships
- Maintain an open dialogue
with community grassroots conservation groups like Wildsight, as well
as other local organizations like the Fernie Rod and Gun Club and
Snowmobile Associations to communicate management decisions,
restrictions and openings when it is possible. This open dialogue
strengthens relationships and builds mutual trust and respect.
- Provide ample
opportunities for local people to visit or bring friends and family for
a meal, hike, or to enjoy our spa services.
- Partner with the College
of the Rockies Fernie Campus and Mountain Activities Skills Training
(MAST) Program for programs and services offered on contract through
many of Island Lake Lodge's professional guides and/or by providing
access to the property.
- Allow access to lands for Avalanche Awareness programs and education
- Whenever possible hire local staff.
local community conservation efforts by displaying literature and
cooperating with programs raising the profile or organizations like
Wildsight, Y2Y, etc. to visitors and staff.